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[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 24 January 2017

[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 24 January 2017

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General Studies – 1;


Topic: Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, Literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times

1) Do you think  arts bring people belonging to different classes and races together? In the light of recent editions of Urur Olcott Kuppam Vizha, critically analyse. (200 Words)

The Hindu

Topic:  Role of women and women’s organization

2) Recently women around the globe, especially in more numbers in the US, marched to express dissent against the Trump presidency and also to highlight inequality they face. Discuss significance of these marches and the issues they are concerned with. (200 Words)

The Indian Express

The NewYork Times


General Studies – 2


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

3) Critically analyse the nature of India’s engagement with the Middle East. (200 Words)

The Indian Express

Topic: Indian Constitution- historical underpinnings, evolution, features, amendments, significant provisions and basic structure

4) Which features of the Indian Constitution seek to address inequalities, especially inequality of power puts our democratic frameworks in peril? Examine. (200 Words)

The Hindu

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

5) In a message to the World Economic Forum in Davos, the Chinese President warned about dangers of protectionism and called for free flow of goods and services. Do you think China could become a champion of free trade? Critically comment. (200 Words)

Livemint

The Hindu


General Studies – 3


Topic: Inclusive growth and issues arising from it.

6) Considering the present state of India’s society and economy, what arguments can be made against introduction of the universal basic income (UBI) by union government? Examine. (200 Words)

The Hindu

Topic: Government Budgeting

7) Describe the process of making of the Union General Budget. (200 Words)

Livemint


General Studies – 4


Topic:  Ethical issues in international relations

8) The recent alleged involvement of Russia in directing American polls to favour Donal Trump has given rise to many ethical issues. What are these? Critically analyse their implications. (150 Words)

The Hindu