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[Insights Secure – 2018] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 12 December 2017

[Insights Secure – 2018] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 12 December 2017

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General Studies – 1



Topic:  Social empowerment; Population issues

1) Is the demand for inclusion among the OBCs by Patels and other powerful backward communities justified? Critically examine. (150 Words)

The Hindu


General Studies – 2


Topic:  Poverty and hunger 

2) Critically examine the arguments made in favour and against the findings of recent Global Hunger Index (GHI), especially with respect to India’s ranking. (250 Words)

The Hindu


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

3) India’s admittance into the Wassenaar Arrangement as its 42nd participating member is a big step forward in its quest for formal acceptance as a responsible nuclear power. Comment. (150 Words)

The Hindu


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

4) It is found that providing solar-powered systems across primary health centres can improve health outcomes. Discuss. (250 Words)

The Hindu


Topic: Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, Indian diaspora;  Important International institutions, agencies and fora- their structure, mandate.  

5) Chinese involvement in peacekeeping, along with its higher funding contributions will put Beijing in the driver’s seat in formulating peacekeeping mandates, thereby affecting India in more ways than one. Analyse. (250 Words)

The Hindu

General Studies – 3


Topic:  Environmental pollution

6) Do you think taxing carbon would curb pollution in India? Discuss. (250 Words)

The Hindu



Topic: Awareness in biotechnology

7) What is DNA fingerprinting? What are the steps involved in it? Examine how this technology has become so crucial in establishing both culpability and innocence. (250 Words)

The Indian Express


General Studies – 4

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