[UPSC MAINS 2014} Insights Secure -2014: Questions on Current Events, 16 July 2014

ARCHIVES 16 July 2014 Answer ALL the questions in about 200 words 1)Critically comment on India’s policy on agricultural subsidies. Examine why is this an issue with some of WTO members. Business Standard 2) Why does India want to become member of APEC group? Analyse benefits of joining the group. Business Standard Reference 3) In …

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

ARCHIVES 15 July 2014 Answer ALL the questions in about 200 words 1) How did apartheid start in South Africa and how was it ended. Critically comment. The Hindu 2) Do you agree with the view that Israel is using extreme violence against Palestine in self-defence? Critically comment. The Hindu The Hindu 3) Examine why a civil …

[UPSC MAINS-2014] Insights Secure-2014: Questions on Current Events, 14 July 2014

ARCHIVES 14 July 2014 Answer ALL the questions in about 200 words 1) Comment on the strategy used by the Government and RBI to increase financial inclusion in the country. Business Standard 2) What do you understand by capital gains tax? Write a note on the capital gains account scheme. Business Standard The Hindu The Indian Express …

[UPSC MAINS-2014] Insights Secure-2014: Questions On Current Events, 12 July 2014

ARCHIVES 12 July 2014 Answer ALL the questions in about 200 words 1) Write a note on Foldcope. Explain its significance to science education. Business Standard 2) What do you understand by Replacement fertility? Do you think it’s desirable to have rates below-Replacement fertility? Comment. The Hindu Reference 3) Critically comment on the role of NGOs …

[UPSC MAINS-2014] Insights Secure-2014: Questions On Current Events, 11 July 2014

ARCHIVES 11 July 2014 Answer ALL the questions in about 200 words 1) Examine the role of banks in funding infrastructure projects in the country. Also explain what role does 2014-15 General Budget has envisaged for the banks in this regard. Business Standard 2) Write a note on the importance of increasing FDI in defence sector. …

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

ARCHIVES 10 July 2014 Answer ALL the questions in about 200 words 1) The Sundar Committee Report of 2011 on road safety issue is an important step forward. Critically examine its recommendations and their importance. Business Standard 2) What is geothermal energy? How is it produced? Examine in which parts of the world its production is …

[UPSC MAINS 2014] Insights Secure-2014: Questions on Current Events, July 09

ARCHIVES 09 July 2014 Answer ALL the questions in about 200 words 1) What are the objectives and  uses of estimation of poverty line? Do you think these estimations have helped to meet those objectives effectively? Critically comment. Business Standard 2) Critically analyse the reasons behind crises in the power sector in India. Business Standard …

[UPSC MAINS 2014] Insights Secure-2014- Questions on Current Events, July 08, 2014

ARCHIVES 08 July 2014 Answer ALL the questions in about 200 words 1) Examine on what pillars does India’s stand in the climate negotiations rest? Do you think India’s stand is justified? Critically comment. Business Standard 2) Critically evaluate Pakistan military’s ‘strategic depth’ doctrine. Do you think it’s relevant in the light of recent developments in …

[UPSC MAINS 2014) Insights Secure-2014: Questions on Current Events, July 07, 2014

ARCHIVES 07 July 2014 Answer ALL the following questions in about 200 words 1) Write a note on the Economic Policy Uncertainty (EPU) index and its relevance to India. Business Standard 2) ‘ India’s growth model needs to change from being consumption-driven to investment-driven.’ In the light of fall in GDP growth during last few years, comment …

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

ARCHIVES 05 July 2014 Answer ALL the questions in about 200 words 1.Examine how poverty line is defined in the USA and Europe. Can India adopt their methodology? Comment. Business Standard 2.What is a drought? Write a note various types of droughts. The Hindu 3.Critically examine the relation between money laundering and national security. The …

[UPSC MAINS 2014] Insights Secure-2014: Questions on Current Events, 04 July 2014

ARCHIVES 04 July 2014 Answer ALL the questions in about 200 words 1.Critically examine the roadblocks to modernisation of Indian defence forces. The Hindu 2.Critically evaluate India’s strategic partnership with France. The Hindu 3.Why is India witnessing a steep hike in food prices? Do you think measures taken by the government address the root causes? Critically …

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

ARCHIVES 03 July 2014 Answer ALL the questions in about 200 words 1.Critically evaluate the intention behind and  success of setting up of more Special Economic Zones in India. Business Standard 2.Examine the Developed Countries’ policy towards use of Genetically Modified Organisms vis a vis WTO norms. Business Standard Reference 3.Write a note on the objectives of the …

Insights SECURE INITIATIVE – Now Has 2500+ Questions!

…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… Note: It’s important that you read this article completely! Introduction On 30th of September 2013, we started Secure-2014 initiative keeping in mind the demand of UPSC in Civil Services Mains General Studies question papers. Surprisingly, many questions directly or indirectly got repeated in General Studies Papers  of UPSC Mains – 2013 (Here and Here). …

[UPSC MAINS – 2014] Insights Secure -2014: Questions on Current Events, July 2

ARCHIVES 1 July 2014 02 July 2014 Answer ALL the questions in about 200 words 1.What do you understand by ‘water security’? Examine what steps are necessary to be taken to ensure water security in the country. Business Standard 2.Examine the problems faced by insurance sector in India. In your opinion, what reforms should government …

[UPSC MAINS-2014] Insights Secure-2014: Questions On Current Events, July 1, 2014

ARCHIVES 1 July 2014 Answer ALL the questions in about 200 words 1.Critically examine water related disputes between India and its Eastern Neighbours including China. The Hindu The Hindu 2.Do you think Israel’s violent actions against Palestine and the subsequent reactions of the West are justified? Critically comment. The Hindu 3.Critically evaluate the nature and …

[UPSC MAINS-2014] Insights Secure-2014: Questions on Current Events, June 30, 2014

ARCHIVES June 28, 2014 June 29, 2014 30 June 2014 Answer ALL the following questions in about 200 words 1.Critically compare and contrast India’s economic relationship between China and Japan. Business Standard 2.Examine from what sources and how the government can to mobilize resources to fund its programs and to run the country in times of drought seasons …

[UPSC MAINS-2014] Insights Secure-2014: Questions On Current Events, June 28, 2014

ARCHIVES  June 26, 2014  June 27, 2014 28 June 2014 Answer ALL the questions in about 200 words 1.Do you think recent changes introduced by UPSC in Civil Services Examination pattern were necessary? Critically comment. The Hindu 2.What is shrimp farming? Critically examine its impact on ecology and livelihood of coastal people especially in the context of India. …

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

ALL ARCHIVES 25 June 2014 26 June 2014 27 June 2014 Answer ALL the questions in about 200 words 1.In the Indian context, what do you understand by Shadow Banking? Is it regulated by RBI? If not, examine why they are not regulated and why  they need to be regulated. Business Standard 2.Examine how the …

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

ARCHIVES 26 June 2014 Answer ALL the questions in about 200 words 1.Critically examine deficiencies, if any, in the Food Security Act that was enacted in 2013. Business Standard 2.From security perspective, critically comment on the Aadhaar initiative. Business Standard 3. In the World Bank’s “Ease of Doing Business Index”  report, India’s rank is abysmal. Critically comment why India’s position is poor …

[UPSC MAINS-2014] Insights Secure-2014: Questions on Current Events, June 25

ARCHIVES 25 June 2014 Answer ALL the questions in about 200 words 1.Critically comment on steps taken by the government to address problems of the sugar industry. Do you think these reforms are structural and systemic? Examine. Business Standard 2.Critically examine the causes of vegflation in India. Also examine what steps should government take to …