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

[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 27 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) How did Nehru view and respond to rightist parties and their agenda? 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) “China’s Belt and Road Initiative is a geopolitical and economic master stroke.” Critically comment. (200 Words)


Topic:  Functioning of judiciary

3) In the light of Justice Karnan episode, critically comment on the problems with judicial appointment and accountability in India. (200 Words)


General Studies – 3

Topic: Indian economy – employment; S&T

4) Discuss how technology can formalise and organise traditional informal workers in India. (200 Words)


Topic:   Agriculture

5) In the light of the anniversaries of the Champaran agitation led by Mahatma Gandhi and the Naxalbari uprising, throw light on structural challenges in agriculture in India. (200 Words)


Topic: Indian economy

6) Why was Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) set up? Why has government decided to phase it out? Examine. (200 Words)

The Hindu

General Studies – 4

Topic: Ethics in international relations

7) Write a note on Geneva Convention and war ethics. (150 Words)

The Indian Express