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[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 09 June 2017

[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 09 June 2017

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General Studies – 1;

Topic: Salient features of Indian Society, Diversity of India

1) In the light of contemporary issues. critically comment on the role of religion in the Indian society. (200 Words)

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General Studies – 2

Topic:  Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, Indian diaspora. 

2) Discuss the significance and impact of recent terrorist attack on Iran for regional peace in the Middle East. (200 Words)

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Topic:  Role of civil services in a democracy 

3) It is said that a more committed bureaucracy could have been the agent of development and change, for a better, more secure India. Discuss critically importance of efficient civil services in making India secure. (200 Words)

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Topic: Appointment to various Constitutional posts, powers, functions and responsibilities of various Constitutional Bodies

4) How is the President of India elected? Comment on the nature and role of political parties in election of the President in India. (200 Words)

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

5) “The U.S. withdrawal is an opportunity to make the rules of the Paris Agreement stronger and more ambitious.” Analyse. (200 Words)

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General Studies – 3

Topic:  S&T; Awareness in computers

6) What do you understand by ‘internet of things’ (IoT)? How ill digitization help IoT and how will both help India in turn? Examine. (200 Words)



General Studies – 4

Topic: Ethics in public administration

7) What is ‘honest mistake’? In the light of recent conviction of former coal secretary by a CBI court, critically comment whether ‘honest mistakes’ by civil servants should be leniently looked upon by courts. (150 Words)

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