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

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

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General Studies – 1;


Topic:  World history; Political philosophies

1) What are the dangers of hyper-nationalism? Discuss from the experiences in modern world history. (200 Words)

The Hindu

Topic: Role of women; Social empowerment

2) Examine how the role of women is changing in Afghan society. In your opinion, in societies like Afghanistan, what factors would help in meaningful empowerment of women? Comment. (200 Words)

The Hindu


General Studies – 2


Topic: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation

3) How does Aadhaar empower people? It is also argued that the state, rather than Aadhaar empowers people. Do you agree? Critically comment. (200 Words)

The Indian Express

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

4) How is the approach of US government towards key issues changing dynamics of diplomacy around the world? Critically examine. (200 Words)

The Hindu


General Studies – 3


Topic:   Effects of liberalization on the economy, changes in industrial policy and their effects on industrial growth.

5) Recently, pharmacies across the country went on a one-day strike this week to highlight their concerns about the threat from e-pharmacies. Discuss how e-pharmacies impact various stakeholders. Comment if concerns about e-pharmacies are well founded. (200 Words)

The Hindu

Topic:  Indian economy – growth and development

6) Non-performing assets, restructured loans and written-off assets — collectively called ‘stressed assets’ — have become a major challenge to the country’s banking system. To combat these, what has government done? Will these measures be effective? Examine. (200 Words)

The Hindu


General Studies – 4


Topic: Ethics in public administration

7) What lessons in public administration, especially with respect to ethics in administration, could be drawn from ongoing political turbulence in the US government? Examine. (150 Words)

The Hindu