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[Insights Secure – 2018] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 02 December 2017

[Insights Secure – 2018] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 02 December 2017

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General Studies – 1



Topic:   Role of women; Resources

1) It is said that the larger questions of water rights of women, both in terms of access and control over decision-making, remain unaddressed in India. Examine why. Also discuss why is it important to involve them in issues around water. (250 Words)



Topic:  Modern Indian history from about the middle of the eighteenth century until the present- significant events, personalities, issues 

2) How did the destruction of the Babri Masjid affect Indian society and polity? Critically examine. (250 Words)


General Studies – 2


Topic:   Separation of powers between various organs dispute redressal mechanisms and institutions.

3) The latest constitutional amendment to the Goods and Services Tax allows the GST Council to establish a dispute resolution mechanism that overlaps with the original jurisdiction of the Supreme Court. Examine the implications of this amendment. (150 Words)



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

4) In the last two decades, there has been rapid commercialisation of medical services which has led to cut-throat competition among doctors to attract patients for higher revenue generation. What do is cut practice in medical field? Examine the aspects of cut practice, such as its prevalence, trends and the ways to stop it.(250 Words)



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

5) Examine the factors that have shaped nuclear disarmament movement around the world and the challenges this movement poses to nuclear power states. (250 Words)


General Studies – 3


Topic:   Indian economy – growth

6) What do you understand by household expenditure? Examine India’s recent service sector-led growth from the perspective of household expenditure. (250 Words)



Topic: Basics of cybersecurity

7) India must establish a concrete cybersecurity strategy that takes into account the views of central government departments, universities, industries, international allies and partners, and state and local governments. Discuss. (250 Words)




General Studies – 4

Topic:  Contributions of moral thinkers and philosophers from India and world.