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[Insights Secure – 2018] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 06 December 2017

[Insights Secure – 2018] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 06 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) What do you understand by cultural heritage? How cultural heritage can be used to bring about peace and reconciliation? Discuss. (150 Words)

The Indian Express


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

2) What do you understand by pluralism? In your opinion, which events in modern India have negatively impacted pluralism most? Examine. (150 Words)

The Hindu

General Studies – 2


Topic:  Role of civil services in a democracy. 

3) The focus of police reform should really be on reorganising criminal administration. Comment. (150 Words)

The Hindu


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

4) Last week, the U.S. protested at the World Trade Organisation against China’s bid for recognition as a market economy. What is market economy? Why does China want this status? Why is the US opposing it? Also examine how will China’s elevation as market economy affect India. (250 Words)

The Hindu


General Studies – 3


Topic:   Employment

5) Skill training should be viewed as a complementary part of mainstream education, rather than being regarded as an inferior alternative. In the light of Skill India mission and its objectives, critically comment on the statement. (250 Words)



Topic: Infrastructure

6) In your opinion, what needs to be done in order to make the ‘Housing For All by 2022’ programme successful?  Discuss. (250 Words)



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

7) Which are the ways through which government can capture data of informal sector? Examine the importance of data collected through GST and demonetisation for policymakers. (150 Words)

The Hindu

General Studies – 4

Topic:  Values; Political attitude