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[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 10 October 2017

[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 10 October 2017

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General Studies – 1;



Topic:  Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, Literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times.

1) ” Just as a patriarchal culture cannot tell stories of truly empowered women, so also, it cannot envision a truly supreme goddess.” Comment on the depiction of women as goddess in the Indian art. (200 Words)

The Hindu


General Studies – 2



Topic: Role of civil services in a democracy; Accountability

2) Restructuring the civil services on basis of domain knowledge has a historical precedent and parallel success in the military as examples. How feasible is such an idea towards more effective governance? Discuss. (200 Words)

The Hindu


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

3) Suicide is the second largest cause of death amongst young Indians. With reference to our Mental Health Policy Framework, how can social and care systems aid in better Mental Health of the nation? Examine. (200 Words)

The Hindu


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

4) What is the Act East policy? How can India improve better environmental diplomacy in the region with key stakeholder governments? Discuss. (200 Words)

The Hindu


Topic:   Structure, organization and functioning of the Judiciary

5) Transparency in Higher Judicial Appointments and Transfers need to balance the Independence of Judiciary and impose sufficient Accountability. Comment. (200 Words)

The Hindu


Topic:   Salient features of the Representation of People’s Act. 

6) India’s system of elections known as the first-past-the-post is often alleged to be unfair. Do you agree? Should this system be replaced by an alternative? Comment. (200 Words)

The Indian Express

General Studies – 3


Topic:  Environmental pollution; Conservation 

7) Global Environmental Policy need stability as much as it needs consensus. With reference to the Paris Agreement, identify the key outcomes of the same with India’s take towards them. (200 Words)

The Hindu



General Studies – 4


Topic: Ethics in human actions; Attitude

8) Religious ignorance is better than moral quietness. Comment.(150 Words)