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Insights Secure-2014: Questions on Current Events and General Studies for UPSC Mains, June 17, 2014

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17 June 2014

Answer ALL the questions in about 200 words

1.Comment on the recommendations of Parthasarathi Shome panel on reforms in tax administration.

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2.Examine the major recommendations of the National Transport Development Policy Committee headed by Rakesh Mohan.

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3.Recent reports suggest that India is moving towards adopting ‘supply side’ economics. What do you understand by this? Do you think it’s good for economy? Comment.

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4.In the light of recent reports of shutting down of jute mills in West Bengal, critically examine the problems and their causes faced by jute industry in India.

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5.What are the causes of floods in India. How floods can be prevented? Explain.

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6.Critically comment on the historical reasons, especially related to World War events, that led to strain in China – Japan relationship.

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7.Critically examine the role of Prime Minister as envisaged in the Constitution of India and how the post has been used by its occupants over the years since Independence to strengthen or weaken federalism.

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8.What do you understand by Disaster Management? Critically comment on India’s record in managing various natural disasters.

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