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[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 29 July 2017

[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 29 July 2017

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General Studies – 1;


Topic:  Social empowerment; Role of women

1) What are the important provisions of the Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act? Why is there a demand for its amendment? Examine. (200 Words)

The Hindu


General Studies – 2


Topic:  Statutory, regulatory and various quasi-judicial bodies  

2) Why was the National Green Tribunal (NGT) set up? What are its objectives? Do you think its institutional integrity and autonomy is being compromised? Critically examine. (200 Words)



Topic: Mechanisms, laws, institutions and Bodies constituted for the protection and betterment of these vulnerable sections

3) Why is there a need for the Parliament to urgently enact a comprehensive law covering the rights of the country’s roughly 20 million domestic workers? Examine. (200 Words)



Topic: Functions and responsibilities of the Union and the States, issues and challenges pertaining to the federal structure, devolution of powers and finances up to local levels and challenges therein.

4) “Beholden to partisan politics and the state’s unwillingness to part with powers, local bodies have not been able to fulfil the potential envisaged for them in the 73rd and 74th amendments to the Constitution. The answer lies in locating their powers and functions in the Constitution itself.” Discuss. (200 Words)



Topic: India and its neighborhood- relations

5) What are the implications of the disqualification of Nawaz Sharif as the Prime Minister by the Supreme Court of Pakistan on India – Pakistan relations? Examine. (200 Words)

The Indian Express

General Studies – 3


Topic: Indian economy – planning 

6) It is argued that India needs a mix of efficiently run PSBs and aggressive private banks to achieve growth and development along with social justice. Do you think recent merger of PSBs was a right decision? In the light of the statement, critically comment. (200 Words)



Topic:  Environmental pollution

7) Do you think it is time to for global climate policy to now move away from its sole focus on reduction of emissions of carbon dioxide, which is a symptom of the problem, to discussing its causes and strategies? Discuss. (200 Words)



General Studies – 4



Topic: Attitude: content, structure, function

8) What do you understand by prisoner’s dilemma ? Discuss morality of the prisoner’s dilemma. (150 Words)

NCERT Class XII Psychology textbook Chapter 7




Note: Tomorrow there will Case Study questions on the topic Attitude: content, structure, function