23 May 2014
Answer ALL the following questions in about 200 words
1. In the light of recent controversy involving Credit Suisse Group and US regulators, examine the nature of Swiss banking system. How can India benefit from the positive outcome of the mentioned controversy? Comment.
2. Examine the problems being faced by the sugar industry in India. In your opinion, what measures need to be taken to revive the industry? Explain.
3. What measures need to be taken to make agriculture as an industry rather than an occupation? Discuss.
4. Critically comment on recent political crisis in Thailand. Examine what role can India play to resolve this crisis in Thailand.
5. In your opinion what role should India play to have a friendly relationship with its neighbours, especially with SAARC members? In the light of its policy towards its neighbours in recent years, critically comment.
6. Comment on the rapid growth of e-commerce in India and its advantages and disadvantages to the Indian economy.
7. Critically analyse how globalization has affected Indian education system.
Reference – Self
SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
8. What are endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs)? Why were they in news recently? Explain.