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[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 13 April 2017

[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 13 April 2017

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STATIC Syllabus Timetable


General Studies – 1;


Topic:  Poverty and developmental issues

1) Critically analyse the extent of inequality and poverty in the world. Do you think inequality should be left to markets and local communities to be solved? Comment. (200 Words)

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General Studies – 2


Topic:   Parliament and State Legislatures – structure, functioning, conduct of business, powers & privileges and issues arising out of these. 

2) Do you think every Bill that is introduced in either Lok Sabha or Rajya Sabha should be referred to standing committees of Parliament before passing them? Discuss. (200 Words)

The Hindu

Topic: India and its neighborhood- relations

3) Discuss the contours and potential of electricity trade between India and Nepal. (200 Words)

The Hindu

Topic: Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests 

4) Recently 130 countries started formal talks on an international treaty to ban nuclear weapons with a goal to declare it illegal for any country to produce, possess, stockpile, deploy, threaten to use, or use nuclear weapons. Why is there a demand for a nuclear weapon-free world? Is this demand justified? Critically comment. (200 Words)

The Hindu


General Studies – 3


Topic: Economic growth and development

5) Do you think, markets which are driven by profits, can deliver good healthcare and education to masses? Critically comment. (200 Words)

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Topic: Employment;Economic growth

6) Despite an inflow of Rs1 trillion, Kerala is one of the least industrialized states in India and has one of the highest unemployment rates in the country. Why? Examine. (200 Words)

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Topic: Science and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life 

7) Examine how one can buy, send and invest in the bitcoin digital currency. (200 Words)

The Hindu


General Studies – 4


Topic:  Contributions of moral thinkers and philosophers from India and world,

8) Can the Ramayana and the Mahabharata be considered as ethical texts? Critically examine. (150 Words)

The Hindu