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[Insights Secure – 2018] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 03 November 2017

[Insights Secure – 2018] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 03 November 2017

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General Studies – 1;



Topic:   Political philosophies like communism, capitalism, socialism etc.- their forms and effect on the society.  

1) Why did communism fail? Does modern world need communism? In the light of 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution, critically comment. (250 Words)



General Studies – 2


Topic:  Issues relating to poverty and hunger. 

2) What are the features of the Government of India’s National Nutrition Strategy announced in September 2017? Does excess emphasis on sanitation help address India’s malnutrition problem? Critically comment. (250 Words)

The Indian Express


Topic:  Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to health

3) The Prime Minister has recently constituted the economic advisory council (PMEAC) to provide sound policy advice in key areas such as reviving economic growth and creating enabling conditions for gainful employment. Do you think PMEAC was needed when the NITI Aayog and the office of the chief economic adviser (CEA) are fully functional with similar policy agendas? Discuss. (200 Words)


General Studies – 3


Topic: Indian economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment. 

4) Despite two key measures – demonetisation and GST, India has made very slow progress towards becoming a formal economy. Discuss the reasons and measures needed to formalise economy. (250 Words)

The Indian Express



Topic:  Infrastructure; Economic growth

5) Critically examine the features of Bharatmala Pariyojana (BMP) initiative and its likely impact on economic growth of India. (150 Words)



Topic:  Security challenges and their management 

6) ‘Lone wolf’ attacks are a security and political challenge. How should governments and other stakeholders deal with such attacks? Discuss. (150 Words)

The Hindu


General Studies – 4

TopicEthics in human actions
Topic:  Ethics in human actions