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[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 06 May 2017

[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 06 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) “A lack of imagination and linear municipal solid waste management practices have resulted in promoting incineration, which is fraught with adverse environmental and health consequences, as a solution to getting rid of our urban garbage.” Critically comment. (200 Words)


Topic:  Role of women and women’s organization

2) Discuss the problems that women in the natural sciences face and the possible ways in which these can be addressed in order to create a more equitable work atmosphere in science research institutions and universities. (200 Words)


General Studies – 2

Topic: India and its neighborhood- relations

3) In its own and also Bangladesh’s interest, should India yield to Bangladesh’s demands in Teesta issue? Critically comment. (200 Words)


Topic:   Functioning of the Executive and the Judiciary

4) It is argued that the challenge to Section 139 AA of the Income Tax Act, otherwise known as the Aadhaar/Pan challenge, is an immensely consequential case for the credibility of the Supreme Court. Discuss why. (200 Words)

The Indian Express

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

5) Discuss the issues arising out of making prescription of generic drugs by doctors mandatory in all hospitals across India. (200 Words)


General Studies – 3

Topic: Infastructure

6) Transfer of Technology (ToT) and Make in India are said to be important pillars of the Indo-Japanese agreement on the Mumbai-Ahmedabad high-speed train (HSR) project. Examine issues and challenges involved in making use of ToT and Make in India in the HSR project. (200 Words)

The Indian Express

General Studies – 4

Topic:   Ethical concerns and dilemmas in government and private institutions

7) Discuss the ethical issues involved in forcing tribals out of their forests in the name of conservation and development. (150 Words)

The Hindu