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Insights Secure-2014: Questions On Current Events And General Studies

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30 April 2014

Answer ALL the questions in about 200 words

CURRENT EVENTS

1. What do you understand by purchasing power parity (PPP)? explain with examples. Do you think GDP per capita is good indicator to know the standard of living in an economy? Explain why.

Business Standard

2. The  biggest problem that India’s judicial system faces is the enormous delays. Why does this problem persist? What are the solutions? Critically comment.

Business Standard

3. Do you think  pornography is among the causes of increasing sexual offences against women? Should government ban websites showing it? Critically comment.

The Indian Express

4. Why do you think current account and fiscal deficit figures have come down in recent months? Examine.

The Hindu

5. India’s roads have acquired a reputation, quite deservedly, of being the most dangerous in the world. Critically comment why? What measures are needed to ensure road safety? Examine.

The Hindu

6. Write a note on 1959 Antarctic Treaty.

The Hindu

GENERAL STUDIES

7.  Compare Wilson’s fourteen points and the November 11 Armistice agreement with the Versailles Treatry. In looking at the discrepancies in these documents do you agree with the statement that the Peace of Paris led to a second European conflict?

Reference

Wikipedia 1

Wikipedia 2

BBC

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

8. What is the recent issue regarding Whaling Program of Japan in Antarctic Ocean? Examine the role of International Convention for the regulation of Whaling( ICRW) and International Whaling Commission (IWC) in this regard.

Reference

Source 1

The Hindu