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[UPSC Mains 2014] Insights Secure Questions on Current Events, 15 November 2014

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15 November 2014

Answer the following questions in about 200 words:

1) Write a critical note on future missions of ISRO and the challenges it’s facing to accomplish them successfully.

Business Standard

2) Write a short note on ‘brain to brain communication’.

The Hindu

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3) Examine the recommendations made by the Kiran Aggarwal Committee which was tasked with reviewing the content and duration of induction training of IAS officers. Do you agree with some  of its recommendations? Explain why.

The Hindu

4) Examine the merits and demerits of implementing Direct Benefit Transfer of LPG (DBTL) scheme in India.

The Hindu

5) Write a note on the  U.S. Government humanitarian demining program and its significance to beneficiary countries.

The Hindu

6) What do you understand by Invasive species? Recently Suez Canal was blamed for allowing invasive species to migrate to new locations. Examine why. Also examine what measures are taken to address the issue.

The New York Times

7) What do you understand by Internet Governance? Explain the position of India on this issue.

The Indian Express