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[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 19 July 2017

[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 19 July 2017

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General Studies – 1;


Topic:  Geography of India

1) Why is Chumbi valley vital for India? Discuss strategic importance of other regions along the Indo – China border. (200 Words)

The Hindu


Topic: Effects of globalization on Indian society

2) Compare and contrast the nature of the Cuban missile crisis and the North Korean missile crisis. (200 Words)


General Studies – 2


Topic:  Role of civil services in a democracy.

3) Is there a need for lateral entry in civil services? Discuss. (200 Words)



Topic:  Functions and responsibilities of the Union and the States, issues and challenges pertaining to the federal structure,

4) It is said that Australia and India share converging interests and similar outlooks on the strategic changes taking place in the Indo-Pacific region and globally. Discuss these converging interests and similar outlooks and their significance for bilateral relations. (200 Words)

The Hindu


Topic:  Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability

5) Despite the most stringent penal provisions in the law against manual scavenging, it continues in parts of India. Do you think this reflects failure of governance in the country? What measures are needed to end this practice? Critically comment. (200 Words)

The Hindu


General Studies – 3


Topic: Conservation

6) Critically analyse government’s conservation policies and discuss the role of science and research in conservation. (200 Words)

The Hindu


General Studies – 4



TopicEthics in personal and professional relations

7) Discuss the values highlighted in the Gandhiji’s Talisman. (150 Words)



Note: Tomorrow there will questions on the topic “Human Values – lessons from the lives and teachings of great leaders, reformers and administrators” – Mahatma Gandhi will be covered.