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[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 14 October 2017

[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 14 October 2017

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General Studies – 1;



Topic:  Poverty and developmental issues 

1) Both China and India have recorded appallingly unequal growth over the last three decades, but in China, even though it is not a democracy in the sense of permitting free expression of public opinion, its growth process over the period 1980–2014 has been relatively much less unequal than India’s. Examine why. (200 Words)



Topic: urbanization, their problems and their remedies

2) Mumbai’s new proposed development plan focuses on providing employment space for 80 lakh persons and is depending on additional metro systems and the controversial coastal road project to take the potential load off the rail network. In the light of recent tragedy of stampede, comment its new development plan. (200 Words)


General Studies – 2



Topic: Indian Constitution- historical underpinnings, evolution, features, amendments, significant provisions and basic structure

3) The Uniform Civil Code is a delicate proposition with necessary progressive and consolidation measures. Comment. (200 Words)

The Wire


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

4) The need for a global action against Dengue has never been more imminent with India being a focal point. Comment. (200 Words)

The Wire



General Studies – 3


Topic: Infrastructure

5) Employment creation requires creation of social infrastructure as much as it does require structural reforms. Comment. (200 Words)

The Hindu


Topic: Agriculture

6) What is stubble burning? What measures can be undertaken so that stakeholders are persuaded against undertaking such a practice? Discuss. (200 Words)

The Indian Express


Topic:  Environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment

7) Air Pollution suffers from multifaceted turbulences without a national action plan. Comment.  (200 Words)

Down to Earth



General Studies – 4


Topic:  Dimensions of ethics; ethics in private and public relationships.

8) Ethics is essentially a study of human behaviour and societal conditions. Comment. (150 Words)