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[Insights Secure – 2018] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 23 March 2018

[Insights Secure – 2018] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 23 March 2018

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LIST of TOPICS (Static)

Revision Questions for PRELIMS – 2018- Day -1 

General Studies – 1


Topic Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, Literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times.

1) What is Lingayatism? Examine its relationship with the Sharana Movement in Karnataka. Also examine how 12th century philosopher Basavanna’s philosophy influence both Lingayatism and Sharana Movement. (250 Words)

The Indian Express

The Hindu



General Studies – 2


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

2) Discuss the salient features and significance of the Trafficking of Persons (Prevention, Protection and Rehabilitation) Bill of 2018 . (250 Words)

The Hindu


Topic: Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability. 

3) Recently, a firm known as Cambridge Analytica, harvested the data of 50 million Facebook users and used that information to manipulate outcome of elections in the US. What are the issues involved in this episode of harvesting user data? What lessons does this offer to regulators and governments, especially for India? Analyse. (250 Words)

The Hindu

The Hindu


Topic: Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability.

4) Personal data cannot be the new oil. Comment. (250 Words)

The Hindu

General Studies – 3



Topic: Energy infrastructure

5) What is grid parity? What are the merits and demerits of central grid? Do you think micro-microgrid is the way forward for rural and remote communities in India? Discuss. (250 Words)

The Hindu



General Studies – 4

Topic:  Ethical concerns and dilemmas in government and private institutions; laws, rules, regulations and conscience as sources of ethical guidance

6) Without any doubt, atrocities against Dalits are a grim social reality, necessitating a stringent law to combat it. However, there are instances of misuse of the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989. In this light, suggest measures to strike a balance between protecting individual liberty and preserving the spirit of a law in favour of oppressed sections. (150 Words)

 Other IMPORTANT issues that are NOT covered Today in Secure/Covered Previously:

  1. IIP VS purchasing managers’ index (PMI)
  2. Is universal basic income a feasible idea in India?
  3. Solutions to water challenges
  4. Gender into investment decision making
We are giving hints for each question. Please use your creativity and originality to come up with answers that are unique to you. But do so without deviating from core demand of each question. Ultimately you should use your reason and judgement to write your own answer. 

 UPDATE: We will be shortly posting Only Questions (no directions) of March 20, 21 and 22 Secure. 


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