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[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 04 March 2017

[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 04 March 2017

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General Studies – 1;


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

1) In recent times, Aurangzeb has been the focus of sociopolitical discourse and animated discussions in academic circles. Critically examine the revelations made by academicians in recent studies on Aurangzeb’s life and contributions. (200 Words)

Frontline


General Studies – 2


Topic: India and its neighborhood- relations

2) “Afghanistan has again emerged as a platform providing new possibilities on the India-China cooperation front.” Discuss. (200 Words)

The Hindu

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

3) Recently a Taiwanese delegation which included three parliamentarians among others visited India in February 2017. How did China react to this and what was India’s response to China’s reaction? Also comment on significance of India’s growing proximity to Taiwan. (200 Words)

IDSA

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

4) Russia’s decision to side with the Taliban and Islamabad has fundamentally changed the peace building efforts in Afghanistan. Examine why it has sided with Taliban and Pakistan, and what implications will it have on India. (200 Words)

IDSA


General Studies – 3


Topic:  Various Security forces and agencies and their mandate

5) Discuss the contributions of Gorkhas to the Indian army and implications of their service on India – Nepal relations. (200 Words)

IDSA

Topic: Conservation

6) In Astaranga, 60 km east of Puri in Odisha, a community led initiative has provided the endangered Olive Ridley turtles a new nesting ground. Examine how local communities have been instrumental in protecting these endangered species and how the same model can be replicated to save other endangered species. (200 Words)

Down to Earth


General Studies – 4


Topic:  Ethics in human actions

7) Is it unethical to kill civilians during the war? Justify. (150 Words)

BBC