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[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 07 July 2017

[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 07 July 2017

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General Studies – 1;


Topic: Modern Indian history from about the middle of the eighteenth century until the present- significant events, personalities, issues.

1) How did Indian national leaders during freedom struggle view the birth of Israel? What were their views? Examine. (200 Words)

The Indian Express


General Studies – 2


Topic: Issues and challenges pertaining to the federal structure, devolution of powers and finances up to local levels and challenges therein.

2) The demand for a separate state is often driven by the lack of development. Is under-development driving the demand for Gorkhaland as well? Critically examine. (200  Words)



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

3) The Central government is poised to introduce an amendment to the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains Act, 1958, in Parliament, which would remove the security net that exists around our nationally protected monuments. Critically comment on the implications of this proposed amendment. (200 Words)

The Hindu

General Studies – 3

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

4) What do you understand by cryptocurrency? It is said that it has the potential to galvanise social development. Examine. (200 Words)

The Indian Express


Topic:  Awareness in biotechnology

5) What are the myths and realities associated with GM food? Do you think India should maintain its still-rich genetic diversity for the future of our agriculture instead of going for GM crops? Critically comment. (200 Words)

The Hindu


Topic: Indian economy – growth, planning

6) What were the causes of the July 1997 Asian crisis? What are the lessons of this Crisis that India should learn? Examine. (200 Words)


General Studies – 4

Topic: Moral and political attitudes; social influence and persuasion

7) What do you understand by sycophancy? Why is it bad for governance? Comment. (150 Words)