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[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 16 October 2017

[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 16 October 2017

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General Studies – 1;



Topic:   Changes in critical geographical features (including waterbodies and ice-caps) and in flora and fauna and the effects of such changes. 

1) Write a critical note on the working and findings of the Warsaw International Mechanism for Loss and Damage associated with Climate Change Impacts (WIM). (200 Words)

Down to Earth



General Studies – 2



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

2) A ban on books comprises the right to read but enshrines State intervention on inconsistent grounds. Comment. (200 Words)

The Hindu


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

3) Critically analyse the impact of inducting a dedicated public health management cadre on improving health deliverables. (200 Words)

The Hindu



General Studies – 3


Topic: Energy

4) To prefer clean fuel is a combination of policy concurrence and citizen awareness. Comment on the need on a clean fuel and energy consumption policy need by India on an urgent basis. (200 Words)

The Indian Express


Topic:  Changes in industrial policy and their effects on industrial growth.

5) The contradictions in smartphone production highlight structural issues in manufacturing policy. Comment.(200 Words)



Topic:  Basics of cybersecurity

6) Effective cyber security measures need adaptive technology and policies as opposed to compliant ones. Comment. (200 Words)




General Studies – 4


Topic:   Probity in Governance: Concept of public service; Philosophical basis of governance and probity

7) What is the difference between Governance, Good Governance, and Ethical Governance. Can ethical governance be enforced? Give reasons for your answer. (150 Words)