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[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 07 June 2017

[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 07 June 2017

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General Studies – 1;


Topic: Role of women;  Social empowerment

1) What is sustainability sector? Examine the role of women in sustainability sector. (200 Words)

The Hindu


General Studies – 2


Topic: Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, Indian diaspora

2) Why is Qatar isolated in the West Asia? Especially, discuss the role of US in this issue. (200 Words)

The Indian Express

 

Topic: Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, Indian diaspora

3) The India-European Union (EU) free trade agreement (FTA) talks covering trade, investment protection and intellectual property, have remained deadlocked since 2013. Examine why. Also examine how would recent judgement by the European Court of Justice (ECJ) on the EU-Singapore FTA  affect India – EU free trade talks. (200 Words)

The Hindu


General Studies – 3


Topic:   Infrastructure – energy

4) Critically evaluate the feasibility and merits of  government’s recent decision to approve the construction of ten 700 MW Pressurised Heavy Water Reactors (PHWRs). (200 Words)

The Hindu

 

Topic:  Agriculture; Biotechnology

5) What are the criticism made against GM Mustard by critics? Also discuss justifications given by scientists in favour of GM Mustard. (200 Words)

The Hindu

 

Topic: Achievements of Indians in science & technology; indigenization of technology and developing new technology.

6) Discuss the significance of launch of Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle, the GSLV Mark-III. (200 Words)

The Hindu


General Studies – 4


Topic: Ethics in public administration

7) Do you agree with the statement that politicians come and go but it’s the Indian Administrative Service (IAS), or the bureaucrat, that runs the country? What are the pros and cons of this system? Comment. (150 Words)

The Hindu