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[Insights Secure – 2018] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 02 January 2018

[Insights Secure – 2018] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 02 January 2018

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General Studies – 1


Topic:   Poverty and developmental issues; 

1) We need to articulate why education is most crucial for removal of poverty, and for India’s development. Why and how we need to articulate the role of education in development? Discuss. (250 Words)

The Indian Express


Topic:   Important Geophysical phenomena such as earthquakes, Tsunami, Volcanic activity, cyclone etc

2) What are subduction zone volcanoes? Why their study is important? Examine. (150 Words)

The Wire


General Studies – 2



Topic:   Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests

3) India and China hold the key to the emerging global political economy. How can both countries, especially India, ensure that the Asian century belongs to them? Comment. (250 Words)

The Hindu


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

4) To fully understand what secularism in the Indian context means, we must read the Constitution in its entirety. Comment. (250 Words)

The Hindu


Topic:  Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Education, Human Resources.

5) Adequate ethical commitment to excellence is holding our nation back from achieving large-scale global academic excellence which is commensurate with our intellectual heritage and calibre. Comment.  (250 Words)

The Hindu


Topic Mechanisms, laws, institutions and Bodies constituted for the protection and betterment of these vulnerable sections; Separation of powers between various organs dispute redressal mechanisms and institutions. 

6) The triple talaq Bill is a classic example of executive-legislative-judicial collaboration towards ensuring social justice. Critically comment. (250 Words)

The Hindu

The Indian Express

General Studies – 3


Topic:   Science and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life  

7) There should be differential regulatory mechanisms to deal with cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology respectively. Comment. (150 Words)

The Hindu


General Studies – 4

Topic:    Ethical issues in international relations and funding;