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Insights Secure-2014: Questions On Current Events

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28, January 2014

1. Write a critical note on recent controversies in the pharma sector in India. Does these development augur well for India’s health sector? Comment. (200 Words)

Business Standard

(www.business-standard.com/article/opinion/indian-pharma-s-twin-woes-114012701141_1.html)

2. What is the mandate of UNHRC? Critically comment on its functioning citing any two recent examples. (200 Words)

The Hindu

3. Write a critical note on the role of judiciary in ensuring social justice in India. (200 Words)

The Hindu

4. What is current account deficit?  What measures does government usually take to contain it? Comment on the effects of such measures on the economy. (200 Words)

The Hindu

5. What is genome or DNA sequencing? How does it help in diagnosis of diseases? (200 Words)

The Hindu

6. “The escalating political crisis in Ukraine has cast a deep shadow over Russia’s relations with Europe.” Comment. (200 Words)

The Hindu

7. Do you think escalating conflicts between fishermen between maritime neighbors across the world is an indication of deteriorating food security situation? Comment. (200 Words)

The Hindu

8.”The lack of involvement of beneficiaries, who are systematically disempowered and discouraged from questioning service delivery and holding implementing agencies accountable, is one of the key reasons for implementation failure of various government schemes.” Elaborate highlighting the importance of social audits. (200 Words)

The Indian Express

9. “The United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD) has served as the major catalyst in the global movement from viewing persons with disabilities as objects of charity, medical treatment and social protection towards viewing them as full and equal members of society, with human rights.” Critically analyze in the context of India’s efforts at passing a legislation for disabled persons on the line of above mentioned convention. (200 Words)

The Indian Express

 

10. “Syria is coming close to shifting from an India-friendly regime to a possibly hostile, Islamist regime.” Comment and highlight what should be India’s approach. (200 Words)

The Hindu