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[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 21 September 2017

[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 21 September 2017

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General Studies – 1;



Topic:  Salient features of Indian Society, Diversity of India. (Paper-3 – IPR)

1) Geographical Indicators indicate Indian Diversity and should be promoted as much as possible. Analyse.(200 Words)

The Hindu


General Studies – 2


Topic: Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability

2) Excessive number of Ministries leads to Governance deficits ultimately affecting transparency and accountability. Comment. (200 Words)

The Hindu


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

 3) Modern slavery is far more difficult to curb and needs a multi pronged strategy. Discuss.(200 Words)

The Hindu


Topic: Parliament and State Legislatures – structure, functioning, conduct of business, powers & privileges and issues arising out of these. 

4) An effective Opposition is crucial to a effective Democracy. Comment. (200 Words)

The Hindu


Topic: Pressure groups and formal/informal associations and their role in the Polity

5) Weak institutions and weak state capacity enable dynastic politics. Do you agree? Why do dynastic politics thrive in India? Is dynastic politics harming India? Analyse. (200 Words)


General Studies – 3


Topic: Indian economy – mobilization of resources

6) Tax reform hinges on better tax administration and compliance. With special reference to DTAA’s and GST, evaluate key deficiencies and reforms thereof. (200 Words)

The Hindu


Topic: Science and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life

7) Critically analyse the use of blockchain technologies. Do they pose a national security threat if used for the wrong motives? Identify the feasibility of regulating the same. (200 Words)

The Hindu


General Studies – 4



Topic: Probity in Governance: Concept of public service

8) What do you understand by public sector ethics? Differentiate it with government ethics. (150 Words)


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.