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[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 04 August 2017

[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 04 August 2017

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General Studies – 1;


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

1) Critically comment on the views expressed by Deendayal Upadhyay, Dayanand Saraswati, Rajgopalachari on caste system and its role in society. (200 Words)

The Indian Express


Topic: Role of women

2) “Advancing rights of women farmers can revolutionise the rural ecosystem.” Discuss. (200 Words)

The Indian Express

General Studies – 2


Topic:  Functions and responsibilities of the Union and the States; legislature; executive

3) Discuss the significance of the Public Premises (Eviction of Unauthorised Occupants) Amendment Bill. (200 Words)

The Hindu


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

4) “India’s West Asia relations are no longer viewed through the prism of Israel-Palestine, but through the changing security landscape in the region pertaining to Iran.” Discuss. (200 Words)

The Hindu


Topic: Powers, functions and responsibilities of various Constitutional Bodies

5) Should NOTA (none of the above) be an option in a State Assembly vote for the Rajya Sabha, as it is for the electorate in direct elections? Discuss merits and demerits. (200 Words)

The Hindu


Topic:  Parliament and State Legislatures – structure, functioning, conduct of business, powers & privileges and issues arising out of these.; Paper-3 Government Budgeting

6) As ‘the guardian of the public purse’, Parliament must play a greater role in budgetary governance. Do you think there is a need to establish a Parliamentary Budget Office (PBO) in the parliament? Discuss. (200 Words)

The Hindu


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

7) Does India need an anti-lynching law? Critically comment. (200 Words)

The Hindu

General Studies – 3


Topic: Awareness in the fields of IT, Space, Computers, robotics,

8) What do you understand by bitcoin’s ‘hard fork’? Is ‘hard fork’ a good development? Examine. (200 Words)




General Studies – 4



Topic: Aptitude and foundational values for Civil Service; integrity, impartiality and non-partisanship, objectivity


9) Define integrity, impartiality, non-partisanship and objectivity. (150 Words)

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