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

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

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General Studies – 1;



Topic:  Changes in critical geographical features (including waterbodies and ice-caps) and in flora and fauna and the effects of such changes. 

1) “What India needs is not interlinking of rivers but something else to achieve water, agriculture and livelihood security.” Comment. (200 Words)



General Studies – 2


Topic: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources.

2) Regulation of Medical Education requires a dedicated and concerted effort. With reference to issues concerning Medical Council of India, suggest measures to reform Medical Education. (200 Words)




3) Coordination and Service Reform measures are urgently needed for apex level efficiency on Defence Policy and Administration. Analyse. (200 Words)

The Indian Express


Topic: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation

4) “Censorship of content on online mediums and social media can be incremental towards safety but detrimental towards creativity.” Comment. (200 Words)

The Hindu


General Studies – 3


Topic: Issues relating to intellectual property rights

5) Enhancement of global trade hinges on a strong regulatory regime governing Intellectual Property Rights. Comment.(200 Words)

The Hindu


Topic: Inclusive growth and issues arising from it.

6) Incentivising and Restructuring are key components to be considered while formulating a new Energy Policy. Discuss. (200 Words)



General Studies – 4



Topic: ethical issues in international relations 

7) What are the ethical issues in state sponsored surveillance? Do you think a middle path can be created? If so, give reasons for your answer.(150 Words)

The Guardian

Note: Day after tomorrow there will be Case Study on the topic Probity in Governance: Concept of public service; Philosophical basis of governance and probity; Information sharing and transparency in government, Right to Information, Codes of Ethics, Codes of Conduct, Citizen’s Charters, Work culture, Quality of service delivery, Utilization of public funds, challenges of corruption.