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[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 27 September 2017

[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 27 September 2017

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General Studies – 1;



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

1) Choice and Consent are the pillars for women rights. With reference to abortion rights, explain how both these pillars need to be protected.  (200 Words)

The Wire



General Studies – 2



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

2) Limiting discovery of tobacco products can prolong the resistance and not prevent it. India urgently needs a National Tobacco Control Policy with a special focus on children. Comment. (200 Words)

The Hindu



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

3) Digitisation of financial services also expands allows the sector to expand its scope to other expertise driven domains. Analyse. (200 Words)

The Hindu


Topic:  Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability, 

4) Journalist Rights are as important as Press Rights. How can Journalist rights be strengthened in India?Discuss. (200 Words)

The Wire

General Studies – 3


Topic: Achievements of Indians in science & technology; indigenization of technology and developing new technology.; 

5) The progress of a Nation lies in the investment it makes in Research. Comment on the status of investments in Research and Development in India and suggest some measures to amplify it.  (200 Words)

The Wire


Topic:  Security challenges and their management in border areas; linkages of organized crime with terrorism 

6) “India’s internal security concerns must override humanitarian impulses.” Comment in the  context of Rohingya crisis. (200 Words)

The Indian Express


Topic:  Environmental pollution; Agriculture

7) Efficient management of municipal solid waste is good for agricultural productivity and soil quality of our farms. Discuss. (200 Words)

The Indian Express


General Studies – 4



Topic: International ethics

8) What do you understand by Sympathy and Empathy? How can these qualities help a civil servant perform this duties better? (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.