UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 31-08-2017

  1. Critically discuss India’s preparedness to tackle the threats posed by ransomware and state-sponsored cyber attacks.
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Category – GS-III: basics of cyber security
  1. Despite of increased output and productivity, there is a demand –supply gap in the oilseeds in India, particularly in Edible oils. While analyzing the reasons, discuss the steps that should be taken to address the issue.
Category – GS-III: Major crops cropping patterns in various parts of the country
  1. “The law should incorporate “pollute and Pay” principle imposing heavy fines on violaters Instead of ruthlessly closing the polluting units.” Discuss critically.
Category – GS-III- Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment.
  1. “Many of India’s biggest industrial houses have taken advantage of a new law to set up electoral trusts but the transparency in corporate donations to political parties still remains a major issue.” Discuss critically.
Category – GS-II- Statutory, Regulatory and Quasi-judicial bodies
  1. Rooftop solar provides a good alternative source of electricity to that provided by the grid, however, it is not being adopted widely in India. Highlight the reasons underlying.
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Category – GS-III: Infrastructure: Energy, Ports, Roads, Airports, Railways, etc.

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