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[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 19 September 2017

[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 19 September 2017

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General Studies – 1;



Topic:  Role of women and women’s organization,  

1) Women in Indian police are carrying out all types of duties, however women who are managing prisons and correctional administration are said to be unsung heroes. What kind of challenges are uniformed women facing in prisons? Discuss critically their role. (200 Words)

The Indian Express


General Studies – 2


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

2) With a favouring trend towards multilateralism, BRICS needs to be pegged at full potential. Comment on the effective of BRICS. (200 Words)

The Hindu


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

3) Encephalitis is a national health risk and needs to be targeted on priority with dedicated State Measures. Comment. (200 Words)

The Hindu


Topic: Important International institutions, agencies and fora- their structure, mandate.

4) “Countries need to rise above national interest and ally loyalties to ensure the UN serves its purpose of an impactful intergovernmental organisation.” Comment with special focus on India’s UN diplomacy.  (200 Words)

The Hindu

The Indian Express

General Studies – 3


Topic: Indian economy – growth and development;

5) Does ageing population pose a huge threat to economic growth? It is said that technology aided workforces can potentially reduce economic stagnation while improving quality of life. Comment. (200 Words)

The Hindu


Topic: Inclusive growth and issues arising from it.

6) Financial Inclusion is the precondition before comprehensive success of Mobile Wallets. Analyse. (200 Words)

The Hindu


General Studies – 4



Topic: ethical issues in international relations 

7) Necessity of Action and Collateral Damage must be weighed in before attempting the Use of Drones. Identify the ethical issues involved in the usage of drones and what would should the guiding principles be. (150 Words)

Washington Post

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.