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[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 01 July 2017

[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 01 July 2017

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General Studies – 1;


Topic:  Salient features of Indian society

1) How does cow vigilantism affect Indian society? In your opinion, what should government do to stop cow vigilantism? Critically comment. (200 Words)

The Hindu



General Studies – 2


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

2) How is Donald Trump’s ‘America First’ policy  affecting Indian – Americans living in the US? Examine. (200 Words)

The Hindu



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

3) How will GST impact local self governing bodies? Critically examine. (200 Words)

Down to Earth



General Studies – 3

Topic Conservation

4) A nation-wide study of the human-wildlife conflict around wildlife reserves across the country has highlighted the need for a comprehensive evaluation of the current mitigation strategies as despite widespread use of protection measures for crops and livestock, many households continued to experience losses. Discuss the reasons and suggest better mitigation strategies. (200 Words)

Down to Earth


Topic: Economics of animal rearing; 

5) The government has finalised the National Action Plan on Antimicrobial Resistance and is gearing up to regulate antibiotic use in the veterinary and livestock sector. Discuss the features and necessity of this plan. (200 Words)

Down to Earth



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

6) In the light of nationwide rollout of GST, critically examine various concerns expressed by various stakeholders regarding its structure and features. (200 Words)

The Hindu

The Hindu

General Studies – 4

Topic:  Human Values – lessons from the lives and teachings of great leaders, reformers and administrators

7) Write a short note on the essence of teachings of the Dalai Lama. (150 Words)

The Indian Express