The Hindu – News Analysis: 24 April 2015

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Insights Daily Current Events, 24 April 2015

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The Big Picture – Should UGC be scrapped?

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The Big Picture – Yemen and West Asia: Where is the conflict headed?

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[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 24 April 2015

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12) Examine the relationship between attitude and behaviour. Do you think training can change attitude of people, especially of teachers, politicians and bureaucrats positively towards weaker sections of the society? Discuss.

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11) Write a note on the structure, mandate and contribution of Gorkha Rifles.

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10) Critically analyse the effect of social media on government, governance and institutions in India.

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9) Some economists argue that in addition to free market forces, state intervention, even if forcible, is necessary to improve economic growth and development. Do you think is it right for government to forcibly acquire land and other resources for the welfare of larger population? In the light of experience of some of Tiger economies of Eastern Asia on this front, critically comment if India should follow their example.

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8) Recently the government proposed to introduce legal provisions to ensure that children between the ages of 16 and 18 are tried as adults if they commit heinous offences such as murder and rape. Do you think is it a step in right direction? Critically analyse.

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7) Compare and contrast US’ and China’s foreign policy vis a vis Pakistan. Critically examine their effect on India’s interests in the region.

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6) Critically compare and contrast foreign policies of India and China, especially with respect to meeting their security, strategic and economic needs.

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5) Distinguish between valley glaciers and continental ice sheets. Which of these are most affected by the climate change process and why? Examine.

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4) Examine the advantages and disadvantages of erosion, transportation and deposition process of rivers from a human point of view.

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3) Differentiate between soil creep, soil flow and landslides. Which of these is/are commonly found in India? Why and where? Examine.

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2) “Rather than grandiose plans, smart cities should focus on just three things: transportation, e-governance and easy land titling.” Elaborate.

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1) A recent study by a strategy and policy consulting firm has shown that the use of ‘smart maps’ in India’s smart cities project will lead to $8 billion in savings and value in a year. What do you understand by ‘smart maps’? Examine their uses.

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The Big Picture – Prevention of Corruption Act: Should it be amended?

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The Hindu News Analysis: 23 April 2015

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