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[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 13 July 2017

[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 13 July 2017

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General Studies – 1;


Topic: Salient features of Indian society; population and associated issues

1) Which are the important factors one should consider before making any strong conclusions, such as Aryan migration either into India or out of India, related to Indian populations? In the light of recent debate on Aryan migration, critically examine. (200 Words)

The Hindu


Topic: Salient features of Indian Society, Diversity of India.

2) “The Amarnath Yatra symbolises the best of Kashmir’s old syncretic ethos.” Discuss. (200 Words)

The Indian Express

General Studies – 2


Topic: India and its neighborhood- relations; Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests

3) “Though the U.S. and other Western countries have the intention to contain China through supporting India, they have a wide range of common interests with China. Hence, the West unlikely to unconditionally stand on the side of India”. In the light of the recent border crisis between India and China, critically comment. (200 Words)

The Hindu




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

4) What are the geo-political significance of Malabar exercise that is conducted between India – Japan – USA in the Bay of Bengal? Is it time to elevate India-Japan-US triad to strategic status? Comment. (200 Words)

The Indian Express

The Hindu

General Studies – 3


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

5) It is argued that selling only a part of the government’s holding will not free Air India of the ills of public ownership. Do you agree? Discuss critically how should government go about privatising national airlines. (200 Words)

The Hindu


Topic: Disaster management

6) What are the long term measures that should be taken to manage and mitigate disaster causes by River Brahmaputra’s annual flooding? Examine. (200 Words)

The Hindu


General Studies – 4




TopicDimensions of ethics

7) Write a brief note on the different dimensions of ethics. (150 Words)



Note: Tomorrow’s questions will be based on THIS document (Chapter 3 – Ethics IN Personal life)