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[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 13 May 2017

[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 13 May 2017

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General Studies – 1;

Topic: Urbanization – problems and remedies

1) India is set to draw on the lessons from the strong public transport system in place in London. Discuss the features of London’s public transport system and what lessons India can learn from this system. (200 Words)

The Hindu

General Studies – 2

Topic: Important aspects of governance,

2) It is said that the NITI Aayog should learn from India’s planning history and given equal importance to both planning process and the strategic plan itself. Do you agree? Discuss. (200 Words)


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

3) China’s One Belt One Road (OBOR) strategy envisions an overland Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road to foster trade and enter new markets. Examine its features and implications for China and India. (200 Words)

The Indian Express

General Studies – 3

Topic:;  Indigenization of technology and developing new technology

4) As India’s first indigenous aircraft carrier, INS Vikrant, is in its final stage of construction at the Cochin Shipyard. Discuss its significance for India. (200 Words)

The Hindu

Topic: Linkages between development and spread of extremism.

5) Discuss critically the arguments made against government’s war on naxalism. (200 Words)


General Studies – 4

Topic:   Ethics and Human Interface: Essence, determinants and consequences of Ethics in human actions

6) Comment on the justification given by the Supreme Court in awarding death penalty to Nirbhaya Case convicts. (150 Words)

The Hindu