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[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 31 July 2017

[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 31 July 2017

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General Studies – 1;


Topic:  Poverty and developmental issues

1) Is India able to link its Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) efforts with its global ambitions? Critically examine. (200 Words)



General Studies – 2


Topic:  Mechanisms, laws, institutions and Bodies constituted for the protection and betterment of these vulnerable sections. 

2) Discuss the features of the Data (Privacy and Protection) Bill, 2017, tabled in the Lok Sabha recently. (200 Words)



Topic: Functions and responsibilities of the Union and the States

3) Discuss the role of state and union governments in ensuring success of the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana. (200 Words)

The Indian Express


Topic:  India and its neighborhood- relations.

4) In your opinion, what political issues does the recent removal of Pakistan Prime Minister by its highest court expose in Pakistan? Also examine India link to the issue. (200 Words)

The Hindu


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

5) “The Aadhaar project is a textbook example of how not to design and execute a public policy initiative in India.” Critically comment on the statement, and especially on the economics of Aadhaar project. (200 Words)


General Studies – 3


Topic: Indian economy – planning 

6) How does monetary policy committee work? Why is there a pressure on the monetary policy committee to cut interest rates in recent days? Examine. (200 Words)




General Studies – 4



Topic: Attitude: content, structure, function

7) One of your friends, who is in his late twenties, is very active in politics. You despise his political ideology but like his rest of the personality. He often tries to elicit opinions from you on burning topics such as cow vigilantism or dalit lynchings. However, you have no interest in either politics or on any important issues. You are very busy with your research project and have no time to think about anything else. One day, your friend accuses you of being anti-national and unpatriotic. He tells you that it is because of silence from youth like you that India is facing several problems. He wants you to talk about important issues not only with him, but also with your colleagues and create awareness. He thinks that youth like you should be actively involved in politics to clean India of its malaises.  As his coercion has increased these days, you are worried and decide to avoid him. You are not at all persuaded by his words and you are solely focused on research. 

a) What is your opinion on your friend’s attitude? Is his behaviour ethical? Justify. (150 Words)

b) Is it right on your part to avoid your friend? Is it possible to change your friend’s behaviour? If yes, how will you change him? Explain. (150 Words)



Note: Tomorrow there will Case Study questions on the topic Attitude: content, structure, function