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[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 19 June 2017

[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 19 June 2017

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General Studies – 1;

Topic: History of the world

1) Why was Germany divided after the Second World War? What factors contributed in its unification in 1990? Examine. (200 Words)

The Hindu


General Studies – 2


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

2) “Whether an enlightened public figure or an active politician, the next President should be one who enjoys the widest possible acceptability.” Comment why. Also comment which one is more important is selection of the President candidate – contest and consensus. (200 Words)

The Hindu


Topic:  Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.

3) Discuss the objectives of the latest Financial Resolution and Deposit Insurance Bill, 2017. Also examine how will these objectives work. (200 Words)

The Indian Express

General Studies – 3

Topic: Role of media and social networking sites in internal security challenges, basics of cyber security;; Role of external state and non-state actors in creating challenges to internal security.

4) In the light of recent terrorist attacks in Europe and elsewhere, discuss critically how internet has become a ground for non-state actors to spread new wave of terrorism across world. (200 Words)

The Hindu


Topic:  Economics of animal rearing

5) Examine the economic impact of the recent decision of the Ministry of Environment prohibiting trade of cattle and other animals meant for slaughter. (200 Words)

The Hindu


Topic:  Science and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life 

6) According to recent reports, China has combined satellite technology and the elusiveness of quantum mechanics to demonstrate how secret information can be transmitted over a thousand kilometres. What is quantum mechanics? How is it being used by China to transmit secret information to long distances? Examine. (200 Words)

The Hindu

General Studies – 4

Topic:  Ethical concerns and dilemmas in government and private institutions

7) Fierce competition and a lack of regulation in journalism have created a dangerously competitive environment in which ethical and professional standards have been sidelined. In this light, do you think sting operations and other such methods used by media are ethical and professional? Critically comment. (150 Words)

The Hindu