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

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

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STATIC Syllabus Timetable

General Studies – 1;

Topic: Salient features of Indian society

1) Critically comment on the nature and purpose of raising vigilantism in Indian society and the role of citizens in fighting it. (200 Words)

The Hindu

General Studies – 2

Topic:  Mechanisms, laws, institutions and Bodies constituted for the protection and betterment of these vulnerable sections. 

2) On the questions of who will determine which group is a minority and status of minority groups in India, critically examine the opinion of the Supreme Court and measures taken by the government. (200 Words)

The Hindu

Topic:Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability

3) Recently, the NITI Aayog released a draft action agenda for the three years till 2019-20. What are its objectives? What’s the role of states in achieving this agenda? Critically comment. (200 Words)

The Hindu

General Studies – 3

Topic: Economics of animal rearing

4) A government committee has recommended unique identification numbers for cows. Discuss the rationale behind this recommendation and how such unique identification can be issued for each cow. (200 Words)


Topic: Infrastructure – housing

5) What is the definition of “Houseless Households” as per government? Comment on housing trends between the two Censuses of 2001 and 2011 in India. (200 Words)

The Indian Express

TopicEnvironmental pollution

6) Why is degrading polyethylene difficult? Examine the ways in which plastic can be recycled and degraded to save environment. (200 Words)

The Hindu

Topic:  Science and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life 

7) It is argued that Big Data analytics can fuel the move to the evidence-based policymaking that NITI Aayog is pushing. Elaborate. (200 Words)


General Studies – 4

Topic:  Dimensions of ethics

8) What is internet ethics? Discuss the major issues concerned with internet ethics. (150 Words)