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[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 31 March 2017

[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 31 March 2017

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STATIC Syllabus Timetable


General Studies – 1;


Topic:  Urbanization – problems and remedies

1) Recently the Supreme Court directed transport authorities to stop registering vehicles that do not meet Bharat Stage-IV emission standards from April 1, 2017. Why Bharat III vehicles are considered as more polluting? Also discuss implications and significance of this directive. (200 Words)

The Hindu


General Studies – 2


Topic: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health

2) India has continued to account for one fourth of the global TB burden for more than a decade despite implementing the WHO-backed Directly Observed Treatment, Short-Course (DOTS) programme nationwide. Critically examine why. Also suggest what more should government do to eradicate TB. (200 Words)

The Indian Express

Topic:  Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation

3) The Westinghouse, the American nuclear major company with which India had an agreement to procure nuclear reactors, recently went bankrupt. Should India enter into contract with Westinghouse? Critically comment. (200 Words)

The Hindu

Topic: Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, Indian diaspora.

4) In the light of racism faced by Africans in India, what should Indian government do to address this disturbing trend in Indian metros. (200 Words)

The Hindu

Topic: Statutory, regulatory and various quasi-judicial bodies

5) The Law Commission of India has drafted a new law, the Criminal Law (Amendment) Bill, 2017. Examine important sections of this new law and their implications for Indian democracy. (200 Words)

The Hindu


General Studies – 3


Topic: Basics of cyber security;

6)  In your opinion, what measures by companies constitute good or bad cybersecurity practices? Examine why it’s in the interest of companies to practise good cybersecurity practices. (200 Words)

The Hindu

Topic: Basics of cyber security;

7) It is argued that Aadhaar protects privacy by design. Examine how its design protects individual’s identity and privacy.. (200 Words)

The Hindu


General Studies – 4


Topic: Contributions of moral thinkers and philosophers from India and world.

8) During his life Socrates was predominantly interested in ethics. Briefly discuss his ideas on ethics. (150 Words)

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