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[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 01 March 2017

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[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 01 March 2017

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STATIC Syllabus Timetable


General Studies – 1;


Topic: History of the world

1) What were the causes and consequences of 1994 Rwandan Genocide? Critically examine how did international players respond to this Genocide. (200 Words)

The Hindu


General Studies – 2


Topic: India and its neighborhood- relations.

2) Discuss the significance of recent developments in  India-China cooperation on Afghanistan. (200 Words)

The Hindu

Topic: Functions and responsibilities of the Union and the States, issues and challenges pertaining to the federal structure

3) What are the key components of the 2015 Framework Agreement on the Naga issue? Critically examine how this agreement has impacted the northeastern region. (200 Words)

The Hindu

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

4) Critically comment on recommendations made by the Economic Survey in introducing a universal basic income in India. (200 Words)

The Hindu


General Studies – 3


Topic:  Infrastructure

5) Do you think the recent merger of mobile services companies in India is good for all the stakeholders? Substantiate. (200 Words)

The Hindu


General Studies – 4


Topic: Challenges of corruption

6) The Second Administrative Reforms commission says that there are two, somewhat contrary, approaches in dealing with corruption and abuse of office.  What are these approaches? Also examine which factors have contributed to aggravation of corruption and abuse of office in India. (150 Words)

2nd ARC 4th Report Chapter 1

Topic: Ethics in governance

7) Define ethics. Discuss importance of ethics in governance. (150 Words)

2nd ARC 4th Report Chapter 1

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

8) It is undeniable that the standards set in politics profoundly influence those in other aspects of governance. In this regard, what recommendations does second ARC make to bring reforms in electoral politics? Examine. (200 Words)

2nd ARC 4th Report Chapter 2

Topic: Public/Civil service values and Ethics in Public administration; Challenges of corruption

9) Discuss some of the important recommendations made by the second ARC on reforming legal framework for fighting corruption in India. (200 Words)

2nd ARC 4th Report Chapter 3