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[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 14 June 2017

[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 14 June 2017

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General Studies – 1;

Topic:  Post-independence consolidation and re-organization within the country. 

1) Discuss the roots and causes of the current Gorkhaland agitation in Darjeeling. (200 Words) 


The Hindu

General Studies – 2



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

2) In the light of roll our of GST and rapidly evolving nature of globalization, how should India realign its trade policy? Examine. (200 Words)


General Studies – 3

Topic: Various Security forces and agencies and their mandate

3) Write a critical note on Indian Navy’s humanitarian role. (200 Words)



Topic:  Resource mobilization

4) Instead of agriculture, it is said that it is more prudent to collect taxes from the service sector where the bulk of black income is generated. Do you agree? In the light of suggestions to tax agriculture income from various quarters, critically comment. (200 Words)

The Indian Express


Topic:  Energy

5) India’s renewable energy push has created huge global expectations. Do you think India’s political economy can sustain renewable energy momentum? What should India do to sustain this momentum? Discuss. (200 Words)



Topic: Achievements of Indians in science & technology

6) Examine the contributions made by Indians to the U.S.-based Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory (LIGO) project. Also discuss significance of India – LIGO association. (200 Words)

The Hindu

General Studies – 4

Topic:  Ethics in human actions

7) Why is ethics important for humans? Discuss from your own experiences. (150 Words)