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[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 5 September 2017

[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 5 September 2017

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General Studies – 1;



Topic:    Urbanization – problems and remedies

1) Among megacities—cities with the population of at least 14 million—Delhi has the worst air quality, according to a WHO report. Why does the air continues to be unhealthy in Delhi? Is it an indication of failure of existing framework used to tackle air pollution? Examine. (200 Words)



General Studies – 2


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

2) It is argued that the government’s refusal to criminalize marital rape is unjust and inconsistent. Do you agree? Critically comment. (200 Words)



Topic: India and its neighborhood- relations

3) Analyse the issues that have not allowed India and Myanmar to realise full potential of their bilateral relationship. Also examine the key areas that India should focus when Prime Minister visits Myanmar. (200 Words)

The Hindu

The Indian Express


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

4) What aspirations compelled India to actively involve in BRICS? Do you think China’s rise has compelled India to look at BRICS differently? Critically examine. (200 Words)

The Indian Express

General Studies – 3


Topic: Infrastructure

5) What are the differences between engineering, procurement and construction, or EPC and hybrid annuity model (HAM) projects? What role these models play in government’s ambitious road development programme? Examine. (200 Words)



Topic:  Infrastructure

6) Briefly discuss the problems of India’s manufacturing sector. (200 Words)



General Studies – 4




Topic:   Ethics in international relations

7) What ethical issues are involved in the ongoing North Korea crisis? If the US wants to bomb North Korea, what ethical considerations it should make before taking such a drastic step? Discuss. 

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

Topic: Case study