[UPSC MAINS-2014] Insights Secure-2014: Questions on Current Events, June 25
25 June 2014
Answer ALL the questions in about 200 words
1.Critically comment on steps taken by the government to address problems of the sugar industry. Do you think these reforms are structural and systemic? Examine.
2.Critically examine the causes of vegflation in India. Also examine what steps should government take to check vegflation.
3.Why is there a demand for the reform of or even abolition of APMC act? Critically examine.
4.In the light of the revelations of the World Investment Report, 2014, examine the trend of FDI inflows into India in past two years.
5.In the light of call for indigenisation of defence sector, critically comment on the important features of the Defence Procurement Procedure of 2013.
6.Critically comment on the efforts made by India and Bangladesh to resolve contentious issues between them.
7.Write a note on Mobile Seva initiative of the government of India.
8.In the light of recent reports on the plight of Indians working in foreign countries, critically evaluate the effectiveness of the Emigration Act, 1983 in safeguarding the interests of these Indian workers.
9.Analyse the significance of ratification of the Additional Protocol (AP) to the India-specific nuclear safeguards agreement with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) by India.
SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
10.Discuss the impact of usage of insecticides in agriculture on the global food production and environment.