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[UPSC Mains-2014] Insights Secure Questions on Current Events, 12 November 2014

Insights Secure Questions on Current Events

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12 November 2014

Answer ALL the questions in about 200 words:

1) ” Taliban is a necessary evil in Afghanistan.” Critically comment.

The New York Times

2) “Twenty-five years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, the biggest surprise is how badly most of the post-communist nations have done since.” Critically examine.

The Hindu 

3) What do you understand by Net Neutrality? Examine the issues involved.

The New York Times

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4) Critically discuss with suitable examples  how countries in Asia were influenced by India’s cultural heritage.

Business Standard

5) Examine how the privatisation of public sector undertakings has been done since 1990s economic reforms and what are their benefits?

The Indian Express

6) What are the expected benefits of linking rivers in India? Are there any alternatives to reap same benefits? Examine.

The Hindu

7) “The making of the new Middle East map can thus be understood, at least in part, as the collapse of the post-Ottoman order.” Discuss.

The Hindu

8) Write a note on the aviation sector reforms that need to be implemented in India to improve the sector’s efficiency and performance.

The Hindu

9) Is India ready to cash in on its demographic dividend? Critically examine.

The Hindu

10) In recent months there have been reports of increase in the number of polio deaths in Pakistan. Explain why.

The Hindu