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[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 30 August 2017

[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 30 August 2017

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General Studies – 1;



Topic:  Salient features of Indian society

1) Why do you think dera’s and ahsrams mushroom and attract huge number of people in the Indian society? Critically analyse. (200 Words)



General Studies – 2


Topic: Poverty and hunger; Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health,

2) There is an upsurge in collective efforts in India to improve neonatal and maternal health in line with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. Examine the causes and suggest improvements. (200 Words)




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

3) Can India and China use BRICS to build good relations and strengthen mutual cooperation? Discuss how. (200 Words)

The Indian Express


Topic: Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability, e-governance- applications, models, successes, limitations, and potential

4) What is digital economy? Do you think there is a need to regulate digital platforms or replace them with state owned platforms? Critically examine. (200 Words)




General Studies – 3


Topic: Inclusive development

5) Discuss the implications of right to privacy judgement on financial inclusion. (200 Words)




Topic:  Environmental pollution


6) Bellandur lake in Bengaluru has been much in the news in recent months for the surge of foam and froth from the polluted lake, and the rise of smoke and flames from the area surrounding it. What does this incident indicate about the process of urbanization in India? Discuss critically. (200 Words)

The Indian Express

General Studies – 4




Topic:   conscience as sources of ethical guidance; accountability and ethical governance; strengthening of ethical and moral values in governance

7) Differentiate between morality and consciousness. What is the function of morality? Also discuss the relationship between morality and consciousness. (150 Words)

The Indian Express

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