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[Insights Secure – 2018] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 27 November 2017

[Insights Secure – 2018] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 27 November 2017

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General Studies – 1



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

1) Discuss briefly the nature of national consolidation process that took place in the decade from 1947 right up to the India-China war of 1962. (250 Words)

The Hindu


Topic:  World geography

2) What is Gulf dust storm? Why is it caused? Examine its consequences. (250 Words)

The Indian Express

General Studies – 2


Topic:  Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health; 

3) Policymakers in India need reliable disease burden data at subnational levels. Planning based on local trends can improve the health of populations more effectively. Examine how  the India State-Level Disease Burden Initiative can be useful in this regard. (250 Words)

The Hindu

General Studies – 3


Topic:   Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment.

4) Any attempt to outlaw all high-interest, or usurious, lending will make life worse for borrowers who genuinely benefit from informal lending. Comment. (150 Words)

The Hindu


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

5) Bitcoin is a digital currency that liberates innovation which helps consumers free themselves from punishing government regulations globally. Critically comment. (250 Words)

The Indian Express


Topic: Effects of liberalization on the economy, changes in industrial policy and their effects on industrial growth.

6) What is the difference between industrial policy and trade policy? Do you think there exists a convergence between these policies in India?  Examine how can India design an industrial policy which promotes economic growth with the trade dimensions upfront. (250 Words)



Topic:  Issues relating to intellectual property rights. 

7) Geographical Indications (GIs) support local production and are an important economic tool for the uplift of rural and tribal communities. However, India’s GI law has loopholes which make it an ineffective economic tool. Comment. (250 Words)

The Hindu

General Studies – 4

Topic:  Corporate governance.