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[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 13 October 2017

[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 13 October 2017

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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) Discuss the nature and significance of the events that led to liberation of Goa i 1961. (200 Words)



General Studies – 2



Topic: Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability

2) Railways, being the largest employer in the world, must also be the most accountable. Comment. (200 Words)

The Indian Express


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

3) UNESCO encourages international peace and universal respect for human rights by promoting collaboration between nations. Critically comment on the exit of Israel and the US from UNESCO and politicisation of this cultural body. (200 Words)

The Hindu



General Studies – 3


Topic: Storage, transport and marketing of agricultural produce and issues and related constraints; 

4) Pesticides aid in sustaining agricultural production as well as disease control. Examine the need to regulate pesticides with ways to do so. (200 Words)

The Hindu


Topic: Disaster and disaster management

5) Climate Change and Disaster Risk Reduction are correlated and should be simultaneously addressed. Comment. (200 Words)

The Hindu


Topic: Awareness in the fields of IT, Space, Computers, robotics, nano-technology, bio-technology and issues relating to intellectual property rights.

6) A Nobel Prize may be awarded to one but overshadows the efforts of many working behind the scenes endlessly. Comment. (200 Words)

The Hindu


Topic:  Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment  (Can be included in Paper-2 too)

7) The complementary phenomena of executive abdication and judicial activism have created an ugly spectacle of environmental mismanagement in India. Critically comment. (200 Words)


General Studies – 4


Topic:  Contributions of moral thinkers and philosophers from India and world.

8) Equality is the essence of an Ethical society. Highlight Dr. Ambedkar’s contributions of moral philosophy stating your view. (150 Words)

The Hindu