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[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 08 June 2017

[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 08 June 2017

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General Studies – 1;

Topic:  Poverty and developmental issues

1) Recent research shows that prevalence of diabetes in increasing among urban poor. Discuss the causes, consequences and nature of intervention needed to address this issue. (200 Words)

The Indian Express

General Studies – 2

Topic:  Comparison of the Indian constitutional scheme with that of other countries 

2) Compare and contrast electoral system and its management in India and Britain. (200 Words)

The Indian Express

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

3) Should India take the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) seriously? Substantiate and discuss how should India use SCO in case it become its full member. (200 Words)

The Indian Express

General Studies – 3

Topic:  IPR related issues

4) One of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) articulated by the United Nations in 2015 is to “Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages”. Examine how does robust intellectual property (IP) environment will help India achieve this goal. (200 Words)

The Indian Express

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

5) In the light of growing competition for IT services business from other geographies, examine the future potential of Indian IT sector and measures it should take to face this growing competition. (200 Words)


Topic: Achievements of Indians in science & technology; indigenization of technology and developing new technology.

6) What were the objectives of setting up of India-based Neutrino Observatory (INO)? In the light of public opposition to INO, how do you think public support can be mobilised in favour of scientific research in India? Critically comment. (200 Words)

The Hindu

General Studies – 4

Topic: Ethics in public administration

7) Recently a board topper in Bihar was found to have fudged his age and lacking in basic knowledge of subjects in which he topped. What does such incidences reflect upon quality of public administration? Critically comment. (150 Words) 

The Hindu