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[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 02 August 2017

[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 02 August 2017

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General Studies – 1;


Topic: Role of women; Social empowerment

1) The Supreme Court on July 27, 2017, in the matter of Rajesh Sharma and Ors v State of UP and Anr, delivered a judgment, which the women’s movement has rejected as biased against women. Critically comment on this judgement. (200 Words)

The Indian Express


General Studies – 2


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

2) Critically analyse various positions taken by the present and past governments in India on the issue of right to privacy. (200 Words)

The Indian Express


Topic: India and its neighborhood- relations.

3) ” The constriction of India’s strategic space is a second-order consequence resulting from China’s rise. Beijing does not have to deliberately contain India. Beijing’s exercise of its growing comprehensive national power — economic and military — will inevitably have that effect.” Comment. (200 Words)

The Indian Express


Topic: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health,

4) What do you understand by evidence-based healthcare policy? Should it be included in India’s national health policy? Discuss. (200 Words)



Topic:Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, 

5) The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has struck panic among tobacco companies by announcing a comprehensive proposal to reduce the amount of nicotine in cigarettes to non-addictive levels. Discuss significance of this move. Also discuss why this move is important for India. (200 Words)

The Hindu


Topic:  Important International institutions, agencies and fora- their structure, mandate

6) Write a critical note on the recently signed United Nations pact to ban nuclear weapons . (200 Words)

The Hindu

General Studies – 3


Topic: Infrastructure; Investment models

7) Critically examine the causes of plethora of incomplete infrastructure projects that were initiated by present and previous governments in India. (200 Words)



Topic: Issues related to direct and indirect farm subsidies and minimum support prices;

8) What do you understand by price deficiency payment? Can it be a solution to end farmer’s woes in India? Examine. (200 Words)



General Studies – 4



Topic: Attitude: content, structure, function

9) Your father is a police officer. You have noticed that his behaviour at home is rude and he always seems to be restless. There were occasions when he used to beat you and also sometimes your mother. Childhood for you was difficult thanks to strictness expected by your father in every aspect of your childhood life. Now you are working as a police officer yourself in the Indian Police Service. Your father is yet to retire. Though he doesn’t beat anyone now, his behaviour hasn’t changed.

Looking back what attitudinal changes you think would have helped your father to behave well with his family? Looking at present, how will you make sure that your family doesn’t suffer the same fate as yours did? (200 Words)

Note: Tomorrow there will questions on the topic Aptitude and foundational values for Civil Service