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[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 28 August 2017

[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 28 August 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) Which events led to killing of Mahatma Gandhiji? Critically examine. (200 Words)

The Indian Express


Topic:  Role of women and women’s organization; Social empowerment

2) Do you think quota policy for women in local government is a good step towards political empowerment of women? Critically comment. (200 Words)


General Studies – 2


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

3) In your opinion, what do violent reactions by the public aftermath of a court pronouncing Baba Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh guilty of rape indicate about India’s political system and the authority of the state? Critically comment. (200 Words)

The Indian Express

The Hindu


Topic:  Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health

4) “Public health is not about running state run hospitals, it is what the state does to protect health by mitigating the social and environmental determinants of diseases.” Analyse. (200 Words)




General Studies – 3


Topic:  Agriculture

5) Critically comment on the measures taken by the  government towards doubling farmers’ income? Also examine the recommendations of the Committee on Doubling Farmers’ Income. (200 Words)

The Indian Express


Topic: Agriculture

6) “The panacea for rural distress can only be agricultural reforms that will raise farm productivity and incomes.” Discuss. (200 Words)



General Studies – 4




TopicContributions of moral thinkers and philosophers from India and world.

7) Delineate ethics of Mahatma Gandhiji. (150 Words)




Note: Day after tomorrow there will be questions on the topic Public/Civil service values and Ethics in Public administration: Status and problems;

Topic: Public/Civil service values