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[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 02 May 2017

[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 02 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; World history

1) Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, Jawaharlal Nehru and Archbishop Makarios, founders of modern Turkey, India and Cyprus respectively, are being re-evaluated by the nations they founded. Do you think this re-evaluation is fair? Critically comment. (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) What do you understand by fortification of foods? Discuss its advantages. (200 Words)

The Hindu

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

3) Do you think more sanctions or military strikes by the US are viable options to rein in North Korea? Critically comment. (200 Words)

The Hindu

Topic:  Pressure groups and formal/informal associations and their role in the Polity

4) It is said that in India the electoral road is tougher for single-issue parties, especially if they fail to build an identity base. Discuss. (200 Words)

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General Studies – 3


Topic: Awareness in the fields of space

5) What’s the scientific principle behind proposal of time travel by using time machines? Explain. (200 Words)

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Topic:  Issues relating to intellectual property rights.

6) In the light of India’s IPR policy, examine the role of IP in promoting innovation. (200 Words)

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Topic: Mobilization of resources

7) Is it time for India to tax agricultural income above a particular threshold? Critically comment issues arising out of this move. (200 Words)

The Hindu


General Studies – 4


Topic:   Corporate governance

8) Critically examine the larger issues of governance from the perspective of the donor in the context of the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) law. (150 Words)

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