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

[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 28 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) Abdur Rahim Khan-e-Khana, along with Amir Khusrau, symbolises our syncretic culture. Comment. (200 Words)

The Indian Express


General Studies – 2


Topic: India and its neighborhood- relations.  

2) The strategic balance of the South Asian region has tilted dramatically in India’s favour over the last two years. Discuss the causes of this shift and strategic implications of this shift on Pakistan. (200 Words)

The Indian Express

The Hindu


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

3) Compare and contrast China’s Social Credit System (SCS)  with India’s Aadhaar system. Comment on implications of both these systems on their respective citizens. (200 Words)

The Indian Express


Topic: Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States and the performance of these schemes

4) Community involvement is missing and so is the interest towards maintaining sustainability of drinking water projects. What else hinders progress of rural drinking water scheme? Suggest measures to fix loopholes. (200 Words)

Down to Earth

General Studies – 3


Topic: Indian economy – growth and development; 

5) The NPA crisis is product of not only the failure of banking governance, but also due to failure of institutions such as judiciary and CAG. Comment. (200 Words)

The Indian Express


Topic: Economics of animal rearing 

6) Changing infrastructure, services and the changing economics contributed to the milk revolution more than the genetic import. Discuss. (200 Words)

Down to Earth


Topic: Conservation

7) Laws such as the Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Act and the purpose of national parks seems to be in contradiction when it comes to conservation of ecosystem and protection of livelihood of forest people. Comment. (200 Words)



General Studies – 4


Topic:   Dimensions of ethics