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[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 25 May 2017

[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 25 May 2017

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General Studies – 1;


Topic:  World history

1) It is said that the recent the result of the presidential election in France has reinscribed France’s reputation as the birthplace of a modern democratic sensibility, and as the site of a major democratic revolution in 1789. Discuss why. (200 Words)

The Hindu


General Studies – 2


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

2) “Political optics have overpowered economic logic in the framing of the GST structure.” Critically comment. (200 Words)

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General Studies – 3


Topic: Biotechnology

3) Examine social, economic and environmental reasons why GM mustard should not be cultivated. (200 Words)

The Hindu

Topic:  Indian economy

4) Discuss critically all the concerns raised against the Banking Regulation (Amendment) Ordinance of May 4, 2017. (200 Words)

The Hindu

Topic: Basics of cybersecurity; Mandate of security agencies

5) In the light of tough encryptions created for online data, what are the challenges faced by investigative agencies such as NIA and what should they do to access such encrypted data? Examine. (200 Words)

The Hindu


General Studies – 4


Topic: Ethics in human actions

6) Recently, the Indian army commended a soldier still under probe for use of a human shield. Discuss the ethical issues involved in this incident. (200 Words)

The Hindu