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[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 01 May 2017

[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 01 May 2017

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General Studies – 1;

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

1) Critically comment on India’s present policy on Kashmir and suggest what policy would help address present Kashmir situation. (200 Words)

The Hindu

General Studies – 2

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

2) Critically examine issues faced by Tamil and Muslim refugees in Northern and Eastern Sri Lanka and the steps taken by the Sri Lankan government to address these issues. (200 Words)

The Hindu

Topic: Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interest

3) Examine which factors are stopping intra-regional trade in the South Asian region and how it’s affecting economies in South Asia. (200 Words)


Topic: India and its neighborhood- relations

4) How is China factors affecting India – Sri Lanka relations? In your opinion, how should India engage with Sri Lanka? Critically comment. (200 Words)

The Hindu

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

5) What’s the difference between bare metal stents (BMS) and drug-eluting stents (DES)? Critically examine how India’s recent decision to cut prices of these stents has affected various stakeholders. (200 Words)

The Hindu 

General Studies – 3

Topic: Infrastructure

6) The much awaited Real Estate (Regulation & Development) Act is now in effect. Discuss its merits and demerits. (200 Words)

The Hindu


Topic: Linkages between development and spread of extremism

7) Examine the causes of rapid and violent rise of the Islamic State (IS). (200 Words)

The Hindu

Topic: Science and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life 

8) What is RNA interference (RNAi) and antisense technology? Discuss their significance for India. (200 Words)


General Studies – 4

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

9) Discuss Immanuel Kant’s vies on religion and idea of freedom. (150 Words)