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[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 14 April 2017

[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 14 April 2017

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STATIC Syllabus Timetable

General Studies – 1;

Topic: Modern Indian history from about the middle of the eighteenth century until the present- significant events, personalities, issues

1) What were Dr Ambedkar’s views on cow protection? Why did he allow inclusion of prohibition of cow slaughter under the directive principles of state policy? Critically examine. (200 Words)

The Hindu

General Studies – 2

Topic:  Comparison of the Indian constitutional scheme with that of other countries

2) Compare Iran’s national election process with India’s. Also comment on recent political developments that are taking place in Iran. (200 Words)

The Hindu

Topic: Structure, organization and functioning of the Executive and the Judiciary

3) Discuss the recent instances of judicial overreach and their impact on executive. (200 Words)


Topic:  Powers, functions and responsibilities of various Constitutional Bodies

4) Why did India the concept of universal adult suffrage? Has it succeeded? Discuss the role of Election Commission in implementing universal adult suffrage concept. (200 Words)


General Studies – 3

Topic: Effects of liberalization on the economy, changes in industrial policy and their effects on industrial growth.

5) How will the entry of Netflix and Amazon Prime impact various stakeholders and television scenario in India? Examine. (200 Words)


Topic: Economic growth

6) Why is adjusting fuel prices daily at petrol stations said to be a long overdue reform? Examine. (200 Words)

The Hindu

General Studies – 4

Topic: Ethical concerns and dilemmas in government and private institutions

7) Does India need film censorship? Justify. (150 Words)

The Hindu