[Insights Secure – 2018] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 14 February 2018

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[Insights Secure – 2018] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 14 February 2018

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General Studies – 1


 


Topic
:  History of the world will include events from 18th century such as industrial revolution, world wars

1) Along with the nazis, common citizens were equally complicit in allowing holocaust to happen. Analyse critically. (250 Words) 

The Indian Express

BBC

The Guardian

 


General Studies – 2


 

 

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

2) India recently joined the Ashgabat Agreement, which was instituted in April 2011. Discuss the significance of this for India. (250 Words)

IDSA

 

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

3) For governments, careful data mining from Big Data might help understand our behaviour in order to facilitate planning. Should governments rely too much on big data for planning? What cautions need to be taken? Examine critically. (250 Words) 

The Hindu

 


General Studies – 3


 

Topic:   Basics of cyber security

4) What is cryptojacking? Examine why cryptojacking poses challenges to critical infrastructures, regulators and consumers alike. (250 Words)

IDSA

Wired

 

Topic:    Employment

5) Why is it important for India to create more salaried jobs? How it can create such jobs? Discuss. (250 Words)

Livemint

 

TopicResource mobilisation

6) Despite stringent measures, India has been unsuccessful in improving tax compliance rate. In your opinion, what measures should be taken to improve tax compliance in India? Discuss. (250 Words)

Livemint

 

Topic: Conservation

7) Critically comment on the environmental policy that is being followed in India to raise forest cover to 33% of the geographical area. (250 Words)

The Hindu


General Studies – 4


Topic: Moral philosophers from India and the world
General
 

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