[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 16 December 2016

[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 16 December 2016

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General Studies – 1;


Topic:Urbanization – problems and remedies

1) Do you think banning diesel vehicles, closing industries or enforcing odd-even schemes would address pollution problem in Indian cities effectively? Examine what are the long-term solutions for addressing pollution. (200 Words)

The Indian Express


General Studies – 2


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

2) There has been improvement in India’s index value in the Melbourne Mercer global pension index. Write a note on this Index and examine how India has managed to improve its rank. (200 Words)

Livemint

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

3) Discuss the salient features and significance of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Bill. (200 Words)

The Hindu

Topic: Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability, e

4) How has demonetization affected relationship between banks and their customers? Do you consider recent incidences of certain people being found with large sum of new currencies a breach of trust by banks? Critically comment. (200 Words)

The Hindu

The Indian Express

Topic: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Education, Human Resources. 

5) Estimates suggest that 80% of the people joining the workforce are unemployable. How can India overcome this crisis? How can India build a large, suitably employed workforce that underpins national economic growth? Examine. (200 Words)

Livemint


General Studies – 3


Topic:  Basics of cyber security

6) Do you think the recent ‘Legion’ hacks have exposed the dire state of cybersecurity in India? How does groups like Legion get access to servers and user accounts? How should government respond to such cyberattacks? Comment. (200 Words)

The Hindu


General Studies – 4


Topic: Public/Civil service values and Ethics in Public administration: Status and problems;

7) Recently, the President elect of USA nominated Rex Tillerson, Chief Executive of the oil and gas conglomerate ExxonMobil, to the post of Secretary of State. What ethical issues does this nomination give rise to? Examine. (150 Words)

The Hindu