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[UPSC MAINS-2014] Insights Secure Questions, 15 August 2014

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15 August 2014

Answer ALL the questions in about 200 words

1) Critically examine the effects of crony capitalism on the growth and development of a country.

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2) Explain the components and functions of an automatic teller machine (ATM). Explain the latest RBI guidelines in using ATMs in India.

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3) In the light of past few years’ developments, critically comment on the role of institutions in  strengthening democracy.

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4) What are hematopoietic stem cells (HSC). Explain their importance in stem cell therapy.

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5) What do you understand by India’s insistence on ‘equity and common but differentiated responsibilities’ in the ongoing new climate change treaty negotiations? Elucidate.

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6) ‘Demographic dividend in India is not being appropriately used and there is a need to revisit the demographic policy so as to tap benefits from the youth.’ Examine.

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