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[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 17 February 2017

[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 17 February 2017

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STATIC Syllabus Timetable

General Studies – 1;

Topic: Social empowerment; Role of women; Poverty and developmental issues

1) Discuss critically various problems faced by women with mental illness and measures needed to address these problems. (200 Words)


General Studies – 2

Topic: Appointment to various Constitutional posts, powers, functions and responsibilities of various Constitutional Bodies.

2) In the recent Tamil Nadu political crisis, what options did state Governor have in resolving the crisis? Critically analyse merits and demerits of these options. (200 Words)

The Indian Express

The Hindu

Topic: Pressure groups and formal/informal associations and their role in the Polity; Salient features of the Representation of People’s Act

3) State funding of elections is said to be antithetical to democracy itself. Do you agree? Critically comment. (200 Words)

The Hindu

Topic: Parliament and State Legislatures – structure, functioning, conduct of business, powers & privileges and issues arising out of these.

4) Various concerns have been raised against the recent promulgation of the Enemy Property (Amendment and Validation) Ordinance. What are these concerns? Discuss. (200 Words)

The Hindu

General Studies – 3

Topic: Science and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life

5) How can information and communication technology (ICT) tools and modern case management systems help address some of the major problems that Indian judiciary faces today? Examine. (200 Words)

The Indian Express

General Studies – 4

Topic: Ethics in international relations

6) Recently, the British government ditched a scheme to grant asylum to child refugees from Europe. Discuss ethical issues involved in this decision. (150 Words)

The Hindu