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[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 11 July 2017

[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 11 July 2017

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General Studies – 1;


Topic:  Population and associated issues

1) What do you understand by replacement-level fertility? Analyse its trend in northern and southern states in India and importance of its trends to policymaking, especially development and migration planning. (200 Words)

The Hindu


TopicPopulation and associated issues

2) What do you understand by ‘population dynamics’? Why is understanding population dynamics important for Indian policymakers? Examine. (200 Words)

The Hindu


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

3) Discuss the significance of philosophy and objectives behind the Gandhian ashram. Do you think the Gandhian ashram experiment is relevant today? Critically comment. (200 Words)

The Hindu

General Studies – 2


Topic: India and its neighborhood- relations

4) What is bottom trawling? Why did Sri Lanka recently ban this practice? How does this ban affect Indian fishermen and, in your opinion, what measures should Tamil Nadu government take? Discuss. (200 Words) 

The Hindu


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

5) What is the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC)? What are its important features? Discuss its significance today. (200 Words)

The Hindu


Topic: Parliament and State Legislatures – structure, functioning, conduct of business, powers & privileges and issues arising out of these.

6) Do you think there is a need for codifying privileges and giving primacy to a citizen’s right to free speech over legislative privileges? Critically comment. (200 Words)

The Hindu

General Studies – 3



Topic: Achievements of Indians in science & technology; indigenization of technology and developing new technology

7) How can India achieve the target of becoming a global manufacturing hub? Discuss. (200 Words)




General Studies – 4



TopicEthics and Human Interface: Essence, determinants and consequences of Ethics in human actions

8) Define ignorance, passion and fear. Examine how these influence human actions. (150 Words)

Reference (Page 54, 55 and 56)



Note: Tomorrow’s questions will be based on THIS document (Chapter 5)