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[Insights Secure – 2018] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 20 December 2017

[Insights Secure – 2018] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 20 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) It is said that not only revolutionaries, even contribution of their mothers who fought hard for India’s independence is forgotten by historians. Examine contribution of such heroic women who helped revolutionary cause during struggle for independence. (250 Words)

The Wire


General Studies – 2




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

2) Recently the Karnataka high court quashed the rule mandating 85% pictorial warning on the packaging of tobacco products. Are graphic pictorial health warnings effective strategy to create awareness? Also examine the issues this high court order brings forth regarding fight against tobacco products. (250 Words)

The Wire


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

3) Critically evaluate ASEAN’s contribution to regional peace and security. (250 Words)

The Wire


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

4) The WTO has made limited progress over the past two decades on various issues of significance. Do you think WTO as an institution is in decline? Critically comment. (150 Words)



Topic:  Mechanisms, laws, institutions and Bodies constituted for the protection and betterment of these vulnerable sections

5) Five years after a gangrape in Delhi sparked widespread protests on the issue of sexual assault, stringent laws have not proved to be a deterrent, or created safe spaces for women.  Critically comment. (250 Words)

The Indian Express

General Studies – 3


Topic:  Basics of cyber security;

6) Increasingly, India is being seen as a pioneer in digital technologies. This rapid pace of transformation has raised larger questions around inclusion, data protection and privacy. Discuss these larger questions and their solutions. (250 Words)

The Indian Express


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

7) Examine the purpose and utility of the introduction of the e-way bill system under the GST regime.  (150 Words)

The Hindu


Topic:   Awareness in the fields of IT, Space, Computers, robotics, 

8) What is Long Short-Term Memory in Artificial Intelligence (AI)? Will AI rule humans? Examine. (250 Words)

The Hindu


General Studies – 4

Topic:  Quality of service delivery,