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[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 17 June 2017

[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 17 June 2017

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General Studies – 1;

Topic: Role of women; Social empowerment

1) Recently, in Haryana’s Rewari district school girls went on indefinite hunger strike demanding that their school be upgraded to a higher secondary school- to which the state conceded. Discuss the significance of this event. (200 Words)



Topic: population and associated issues, poverty and developmental issues, urbanization, their problems and their remedies. 

2) Discuss the role of sources of drinking water, income, family size, education, occupation and caste in determining the quality of drinking water and waterborne diseases in India. (200 Words)


General Studies – 2


Topic:  Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, 

3) The pricing of cardiac stents in India has been mired in controversy and allegations of profiteering at the cost of vulnerable patients. Discuss the opinion of various stakeholders on this issue. (200 Words)



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

4) Critically comment on the role of capitalism in Trump’s decision to withdraw from the 2015 Paris climate change agreement. (200 Words)


General Studies – 3

Topic:  Government Budgeting. 

5) Parliamentary scrutiny of public finance is a very important aspect for holding governments accountable to the people. Do you think establishing a Parliamentary Budget Office, an independent and impartial body linked directly to Parliament, is a fitting response to this concern? Analyse. (200 Words)



Topic: Security challenges and their management in border areas; linkages of organized crime with terrorism

6) In recent weeks, infiltration bids by Pak sponsored terrorists into India is increasing. The focus of the infiltration seems to be in the Uri area, followed by the Naugam (Lipa) sector and Machil. Should India be worried? How should it manage these infiltrations? Discuss. (200 Words)

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General Studies – 4

Topic:  Information and transparency in government

7) What is transparency? Examine what measures should be taken by government to ensure transparency in governance. (150 Words)