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[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 16 June 2017

[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 16 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) What were the factors that led to abolition of Sati system in the British India? Critically comment on the role of Hindu community and the British in abolition of Sati system. (200 Words)

The Indian Express

General Studies – 2



Topic:  Mechanisms, laws, institutions and Bodies constituted for the protection and betterment of these vulnerable sections. 

2) In a welcome move this week, India has ratified two key global conventions meant to keep children away from work, decades since they were originally adopted by the International Labour Organisation. What’s the significance of this ratification? Do you think this ratification would benefit all stakeholders? Critically comment. (200 Words)

The Hindu

General Studies – 3

Topic: Indian economy – growth and development

3) Why is domestic consumption important for Indian economy, especially now? Analyse. (200 Words)

The Indian Express


Topic:  Resource mobilization

4) What uncertainties still remain in the implementation of GST? Discuss. (200 Words)



General Studies – 4

Topic:  Ethics in human actions

5) Should celebrities be forced to not to endorse fairness products or carbonated drinks that are said to be deleterious to health? Justify. (150 Words)