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[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 23 October 2017

[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 23 October 2017

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General Studies – 1;



Topic:   Role of women and women’s organization;  

1) “As marriages in India come under the purview of personal laws, the Prohibition of Child Marriage Act (PCMA) stops short of invalidating child marriage.” In the light of recent Supreme Court judgement criminalising sex with a child bride, discuss the statement. (200 Words)

The Indian Express


General Studies – 2



 Topic:  Role of civil services in democracy; Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability, 

2) Prior sanctions to prosecute allegations of corruption defy the intent of the legislation in current times as well as allow governments to further protect officials. Comment. (200 Words)

The Hindu


Topic:  Citizens charters, transparency & accountability and institutional and other measures. 

3) Disinformation is as dangerous as misinformation. With reference to increased instances of fake news, comment on measures to address the same. (200 Words)

The Hindu

General Studies – 3


Topic: Environmental pollution

4) Negative Emissions models are not able to limit global warming indicators and alternative approaches may be explored. Examine. (200 Words)

The Hindu


Topic: Issues relating to intellectual property rights. 

5) To enhance innovation, the ingenuity of ideas must also be protected. Comment. (200 Words)

The Indian Express


Topic:  Storage, transport and marketing of agricultural produce and issues and related constraints

6) India’s agro processing industry needs consistency of governmental regulations and policy guidelines more than a sectoral push. Discuss. (200 Words)

The Wire

General Studies – 4


Topic:  Ethics and Human Interface: Essence, determinants and consequences of Ethics in human actions

7) Justice delayed is justice denied. Examine the ethical questions in the prior statements highlighting your stand on the issue. (150 Words)