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[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 04 May 2017

[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 04 May 2017

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General Studies – 1;

Topic:  Urbanization – problems and remedies

1) In countries like the US and China, medium sized cities are engines of economic progress—but in India, megacities still dominate. Why is economic activity concentrated in high-density clusters in India? Why are medium-size cities not growing? Examine. (200 Words)


General Studies – 2

Topic:  Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation

2) Recently, the NITI Aayog released its Three Year Action Agenda document. Discuss the objectives and provisions of this Agenda. (200 Words)


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

3) Do you think India is losing its dominance in the Indian Ocean? Critically comment. (200 Words)


The Hindu

General Studies – 3

Topic: Linkages between development and spread of extremism.

4) Is lack of development driving the Kashmir conflict? Critically analyse. (200 Words)


Topic: Infrastructure; changes in industrial policy and their effects on industrial growth. 

5) Recently, the union cabinet approved new National Steel Policy. Discuss its features and improvements over old policy. (200 Words)


Topic: Achievements of Indians in science & technology

6) Discuss scientific and diplomatic significance of ISRO’s South Asia satellite. (200 Words)

The Indian Express

General Studies – 4

Topic:   Ethical concerns and dilemmas in government and private institutions

7) Discuss the importance of acknowledgement of a mistake or an apology in personal and professional lives. (150 Words)

The Hindu