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[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 12 September 2017

[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 12 September 2017

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General Studies – 1;



Topic:  Poverty and developmental issues

1) Inequality is a problem that deserves more public attention. What are the implications of inequality? How should India address inequality? Discuss. (200 Words)



General Studies – 2


Topic:  Indian Constitution- historical underpinnings, evolution, features, amendments, significant provisions and basic structure. 

2) Why exists a current mood against bilateral investment treaties (BIT)? Discuss the features of Model BIT, 2015. (200 Words)



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

3) It is said that India’s partnership with Japan could be the cornerstone of a coalition to take on China’s economic, military might. How will this work out? Discuss. (200 Words)

The Indian Express


Topic: India and its neighborhood- relations.

4) What would be the implications of India’s current plans to intensify strategic cooperation with Afghanistan? Analyse. (200 Words)

The Indian Express


Topic:  India and its neighborhood- relations.

5) Why no country wants Rohingya, why it’s so difficult to deport them? Critically examine. (200 Words)

The Indian Express

General Studies – 3


Topic: Effects of liberalization on the economy, 

6) Did liberalization lead to lower income growth for the poor in India? Critically examine. (200 Words)



Topic: Indian economy – growth and development

7) What do you understand by the Phillips curve? Do Phillips curves conditionally help to forecast inflation? Examine. (200 Words)

The Hindu


Topic: Indian economy – growth and development; Investments models; Infrastructure

8) Investment in infrastructure development has always acted as a catalyst in the economic growth of India. Does huge investments in bullet trains yield dividends to India? Examine. (200 Words)

The Hindu

General Studies – 4



Topic:   Citizen’s Charters

9) What are the salient features of Citizen’s Charters bill 2011? Examine. (200 Words)




Note: Day after tomorrow there will be Case Study on the topic Probity in Governance: Concept of public service; Philosophical basis of governance and probity; Information sharing and transparency in government, Right to Information, Codes of Ethics, Codes of Conduct, Citizen’s Charters, Work culture, Quality of service delivery, Utilization of public funds, challenges of corruption.