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Mains Marathon – UPSC Mains Current Affairs Questions – December 5


Read the following questions and answer them by clicking on the links in not more than 200 words

Time: 40 Minutes

1. What do you understand by Payment Banks? Highlight the advantages of Payments banks, with special reference to the role they can play in meeting the goal of financial inclusion. (GS-3)

भुगतान बैंक से आप क्या समझते हैं ?  वित्तीय समावेशन के लक्ष्य को पूरा करने में उनकी भूमिका के विशेष संदर्भ में भुगतान बैंकों के लाभ पर प्रकाश डालें |


2. What are ‘Fixed Combination Drugs’? Why have they been in news recently? Discuss the rational behind government steps to impose a ban on them. (GS-3)

‘फिक्स्ड संयोजन ड्रग्स’ क्या हैं? वे हाल में सुर्खियों में क्यूँ रहे हैं? उन पर प्रतिबंध लागू करने के सरकार द्वारा उठाये गए कदम पर तर्कसंगत चर्चा करें।

Link 1 | Link 2

3. India’s ‘missing girls’ are a result of parental preference borne out of a complex socio-cultural mindset. Analyze. Also highlight the steps the government has taken to improve sex ratio. (GS-1)

भारत की ‘लापता लड़कियां’ एक जटिल सामाजिक-सांस्कृतिक मानसिकता सेजनित अभिभावकों की पसंद का परिणाम हैं। विश्लेषण करें | इस दिशा में सरकार द्वारा उठाये गए कदमों का विश्लेषण करें |

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  • hkr

    Yes sir…I am not able to view others paper as well.

  • Manish Singh Abhyuday

    3 questions are enough sir. Please do not post more than 3

  • ForumIAS

    Are you sure? Try commenting again. Thanks.

  • hkr

    Sir I posted my answers but I cannot find it anywhere.

  • Dhanu_2017

    Meanwhile where is the schedule waiting for it

  • Dhanu_2017

    Plz review in the beginning to have a competitive momentum I hope u got it notebooks tho milanahi hoga ?

  • Hi Dhanu,

    The questions are posted every morning between 7 AM – 9 PM.

  • ForumIAS

    Either write or upload image 🙂 You wish.

  • Ashish Agrawal
  • Lovely Kumari

    FORUM IAS. how to upload answers? should i write in comment? please help me .

  • Bhavika

    All good.Can i please get your mail id,need some help?

  • Ashish Agrawal

    hey, all is well now.. had some up and downs but now fine.. 🙂 how abt u ?

  • Captain America

    try reducing the picture size..

  • SSS

    I posted answers as Smiley…. but it was marked as spam….
    Created another discus and posted now….
    How to remove from spam pls help…

  • Harmayani

    I am trying to upload ans.. but showing jpg format error.. Changed format to jpeg .. but still same..
    I tried with png and gif too.. but not working 🙁

  • ForumIAS

    peer review @nikhilpingale:disqus

  • Dastan

    Who reviews our ans and where to upload them?

  • Dhanu_2017

    Hi guys one doubt who qs r posted here daily basis imean at which time so that I will make a momentum new member guide me buddies

  • Dhanu_2017

    Hi is the schedule out

  • Bhavika

    Hey Ashish,how are you? Hows preparation going?

  • ForumIAS


  • ForumIAS


  • felicity

    Hindi me questions provide krne ke liye thanks forumias

  • Nicks Upsc

    Sir will you provide synopsis?

  • seema

    Thanks Formias


    @forumias-7f07ca326ce76cdde680e4b3d568bce8:disqus WHT WIILL BE THE LAST TIME OF THE DAY FOR POSTING THE ANSWERS FOR ITS GETTING EVALUATED??

  • Anki

    Answers to be posted here in comment box only …????

  • ForumIAS

    Thanks for the suggestion.

  • Jeevan Madapala

    Some questions on the static portion would be very helpful. Thank You ForumIAS.

  • ForumIAS

    We expect aspirants to review each others answers and give constructive feedback.
    We will also review answers sometimes.

  • Ashish Agrawal

    Sir, are u also reviewing ?

  • ForumIAS

    Yes, inclusive. Thanks.

  • thank you forumias for making questions bilingual…it shows ur efforts to be inclusive..i could see my all suggestions have been incorporated in your mains could not resist to thank you..u guys are really awesome(seriously..neyawn is ultimate :))…will wait for early compilations…will see if I get time to post answers…in any case i will make notes of topics posted…thanx a lot for helping us…

  • ForumIAS

    Done Raashi 🙂

  • Raashi

    Disqus is nit embedded for 4th ques.. please look into it