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[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 07 February 2017

[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 07 February 2017

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STATIC Syllabus Timetable

General Studies – 1;

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

1)  Robert Clive, Warren Hastings and Dalhousie contributed immensely in helping the British expand and hold on to power in India. Compare and contrast their role in making India a victim of colonial atrocities. (200 Words) 

NCERT Class VIII Our Pasts III – Part I

NCERT Class XII Themes in Indian History III

Topic: The Freedom Struggle – its various stages and important contributors /contributions from different parts of the country. 

2) How different would have been the nature and direction of Indian independence movement without Lord Curzon? Discuss. (200 Words)

Bipan Chandra, Struggle for India’s Independence

(Above two questions are part of our New Initiative, for Details and Timetable, Click Here)

Topic: Effects of globalization on Indian society

3) It is said that the opposition to women’s participation in decision-making bodies and processes is centuries-old in Naga society. Critically examine how economics and globalization have exacerbated this attitude against women. (200 Words)

The Indian Express

General Studies – 2

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

4) Do you think, at this juncture,  e-commerce and investment issues should be included under WTO agenda? Should developing countries welcome these issues under WTO? Critically comment. (200 Words)

The Hindu

Topic:India and neighbours

5) What are the likely consequences of recent change of policy on Iran by the United States? Critically comment. (200 Words)

The Hindu

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

6) How do various forms of violence  affect disabled people? Critically analyse. (200 Words)

The Hindu

General Studies – 3

Topic:  Prevention of money laundering

7) “The Indian tax system—rates, laws and enforcement—remains one of the principal sources of black-money generation.” Critically comment. (200 Words)


General Studies – 4

Topic: Corporate governance

8) Who is an ‘independent director’? What is the role of independent directors, especially in ensuring ethical corporate governance? Examine. (150 Words)

The Indian Express