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[UPSC MAINS-2014] Insights Secure 2014: Questions on Current Events

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05 July 2014

Answer ALL the questions in about 200 words

1.Examine how poverty line is defined in the USA and Europe. Can India adopt their methodology? Comment.

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2.What is a drought? Write a note various types of droughts.

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3.Critically examine the relation between money laundering and national security.

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4.In the light of recent the data from National Crime Records Bureau, discuss why domestic violence against women still persists in the country.

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5.Critically evaluate the contribution of UN Peacekeeping missions to world peace.

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6.In your opinion, what measures(apart from APMC, MSP) are required to help farmers get profits on their agricultural produce in India? Discuss.

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7.The Northeast can be rejuvenated by making the region a focal point for growth. Analyse in what ways NE region can be made a focal point for growth and how.

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8.What improvements would you suggest to the MGNREGA scheme and why? Elucidate.

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