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[Insights Secure – 2018] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 28 December 2017

[Insights Secure – 2018] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 28 December 2017

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General Studies – 1


Topic:  Role of women; Social empowerment

1) Discuss the merits and demerits of the proposed Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill 2017. (250 Words)

The Hindu

General Studies – 2



Topic:  Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, Indian diaspora. 

2) India should remember that its primary area of concern is the Indian Ocean Region (IOR), not the Indo-Pacific. Comment. (150 Words)

The Hindu


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

3) It is said that it is time for Indian investigators to update their understanding of encephalitis and look at outbreaks through a wider lens. Examine why. (150 Words)

The Hindu



Topic Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability 

4) Net neutrality is the human right in the digital age. Comment. (150 Words)

The Hindu

General Studies – 3


Topic:  Environmental pollution

5) The India Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur report published in 2016 cites municipal solid waste burning and vehicular pollution as critical contributors of air pollution apart from crop residue burning. Examine how these and other factors contribute to pollution in cities and measures needed to address these factors. (250 Words)

The Hindu


Topic: Security challenges and their management in border areas; linkages of organized crime with terrorism

6) India has off-late witnessed a surge in insurgency related incidents in the Kashmir Valley. The nature of local support for the Kashmir insurgency is changing and the lack of other approaches barring the military one ensure that insurgency as an enterprise is feasible and the recurring cost of violence is borne by India. In this regard, what should be India’s counter-insurgency strategy in Kashmir?  Examine. (250 Words)

The Wire

General Studies – 4

Topic:  Ethics and Human Interface: Essence, determinants and consequences of Ethics in human actions;