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[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 22 May 2017

[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 22 May 2017

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General Studies – 1;


Topic:  Modern Indian history from about the middle of the eighteenth century until the present- significant events, personalities, issues 

1) How did Europeans imagine India before Vasco da Gama’s arrival and how did this perception change after colonialism? Examine. (200 Words)

The Hindu


General Studies – 2


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

2) Write a note on election process that is being conducted in Iran and impact of its outcome on India and other countries. (200 Words)

The Hindu


General Studies – 3


Topic: Indigenization of technology and developing new technology.

3) Do you welcome the defence ministry’s decision to allow companies outside state control to build fighter jets, submarines and armoured vehicles? Substantiate. (200 Words)

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Topic:  Economic growth and development; Changes in industrial policy and their effects on industrial growth

4) “Coastal Regulation Zone norms are an example of a top-down, heavy-handed, legislative diktat from Delhi that ignores local dynamics.” Critically comment. (200 Words)

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Topic:  Cybersecurity

5) The critical information infrastructure rules framed in 2013 under the Information Technology Act, 2000, identified banking, financial services and insurance (BFSI) as one among five critical sectors. Discuss the nature of cyber security threats faced by financial services and infrastructure needed to thwart such attacks. (200 Words)

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Topic: Environmental pollution

6) How does pharma industry pollute environment and what are the effects of this pollution? Examine. (200 Words)

The Hindu


General Studies – 4


Topic:   Ethics in international relations

7) What do you understand by ‘Vasudhaiva kutumbakam’ concept? Discuss its utility in the 21st century. (150 Words)

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