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[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 08 August 2017

[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 08 August 2017

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General Studies – 1;


Topic: Modern Indian history from about the middle of the eighteenth century until the present- significant events, personalities, issues

1) Why is Jawaharlal Nehru called the architect of democratic India? Discuss. (200 Words)

The Hindu


Topic: Role of women; India’s culture

2) Write a note on the Hanafi school and its relevance in the debate on triple talaq in India. (200 Words)

The Hindu

General Studies – 2



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

3) It is said that there is an urgent need to formulate law and policy measures to address groundwater crisis in India. Examine why. (200 Words)

The Hindu


Topic:  Functions and responsibilities of the Union and the States

4) Analyse the role of state and private entities in the right to privacy issue. (200 Words)

The Hindu



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

5) Critically discuss evolution and the role of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in bringing about regional integration. (200 Words)

The Hindu


General Studies – 3


Topic:  Agriculture issues

6) The Indian Council of Agriculture Research (ICAR) mandate is agriculture education, research and farm extension. Critically evaluate performance of ICAR and suggest reforms. (200 Words)

The Indian Express



Topic: Various Security forces and agencies and their mandate

7) Critically comment on the deployment of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) during the recent raid by the Income Tax department in Karnataka on a serving Minister. (200 Words)

The Indian Express


General Studies – 4



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

8) What do you understand by objectivity? Why is objectivity regarded as one of the foundational values for a civil servant? 


Note: Day after tomorrow there will questions on the topic Emotional intelligence-concepts, and their utilities and application in administration and governance