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Insights Secure-2014: Questions On Current Events Day – 11

Questions From The Hindu – 11/10/2013

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1. “In spite of the Supreme Court’s ruling that  in murder cases awarding of the death penalty is an exception and life sentence is the rule, lower courts are increasingly giving death sentences owing to some unwarranted external factors.” Critically comment. (200 Words)

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2. Do you think the principle of equity  and common but differentiated responsibility (CBDR) put forward by the BASIC countries in climate change negotiations is valid considering their growing contribution to global warming? Critically examine (200 Words)

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3. Write a note on the role of National Disaster Rapid Action Force (NDRAF)  in disaster management. (100 Words)

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 4. Explain how tropical cyclones are formed? (200 Words)

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Opinion Page

5. “Not withstanding recent narrowing of India’s merchandise trade deficit,  the external sector still needs a holistic approach to correct its structural issues.” Analyze (150 Words)

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6. Apart from the cliché’ that men should change their ‘mindset’, what measures would you suggest to bring gender equality in the society, especially in India? (200 Words)

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7. What is the principle behind introducing None Of The Above (NOTA) in the Electronic Voting Machines and ballot papers? Is it enough to radical reforms in the electoral system? Analyze. (250 Words)

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8. Do you agree with the view that pursuing high environmental standards in the name of sustainable development is inimical to the objective of achieving high GDP growth rate? Comment. (250 Words)

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9. Short Note – Alice Munro (50 Words)

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10. What is pentavalent vaccine? Why its administration was controversial? What were the committees formed to look into the matter? Explain. (200 Words)

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11. Ali Zeidan (25 Words)

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12. Sakharov Prize (50 Words)

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13. South China Dispute (200 Words)

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