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Insights Secure-2014: Questions On Current Events and General Studies

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02 June 2014

Answer ALL the questions in about 200 words

1.Critically comment on the Constitutional provisions that enable the Parliament to create new states.

The Hindu

2.Critically examine the obstacle to urban solid waste management in India. Explain the role of institutions and private sector in this regard.

The Hindu

3.What do you understand by resource mobilization? How does government mobilize resources for financing its various expenditures? Examine.

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4.Why there are special provisions for some states in the Constitution? Comment with suitable examples.

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5.How glaciers are formed? What threats do they face around the world? Examine the consequences.

The Hindu

6.Discuss various challenges involved in cleaning polluted rivers. Critically comment on strategies adopted so far to clean river Ganga and Yamuna.

The Hindu

7.Bring out the relation between ethical conduct of a public servant and the concept of Dharma.

The Hindu

8.In the light of India’s regulatory mechanism and university system, critically comment on major problems faced by higher education system.

The Hindu

9.Critically comment on the relevance of Article 370 of the Constitution of India.

The Hindu

10.Does India need a ‘Look Middle-East Policy’? Explain why.

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11.Critically analyse various committee reports on energy security and policy in India.

The Indian Express

GENERAL STUDIES

12. How did contemporary world events influence Nehru’s thinking. Examine how he reflected them in his books.

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SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

13. Examine which technologies can be used to address drinking water problem in various parts of India based on local geographical conditions.

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