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[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 29 March 2017

[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 29 March 2017

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STATIC Syllabus Timetable


General Studies – 1;


Topic:  Urbanization – problems and remedies

1) It is said that rental housing is a critical component of the housing response in urbanizing countries. Examine merits of rental housing and development of a vibrant rental market for urbanization in India. (200 Words)

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General Studies – 2


Topic: Important International institutions, agencies and fora- their structure, mandate.

2) What has eight years of international human rights engagement achieved in Sri Lanka? Do you think involvement of international human rights organizations has done  justice to affected local communities in Sri Lanka? Critically examine. (200 Words)

The Hindu

Topic: Role of civil services in a democracy.

3) What are the loopholes found in effective police administration in many states in India, especially in large states such as Uttar Pradesh? How can these loopholes be plugged and by whom? Critically discuss. (200 Words)

The Hindu

Topic:  Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation

4) Discuss the significance of the Supreme Court’s oral observations regarding the use of Aadhaar numbers by the government. (200 Words)

The Hindu


General Studies – 3


Topic: Security challenges and their management

5) What’s the difference between tactical nukes and strategic nuclear weapons? Critically comment on ongoing debate on India’s nuclear doctrine. (200 Words)

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General Studies – 4


Topic: Contributions of moral thinkers and philosophers from India and world.

6) Briefly explain moral philosophy of Thomas Hobbes and its relevance today. (150 Words)

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