Insights Secure – 2014: Questions on Current Events Day – 1

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Questions from The Hindu, 30/09/2013

Front Page

1) Should India and Pakistan talks be held hostage to border skirmishes and terrorist attacks? Comment. (250 Words)

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Do you agree to the proposal that a neutral monitoring by a third party such as UN at the border in Kashmir is required to bring peace to the region? Substantiate. (250 Words)

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Opinion Page

1) “There is a need to revisit India’s entire policy on identification and registration so that the twin objectives of knowing who a citizen is and ensuring effective delivery of services are not undermined.” Examine. (250 Words)

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2) “The ‘apolitical’ character of our armed forces and their subordination to the political leadership were deliberately and carefully nurtured in the early years of the republic.”  Comment on the statement in the light of recent events. (250 Words)

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3) Do you agree with the view that the search for extraterrestrial life is a futile exercise when man can do so much using the same funds to save the Earth from his own actions? Substantiate your answer. (250 Words)

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4)”In the new land acquisition act, Gram Sabha and Basti Sabha don’t have legal right to decide the nature of public purpose.” Critically examine the role of Gram Sabha in ensuring fair acquisition of land by the government.(250 Words)

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National and International

1) Avahan (50 Words)

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2) Frazad – B Gasfields (25 Words)

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3) RQ- 170 Sentinel (25 Words)

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4) Orbital Sciences Cygnus (50 Words)

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Business

1) “The new Drug Price Control Order (DPCO) that prescribes a ceiling price on several essential medicines is boon to patients but pain to chemists.” Comment. (200 Words)

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