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[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 17 October 2017

[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 17 October 2017

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General Studies – 1;



Topic:   Modern Indian history from about the middle of the eighteenth century until the present- significant events, personalities, issues

1) Was Sir Syed Ahmad Khan indeed the father of the two-nation theory or was he merely advocating modern ideas of multiculturalism and differentiated citizenship? Critically examine. (200 Words)

The Indian Express



General Studies – 2



Topic:  Statutory, regulatory and various quasi-judicial bodies 

2) The CBI plays a pivotal role in the criminal justice delivery but is often marred with a myriad of responsibilities. Comment while suggesting reforms to the CBI. (200 Words)

The Hindu


Topic:    Development processes and the development industry- the role of NGOs, SHGs, various groups and associations, donors, charities, institutional and other stakeholders 

3) Examine the role of think tanks and specialised research labs on policy formulation. Do you think relying on external sources is a viable idea for effective policy formulation? Comment. (200 Words)



Topic:  Mechanisms, laws, institutions and Bodies constituted for the protection and betterment of these vulnerable sections

4) Children are the most sensitive components of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs). Comment on the international measures in place and the responsibility on nations to assist in the same. (200 Words)

The Wire

General Studies – 3


Topic: Inclusive growth and issues arising from it

5) Universal Basic Income, is a magic wand for welfare but may require several customisations for the Indian context. Comment. (200 Words)



Topic:  Challenges to internal security through communication networks, role of media and social networking sites in internal security challenges, basics of cyber security;

6) Social Network suffers from an authenticity problem only to be solved by internal and external regulations. Comment. (200 Words)



General Studies – 4


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

7) Power and accountability are correlated, proportional, and commensurate. Comment. (150 Words)