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[Insights Secure – 2018] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 25 December 2017

[Insights Secure – 2018] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 25 December 2017

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General Studies – 1



Topic:  Urbanisation – problems and remedies

1) Policymakers now rely almost entirely on technology, technologists and technocratic views by economists for policymaking, thus offering a limited view of the problem and its solutions. With reference to tackling pollution in our cities, comment on the limitations of technology and need for non-technological interventions to curb pollution. (250 Words)

The Hindu


Topic: Modern Indian history from about the middle of the eighteenth century until the present- significant events, personalities, issues 

2) Whatever might be the case, it cannot be denied that despite his immense contributions, history didn’t give ‘Mahamana’ Madan Mohan Malaviya the place that he deserved. (250 Words)


General Studies – 2


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

3) Why is there a tremendous stress on doctors at government hospitals?  In your opinion, what measures should be taken to reduce this stress and also to attract young doctors to government hospitals? Examine. (250 Words)

The Hindu


Topic: India and its neighborhood- relations.

4) Without formal government bilateral talks, how can cultural and intellectual interactions help improve bilateral relationship meanwhile? What are the challenges these kinds of interactions face? Discuss critically. (250 Words)

The Hindu


Topic:  functions and responsibilities of various Constitutional Bodies. 

5) What does recent 2G ‘scam’ verdict by the special CBI court reveal about functioning of CAG? Critically comment. (150 Words)




Topic  India and its neighborhood- relations.

6) A recalibration of the Indian position on Nepal needs to look beyond the conventional lenses of politics and security towards a deeper understanding of the Indo-Nepali relationship. Analyse. (250 Words)

The Wire

General Studies – 3


Topic:  Infrastructure

7) Urban transport investments have a limited understanding of the interrelationships between gender and transport. Discuss. (250 Words)



General Studies – 4

Topic:  role of family, society and educational institutions in inculcating values.