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[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 27 June 2017

[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 27 June 2017

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General Studies – 1;


Topic: Modern Indian history from about the middle of the eighteenth century until the present- significant events, personalities, issues 

1) “What Indira Gandhi is to Indian politics, Justice Bhagwati is to the Indian judiciary.” Critically comment. (200 Words) 

The Hindu

General Studies – 2


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

2) Many studies have proved abysmal quality of education in India. Critically analyse the causes. (200 Words)

The Indian Express


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

3) What do you understand by legislative privileges? Discuss the problem of legislative privileges as seen in India time to time. (200 Words)

The Indian Express


General Studies – 3

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

4) What are the powers given to RBI under the Banking Regulation (Amendment) Ordinance, 2017? Do you think these powers could be used by RBI to fight its recent credibility crisis? Critically examine. (200 Words)

The Indian Express


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

5) In recent years there has been a greater focus on developing indigenous capabilities through technology transfers and joint production projects with international partners. How will these efforts help build a “defence industrial ecosystem” in India? Critically examine. (200 Words)



Topic: Awareness in S&T

6) What are the difference between Zika Virus and Dengue? Also write a note on advances made in finding a cure to both Zika and Dengue. (200 Words)

The Hindu


TopicAchievements of Indians in science & technology

7) Some NGOs and activists have compared India-based Neutrino Observatory (INO) with the dangers of having a nuclear power plant or radioactive material in the neighbourhood. Do you agree with this comparison?  Discuss the benefits of INO. (200 Words)

The Hindu

General Studies – 4

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

8) What do you understand by vigilante justice? Does incidences of frequent violence by vigilante groups reflect failure of governance and of state machinery? Critically comment. (150 Words)

The Hindu