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[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 04 October 2017

[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 04 October 2017

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General Studies – 1;



Topic:   Political philosophies like communism, capitalism, socialism etc.- their forms and effect on the society.

1) Plutocracy is the antithesis of democracy. Do you think India treats different classes in Indian society differently when it comes to an development agenda? Comment. (200 Words)



General Studies – 2



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

2) Quality of educators is the cornerstone for quality education. What measures can be undertaken to improve teacher quality at all levels of education?  Discuss. (200 Words)

The Hindu


Topic: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.

 3) Does Aadhar assure unique identity and other benefits better than its predecessors? Comment. (200 Words)

The Wire


Topic:  Role of civil services in a democracy.

4) What are the directions given by the Supreme Court on police reforms in the Prakash Singh v. Union of India case? In the light of lack of political will to implement these directions, what role you think the public should play in pushing political class to heed to Supreme Court directions? Comment. (200 Words)

The Hindu


General Studies – 3


Topic: Investment models

5) Public Private Partnerships not only aid in sharing burden but also tend to be more qualitative. Critically analyse the PPP developmental model. (200 Words)



Topic: Indian economy issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources

6) Consumption expenditure without investment increase leads to a credit cycle. Comment on the rising consumption expenditure in India. (200 Words)



General Studies – 4



Topic: Ethics in public administration; Foundational values – civil services

7) What do you mean by Intellectual integrity? Do you think it is an indispensable quality for a civil servant? Give reasons.(150 Words)