[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 06 January 2017

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[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 06 January 2017

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General Studies – 1;


Topic: Art and culture; Role of women

1) Discuss the contribution of women to Indian classical music in the twentieth century, especially in patronizing music related organizations. (200 Words)

The Hindu


General Studies – 2


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

2) In the light of election of Donald Trump as the next US President, what challenges do you think await new UN Secretary General? How he should tackle them? Discuss. (200 Words)

The Hindu

Topic: Governance; Role of civil services

3) In the light of recent ‘mass molestations’ of women in Bangalore on the eve of new year, critically analyse the role of police in preventing such incidents. (200 Words)

The Hindu


General Studies – 3


Topic:  Role of media and social networking sites in internal security challenges, basics of cyber security;

4) The impact of fake news is far reaching. What needs to be done to prevent this phenomenon? What issues need to be addressed while stopping spread of fake news? Examine. (200 Words)

The Hindu


General Studies – 4


Topic:  Challenges of corruption

5) Unless politics is cleaned, corruption can not be wiped out in India. In your opinion, what measures should the government consider if it wants to replicate the shock and awe of demonetisation when it comes to political finance? Discuss. (200 Words)

The Indian Express

Topic:  Ethical concerns and dilemmas in government and private institutions

6) You are posted as Superintendent of Police to a city known for various crimes against women. In your interaction with police officers in the city you come to know that they are in favour of on-the-spot justice and practice it usually. For example, it is a common practice to chase and beat molesters on the streets; asking victims to ‘take revenge’ against their molesters in police stations by letting them hit accused with hard objects.

a) Do you consider such on-the-spot actions or instant justice against criminals ethical and reformative steps? Justify. (200 Words)

The Indian Express 

Topic:  Role of family, society and educational institutions in inculcating values

7) The world is witnessing alarming levels of violence across regions. Do you think education can help in bringing peace to the world? In this conflict-ridden world, what should be the ideal role of education? Examine. (200 Words)

The Hindu