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[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 20 June 2017

[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 20 June 2017

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General Studies – 1;

Topic: Colonialism

1) Countries colonised by Europe’s imperial powers had vastly divergent economic fates after the end of colonial rule. Some prospered into extraordinarily rich economies, while others made very little progress. Examine the causes of this divergent economic fates of colonies. (200 Words)

The Hindu


General Studies – 2


Topic:   Indian Constitution- historical underpinnings, evolution, features, amendments, significant provisions and basic structure

2) Critically analyse observations made by the Supreme Court in the Binoy Viswam v. Union of India case. (200 Words)

The Hindu


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

3) Why is upcoming visit by the Indian Prime Minister to the US is dubbed as his most difficult foreign trip during his tenure? Critically comment. (200 Words)

The Hindu


Topic: Functions and responsibilities of the Union and the States, issues and challenges pertaining to the federal structure, devolution of powers and finances up to local levels and challenges therein.

4) How should both the Union and West Bengal government should handle longstanding issues such as the demand for a separate state of Gorkhaland in the Darjeeling Hills of West Bengal? Critically examine. (200 Words)

The Hindu

General Studies – 3

Topic: Various Security forces and agencies and their mandate

5) What difficulties does police involved in terror investigation face in India? Do you think India is systematically diluting the capacity and skills of the local police forces? Critically examine. (200 Words)

The Hindu


Topic: Awareness in S&T

6) A recent discovery pushes the history of human evolution back to at least 3,00,000 years. Discuss the significance of this discovery. (200 Words)

The Hindu


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

7) What do you understand by knowledge-based economy?  What are the powers and components of knowledge-based economy? Can India be considered as knowledge-based economy? Substantiate. (200 Words)

The Indian Express

General Studies – 4

Topic:  Contributions of moral thinkers and philosophers from India and world

8) Examine the features of Mimamsa school of philosophy. (150 Words)