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[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 12 June 2017

[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 12 June 2017

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General Studies – 1;

Topic:  History of the world 

1) Why did the Six-Day War took place and what were its consequences? Do you see its repercussions even today? Examine. (200 Words)

The Hindu

General Studies – 2

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

2) The Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) has introduced two more board examinations from next year. Discuss the merits and demerits. (200 Words)

The Hindu


Topic: Comparison of the Indian constitutional scheme with that of other countries

3) Dr B R Ambedkar specified that the office of the President of India was similar to that of the king under the English Constitution. What do you understand by this? Elaborate. (200 Words)

The Indian Express


Topic: Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability

4) It is said that the contractor-engineer-politician troika is responsible for turning highways projects turned into NPAs. Discuss critically. (200 Words)

The Indian Express

General Studies – 3

Topic:  Agriculture issues

5) “Demonetisation may not have hit agriculture production but it is the cause for the current unrest.” Critically comment. (200 Words)

The Indian Express


Topic:  Infrastructure – energy

6) Electric vehicles (EVs) seem to be gaining in prominence as part of the renewable energy movement. What challenges will India face in mainstreaming electric vehicles and how these challenges can be overcome? Examine. (200 Words)


General Studies – 4

Topic: Corporate governance

7) Write a short note on components of corporate governance and business ethics. (150 Words)