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[Insights Secure – 2018] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 13 February 2018

[Insights Secure – 2018] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 13 February 2018

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General Studies – 1


:  Urbanization, their problems and their remedies.

1) Sustainable urban development needs to be led by the central government working closely with state and local governments. in this regard, it is said that India needs to develop its own national urban policy (NUP) as an instrument for applying a coherent set of interventions in relation to the future growth of cities, in partnership with all stakeholders. Discuss what features should NUP include. (250 Words)



General Studies – 2



Topic:   India and its neighborhood- relations

2) Critically analyse the nature and prospects of India’s evolving ‘Look West’ policy. (250 Words)

The Hindu


Topic:  Mechanisms, laws, institutions and Bodies constituted for the protection and betterment of these vulnerable sections.

3) What is neo-abolitionism? It is argued that India should assert a leadership role in the global fight against exploitation by countering the influence of neo-abolitionism. What do you understand by this argument? In the light of the Trafficking of Persons (Prevention, Protection and Rehabilitation) Bill, 2016, discuss critically. (250 Words)

The Hindu


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

4) Examine why security experts are worried about the Pentagon’s 2018 Nuclear Posture Review (NPR). Will NPR have any significant implications for India? Comment. (250 Words)

The Hindu

General Studies – 3


Topic:   Conservation 

5) Discuss the findings of the biennial India State of Forest Report (SFR) 2017 and significance of these findings. (250 Words)

The Hindu


Topic:    Environmental pollution

6) While supporting the mitigation efforts to reduce impact of climate change and global warming, adaptation projects aimed at helping people adapt to climate change effects also needs to be encouraged. Discuss. (250 Words)

The Hindu


Topic:  Achievements of Indians in science & technology; indigenization of technology and developing new technology.

7) What are the salient features of the Space Activities Bill, 2017? Examine how the use of outer space by ISRO has helped common man in India. (250 Words)


General Studies – 4

Topic:   Laws, rules, regulations and conscience as sources of ethical guidance; accountability and ethical governance

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