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[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 01 November 2017

[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 01 November 2017

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General Studies – 1;



Topic:   Salient features of Indian Society, Diversity of India.

1) India is extremely rich in terms of linguistic diversity. Discuss the relationship between linguistic diversity and social justice. (200 Words)




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

2) Kashmir and Kashmiri’s need autonomy, not azaadi. Comment. (250 Words)

The Hindu

General Studies – 2


Topic: Issues relating to poverty and hunger.  

3) What is ready-to-use therapeutic food (RUTF)? Discuss its benefits and government of India’s policy on RUTF. (200 Words)

The Indian Express



Topic:  Pressure groups and formal/informal associations and their role in the Polity 

4) Opacity in political financing, fear of party fragmentation, dynastic succession, and lack of intra-party democracy are all mutually reinforcing variables. Analyse. (250 Words)



Topic:  Functioning of judiciary

5) Discuss the steps taken by the Supreme Court to reform collegium system. Do you think these measures are adequate? What more reforms are needed to address concerns regarding collegium system? (250 Words)

The Hindu

General Studies – 3


Topic: Awareness in the fields of IT, Space, Computers ; Employment

6) “If we don’t have a system that gives everyone a chance to gain the necessary skills, differences in education and family background will lead to even greater inequality.” Discuss in the context of fears being expressed about computers replacing humans in workplaces. (250 Words)



Topic:  Science and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life 

7) Discuss the role of technology, especially data, in tackling modern slavery. (150 Words)



Topic: Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources

8) What do you understand by moral hazard? It is said that recapitalisation of banks adds to the risk of moral hazard. Elaborate. (150 Words)

The Hindu


General Studies – 4

Topic:  Public/Civil service values and Ethics in Public administration
UPSC Mains 2017