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[Insights Secure – 2018] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 20 January 2018

[Insights Secure – 2018] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 20 January 2018

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General Studies – 1


Topic:  Social empowerment; Social issues

1) What do you understand by social innovation? Examine how digital technologies are redefining social innovation in India. (250 Words)



Topic: Political philosophies like communism, capitalism, socialism etc.- their forms and effect on the society

2) The latest asset price bubble of Bitcoin is another symptom of capitalism’s inconsiderate pursuit of private wealth. Comment. (150 Words)



Topic:  Population and associated issues, poverty and developmental issues, urbanization, their problems and their remedies.

3) The growing urban population creates deficiencies on the limited urban infrastructure. Critically examine how new migrants who are poor and belong to socially marginalised groups are affected vis a vis availability of urban basic services. (250 Words)


General Studies – 2


Topic:   Functions and responsibilities of the Union and the States

4) The legal profession is one of the very few professions mentioned in the Constitution. Analyse why its reformation is necessary and how it needs to be done. (250 Words)



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

5) A sharper geopolitical competition in the South Asian region adversely impacts the overall sub-systemic stability in the region. In the light of recent ‘recalibration’ of ties between the US and Pakistan, critically analyse. (250 Words)

The Hindu


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

6) Do you think the National Medical Commission Bill, 2017 will be able to provide a dynamic new thrust to medical care in India? Critically comment. (250 Words)

The Hindu


General Studies – 3


Topic:  Infrastructure

7) Owing to its scope, the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission is an excellent window for understanding the evolution of urban governance in India, despite its closing in 2014. Analyse. (250 Words)



General Studies – 4

Topic:  Public/Civil service values and Ethics in Public administration: Status and problems