[UPSC MAINS-2014] Insights Secure Questions on Current Events, 17 October 2014

ARCHIVES 17 October 2014 Answer ALL the questions in about 200 words: 1) “Though recent labour reforms announced by the Prime Minister of India are welcome, they are not sufficient to address existing labour problems.” Critically comment. Business Standard Business Standard 2) The much-awaited goods and services tax, or GST, which has the potential to reform …

[UPSC MAINS-2014] Insights Secure Questions on Current Events, 16 October 2014

ARCHIVES 16 October 2014 Answer ALL the questions in about 200 words: 1) “When it comes to choosing a partner between China and Japan, latter is the surer and safer option for India to partner with.” Substantiate. Business Standard 2) Write a note on the location and distribution of coffee industry in India. Examine which …

[UPSC MAINS-2014] Insights Secure Questions on Current Events, 15 October 2014

ARCHIVES 15 October 2014 Answer ALL the questions in about 200 words: 1) In recent months, despite ongoing conflicts in the Middle East, the price of oil is declining worldwide. Comment on the reasons. Business Standard 2) Critically discuss the socio-economic situation of children in India. Business Standard 3) Write a critical note on the potential …

[UPSC MAINS-2014] Insights Secure Questions On Current Events, 14 October 2014

CONGRATS TO ALL THOSE WHO HAVE CLEARED 2014 PRELIMINARY EXAM ARCHIVES 14 October 2014 Answer ALL the questions in about 200 words: 1) It is said that more policy coordination in needed between emerging markets to deal with negative  spillovers  of  development in some  advanced  countries. Examine the risks emerging markets face at present and …

[UPSC MAINS-2014] Insights Secure Questions on Current Events, 13 October 2014

ARCHIVES 13 October 2014 Answer ALL the questions in about 200 words: 1) “The recent developments in finalising global trade deal under WTO framework have raised the question of very existence and continuation of WTO as an institution.” Comment. Business Standard The Guardian 2) There is a call for quota reforms in the International Monetary Fund (IMF) …

[UPSC MAINS-2014] Insights Secure Questions on Current Events, 11 October 2014

ARCHIVES 11 October 2014 Answer ALL the questions in about 200 words: 1) Examine how does Indian constitution and the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child ensure and safeguard rights of the children in India. The Hindu 2) Write a note on nature and significance of India’s activities at two polar regions of the …

[UPSC MAINS-2014] Insights Secure Questions on Current Events, 10 October 2014

ARCHIVES 10 October 2014 Answer ALL the questions in about 200 words: 1) In India, still 80% of its people do not use internet. In what ways can internet connectivity transform the society for better? Do you think internet connectivity will be one day as important as other basic human rights? Comment. Business Standard 2) …

[UPSC MAINS-2014] Insights Secure Questions On Current Events, 09 October 2014

ARCHIVES 09 October 2014 Answer ALL the questions in about 200 words: 1) It is said that USA should be wary of China’s increased investments in and buying of US companies. At the same time some analysts argue that USA must resist the urge to indulge in the protectionism it abhors in less-developed nations. In this …

[UPSC MAINS-2014] Insights Secure Questions On Current Events, 08 October 2014

ARCHIVES 08 October 2014 Answer ALL the questions in about 200 words: 1) There are several manufacturing sectors where India has succeeded like pharmaceuticals,automobiles and auto parts, and textiles, but not in other sectors. Examine why. Business Standard 2) Comment on the significance of the recently concluded agreement on the gas-pricing formula for export of natural gas …

[UPSC MAINS-2014] Insights Secure Questions On Current Events, 07 October 2014

ARCHIVES 07 October 2014 Answer ALL the questions in about 200 words: 1) Recently the World Bank while projecting India’s GDP growth has advised India to bring ‘structural ‘reforms’ in its economy and has also advised to remove constraints such as supply chain delays and uncertainty to boost manufacturing sector. Examine what are these structural reforms, …

[UPSC MAINS-2014] Insights Secure Questions On Current Events, 06 October 2014

ARCHIVES 06 October 2014 Answer ALL the questions in about 200 words: 1) Critically examine the nature of relationship Gandhiji had with the British  ever since he returned to India from South Africa. Business Standard  2) “To boost infrastructure sector, PPP should perhaps be re-labelled and implimented as FPTP – First Public, Then Private model.” Discuss …

[UPSC MAINS-2014] Insights Secure Questions on Current Events – 04 October 2014

ARCHIVES 04 October 2014 Answer ALL the questions in about 200 words: 1) The union government wants to regulate commercial surrogacy to address concerns raised by few sections of the society. Examine these concerns, their causes and government’s efforts to address these concerns. The Hindu 2) “Though India and Russia enjoy good relations, there is a …

[UPSC MAINS-2014] Insights Secure Questions On Current Events, 03 October 2014

ARCHIVES 03 October 2014 Answer ALL the questions in about 200 words: 1) “It has been affirmed that India will enjoy the status of America’s closest allies, like the UK and Australia, but without being categorised as an ally.” Critically analyse what factors have hindered India from becoming America’s ally as in case of UK …

[UPSC MAINS-2014] Insights Secure Questions On Current Events, 02 October 2014

ARCHIVES 02 October 2014 1) Examine what efforts were made previously to eradicate the problem of open defecation in India. Explain why these missions/schemes haven’t been successful. Business Standard 2) “It should be a cause for serious concern that a country of India’s size, which is growing in economic strength and has a great intellectual …

[UPSC MAINS-2014] Insights Secure: Questions on Current Events, 01 October 2014

Today this initiative completes One Year!  🙂  ARCHIVES 01 October 2014 Answer ALL the questions in about 200 words: 1) China’s rapid growth and investment in infrastructure has resulted in creation of large number of cities of which many have come to known as ghost towns. Do you think this is an indication of an …

[UPSC MAINS-2014] Insights Secure: Questions On Current Events, 30 September 2014

ARCHIVES 30 September 2014 Answer ALL the questions in about 200 words: 1) Though Green Energy is crucial to India’s energy security efforts, there is a dearth of investment in the sector.  Examine what efforts have been made by the Union government to increase investments in green energy in India. Business Standard 2) As envisioned …

[UPSC MAINS-2014] Insights Secure: Questions On Current Events, 29 September 2014

ARCHIVES 29 September 2014 Answer ALL the questions in about 200 words: 1) It is said that number of hungry people across the world has not decreased much. In the light of recent UN figures on hunger, critically comment. The New York Times 2) In India, in the education space, the ability to exploit the advantages …

[UPSC MAINS-2014] Insights Secure: Questions On Current Events, 27 September 2014

ARCHIVES 27 September 2014 Answer ALL the questions in about 200 words 1) Illustrate with examples the role of philanthropy in development with special reference to India. Business Standard 2) In 2010, micro-enterprises accounted for 79 per cent of non-farm employment in India, suggesting small-scale enterprises would continue to provide the majority of employment in the …

[UPSC MAINS-2014] Insights Secure: Questions On Current Events, 26 September 2014

ARCHIVES 26 September 2014 Answer ALL the questions in about 200 words: 1) “Creation of quasi judicial bodies or tribunals is an encroachment upon the power of the judiciary and the principle of separation of powers.” Critically comment. Business Standard 2) The union government plans to increase the share of manufacturing sector in GDP from 15 percent …