10) A recent study report has concluded that the Indian thermal power plants are way behind the global best in terms of performance. Critically analyse the major issues with coal based thermal power plants and what and why urgent actions are needed to improve their efficiency and performance.

Topic: Conservation and environmental pollution and degradation; Infrastructure – energy 10) A recent study report has concluded that the Indian thermal power plants are way behind the global best in terms of performance. Critically analyse the major issues with coal based thermal power plants and what and why urgent actions are needed to improve their efficiency and …

8) Average Indian prefers to invest his/her money in gold rather than in stock market or in mutual funds. This is seen as having deleterious effect on the economy. Critically examine why. Also examine what should be the role of government in this regard.

Topic: Indian economy – Growth and Development 8) Average Indian prefers to invest his/her money in gold rather than in stock market or in mutual funds. This is seen as having deleterious effect on the economy. Critically examine why. Also examine what should be the role of government in this regard. (200 Words) Business Standard

4) “Withdrawal or a shift to a phase of non-confrontation is an inherent part of a strategy of political action that is based on the masses.” Justify this statement in the context of India’s struggle for independence.

Topic: The Freedom Struggle – its various stages and important contributors /contributions from different parts of the country. 4) “Withdrawal or a shift to a phase of non-confrontation is an inherent part of a strategy of political action that is based on the masses.” Justify this statement in the context of India’s struggle for independence. (200 …

3) What were the main features of the Non-Cooperation movement? How different was it from earlier forms of protests? Critically examine

Topic: The Freedom Struggle – its various stages and important contributors /contributions from different parts of the country. 3) What were the main features of the Non-Cooperation movement? How different was it from earlier forms of protests? Critically examine. (200 Words) Bipan Chandra, Struggle for India’s Independence Chapter – 15

2) On his return from South Africa, for few years, Gandhiji did not join any political organisations or movements of the day. Critically examine why

Topic:The Freedom Struggle – its various stages and important contributors /contributions from different parts of the country. 2) On his return from South Africa, for few years, Gandhiji did not join any political organisations or movements of the day. Critically examine why. (200 Words) Bipan Chandra, Struggle for India’s Independence Chapter – 14

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[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 14 March 2015

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12) Do you think ‘sting operations’ and leaking of information which are being reported in media these days are ethical? In a democracy, are leaks the best way of providing that information? Critically examine and justify your answer

Topic:ethics in public service; role of family, society and educational institutions in inculcating values. 12) Do you think ‘sting operations’ and leaking of information which are being reported in media these days are ethical?  In a democracy, are leaks the best way of providing that information? Critically examine and justify your answer. (200 Words) The Hindu

10) The UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR), in a report, has said as much as US $314 billion will have to be spent every year to meet annual average losses from just earthquakes, tsunamis, tropical cyclones and river flooding. Critically discuss why it’s imperative for governments to invest in disaster managements and risk reduction strategies and the cost of neglecting these measures.

Topic: Disaster Management 10) The UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR), in a report, has said as much as US $314 billion will have to be spent every year to meet annual average losses from just earthquakes, tsunamis, tropical cyclones and river flooding. Critically discuss why it’s imperative for governments to invest in disaster …

8) Recently, the Union Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC) issued guidelines on access and benefit sharing (ABS) of biological resources. Examine the objective behind these guidelines and their impact on traditional medicines manufacturing industry.

Topic: Conservation and environmental pollution and degradation; Paper – 2 (Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors ) 8) Recently, the Union Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC) issued guidelines on access and benefit sharing (ABS) of biological resources. Examine the objective behind these guidelines and their impact on traditional medicines manufacturing industry. (200 …