June 21, 2014
Answer ALL the questions in about 200 words
1.Write a note on the intention behind setting up of Ultra Mega Power Projects in India. Do you think the policy on UMPP’s has succeeded? Critically examine.
2.Critically comment on the problems being faced by power sector in India.
3.In the light of recent news reports, critically examine the controversy behind the Kashmiri Pandits issue.
4.Discuss the language related problems which erupted soon after independence in the country and explain how they were resolved.
5.Explain how glaciers are formed. Examine the threats they face and why they are important for ecology and humans.
6.Write a note on the role and mandate of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.
7.Critically comment on the growth and spread of terrorism in the West Asian countries since 2001.
8.”Many of the key recommendations of the high-level Financial Sector Legislative Reforms Commission (FSLRC) continue to attract criticism, more than a year after its report was released.” Identify these key recommendations and comment on them.
9.Critically examine the causes behind the religious divide and tension between Sunni and Shia sects of Islam in many parts of the world.
SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
How and why is enrichment of Uranium done? Discuss India’s Uranium enrichment programme.