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[Insights Secure – 2018] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 24 March 2018

[Insights Secure – 2018] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 24 March 2018

Click on EACH question to post/upload you answers.

How to Follow Secure Initiative?

How to Self-evaluate your answer? 

LIST of TOPICS (Static)


Revision Test – 2

From MONDAY we will resume posting detailed directions for each question as usual. We are NOT stopping it. We need more time to fix remaining issues with the website today (site will function normally for you though). Thank you.

General Studies – 1


Topic: Physical geography of India

1) Why does Kosi river cause devastating floods so often? Also examine the consequences of these frequent floods and measures taken to mitigate these floods. (250 Words)

Down to Earth




Topic: Distribution of key natural resources across the world (including South Asia and the Indian subcontinent); Changes in critical geographical features (including waterbodies and ice-caps) and in flora and fauna and the effects of such changes

2) The 2018 edition of the World Water Development Report (WWDR 2018) seeks to inform policy and decision-makers, inside and outside the water community, about the potential of nature-based solutions (NBS) to address contemporary water management challenges.  What are these nature-based solutions (NBS)? What is their potential? Examine. (250 Words)

India Environmental Portal

Report (Chapter 1)


Topic: The Freedom Struggle – its various stages and important contributors /contributions from different parts of the country. 

3) The transformation of tribals’ relationship with their forests under the influence of colonialism was the root cause for their uprisings against the British in colonial India. Analyse. (250 Words)

Bipan Chandra India’s Struggle for Independence, Page 41, Chapter – 2

General Studies – 2



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

4) A unique initiative by the governments of India, Bangladesh and Myanmar, “border haats” have been introduced to facilitate cross-border trade. Analyse the impact of this initiative. (250 Words)



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

5)Discuss the potential of mobile health (mHealth) services in improving rural health scenario. Also discuss issues associated with using mHealth services. (250 Words)




General Studies – 3



Topic: Infrastructure – shipping, ports

6) What is roll on, roll off ship service? How is it different from lift on-lift off shipping?  Discuss potential and challenges of roll on, roll off shipping service for India. (250 Words)






General Studies – 4

Topic:  Corporate governance


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

  1. Nehru’s views on Religion
  2. Education of migrant children
  3. Peasant struggles worldwide
  4. National Health Protection Mission
  5. India’s overseas China policy
  6. Global Water crisis
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. 

 Let us know in comments section what do you think about this new change in Secure. Thank you. 


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