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[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 23 June 2017

[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 23 June 2017

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General Studies – 1;


Topic:  political philosophies like communism, capitalism, socialism etc.- their forms and effect on the society

1) What do you understand by globalism and nationalism? It is said that today the dominant dichotomy has become globalism versus nationalism. Discuss. (200 Words)

The New York Times

General Studies – 2


Topic: Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States and the performance of these schemes;

2) “ loan waiver undermines an honest credit culture, it impacts credit discipline, it blunts incentives for future borrowers to repay, in other words, waivers engender moral hazard.” Do you agree critically comment. (200 Words)



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

3) Do you think the F-16 deal between India and the US would be a game changer for India? Critically comment. (200 Words)


General Studies – 3

Topic:  Role of external state and non-state actors in creating challenges to internal security.

4) External threats to India’s security persist but more worrisome are vulnerabilities on new fronts.  What are these vulnerabilities? How is India reacting to these vulnerabilities? Critically comment. (200 Words)

The Indian Express


Topic:  Role of media and social networking sites in internal security challenges, basics of cyber security; 

5) Internet has become a recruitment ground for terror. What kind of action is needed to crack down online terror propaganda and recruitment? Examine. (200 Words)

The Indian Express


Topic: Effects of liberalization on the economy, changes in industrial policy and their effects on industrial growth

6) Differentiate between Outsourcing, in-sourcing and offshoring. Indian IT industry is going through difficult times. In your opinion, how should it make itself future-proof from uncertainties? Examine. (200 Words)


General Studies – 4

Topic:  Ethics in international relations

7) Can a sports boycott serve as a legitimate tool to highlight to the world Pakistan’s use of terror as a state policy? And can such a boycott be an effective coercive instrument in changing the behaviour of the Pakistani state? Critically comment. (150 Words)