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[Insights Secure – 2018] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 22 January 2018

[Insights Secure – 2018] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 22 January 2018

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General Studies – 1


Topic: Modern Indian history from about the middle of the eighteenth century until the present- significant events, personalities, issues .

1) What were the salient features of the Indian Independence Act of 1947? Examine how the process of construction of the Indian Constitution begin. (250 Words)

The Hindu

General Studies – 2


Topic:   Appointment to various Constitutional posts, powers, functions and responsibilities of various Constitutional Bodies. 

2) What is ‘office of profit’? How do courts or EC decide whether an MP or MLA has profited from an office? What is the underlying principle for including ‘office of profit’ as criterion for disqualification? Examine. (250 Words)

The Indian Express


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

3) Our idea of human resource development is minus child development, minus child health and minus child nutrition. Critically examine how the findings of  National Family Health Survey 2015-16 and the Annual Status of Education Report (ASER)-2017 vindicate the statement. (250 Words)

The Indian Express


Topic: Functioning of the judiciary 

4) The Government of India Act of 1935 made provision for a Federal Court. How different is today’s Supreme Court in its structure, mandate and functioning compared to the then Federal Court? Examine. (250 Words)



Topic:  Laws, institutions and Bodies constituted for the protection and betterment of these vulnerable sections

5) Write a critical note on the issue of problem of violence in childhood and measures needed to stop it across the world. (150 Words)


General Studies – 3


Topic:  Awareness in S&T

6) Unlike all other chromosomes, which we have two copies of in each of our cells, Y chromosomes are only ever present as a single copy, passed from fathers to their sons. What are the salient features of Y-chromosome? Who do researchers believe that Y-chromosome is heading for extinction? Examine. (150 Words) 

The Wire


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

7) What are the characteristics of 5G technology? Examine what significant changes in the national spectrum policy and regulation are needed for rolling out 5G technologies. (250 Words)


General Studies – 4

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