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[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 27 October 2017

[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 27 October 2017

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General Studies – 1;



Topic:   Post-independence consolidation and reorganization within the country.  

1) How did Jawaharlal Nehru try to resolve Kashmir issue. Give a critical account. (200 Words)

The Hindu


Topic:  Salient features of Indian Society; Social empowerment; Poverty and developmental issues; Population – issues

2) Discuss critically the causes behind rising suicides among the youth in India. (200 Words)

The Indian Express

General Studies – 2


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

3) Does the nature of political dispensation impact education attainment of its citizens? Discuss with the case studies of Kerala, Tripura and West Bengal.  (200 Words)



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

4) Unbridled, mandatory digitisation is causing immense pain and suffering to the poorest and most marginalised of this country. Comment. (200 Words)

The Hindu


General Studies – 3


Topic: Indian economy – growth and development; Effects of liberalization on the economy, changes in industrial policy and their effects on industrial growth

5) In the light of negative view being expressed against globalisation in the global media, do you think developing countries such as India should embrace protectionism and do away with open trade policies? Critically comment. (200 Words)



Topic: Indian economy 

6) Bank recapitalisation plan is a necessary but not sufficient condition for reviving growth. It must be accompanied by structural changes. Discuss. (200 Words)

The Indian Express


Topic:  Environmental pollution; Industrial policy

7) In the light of pressing issues being faced by mining industry, examine the features of Draft of New National Minerals Policy 2017. (200 Words)

The Wire


General Studies – 4


Topic:   ethical concerns and dilemmas