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[UPSC Mains-2014] Insights Secure-2014 – Questions on Current Events, June 23

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23 June 2014

Answer ALL the questions in about 200 words

1.Do you think a separate Railway Budget is needed every year? Critically comment and substantiate your answer.

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2.Critically comment on various policy measures and steps taken by the government to allocate natural resources to private  players in last ten years.

Business Standard

3.The World Health Organisation (WHO) lists traffic-related accidents as one of the top health agendas of the world.  In the light of this fact, critically examine why road accidents are frequent in the country and India’s approach towards ensuring road safety.

Business Standard

  1. ‘Foreign education is both a vital ‘export’ service that earns sizable revenue, and a powerful connector between countries and peoples.’ In the light of the statement, examine how India can build good relationships with foreign countries by attracting their students to the country.

Business Standard

5.’Leadership in global science and technology has been closely linked to global political and economic leadership.’ In the light of this statement, critically comment on the quality of India’s higher education sector and  compare and contrast its record with that of China’s.

Business Standard

6.Write a note on the Balassa-Samuelson effect.

Business Standard

7.Should RBI allow Rupee to appreciate further? Explain why you agree or disagree.

Business Standard

8.Critically evaluate India’s record in adhering to international norms in its nuclear programme.

The Hindu

9.Critically analyse the nature of teacher education system and its importance to the education sector in India.

The Hindu

10.Critically analyse the important provisions of the Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act, 2013.

The Hindu

11.Write a critical note on IPR war between India and USA.

The Hindu