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[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 17 May 2017

[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 17 May 2017

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General Studies – 1;

Topic: Role of women 

1) “Improving the gender balance in labour force participation, entrepreneurship and growth is an important first step for India’s development.” Discuss. (200 Words)


Topic: Urbanization – problems and remedies

2)  What do you understand by “transport as a service” (TaaS) concept? In a country where it’s difficult to build solid public transport infrastructure, discuss the importance of uberization for India. (200 Words)


General Studies – 2

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

3) Do you think China’s motives behind the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) truly benign? Critically comment. (200 Words)


General Studies – 3

Topic:Various Security forces and agencies and their mandate

4) It is said that intelligence strategy continues to be India’s Achilles’ heel and there is an urgent need for its re-articulation. Discuss. (200 Words)


Topic:  Linkages between development and spread of extremism

5) In your opinion, how can both government and security establishment help in bringing normalcy back in the Kashmir Valley? Critically comment. (200 Words)

The Hindu 

(You can frame good answer if you fully read the article)

Topic: Agriculture marketing and other issues

6) “A free market in agriculture can be the best antidote to crisis facing our farmers.” Critically discuss. (200 Words)

The Hindu

Topic: Awareness in computers

7) Discuss the nature of recent ransomware attack on computers worldwide, the dangers such attacks pose to individuals and government, and measures needed to prevent such attacks. (200 Words)

The Hindu

Topic: Indian economy

8) What is Index of Industrial Production (IIP)? How is it calculated and what’s its utility? Discuss the concerns expressed regarding IIP data in recent days. (200 Words)

The Hindu 

General Studies – 4

Topic:   Role of family, society and educational institutions in inculcating values.

9) Do you think values in India are diminishing with each passing day? Critically comment. (150 Words)