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[Insights Secure – 2018] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 16 November 2017

[Insights Secure – 2018] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 16 November 2017

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General Studies – 1;



Topic: Post-independence consolidation and reorganization within the country

1) Do you think there is a need to introduce  the wars the Indian military was compelled to engage in after August 1947 in school curriculum? Justify. (150 Words)

The Hindu



General Studies – 2


Topic:  Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests

2) “It would be unwise to rely on the US to counter China. India must build tools to protect its own interests.” Comment. (250 Words)

The Indian Express


Topic: Salient features of the Representation of People’s Act

3) There is a widely held belief that voters in India, especially the poor, sell their votes in exchange for cash, liquor, saris, and many other such goodies. Do you agree with this belief? Substantiate. (250 Words)

The Hindu


Topic Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to education

4) Examine the issues and concerns that are associated with using technology as learning tool for kids. (150 Words)

The Indian Express

General Studies – 3


Topic: Employment 

5) Examine the impact of demonetisation on employment in India. (250 Words)



Topic: Indian Economy and issues relating to planning – growth and development

6) Discuss in detail the features of Tripura model of development which has resulted in better human development outcomes for the state. (250 Words)

The Hindu 


Topic: Awareness in internet and computers

7) What are bots? How are they shaping internet today? Examine. (150 Words)

The Hindu



General Studies – 4

Topic:  Ethical concerns and dilemmas in public and private institutions