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[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 09 October 2017

[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 09 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) “The tyranny of democracy undermines democracy.” Comment. (200 Words)

The Wire


General Studies – 2



Topic: India and its neighborhood- relations.

2) Political stability in Nepal is correlative to regional stability with respect to India. Discuss. (200 Words)

The Indian Express


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

3) Central Universities which enjoy dedicated state resources must reflect national unity and integration. Comment. (200 Words)

The Indian Express


Topic:  Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States and the performance of these schemes; 

4) Critically evaluate performance of the Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana. (200 Words)

The Indian Express


Topic:  Important International institutions, agencies and fora- their structure, mandate; Role of NGOs in development

5) With reference to the recent Nobel Prize awardee for Peace, critically comment on global efforts to attain disarmament. (200 Words)

The Wire

General Studies – 3


Topic:  Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment. 

6) Reforming and redefining economic models to get them in sync with the technology- is an absolute necessity to ensure better efficiency and productivity. Comment. (200 Words)

The Hindu


Topic:  Environmental pollution; Conservation

7) Environmental concerns by the public and state institutions should be weighed in proportion with the universal right to dissent. Comment in the light of the National Green Tribunal’s (NGT) ban on protests at Jantar Mantar Road. (200 Words)

The Indian Express


General Studies – 4


Topic: Ethics in human actions; 

8) Write a note on the ethical issues involved in nuclear war. (150 Words)



Topic: Corporate governance

9) Discuss the merits of Uday Kotak committee recommendations on corporate governance. (150 Words)