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[UPSC MAINS 2014] Insights Secure-2014: Questions on Current Events, July 09

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09 July 2014

Answer ALL the questions in about 200 words

1) What are the objectives and  uses of estimation of poverty line? Do you think these estimations have helped to meet those objectives effectively? Critically comment.

Business Standard

2) Critically analyse the reasons behind crises in the power sector in India.

Business Standard

3) ‘India’s economic future and prosperity are best served by leading the shift from fossil fuels to renewable and clean energy’. In the light of threat to ecology and livelihood as a result of climate change, critically comment on the statement.

Business Standard

4) Discuss how his life in South Africa transformed Mahatma Gandhi and helped him fight the British in India.

The Hindu

5) Critically discuss the grounds on which Hitler and his administration carried out the ruthless persecution of the Jews in Europe.

The Hindu

6) What measures are needed to be taken to increase the forest cover in the country? Explain.

The Hindu

7) Examine the sources of revenue for the Indian Railways to implement various reforms to ensure safety and efficiency in its operations.

The Hindu

8) Critically comment on the existence of Sharia courts in the country and the opinion of the Supreme Court on their rulings.

The Hindu

 

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