[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 30 November 2016
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General Studies – 1;
Topic: Urbanization – problems and remedies
General Studies – 2
Topic: Issues relating to poverty and hunger
Topic: Role of women; Social empowerment (Paper-1); mechanisms, laws, institutions and Bodies constituted for the protection and betterment of these vulnerable sections.
General Studies – 3
Topic: Basics of cyber security
4) Because of demonetization, people in India are being forced to make digital payments. It is said that without proper precautions and security policies, the highly reactive nature of cybersecurity leaves us vulnerable to cyberattacks. Is it safe to utilise new payment platforms? How government and companies should mitigate cyberattacks and minimise its damages arising out of this situation? Examine. (200 Words)
Topic: Economic growth and development
Topic: Issues related to direct and indirect farm subsidies and minimum support prices
6) Critically discuss imposrtance of Minimum Support Price (MSP) for Indian farmer. In recent days, India is moving towards a regime where prices of agricultural produce would be decided by global demand and supply equations. Is it good for Indian agriculture? Comment. (200 Words)
General Studies – 4
Topic: Attitude: content, structure, function; its influence and relation with thought and behaviour; moral and political attitudes; social influence and persuasion.
7) It is observed that in the absence of reasoned argument and evidence, people fall back upon their political preferences in order to form their opinions about any issue. Why does this happen? Is it good for the country? Critically examine. (150 Words)