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[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 05 July 2017

[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 05 July 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) Briefly discuss of history of Chinese claims on Indian territories and the genesis of present crisis in between India and China near Bhutan border. (200 Words)

The Indian Express

 


General Studies – 2


 

Topic:   Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests

2) Discuss the nature of and progress made in military-to-military relationship between India and Israel. (200 Words)

The Indian Express

 

 

Topic:  Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation

3) Critically analyse various dimensions of privacy related issues involved in Aadhaar debate. (200 Words)

The Indian Express

 

Topic: Functions and responsibilities of various Constitutional Bodies.

4) As an institution, what are the major challenges that the Election Commission of India faces today? What mechanisms it has placed to address these challenges? Examine. (200 Words)

The Hindu

 

Topic:  Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests

5) What are the bilateral irritants that are affecting economic ties between India and Iran. How should India resolve them? Discuss. (200 Words)

The Hindu


General Studies – 3


Topic Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth

6) It is argued that the impact of GST will be inflationary. Critically examine whether GST’s impact will be inflationary of deflationary. (200 Words)

The Indian Express

 

Topic: Role of external state and non-state actors in creating challenges to internal security

7) Last month, Saudi Arabia and the UAE imposed a blockade on Qatar, arguing that the country was promoting terrorism. Critically comment on the role of state actors such as Saudi Arabia in promoting terrorism around the world including India. (200 Words)

The Indian Express


General Studies – 4


Topic: Ethical concerns and dilemmas in government and private institution

8) Differentiate between terrorism and extremism. Do you think recent lynching and extortionist acts can be categorised as state sponsored terrorism? Do these incidents reflect lack of ethics in governance? Critically comment. (150 Words)

The Hindu

 

Topic:  Challenges of corruption.

9) In a survey released in March by Transparency International, among 16 countries of the Asia-Pacific region, India has the highest bribery rate of 69%. What is the correlation between economic growth and corruption? Why does corruption continues to exist despite strong economic growth? Examine. (200 Words)

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