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Insights Secure-2014: Questions On Current Events




7, December 2013


1. Highlight the events that led to the arrest and later release of Nelson Mandela in South Africa. Explain how Mandela sought to build a new democracy after his release from 27 years of imprisonment in South Africa. (250 Words)



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2. “The draft Ministerial Decision at the Bali Package at the Ninth Ministerial of the World Trade Organisation  proposes an interim mechanism to safeguard minimum support prices to farmers against WTO caps till a permanent solution is adopted.” What are the important provisions of the draft? Examine how, if the draft adopted, helps farmers in the developing countries. (200 Words)


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3. What are the socio-economic implications of displacement due to development on the vulnerable sections of the society? Analyze. (200 Words)


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4. Explain the events that led to the division of Korean peninsula and highlight the contrast in the growth and development of two Koreas since the division. (200 Words)


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5. “It always seems impossible until it’s done.” – Mandela




Write an essay on the above topic in not more than 1000 Words by giving examples of some of the greatest events that were made possible by an individual or collective struggles in the modern world history.

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6. In your opinion, what is the best solution for resolving the Israel – Palestine conflict. Explain. (200 Words)


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7. What are the highlights of  the Judicial Appointments Commission Bill, 2013 (JAC Bill)? Do you think the provisions of the bill affect judicial independence? Substantiate. (200 Words)


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8. “Financial incentives alone cannot end or drastically reduce the percentage of people continuing with the practice of open defecation.” . As an administrator, if given in charge to devise ways eradicate this practice, what would have been your suggestions and methods? (200 Words)


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