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[Insights Secure – 2018] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 23 November 2017

[Insights Secure – 2018] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 23 November 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) Examine the contributions of Subhash Chandra Bose’s Indian National Army (INA) to India’s freedom struggle and the events that led to its reconciliation in the national mainstream. (250 Words)

The Indian Express



General Studies – 2


Topic:   Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, Indian diaspora. 

2) Why and in what form the support from rich countries is crucial to reduce emissions and effectively combat climate change effects? Examine. (250 Words)

The Hindu


Topic:  Parliament and State Legislatures – structure, functioning, conduct of business, powers & privileges and issues arising out of these

3) Parliament has the important role of holding the government to account for its actions. In the light of the decreasing number of parliament sessions, critically comment. (250 Words)

The Hindu



General Studies – 3


Topic:  Agriculture issues

4) The central government constituted a series of high-powered committees on farmers’ suicides. Discuss the recommendations of these committees and comment why the union government has not acted upon these recommendations. (250 Words)

The Indian Express


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

5) What do you understand by smart contracts in banking? It is said that based on blockchain technology, smart contracts can make banking more secure and frictionless. Examine. (250 Words)



Topic: Environmental pollution

6) What are the objectives of the Powering Past Coal Alliance? Do you think such alliances help address climate change effectively? Comment. (150 Words)

The Hindu

General Studies – 4

Topic:   Corporate governance