[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 19 May 2017

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[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 19 May 2017

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General Studies – 1;


Topic:  Indian society; Factors responsible for the location of primary, secondary, and tertiary sector industries in various parts of the world (including India)

1) Discuss the economic potential of religious tourism in India. (200 Words)

Livemint

Topic: , Urbanization, their problems and their remedies

2) Rapid urbanisation brings with it enormous challenges. Examine measures initiated by the present union government to address these challenges. (200 Words)

The Indian Express

Topic:  Modern Indian history from about the middle of the eighteenth century until the present- significant events, personalities, issues 

3) Why did intellectuals in South India oppose imposition of Hindi language during and after freedom struggle? Does it make sense to impose Hindi today? Critically examine. (200 Words)

The Hindu


General Studies – 2


Topic:  Development processes and the development industry- the role of NGOs, SHGs, various groups and associations, donors, charities, institutional and other stakeholders

4) Critically comment on the role of government and civil society in battling sexual crimes against children. (200 Words)

The Indian Express

Topic: Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability, e-governance- applications, models, successes, limitations, and potential;

5) Critically analyse impact of big data on governance. (200 Words)

Livemint


General Studies – 3


Topic: Science and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life

6) Examine how Geographic information system is playing a huge role in initiatives such as Digital India and Smart Cities Mission. (200 Words)

Livemint

Topic: Infrastructure; Energy

7) Recently, the union government gave go-ahead to 10 indigenous reactors. Is it a right step? Critically discuss. (200 Words)

The Hindu


General Studies – 4


Topic:   Ethics in international relations

8) Examine ethical issues involved in the recent case of India resorting to the International Court of Justice seeking justice to its national who is punished with death sentence in Pakistan. (150 Words)

The Hindu