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[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 26 June 2017

[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 26 June 2017

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General Studies – 1;


Topic: Role of women and women’s organization, population and associated issues, poverty and developmental issues,

1) Why is the practice of child marriage still exist in India? Discuss how it can be prevented. (200 Words)

The Hindu

General Studies – 2


Topic:  Functions and responsibilities of the Union and the States,

2) Why is dissent important in democracy? Considering ongoing events in India, examine the means adopted by governments to curb dissent in India. Also examine implications of curbing dissent on people and polity. (200 Words)

The Hindu


Topic:   Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability

3) The Supreme Court’s move to appoint a committee of administrators (CoA) in January this year to govern and reform cricket was expected to rescue cricket from many negative issues. Do you think CoA has been successful in reforming cricket governance in India? Critically comment. (200 Words)

The Hindu


Topic:Parliament and State Legislatures – structure, functioning, conduct of business, powers & privileges and issues arising out of these.

4) Recently Karnataka Legislative Assembly passed a resolution to impose a one-year prison sentence and Rs. 10,000 fine on the editors of two tabloids. Do you think this move is justified? Critically comment on the issues involved. (200 Words)

The Hindu

General Studies – 3

Topic  Science and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life

5) It is argued that given the Aadhaar infrastructure and the proliferation of cellphones in India, blockchain technology can easily be adapted to fight voter fraud. Discuss. (200 Words)



Topic: Achievements of Indians in science & technology

6) Write a note on the advances made in basic brain science research in India and the world. (200 Words)


General Studies – 4

Topic:  Laws, rules, regulations and conscience as sources of ethical guidance; accountability and ethical governance

7) Examine the ethical issues involved in recent incidents of lynching of innocent people on suspicion of smuggling cows in India. (150 Words)

The Indian Express