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[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 29 September 2017

[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 29 September 2017

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General Studies – 1;



Topic:  Salient features of Indian society

1) Cleanliness must move beyond caste. With reference to the Swach Bharat Abhiyaan, how can social integration aid in national cleanliness and hygiene? Examine. (200 Words)

The Hindu


Topic: Salient features of Indian society; Social empowerment; Political ideologies and their effect on society

2) Alternate opinions form the backbone of a civic society. How can intellectuals and activists play a more meaningful role in social transformation? Discuss. (200 Words)

The Hindu

General Studies – 2



Topic:  Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability,

3) Private investigations can assist individuals and the state in thoroughness and expertise without an integrity compromise. Critically comment on the need to regulate private investigative agencies. (200 Words)

The Hindu


Topic:  Role of civil services 

4) Police reforms require structural changes making the establishment more independent and resistant to external influences. Comment. (200 Words)

The Indian Express



General Studies – 3


Topic: Indian economy; Environment

5) Analyse the impact of climate change on the Indian Economy. Suggest some key systemic measures for the same.  (200 Words)



General Studies – 4



Topic:  Ethical concerns and dilemmas in government and private institutions;

6) Use of force by the State or Law Enforcement identifies key conflicts of ethical interest. 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.