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[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 15 April 2017

[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 15 April 2017

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STATIC Syllabus Timetable

General Studies – 1;

Topic:  Salient features of Indian society

1) “India is intrinsically a casteist, racist and misogynist society.” Critically comment. (200 Words)


Topic: The Freedom Struggle – its various stages and important contributors /contributions from different parts of the country. 

2) Discuss the contribution of Rajkumar Shukla to Champaran and national movement. (200 Words)


General Studies – 2

Topic: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.

3) “The idea behind the extensive push for Aadhaar does not seem to be addressing the real issues confronting people, that of hunger and deprivation, but mapping them for some intangible purposes.” Critically comment. (200 Words)


Topic:  Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, Indian diaspora

4) China has recently floated the idea of an Integrated National Security Concept. What is it? How does it affect India? Examine. (200 Words)

The Hindu

General Studies – 3

Topic:  Basics of cybersecurity

5) Cyber security, in the near future, will be the main component of the state’s overall national security and economic security strategies. Are citizens, organizations and public institutions ready to face challenges of cybersecurity? Critically analyse. (200 Words)


Topic: Infrastructure – energy; Changes in industrial policy and their effects on industrial growth.

6) Over the last 22 years, there have been attempts by different governments to merge state-owned oil companies to create a mega company. Does India need a giant integrated oil company? Critically examine. (200 Words)



Topic: Infrastructure

7) Discuss the performance of the mobile phone sector in India since the announcement of the new telecom policy in 2012 and other regulatory changes. (200 Words)


General Studies – 4

Topic: Challenges of corruption

8) “Perhaps, more than any other scam in recent times, Vyapam has exposed the cynical lack of accountability and impunity that rules the Indian polity.” Critically comment. (150 Words)