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[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 07 October 2017

[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 07 October 2017

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General Studies – 1;



Topic:  Role of women and women’s organization,

1) What explains the decline of the already low female labour force participation rate in India, particularly during a period of rapid economic growth? Examine. (200 Words)



Topic: Urbanisation – problems and remedies; Population and associated issues

2) Urban Health Disorders are a self inflection despite resource availability. Comment. (200 Words)

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General Studies – 2



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

3) Studies have shown that husbands’ participation and involvement in maternal health makes life more satisfactory for women worldwide. However, commitment to the policy and strategic changes are needed to achieve men’s participation for more suitable health results. Discuss. (200 Words)



Topic:  Poverty and hunger

4) Replacing food rations with cash could effectively undercut efforts to reduce malnutrition. Comment. (200 Words)



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

5) India–China relations have always been shaped by contradictory factors, with forces of cooperation limited by competing geopolitical ideas and interests. Comment. (200 Words)


General Studies – 3


Topic:  Linkages between development and spread of extremism. 

6) “The relationship between underdevelopment and Maoist activity cannot be explained in simple economic terms.'” Comment. (200 Words)



Topic:  Indian economy growth and development

7) Are investments in education and agricultural research and development, and in rural infrastructure development and health provisions have improved farm income and reduced poverty levels in India? Examine. (200 Words)



Topic:  economics of animal-rearing.

8) Write a critical note on the “Kochi Initiative” of fisheries management. (200 Words)


General Studies – 4



Topic: Ethics in human actions; Moral philosophers

9) “The young lacking experience of the world, should not study ethics, for ethics is not a science.” Comment. (150 Words)



Topic: Ethics in human actions;