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[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 05 August 2017

[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 05 August 2017

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General Studies – 1;


Topic: Role of women

1) Critically comment on the recent Supreme Court judgement in Rajesh Sharma & Ors vs State of U.P. & Aanr case. Also comment on changing nature of Section 498A of the Indian Penal Code. (200 Words)

The Hindu

General Studies – 2


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

2) What is the objective behind idea of paying a salary to legislators in India? Discuss various issues surrounding payment of salaries to legislators in India. (200 Words)

The Hindu


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

3) Write a note on the Hague Convention and examine why India has been reluctant to ratify it despite repeated recommendations from courts and Law Commission. (200 Words)

The Indian Express


Topic: India and its neighborhood- relations.

4) Many want India’s China strategy to take a cue from Pakistan’s “asymmetric strategy” that advocates the use of proxy war and terrorism to counter India’s superiority. Do you agree with such strategy? Critically comment. (200 Words)




General Studies – 3


Topic: Indian economy – growth, employment

5) Critically examine India’s achievement in creation of jobs and elimination of corruption during last three years. (200 Words)

The Indian Express



Topic:  Disasters and disaster management

6) “Given the extent of the devastation caused by a natural disaster that is exacerbated by human interventions, it is time we accept that the focus must shift from flood protection to flood governance.” In the light of the losses caused by recent floods in India, discuss the statement. (200 Words)



Topic: Energy

7) Critically discuss the features of NITI Aayog’s Draft National Energy Policy (DNEP). (200 Words)


General Studies – 4



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


8) Define ‘weaker sections’ in the Indian context? In your opinion, what do weaker sections need most from the public servants? Justify. (150 Words)

Note: Day after tomorrow there will a case study on the topic Aptitude and foundational values for Civil Service