Print Friendly, PDF & Email

[UPSC MAINS-2014] Insights Secure Questions, 06 August 2014

ARCHIVES

06 August 2014

Answer ALL the questions in about 200 words

1) With examples, illustrate the importance of social audit in evaluating the implementation and progress of government schemes.

The Hindu

2) “Human rights commissions are powerless to render any “real service” to human rights.” Critically comment.

The Hindu

3) Critically examine the impact of burgeoning e-commerce marketing services on the growth of different sectors of economy.

The Hindu

4) Write a critical note on India’s energy ties with the SAARC members.

The Hindu

5) Write a note on ‘ wi-fi backscatter’.

The Hindu

6) Examine the important steps that need to be taken by disaster management agencies, government and the public post – natural disasters.

The Hindu

7) Why is there a demand for decriminalising attempt to commit suicide in India? Critically examine the merits and demerits of existing law of criminalising suicide.

The Hindu

8) Write a note on the importance of the Question Hour in the Parliament.

The Hindu

9) “If anything, the New Development Bank (NDB) must be a template for change, not a mirror to the existing hegemony of money.” In the light of existing models of multilateral banking systems, critically analyse the statement.

The Hindu

10) Define and explain the importance of: Repo Rate, Reverse Repo Rate, Bank Rate,  Marginal Standing Facility (MSF) rate, Statutory Liquidity Ratio and Cash Reserve Ratio.

The Hindu

11) Critically comment on the criticism over the 1950 “India-Nepal Treaty of Peace and Friendship” and examine why there is a call for its revision.

The Indian Express