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[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 09 January 2017

[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 09 January 2017

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General Studies – 1;

Topic: Urbanization – problems and remedies

1) Pollution in Delhi is a growing emergency and could reach real dangerous levels if treated with the usual sluggish, ad hoc measures. Discuss alternative measures to such as odd-even scheme to fight pollution in Delhi. (200 Words)

The Indian Express

Topic:  Urbanization – problems and remedies

2) Discuss the significance and feasibility of New Delhi’s decision to make iconic Connaught Place a pedestrian zone and keep out cars and other vehicles from its middle and inner circle roads. (200 Words)

The Hindu

General Studies – 2

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

3) Discuss various socio-economic and political challenges faced by Indian diaspora living in West Asia, the US, Canada and the UK.   (200 Words)

The Hindu

Topic:  e-Governance; Poverty

4) Will Aadhaar help the poor become cashless? Critically analyse. (200 Words)


Topic: India and its neighborhood- relations

5) China has been active in increasing its bilateral cooperation with Nepalese army in recent years. Should India be worried? How should India deal with Nepalese army? Critically comment. (200 Words)

The Indian Express

General Studies – 3

Topic:  Resource mobilization; Conservation

6) Green bonds, which finance environmentally friendly businesses and assets, have emerged as one of the key financing mechanisms driving the global economy’s transition to a greener future. Analyse growth and potential of green bond market in India. (200 Words)

The Hindu

Topic:  Developments in S&T

7) Recently scientists have found a way to tweak photosynthesis to increase crop productivity by accelerating recovery from photo-protection in plants. Examine the science and benefits involved in this process. (200 Words)

The Hindu

General Studies – 4

Topic:  Attitude; Political attitude

8) Is nationalism ethical? Examine ethical implications of nationalism in the Indian society. (150 Words)