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[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 22 April 2017

[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 22 April 2017

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STATIC Syllabus Timetable

General Studies – 1;

Topic:  Colonization, decolonization, 

1) “Imperialism’s moral cloak has always been ‘humanitarianism.’” Critically comment. (200 Words)


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

2) What’s political philosophy? Discuss political philosophy of Dr Ambedkar. (200 Words)


General Studies – 2

Topic:  Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, 

3) ‘Recent unfortunate attacks on doctors are not just a law and order problem, rather they should be treated as “wake up calls,” symptoms of a deep health system malaise, embedded in an increasingly troubled social milieu.’ Discuss. (200 Words)


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

4) Discuss critically how cow-slaughter ban affects various stakeholders. (200 Words)

Down to Earth

Topic: Mechanisms, laws, institutions and Bodies constituted for the protection and betterment of these vulnerable sections.

5) Recently, the Telangana assembly passed a law increasing the reservation for OBC Muslims in jobs and education from 4 per cent to 12 per cent. Is this law justified? Critically comment. (200 Words)

The Indian Express

Topic:Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability

6) Comment on the changes made to Lokpal Act and its delay in operationalisation. (200 Words)

The Hindu

General Studies – 3

Topic: Agriculture issues; Inclusive development

7) Are farm loan waivers panacea for the deep-rooted agrarian crisis in general and rural indebtedness in particular? Critically examine. (200 Words)


General Studies – 4

Topic: Social influence and persuasion.:

8) What is ethical persuasion? Discuss its importance in private and public relationships. (150 Words)