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[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 26 September 2017

[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 26 September 2017

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General Studies – 1;



Topic:  Social empowerment; Women; Paper-2 – Laws and mechanisms for vulnerable section

1) Despite a change in laws relating to Rape, it is the characterisation of victims that causes significant agony. Comment. (200 Words)

The Indian Express



General Studies – 2



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

2) Why was  UN Human Rights Council (HRC) established? Discuss its mandate and significance of its Universal Periodic Review (UPR) process. (200 Words)

The Indian Express



Topic: India and its neighborhood- relations

3) India’s foreign policy objective of being the leader of the South Asian Regional System needs an overhauling approach. Comment. (200 Words)

The Hindu

General Studies – 3


Topic: Infrastructure; 

4) Electrification, in contemporary times, is a basic human necessity. With reference to the recently launched scheme Saubhagya, examine the feasibility of a national universal electrification program. (200 Words)

The Hindu


Topic: Infrastructure – railways; Employment

5) The largest employer in the world should aspire to be the safest employer too. With reference to safety concerns in the Railways, examine ways to enhance the safety quotient. (200 Words)

The Hindu


Topic:  Agriculture

6) Sustainable agriculture is certainly more important than driven sectoral growth. How can agriculture be made sustainable, impactful, and qualitative? Examine. (200 Words)

The Hindu


General Studies – 4



Topic: International ethics

7) Cloning is a scientific marvel but an ethical dilemma. Comment. (150 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.