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[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 31 October 2017

[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 31 October 2017

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General Studies – 1;



Topic:   Social empowerment, 

1) The root of the problem of lack of sanitation in India lies in institutional discrimination against the scheduled castes. Comment in the light of objectives of the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan. (150 Words)

The Wire


Topic: The Freedom Struggle – its various stages and important contributors /contributions from different parts of the country. 

2) While Nehru was a natural democrat, Sardar Patel was pragmatist. Comment. (250 Words)

The Indian Express

The Hindu

General Studies – 2


Topic: Indian Constitution- historical underpinnings, evolution, features, amendments, significant provisions and basic structure.  

3) Discuss the constitutional and rights issues involved in interfaith marriages and the opinion of courts on the same. (200 Words)

The Indian Express



Topic: Mechanisms, laws, institutions and Bodies constituted for the protection and betterment of these vulnerable sections. 

4) Discuss the consequences of recent Supreme Court judgment making sex with a girl between 15 and 18 years even within marriage a criminal offence. (250 Words)

The Indian Express

General Studies – 3


Topic: Awareness in the fields of IT, Space, Computers 

5) What do you understand by the Internet of Things (IoT)? Is existing cellular infrastructure ready to embrace IoT? Discuss. (150 Words)



Topic: Awareness in the fields of biotechnology

6) What are Yescarta (axicabtagene ciloleucel) and Kymriah  therapies? Discuss their applications and risks. (150 Words)

The Indian Express


Topic: Energy; Environmental pollution

7) Can clean energy revolution disrupt climate change effects? Critically examine. (250 Words)



General Studies – 4

Topic:  Public/Civil service values and Ethics in Public administration