[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 20 June 2017
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General Studies – 1;
1) Countries colonised by Europe’s imperial powers had vastly divergent economic fates after the end of colonial rule. Some prospered into extraordinarily rich economies, while others made very little progress. Examine the causes of this divergent economic fates of colonies. (200 Words)
General Studies – 2
Topic: Indian Constitution- historical underpinnings, evolution, features, amendments, significant provisions and basic structure
Topic: Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests
Topic: Functions and responsibilities of the Union and the States, issues and challenges pertaining to the federal structure, devolution of powers and finances up to local levels and challenges therein.
4) How should both the Union and West Bengal government should handle longstanding issues such as the demand for a separate state of Gorkhaland in the Darjeeling Hills of West Bengal? Critically examine. (200 Words)
General Studies – 3
Topic: Various Security forces and agencies and their mandate
5) What difficulties does police involved in terror investigation face in India? Do you think India is systematically diluting the capacity and skills of the local police forces? Critically examine. (200 Words)
Topic: Awareness in S&T
Topic: Science and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life; Indian economy
General Studies – 4
Topic: Contributions of moral thinkers and philosophers from India and world