[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 28 December 2016

[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 28 December 2016

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General Studies – 1;


Topic: Regionalism; Natural resources

1) It is argued that geography predetermines conflicts. Illustrate this with the example of ongoing Manipur crisis. (200 Words)

The Hindu

Topic: Art and culture; Salient features of Indian society

2) Can recent demonetization be considered as ‘cultural revolution’? Critically comment. (200 Words)

The Hindu


General Studies – 2


Topic: Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability

3) Discuss the reforms and their significance brought in the rules governing grant of passports in India. (200 Words)

The Hindu

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

4) Both Pakistan and China have suggested that India should join the $46 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor(CPEC) project. Should India join CPEC? What does this offer by these two countries signify? Critically comment. (200 Words)

The Hindu

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

5) These days USA considers India to be a reliable and trusted partner in the process of stabilizing Afghanistan. Discuss why. (200 Words)

The Hindu


General Studies – 3


Topic: Inclusive growth and issues arising from it

6) Financial inclusion remains an unfulfilled dream for disabled people in India. Discuss reasons behind their exclusion, the challenges they face in accessing financial services and measures needed to bring them into financial inclusion fold. (200 Words)

The Hindu

Topic: Conservation; Environmental pollution

7) Climate change financing faces several hurdles, especially when it comes to financing from financial sector itself. What are the challenges that have hindered climate specific financing from financial institutions? How such financing can be mobilized? Discuss. (200 Words)

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General Studies – 4


Topic: Attitude

8) Our attitudes towards life, work, other people and society are generally shaped unconsciously by the family and the social surroundings in which we grow  up. Some of these unconsciously acquired attitudes and values are often undesirable in the citizens of a modern democratic and egalitarian society.

a) Discuss such undesirable values prevalent in Today’s educated Indians.

b) How can such undesirable attitudes be changed and socio-ethical values considered necessary in public services be cultivated in the aspiring and serving civil servants? (150 words)

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