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[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 03 March 2017

[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 03 March 2017

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STATIC Syllabus Timetable


General Studies – 1;


Topic: Political philosophies like communism, capitalism, socialism etc.- their forms and effect on the society

1) What’s Alt-Right movement? Critically comment on its views and its impact on the US polity and society. (200 Words)

The Hindu


General Studies – 2


Topic: Pressure groups and formal/informal associations and their role in the Polity; Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability

2) It is argued that political funding is the nodal centre of unaccounted and illicit money transfers, and is the primary cause of corruption of the body politic. Do you agree? Discuss short term and long term solutions to address this problem. (200 Words)

The Hindu

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

3) In your opinion, what’s the role of Universities? In the light of recent violent fights in college and university campuses, critically examine the threat faced by universities in India and role of civil society in addressing these threats. (200 Words)

The Hindu

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

4) Examine various judgements delivered by the Supreme Court (SC) related to the Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act of 1971. Do you think there is a need to enact the draft Medical Termination of Pregnancy (Amendment) Bill of 2014 into law? In the light of the SC judgements, justify. (200 Words)

The Hindu


General Studies – 3


Topic: Resource mobilisation; Infrastructure

5) It is argued that the Goods and Services Tax will be truly transformational when domains like real estate are brought in its ambit. Examine why. (200 Words)

The Indian Express


General Studies – 4


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

6) There are genuine apprehensions about the system’s ability to protect an honest public servant in India. What safeguards exist in this regard? Also examine issues associated in implementing these safeguards and recommendations made by second ARC on these safeguards. (200 Words)

2nd ARC 4th Report Chapter 7

Topic: Ethical issues in international relations and funding; Challenges of corruption

7) Corruption transcends national boundaries. Therefore, national anti-corruption measures need reinforcement at the international level with mutual assistance. Examine what mechanisms exist at international level to fight corruption. (150 Words)

2nd ARC 4th Report Chapter 8

Topic:  Work culture, Quality of service delivery, Utilization of public funds, challenges of corruption. 

8) The Fifth Pay Commission made several recommendations about evolving detailed, clear, and transparent transfer policies. Examine these recommendations and their importance for public service. (150 Words)

2nd ARC 4th Report Chapter 9