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


01 May 2014

Answer ALL the questions in about 200 words

1. What are P-Notes? Explain why does SEBI seek to regulate them?

Business Standard

2. Discuss the importance of digital infrastructure to India’s economy. Examine the problems being faced by this sector.

Business Standard

3. In the light of Myanmar’s recent decision to ban the export of raw timber, critically comment on the need for Myanmar to adopt sustainable growth strategy and its implications on regional ecology.

Business Standard

4. Comment on the growth  of e-commerce sector in India. Do you think its growth and expansion is good for the economy? Explain.

Business Standard

5. “It is safe to say that amongst the India’s most pressing problems is its inability to generate anywhere close to the massive number of jobs that it needs to accommodate its very large and growing working-age population.” Critically examine what strategies needs to be adopted by governments to boost job creation.

Business Standard



6. Explain how the situation in Europe immediately following the fall of Germany led directly to the Cold War. In your opinion, should the Western Allies have acted to oppose Soviet domination of Eastern Europe? (from Sparknotes)



7. What do you understand by Antimicrobial resistance (AMR)? Why does it occur? What are its threats? Explain.

The Hindu

8. What are the reasons for declining bird’s population? Comment on the steps taken by GOI and global institutions to safeguard migratory and domestic species of birds.

The Hindu