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[UPSC MAINS-2014] Insights Secure Questions On Current Events, 06 October 2014

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06 October 2014

Answer ALL the questions in about 200 words:

1) Critically examine the nature of relationship Gandhiji had with the British  ever since he returned to India from South Africa.

Business Standard 

2) “To boost infrastructure sector, PPP should perhaps be re-labelled and implimented as FPTP – First Public, Then Private model.” Discuss why.

Business Standard

3) Examine why the government has set-up Expenditure Management Commission (EMC). What are its functions?

Business Standard

4) Unlike some parts of some nations which enjoy autonomy granted by their national governments as part of concession to placate their demand for separation, Kashmir does not enjoy such an autonomy. Do you think Kashmir be given more autonomy? Critically discuss.

The Hindu

5) Examine the reasons behind recent student protests in Hong Kong. In your opinion, what should be China’s response to this crisis? Comment.

The Hindu

6) Critically examine the important role that Iran could play in the Middle East region to solve regional crises. In your opinion, what should be the policy of Western powers vis a vis Iran? Discuss.

The Indian Express

7) Technology and financing are no longer real constraints in bringing high-speed trains to India. Competing foreign collaborators are willing to offer generous financial terms and technology transfer. The key issues are financial viability, optimal resource utilisation and benefits to the people. Examine.

The Indian Express

8) Examine how Indian banking sector got benefited from India’s diversity post 1990s economic reforms.

The Indian Express