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[Insights Secure – 2018] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 11 January 2018

[Insights Secure – 2018] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 11 January 2018

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General Studies – 1


Topic:  Poverty and developmental issues

1) According to the Socio Economic and Caste Census (SECC) the landlessness and dependence on manual casual labour for a livelihood are key deprivations facing rural families in India today. In the light of this observation and latest trends in construction jobs, discuss the measures that are needed to address rural distress in India. (250 Words)

The Hindu


General Studies – 2


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

2) For the past two years, India’s project to develop military infrastructure on Seychelles’ northern island of Assumption has failed to take off. Examine significance of this project and reasons for its delay in taking off. (250 Words)

The Wire


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

3) The National Medical Commission Bill has to be fine-tuned, especially in planning for rural health care. Comment. (250 Words)

The Hindu


Topic:  Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability

4) Some argue that there is a link between caste and corruption implying that lower caste politicians and bureaucrats tend to be more corrupt. Do you agree? Critically comment. (150 Words)

The Wire

General Studies – 3


Topic:  Employment

5) Government of India should create human capital by empowering youth through skilling and quality education to avert anti-reservations sentiment that’s spreading across country. Analyse.  (250 Words)

The Hindu


Topic:  Achievements of Indians in science & technology;

6) Discuss the significance and contemporary relevance of Nobel Laureate Har Gobind Khorana’s contributions to biology. (150 Words)

The Hindu


Topic:  Basics of cyber security;

7) Recently, a new sweeping two-tier security system for the Aadhaar programme was announced by the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI). Discuss the features of new security system for Aadhaar. (150 Words)

The Wire

General Studies – 4

Topic:  Ethical concerns and dilemmas in government and private institutions;