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[Insights Secure – 2018] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 27 December 2017

[Insights Secure – 2018] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 27 December 2017

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General Studies – 1


Topic:  Poverty and developmental issues

1) Inequality in China today is considerably lower than in India. Drawing from Chinese experience, how can India reduce inequality? Examine. (250 Words)

The Hindu

General Studies – 2



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

2) Why is the Mental Healthcare Act, 2017 passed by the parliament is hailed as a landmark legislation? Examine. (250 Words)



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

3) Do you think linking of Aadhaar with most of the schemes would inevitably end up infringing rights of citizens?  Critically comment. (150 Words)




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

4) Do you think diplomacy is the only and final solution to resolve North Korea crisis? Justify. (150 Words)

The Hindu

General Studies – 3


Topic:  Issues relating to intellectual property rights.

5) In 2005, India made some remarkable amendments to the Indian Patents Act of 1970. What were these amendments? What’s their significance today? Discuss. (250 Words)

The Hindu


Topic:  Conservation

6) The Ministry of Environment and Forests has approved a 10-year research project that will attempt to develop an immunocontraceptive to bring down the populations of Asian elephants, Nilgais, wild pigs and rhesus macaques. Discuss the challenges that India faces in controlling ‘problem animals’ and the issues involved in controlling such animals. (250 Words)

The Indian Express

General Studies – 4

Topic:  ethical concerns and dilemmas in government and private institutions