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[Insights Secure – 2018] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 26 March 2018

[Insights Secure – 2018] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 26 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 TUESDAY we will resume posting detailed directions for each question as usual. We are NOT stopping it. Things have settled down at Insights now. Need a small break. Thank you.

General Studies – 1



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

1) The socio-cultural regeneration in nineteenth century India was occasioned by the colonial presence, but not created by it. Analyse. (250 Words)

Bipan Chandra India’s Struggle for Independence, Page 83, Chapter – 6

General Studies – 2



Topic:  Functioning of judiciary

2) Special courts, fast-track courts and tribunals are panacea for for judicial efficiency.  Critically analyse. (250 Words)

The Hindu



General Studies – 3



Topic:  Security challenges and their management in border areas

3) Border security is one of the most vital component of national security of any country and in this regard, the Indian government has been pushing for technological solutions through Comprehensive Integrated Border Management System (CIBMS) project. In this light, discuss the limitations, cost-effectiveness and suitability of technological solutions to manage India’s borders. (250 Words)

The Economic Times



TopicConservation; Environmental pollution

4) Discuss the origin and significance of Chipko and other similar movements. Do you think development has trumped environmentalism today? Comment. (250 Words)

The Indian Express


Topic:  Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment. 

5) Government procurement can be used to improve the nature and quality of production in the economy, and improve business culture. Analyse. (250 Words)

The Economic Times


Topic: Indigenization of technology and developing new technology. 

6) Discuss the features of the draft Defence Production Policy, 2018. (250 Words)

The Hindu

General Studies – 4

Topic: Ethics and Human Interface: Essence, determinants and consequences of Ethics in human actions;


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

  1. GSAT-6A and Armed Forces
  2. Disaster Managements – Forest Fires
  3. Technology to Save near Extinct species
  4. India – Maldives Relations – Challenges
  5. Europe’s new data protection regime offers a sound basis for India to craft its own legislation
  6. Ayushman Bharat National Health Protection Mission
  7. Bombay Club
  8. Women on Bank Notes  – Significance
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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