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[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 26 April 2017

[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 26 April 2017

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STATIC Syllabus Timetable

General Studies – 1;

Topic: Urbanisation – problems and remedies

1) It is said that the non-invasive development models can change the face of India’s cities. Discuss features and benefits of such non-invasive development models. (200 Words)

The Hindu

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

2) Discuss significance of the Champaran Satyagraha of 1917. (200 Words)

The Indian Express

General Studies – 2

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

3) Critically examine how the US President Trump’s first hundred days in office have impacted India. (200 Words)

The Hindu

Topic:  Important International institutions, agencies and fora- their structure, mandate.

4) “The IMF could turn irrelevant unless it reforms to keep up with rival global institutions.”  Critically comment. (200 Words)

The Hindu

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

5) Critically comment on healthcare policymaking in India. (200 Words)


General Studies – 3

Topic:  Issues relating to intellectual property rights

6) What do you understand by test data exclusivity? It is said that granting data exclusivity for clinical trials would undermine access to medicines. Discuss why. (200 Words)

The Hindu

Topic:  Linkages between development and spread of extremism. 

7) In the light of the failure of the Indian state to effectively address the security challenge the Maoists continue to pose, critically discuss various strategies adopted by Indian government to fight left wing extremism and the reasons why strength of Maoists is still strong. (200 Words)

The Hindu

The Indian Express

Topic:  Conservation

8) The National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) recently ordered that there would be no tribal rights under the Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Act, 2006 (FRA) in critical tiger habitats. Critically discuss arising out of this order. (200 Words)

The Hindu

General Studies – 4

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

9) Write a brief note on Karl Marx’s views on ethics. (150 Words)