08, March 2014
Answer ALL the questions in about 200 words
1. Do you think a new Cold War is likely ensue post-Ukrainian crisis? Even if it starts, what would be its nature compared to the old Cold War? Comment.
2. What do you understand by the Glass Ceiling Index? Explain its significance especially with reference to India.
3. It is argued that the negative effects of nationalization of private banks in 1969 can still be seen even after introducing reforms two decades ago. What are these negative effects? in the light of recent policy measures undertaken by the RBI in the banking sector, critically analyze.
4. Critically evaluate the implementation of National Optic Fibre Network (NOFN) project. Highlight the importance of the project.
5. Why does India lag behind in manufacturing quality military products? In the light of its expanding arms import bill, critically examine the systemic factors contributing to India’s poor record in military manufacturing sector.
6. What are the route causes of Israel-Palestine conflict? Briefly explain the thorny issues that are stalling progress in finding a viable solution.
7. What are the health risks of global warming? Explain.