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Insights Secure-2014: Questions On Current Events Day-18

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Questions From The Hindu (18 October, 2013)

1. “Key to sustaining economic growth and promoting development is good governance and quality decision-making.” Examine the factors that affect good governance and ethical decision making in the higher echelons of government. (200 Words)

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2. Sarojini Varadappan (50 Words)

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3. How can India allay the fears of nuclear suppliers about India’s nuclear liability  law without amending it? (150 Words)

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4. Critically comment on the recent assertive and independent foreign policy stance of Russia in its sphere of influence. (200 Words)

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5. Marange diamond field (50 Words)

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6. What feasible strategies would you suggest for our cities to reduce air pollution? Examine why Indian cities have failed to tackle air pollution effectively. (200 Words)

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7. Sein Win (50 Words)

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8. Do you think India can afford universal health coverage  system? What are the constraints in its implementation? Suggest solutions for its effective implementation. (250 Words)

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9. Should Indian press, both print and electronic,  be regulated by the government? Analyze the merits and demerits of such a measure. Suggest alternative measures to bring ethics and objectivity in media coverage of events. (250 Words)

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10. “As towns grow into cities and cities morph into metropolises, urban ecology seems to be losing ground to urgent demands for improved infrastructure.” Critically evaluate in  the Indian context. (250 Words)

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11. Write a critical note on the National Green Tribunal as an effective grievances redressal forum. (200 Words)

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Insights Secure-2014: Questions On Current Events Day – 9

Questions From The Hindu – 09/10/2013

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1. “The Supreme  Court has categorically laid down that bandh/hartal is unconstitutional and the State has the obligation to protect the citizen against it.” Despite SC’s framing guidelines in 2009 to recover costs from bandh organizers, neither the States nor the Central government have taken any action to put in place a legislation, or fast track mechanism consistent with the guidelines. Comment on the unconstitutional nature of bandhs and inaction of governments in implementing court order. (200 Words)

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2. What is judicial overreach? Does the SC order on Aadhar scheme putting critical restrictions against the use and distribution of UID numbers encroaches upon the executive decision making authority?  What is the opinion of SC on the issue of judicial overreach? Explain. (250 Words)

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3. “Some of the strategies adopted by USA in combating terrorism might foment further instability in the affected regions and prove counterproductive.” Analyze (200 Words)

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4. Comment how far Medical Termination of Pregnancy (MTP) Act, 1972 has been  successful in preventing non-institutional abortions and explain the factors responsible for the rise in such non-institutional abortions. (250 Words)

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5. “The provision of negative voting would be in the interests of promoting democracy and is a giant step forward in push for more electoral reforms.” Critically analyze. (250 Words)

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6. “Beneath the chaos in Egypt post Arab Awakening lies a complex power struggle between generals and Islamists.” Analyze. (200 Words)

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7. Examine how the US government shutdown can have negative effect on US and world economy. (200 Words)

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8. Write a note on security ties between India and Vietnam (150 Words)

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9. Keran Operation (50 Words)

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10. Uran coast (50 Words)

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11. What is nuclear fusion and what are its uses if used as a technology in nuclear reactors? Bring out the difference between ITER’s and NIF’s approach in harnessing nuclear fusion energy. (200 Words)

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