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[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 27 April 2017

[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 27 April 2017

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STATIC Syllabus Timetable

General Studies – 1;

Topic: Art and culture; Resources

1) How can India’s cultural heritage be leveraged for economic gain? Discuss the various ways and their merits. (200 Words)


Topic:  Urbanization – problems and remedies. 

2) Is developing a new city necessarily a better option than expanding and improving existing cities in India? Analyse. (200 Words)


General Studies – 2

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

3) What does the Indian constitution and amendments made to it talk about backward commissions? Also examine criticisms made against proposed new backward commission. (200 Words)

The Hindu

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

4) It is said that judges need to understand the complex linkages between various areas of governance and economic and legal activity today. Illustrate why. (200 Words)


Topic:  Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Education, Human resources

5) Is teacher absenteeism one of the main reasons for low learning outcomes in schools? What are the other reasons? Discuss. (200 Words)


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

6) “Changes in the United States’ attitude to Iran could be very serious for India.” Critically analyse. (200 Words)

The Hindu

General Studies – 3

Topic: Various Security forces and agencies and their mandate

7) In the light of recent killings of CRPF jawans by naxals, do you think it’s time for India to look for alternatives to militarised counter-insurgencies? Discuss critically. (200 Words)

The Indian Express

General Studies – 4

Topic:  Ethical issues in international relations

8) How does wars and conflicts affect children? Examine. (200 Words)

The Hindu