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[Insights Secure – 2018] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 08 February 2018

[Insights Secure – 2018] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 08 February 2018

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General Studies – 1


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

1) Post – independence, how different would have been India’s course towards modernity and democracy without Jawahar Lal Nehru? Critically analyse. (250 Words)

The Wire


General Studies – 2


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

2) What is the structure and mandate of UNSC Sanctions Committees? Why is India seeking transparency in these committees? Examine. (250 Words)

The Wire


Topic:   India and its neighborhood- relations. 

3) Was ‘Operation Cactus’ that India carried out in 1988, in tune with India’s then foreign policy? Should India carry out similar operation today? Comment. (250 Words)

The Hindu


General Studies – 3


Topic:   Issues relating to intellectual property rights. 

4) What do you understand by patent exclusivity and secondary patents? Examine the innovations in Indian patent law that have made medicines affordable and the ways through which big pharma companies try to subvert these laws. (250 Words)

The Hindu


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

5) It is now well recognised that there is an investment slowdown in India, which is delaying a full-blooded recovery in the economy. How does this investment slowdown affect formal and informal sector? What are its policy implications? Examine. (250 Words)

The Hindu


General Studies – 4

Topic:   Ethics in human actions