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[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 15 July 2017

[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 15 July 2017

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General Studies – 1;


Topic:  Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, Literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times.

1) The government has approved changes to the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains (AMASR) Act, 1958. What are these changes? What will be their implications? Examine. (200 Words)

The Indian Express


Topic: Changes in critical geographical features (including waterbodies and ice-caps) and in flora and fauna and the effects of such changes

2) “Antarctica is a climate stabilising factor.” Elaborate. Also discuss impact of human activities on Antarctica. (200 Words)

The Hindu

General Studies – 2


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

3) Write a critical note on the “Doval doctrine”. (200 Words)




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

4) How will GST of 18% on tendu leaves impact tribals? Critically examine. (200 Words)




General Studies – 3


Topic: Linkages between development and spread of extremism

5) Recently, Mosul was liberated from the ISIS by Iraqi armed forces. Do you think it’s the end of ISIS and its ideology? Critically examine. (200 Words)

The Hindu



General Studies – 4




Topic:  Contributions of moral thinkers and philosophers from India and world

6) This year marks the 1,000th birth anniversary of Ramanuja, the great Vaishnava theologian,, and the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther’s triggering of the Protestant Reformation which fundamentally reshaped Christianity. Discuss their philosophies and their relevance today. (200 Words)

The Indian Express


TopicEthics in personal relations

7) You are a working single parent living with your six year old child in an housing society. Recently divorce case between you and your husband was amicably settled in a court. You were given custody of your child. After the divorce,  your child has not been active and as cheerful as she used to be earlier. She seems to have lost interest in day to day activities.  In the interest of your child, your close friends and even parents are asking you to remarry a suitable person. However, you want to live alone with your child and lead an independent life. But, your child’s behaviour has become a matter of concern for your family and they all want you to either devote full time to childcare by resigning from job, or marry someone to provide child a father. On the other hand, your parents are not willing to live with you in the city as they do not want to vacate their ancestral home in the village. 


What are the ethical issues you are posed with? How are you going to manage these issues? Analyse. (200 Words)



Note: Tomorrow there will 1 case study s related to above topic.