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

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12 December 2014

Answer ALL the questions in about 200 words:

1) “Indian roads are unsafe not only because the law in question is archaic, but also because even that law is enforced abysmally.” In the light of  the proposed new Road Transport and Safety Bill, critically comment.

Business Standard

2) What do you understand by cyberwar? In your opinion, what are the areas or sectors which are most vulnerable to attacks under cyberwar and why?

Business Standard

3) What do you understand by eugenics? Comment on some of the criticisms against eugenics.

Business Standard

4) Discuss about India – Russia nuclear energy relationship.

Business Standard

Business Standard

5) “Boko Haram is emerging as the other Islamic State in Africa.” Comment.

The New York Times

6) What are the sources of stem cells? Explain their therapeutic applications.

The Hindu

7) Write a note on the salient features of Gond Art.

The Hindu

8) “Corruption is also to blame for lack of safety for women in India.” Critically comment.

The Hindu

9) “The  ambiguous provisions the Indian Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage Act (CLNDA) of 2010 have adversely impacted expansion of nuclear power generation capacity.” Examine.

The Hindu