[UPSC MAINS – 2014] Insights Secure -2014: Questions on Current Events, July 2

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02 July 2014

Answer ALL the questions in about 200 words

1.What do you understand by ‘water security’? Examine what steps are necessary to be taken to ensure water security in the country.

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2.Examine the problems faced by insurance sector in India. In your opinion, what reforms should government introduce to boost the sector? Explain.

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3.Critically examine the linkage between resource allocation for the judiciary by the government and the pendency of cases in India.

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4.Critically comment on the findings of International Energy Agency’s recent report (2014) on energy security in the world and the implications of these findings on India.

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5.Comment on the maritime boundary and sovereignty over islands issue between India and Sri Lanka.

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6.Examine why India imports, instead of manufacturing at home, electronic goods into the country?

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7.Examine how the collegium system to choose new judges works in India. In the light of recent controversy over the appointment of a judge to the Supreme Court, critically comment on the political, constitutional and moral issues arising out of the controversy.

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8.Critically comment on India’s Nuclear weapons use policy. Do you think it’s pragmatic? Substantiate.

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9.Does India need Uniform Civil Code? Critically comment.

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