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[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 24 April 2017

[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 24 April 2017

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STATIC Syllabus Timetable

General Studies – 1;

Topic:History of the world will include events from 18th century

1) Critically examine the roots and nature of racial discrimination in the Japanese society today. (200 Words)

The Hindu

General Studies – 2

Topic: Functions and responsibilities of various Constitutional Bodies.

2) “If ever there was a case where the invocation of the powers of the Supreme Court to do “complete justice” under Article 142 of the Constitution existed, it was the Babri Masjid demolition case.” Critically comment. (200 Words)

The Hindu

Topic:Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability

3) “It’s time 295A and 153A of the IPC are revisited, to end vexatious criminal prosecution.” Critically comment. (200 Words)

The Hindu

General Studies – 3

Topic: Role of media and social networking sites in internal security challenges, basics of cyber security;

4) Critically analyse the nature and dangers of fake news. (200 Words)

The Hindu

Topic: Role of external state and non-state actors in creating challenges to internal security

5) In the light of recent Taliban attack on Afghan security forces, critically examine why Afghanistan has not been able to tackle Taliban problem. Also examine how India can help Afghanistan in this regard. (200 Words)

The Hindu

Topic: Agriculture

6) Critically evaluate performance of the Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana (PMKSY) and Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY) and the e-National Agriculture Market (e-NAM) schemes. (200 Words)

The Indian Express

General Studies – 4

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

7) What is Vedanta? Briefly examine features of Vedanta ethics. (150 Words)