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[Insights Secure – 2018] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 15 February 2018

[Insights Secure – 2018] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 15 February 2018

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General Studies – 1


:  Urbanisation – problems and remedies

1) Rent control policies are counterproductive – they are politically unviable and potentially too disruptive economically. Examine. (250 Words)




General Studies – 2



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

2) Discuss critically implications of the WASH interventions for the health of children and women, especially stunting in children. (250 Words)

The Hindu


Topic:   Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability,

3) Despite their vital role in the global financial world, why do rating agencies fail to inspire confidence in markets and among nations? Should rating agencies be regulated? Discuss. (250 Words)

The Hindu


Topic: Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States and the performance of these schemes

4) It is recommended that welfare and other such schemes should either be weeded out or merged for convergence with larger sectoral schemes or be transferred to states, which can then continue with these schemes based on their requirements. Discuss critically the rationale behind this recommendation. (250 Words)



Topic:  Salient features of the Representation of People’s Act;Role of civil services in a democracy.

5) It is said that the country’s first election was an ingeniously indigenous an inventive exercise, with unique challenges and the way bureaucracy rose to the task holds lessons for today. Examine. (250 Words)

The Indian Express

General Studies – 3


Topic:   Security challenges and their management in border areas; linkages of organized crime with terrorism 

6) In the light of the repeated success of terrorists in infiltrating high-security military complexes within India’s borders, discuss critically why has India failed to prevent such infiltrations and what needs to be done to prevent such future attacks. (250 Words)

The Hindu



General Studies – 4

Topic: Attitude: content, structure, function; its influence and relation with thought and behaviour;

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