UPSC Mains Current Affairs Questions for Writing Practice

UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: October 17, 2017

October 17, 2017

“Despite numerous benefits of cashless economy, the MSME in India are reluctant to go cashless.” Critically analyze the reasons.THBLCategory – GS-III: Indian Economy & DevelopmentAnswer:In India, there are about 50 million MSMEs contributing to over a third of India’s GDP,  40 percent of India’s exports, 45 percent...

UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: October 14, 2017

October 14, 2017

Critically discuss the potential implications of recent amendment of the Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) Notification, 2011 towards mining for atomic minerals in coastal India. Live Mint | New Indian Express Category – GS-III: Effects of liberalization on the economy, changes in industrial policy and their effects on industrial growth. How...

UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: October 13, 2017

October 13, 2017

“Development policies become more effective when combined with insights into human behavior.”Critically comment in context of Swachh Bharat Mission. Indian Express | The Hindu Category – GS-I: Indian Society & Social Issues “The subjective definition of “wise use” in the Wetland (Conservation and Management) Rules 2017 does not seem to...

UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: October 11, 2017

October 11, 2017

While critically scrutinizing their roles, justify why the Departmentally-related standing committees are called Mini-parliaments? Suggest steps to make their functioning even better. THBL Category - GS-II: Parliament and State Legislatures – structure, functioning, conduct of business, powers & privileges and issues arising out of these Despite that “living...

UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: October 7, 2017

October 7, 2017

While highlighting the efforts of International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) towards nuclear non-proliferation, critically discuss why India refused to take part in negotiations on its text. The Wire | The Wire Category – GS-II- Bilateral, Regional and Global Groupings and Agreements While examining its key proposals, discuss the...

UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: October 6, 2017

October 6, 2017

“As most steps taken so far to fight the problem of non-performing assets in banks fail, the idea of a Public Sector Asset Rehabilitation Agency (PARA) seems to be promising as well as optimistic.” Do you agree? Argue. The Hindu | GKToday Category – GS-III: Indian Economy and...

UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: October 4, 2017

October 4, 2017

The international corridors are increasingly being seen as drivers of economic development in recent times. Elucidate the significance of International North South Transportation Corridor (INSTC) for India while drawing its comparisons with One Belt One Road of China. ET Category – GS-II- India and its Neighborhood Relations Can...

UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: October 3, 2017

October 3, 2017

Do you agree with the view that betting in Cricket should be legalized in India? What are the issues and Challenges with the legalization of betting? Examine. Indian Express | Hindustan Times Category – GS-II: Governance & Public Administration With appropriate examples of each, explain how the fiscal...

UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: October 2, 2017

October 2, 2017

Even after various initiatives rural population especially women are out the digital financial ecosystem. What steps do you think should be taken for the inclusion of rural women in the digital financial ecosystem? Financial Express Category – GS-III: Indian Economy & Development Exports play a prominent role in...

UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: September 29, 2017

September 29, 2017

While highlighting the importance of hydrological data for India, critically discuss how water has emerged as a new divide in Sino-Indian relations in recent years. Is there some kind of international arrangement with hydrological data sharing between co-riparian countries? TOI  | HT Category – GS-II- India and its...

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