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[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 13 June 2017

[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 13 June 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) Critically analyse Gandhiji’s views on caste, casteism and untouchability. (200 Words)

The Indian Express

General Studies – 2



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

2) Critically analyse convergences and divergences in the India-Russia relations over the past decade. (200 Words)

The Hindu


Topic: India and its neighborhood- relations

3) How will the Belt and Road Initiative impact Pakistan? Critically examine. (200 Words)

The Indian Express

General Studies – 3

Topic:  Indian economy; Inclusive growth

4) What do you understand by financial literacy? It is said that India needs to work on financial literacy now more than ever. Examine why. (200 Words)



Topic:  Changes in industrial policy and their effects on industrial growth.

5) Critically evaluate performance of the Start Up India initiative. (200 Words)



Topic:  Issues related to direct and indirect farm subsidies and minimum support prices

6) Will a rise in the minimum support price (MSP) solve the problem of farm distress? Critically examine. (200 Words)

The Hindu

The Hindu

General Studies – 4

Topic: Utilization of public funds,

7) Why ensuring ethics in utilization of public funds is an important part of public administration? Examine. (150 Words)