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[Insights Secure – 2018] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 01 December 2017

[Insights Secure – 2018] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 01 December 2017

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General Studies – 1



Topic:   Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, Literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times

1) Critically comment on the cultural significance of ‘Padmavat’ – a poem written in Avadhi language by Sufi poet Malik Muhammad Jayasi. (150 Words)

The Indian Express


General Studies – 2


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

2) India’s actions since the outbreak of Rohingya violence in Myanmar have negated its position as a regional, subcontinental and Asian leader, and it has also undermined its democracy. Comment. (250 Words)

The Hindu



Topic Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability, 

3) It would be appropriate for India to draw up a data protection law using the rights-based approach of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation, 2016, in which data protection is comprehensive and exemptions limited. Discuss. (250 Words)

The Hindu



Topic: India and its neighborhood- relations. 

4) “Pakistan’s original sin is its construction and treatment of Ahmadis.” Discuss critically why anti-Ahmadism in Pakistan is threatening its socio-political fabric. (250 Words)

The Indian Express


Topic:  Functions and responsibilities of the Union and the States, issues and challenges pertaining to the federal structure, devolution of powers and finances up to local levels and challenges therein

5) The problem of jurisdictional conflicts between Delhi’s elected government and the lieutenant governor (LG) is attributable to the conundrum called Article 239 AA of the Indian Constitution. Do you agree? Should the Supreme Court intervene and correct the anomaly? Comment. (250 Words)

The Indian Express

General Studies – 3


Topic:   Employment

6) “Gender gaps come in the way of business competitiveness.” In the light of recent gender gap report findings, analyse. (150 Words)

The Indian Express


Topic: Conservation

7) The obsessive attention on conserving tiger has diverted attention from saving other important species of birds and animals that are endangered or nearing extinct. Comment. (150 Words)

The Hindu



General Studies – 4

Topic:  Ethical concerns and dilemmas in government and private institutions;