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[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 6 September 2017

[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 6 September 2017

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General Studies – 1;



Topic:    Distribution of key natural resources across the world (including South Asia and the Indian subcontinent);

1) It is said that Russia’s prospects as the world’s biggest wheat exporter and a grain superpower are bright. Examine the reasons and prospects. (200 Words)



General Studies – 2


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

2) In your opinion, what should be included in a future payments-system policy framework? Discuss. (200 Words)



Topic: India and its neighborhood- relations

3) Recently, in the Supreme Court this week the Centre refused to revise its stand on deporting Rohinya immigrants in India. Critically comment on India’s Rohingya policy and its implications for India’s image. (200 Words)

The Hindu


Topic:  Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, Indian diaspora

4) Recently, the US ended amnesty scheme for young immigrants. Why this scheme was introduced? How will its end impact immigrants? Examine. (200 Words)

The Hindu


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

5) What are the salient features of the PCPNDT Act? Examine why Section 22 of the PCPNDT Act was in news recently. (200 Words)

The Hindu

General Studies – 3


Topic:  Awareness in the fields of IT, Space, Computers, robotics, nano-technology, bio-technology 

6) What are organoids? How they are created and what are their applications? Discuss. (200 Words)



General Studies – 4




Topic:   Corporate governance

7) It is said that the events that have transpired at Infosys in recent years have crucial ramifications for the way corporate governance in professionally managed firms shapes up in this country. Examine the lessons in corporate governance that can be learnt from recent Infosys episode. (150 Words)


Note: Day after tomorrow there will be Case Study on the topic Public/Civil service values and Ethics in Public administration: Status and problems;

Topic: Case study