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[Insights Secure – 2018] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 19 December 2017

[Insights Secure – 2018] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 19 December 2017

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General Studies – 1



Topic:  The Freedom Struggle – its various stages and important contributors /contributions from different parts of the country. 

1) Critically analyse Madan Mohan Malaviya’s contribution to India’s struggle for independence. (250 Words)

The Hindu


Topic:  Urbanisation – problems and remedies

2) How does rapid urbanisation affect temperature patterns in cities? Discuss with examples. (150 Words)

The Hindu

General Studies – 2




Topic:   Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability, e-governance- applications, models, successes, limitations, and potential

3) Why is linking of Aadhaar with other documents is said to be cumbersome and hurtful to poor? Critically examine. (150 Words)

The Indian Express


Topic:  India and its neighborhood- relations.

4) Post Doklam issue, what efforts are being made by India and China to repair their relationship? Critically examine. (150 Words)

The Indian Express

General Studies – 3


Topic:  Economic growth ; Inclusive development 

5) The World Inequality Report 2018 released by the World Inequality Lab last week says that income inequality in India has increased since economic liberalisation. Discuss the findings of this report and causes of raising inequality in India. (250 Words)

The Hindu


Topic:  Basics of cyber security;

6) According to the Internal Security Threat Report of 2017 by Symantec India is the fifth most vulnerable country in the world in terms of cybersecurity breaches. Do you think it’s time to integrate cybersecurity in every aspect of policy and planning? Discuss. (250 Words)

The Hindu


Topic:  Achievements of Indians in science & technology; indigenization of technology and developing new technology

7) Many of the greatest scientists that independent India has produced are little known, like hidden figures in their own homeland. Briefly discuss contributions of such scientists. (250 Words)

The Hindu


General Studies – 4

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