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[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 15 June 2017

[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 15 June 2017

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General Studies – 1;


Topic:  Art and culture; Salient features of Indian society;Diversity of India

 

1) Why is cow considered as sacred by some sections of the Indian society? Critically comment how is recent cow politics affecting diversity of India. (200 Words)

The Hindu


General Studies – 2


 

 

Topic: Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests

2) India will be faced with a daunting challenge as the construction and other activities pick up in China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) through Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (PoK) in the years ahead. In this light, should India reconsider negotiating again with China regarding CPEC? What negotiating terms should India explore? Discuss. (200 Words)

Livemint

 

TopicBilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests

3) Do you think the rift between Qatar and other Arab nations is sustainable in the long run? How ill this rift affect India? Examine. (200 Words)

The Hindu


General Studies – 3


Topic: Agriculture

4) Discuss what alternative solutions should state and union governments explore other than waiver of farm loans to address farm crisis. (200 Words)

Livemint

 

Topic:  Resource mobilization

5) According to recent reports, the government is planning to provide operational flexibility to central public sector enterprises (CPSEs) to take over stressed assets and turn them around. How will this step help banking and public sectors? Critically examine. (200 Words)

Livemint

 

Topic:  Environmental pollution; S&T; Agriculture

6) Burning of biomass and crop residue is one of the leading factors contributing to air pollution in India. What prompts farmers to burn crop residue and biomass? What measures can government take to discourage this practice? Examine. (200 Words)

The Indian Express

 

Topic: Economics of animal rearing

7) Critically analyse soundness of laws and rules regulating animal livestock markets in India. (200 Words)

The Indian Express


General Studies – 4


Topic:  Ethics in human actions

8) Examine the ethical issues involved in use of Big Data by governments and private companies. (150 Words)

The Hindu