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[Insights Secure – 2018] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 11 December 2017

[Insights Secure – 2018] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 11 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) Why did Chola rulers constantly shift their capital cities? Write a note on the architectural style of Chola temples. (150 Words)

The Hindu


General Studies – 2


Topic:  Important International institutions, agencies and fora- their structure, mandate. 

2) It is widely feared that the tension with North Korea could escalate into nuclear war. In your opinion, how the world can resolve North Korea crisis peacefully? Comment. (250 Words)

The Hindu



Topic:  India and its neighborhood- relations.

3) In the light of the recent developments, critically comment on India’s position on Palestine. (150 Words)

The Wire


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

4) What challenges the U.S. has mounted on the WTO? What challenges does India face regarding farm issues at the Buenos Aires ministerial meet? Examine. (250 Words)

The Hindu


Topic:  India and its neighborhood- relations. 

5) Why is it imperative for India to remember that Chabahar is an SEZ and not an exclusive project handed over to India? Comment. (150 Words)


General Studies – 3


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

6) In the light of the apprehensions expressed against some of its provisions, critically analyse aims and rationale of the proposed new Financial Resolution and Deposit Insurance Act (FRDI) law. (250 Words)

The Indian Express

The Wire


Topic: Awareness in IT

7) There is a growing support for either regulating or breaking big tech companies such as Facebook and Google. Discuss the reasons. Should they be broken up? Comment.  (250 Words)



General Studies – 4

Topic:  Attitude; Values