[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 18 March 2017

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[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 18 March 2017

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STATIC Syllabus Timetable


General Studies – 1;


Topic : History of the world will include events from 18th century

1) Discuss the contribution made by women to the success of the Russian Revolution of 1917. (200 Words)

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TopicHistory of the world will include events from 18th century

2) Write a note on the Cultural Revolution and origin of Chinese Capitalism in China. (200 Words)

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General Studies – 2


Topic:  Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health,

3) Recently, in a village near the Maharashtra-Karnataka border 19 foetuses (mostly female) were found buried near a homeopath’s clinic. Why do you think selective abortions still persist? Who should be held accountable and why? Discuss critically. (200 Words)

The Hindu

Topic:  Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability

4) Recently, the union government mandated the possession of an Aadhaar number for receiving benefits under the Mid-Day Meal Scheme. There are similar instances where government has forced citizens to undergo Aadhaar authentication to avail public services. Critically comment on the various issues involved in making Aadhaar mandatory to avail public services. (200 Words)

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Topic:  Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Education, 

5) Do you think students activism affects academics and is bad for the society? Critically comment. (200 Words)

The Indian Express


General Studies – 3


Topic: Inclusive growth; Agri issues

6) Political parties choose farm loan waiver for electoral gains. Do you think farm loan waiving should be encouraged? Critically comment. (200 Words)

Down to Earth


General Studies – 4


Topic: Public/Civil service values and Ethics in Public administration:

7) In your opinion, how should an IAS officer conduct herself in public service? Illustrate with examples. (150 Words)

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