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[Insights Secure – 2018] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 03 February 2018

[Insights Secure – 2018] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 03 February 2018

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General Studies – 1


Topic: World geography  

1) Examine the impact of climate change on indigenous populations around the world. (250 Words)

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General Studies – 2


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

2) It is said that the India-U.S. civil nuclear agreement has become obsolete and there is a need for India to negotiate a new nuclear deal with the US. Considering new global realities, how should India revive this deal? Critically analyse. (250 Words)

The Hindu


Topic:  Development processes and the development industry- the role of NGOs, SHGs, various groups and associations, donors, charities, institutional and other stakeholders

3) Discuss the role played by NGOs and international institutions through their development initiatives in helping India address immediate problems following India’s partition. (250 Words)



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

4) Access issues are the cornerstone for equitable health systems worldwide. Analyse. (250 Words)

The Wire


General Studies – 3


Topic:    Energy

5) In the recent budget it was announced that the Central government will increase the ambit of the Ujjwala scheme from the existing five crore to eight crore beneficiaries. Critically evaluate the performance of the scheme and comment on the feasibility of the new target. (250 Words)

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Topic: Environmental pollution

6) The Economic Survey 2018 finds that climate change is now hurting Indian agriculture and farmers considerably. In this regard critically examine how the latest union budget seeks to address environmental concerns raised by the Economic Survey 2018. (150 Words)

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7) It is argued that to make Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY) really attractive for farmers, various serious measures need to be taken. In the light of the recent budget, discuss these measures. (250 Words)

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General Studies – 4

Topic:  Human Values – lessons from the lives and teachings of great leaders, reformers and administrators;