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[UPSC MAINS-2014] Insights Secure Questions, 21 August 2014

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21 August 2014

Answer ALL the questions in about 200 words

1) Write a note on the environmental and geographical significance  of the Tibetan Plateau for India and the surrounding regions.

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2) Critically compare and contrast the success of Special Economic Zone model for boosting economic growth adopted in India and China.

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3) Critically assess the USA’s foreign policy vis a vis Russia in recent years.

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4) What do you understand by Urban Heat Island or UHI effect? What are its causes and consequences? Explain.

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5) What causes chikungunya  disease? What are its symptoms and cure? Explain.

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6) Write a short note on  Electromagnetic Environmental Effects (E3)

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