10 May 2014
Answer ALL the following questions in about 200 words
1. How do chit funds work? Critically examine the reasons behind chit fund scams in recent times. Also explain what measures has RBI taken to regulate them.
2. Some economists argue that India is de-industrializing. What do you understand by this? Why is this happening? Examine.
3. What do you understand by human values? Discuss few human values that you value most.
4. Critically examine the geopolitical interests of China in Afghanistan. Do you think a major role played by China in Afghanistan would be a concern to India? Comment.
5. Critically comment on South China Sea dispute in the light of international laws related to seas.
6. Critically examine the arguments in favour of privatisation of higher education in India. Do you think higher education should be completely privatised? Comment.
7. What is a spot exchange? Comment on recent scam related to the National Spot Exchange Ltd. (NSEL).
8. Critically examine the factors which led to post World War-2 rapid industrialisation of Germany and Japan even after huge devastation during the War.
SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
9. Write a note on Regenerative Plastic that was in news recently.
10. Write a note on Baroreceptors.