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[Insights Secure – 2020] Mini Secure Revision Test: 29 February 2020

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General Studies – 2


1. India-Myanmar ties are on the cusp of a remarkable transformation. In the light of the statement discuss the geo strategic importance of Myanmar for India’s foreign policy.(250 words)

Reference: The Hindu


2. “scientific temper and rational thinking are as much the responsibility of the individual as it is of the government of the day and its agencies”, Analyse and highlight the significance of inculcating scientific temper in the country.(250 words)

Reference: Hindustan Times


3. Discuss the changes brought out by the Bodo Peace Accord.(250 words)

Reference: The Hindu


4. Examine the idea of dissent as the ‘safety valve’ of democracy with relevant examples from current times. (250 words)

Reference: Indian Express


General Studies – 3


5. In the milieu of the latest decision to set up theatre commands in India, centered on the subject of tri-service integration, discuss the implications and the associated apprehensions.(250 words)

Reference: The Hindu


6. Artificial Intelligence (AI) has changed from a technology with potential to an instrument of national importance, explain in what way it can prove to be a strategic instrument in the hand of government to address challenges across sectors.(250 words)

Reference: Financial Express


General Studies – 4


7. You are a senior official at an intelligence bureau working for the internal security of the nation. You find out that your junior has been a victim of honey trapping through social media. In all of this, his phone was hacked and confidential files were leaked. The entire bureau has come together and wants you to take strict action against that officer for his behavior. That junior officer is highly skilled and a valuable asset for the bureau. He is also very close to you as you have mentored him throughout and he also respects you a lot. Moreover, any action against him might attract media attention and bring a bad repute to the intelligence bureau at large.

Discuss the ethical issues involved and the options available to you in such a situation, also suggest a course of action you would like to follow. (250 words)

Reference: Case study