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[Insights Secure – 2020] Mini Secure Revision Test: 22 February 2020

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General Studies – 1


1. Is prohibiting liquor the solution to problems like alcoholism? Analyse the role of States in doing away with Alcoholism at a related social, economic, and administrative costs. (250 words)

Reference: Financial Express


General Studies – 2


2. India has promoted regional cooperation in South Asia in a spirit of open-handedness, without insisting on reciprocity, do you agree? Discuss.(250 words)

Reference: Indian Express


3. India remains a valuable partner for the US and the ties are resilient despite differences over trade, Discuss in the light of shifting terrain of South Asian geopolitics.(250 words)

Reference: NDTV


4. “A ‘violence reduction deal’ reached between the United States and the Taliban could change the face of endless war in Afghanistan.Analyse.(250 words)

Reference: Times Of India


General Studies – 3


5. What do you understand by “New Plastic Economy”? How can collaboration along the extended global plastic packaging production achieve systemic changes to overcome stalemates in today’s plastics economy? (250 words)

Reference: Indian Express


6. Technological, institutional and policy-based changes can improve and make the country self-reliant in oilseed production. Elaborate.(250 words)

Reference: DD NEWS


7. Artificial intelligence (AI) enables the computers to analyze data and situation and make a decision as humans do. It learns from experience, uses learning to reason recognize and solve complex problems. It is seen as a foundation of the Industrial Revolution 4.0. But such applications raise troubling ethical issues because AI systems can reinforce what they have learned from real-world data, even amplifying familiar risks, such as racial or gender bias. Examples abound. In 2014, Amazon developed a recruiting tool for identifying software engineers it might want to hire; the system swiftly began discriminating against women, and the company abandoned it later owing to the concerns posed. Find the ethical issues involved in the use of AI. By what means, one can instill ethical and moral values in an AI-based system? Examine. (250 words)

Reference: Case study