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Insights Secure-2014: Questions On Current Events

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21 April 2014

Answer ALL the questions in about 200 words

1. Do you think establishing a separate fund such as National Investment Fund would help the infrastructure sector grow? If yes, examine how it should be governed and from where funds can be mobilized.

Business Standard

2. What were ‘s recommendations related to fuel prices? Are they too radical to implement? Comment.

Business Standard (passing mention)

Reference – ET

3. What is a floodplain? How floods are caused? Examine the sociological impacts of floods.

The Hindu

4. Do you support the idea of making voting in elections compulsory? Substantiate.

The Hindu

5. What do you understand by state and non-state actors with reference to terrorism? Give examples and critically comment on who poses greater threat to India – state or non-state actors?

The Hindu

6. Discuss the importance of opposition party in a parliamentary democracy.

The Hindu

7. Why is  the Supreme Court’s judgement in S.R. Bommai vs. Union of India case significant? Comment with suitable examples.

The Hindu

8. What are the important sources of biofuels? Examine why biofuel production in India is still lagging behind.

The Hindu