[UPSC MAINS-2014] Insights Secure-2014: Questions On Current Events, 03 July 2014
03 July 2014
Answer ALL the questions in about 200 words
1.Critically evaluate the intention behind and success of setting up of more Special Economic Zones in India.
2.Examine the Developed Countries’ policy towards use of Genetically Modified Organisms vis a vis WTO norms.
3.Write a note on the objectives of the Essential Commodities Act, 1955.
4.Write a note on the Marrakesh Treaty on visually impaired.
5.Do you think India should allow IAEA to inspect all of its nuclear facilities and declare that all the facilities are for peaceful purposes? Critically comment.
6.Discuss the evolution and spread of Kurdistan Islamic Movement. Do you think that their demands are genuine? Critically examine.
- Which factors caused the fall of Caliphate? What was its impact on India? Do you think that recent developments in the West Asian region are an effort towards revival of Caliphate? Examine.
8.What do you understand by trophic cascade?Explain with examples.
9.” The integration of ecological considerations into economic development is vital and valuable if, in the pursuit of profit, we are to ensure the long-term well-being of people and planet.” Critically comment.
10.Why do close to 70 per cent of India’s sick, mostly belonging to the poor or lower middle class, choose to go to the private sector when there is ostensibly free healthcare in the public system? Critically comment.
11.Examine why Bangladesh is ahead of India in many health indicators. What lessons can India learn from Bangladesh? Discuss.
- What are zoonotic diseases? Explain the threats they pose to developing countries.
- Write a note on the threat induced by microplastics on the ecology.