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[UPSC MAINS-2014] Insights Secure: Questions On Current Events, 17th September 2014

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17 September 2014

Answer ALL the questions in about 200 Words:

1) What do you understand by fiscal consolidation? Examine the various ways in which the union government does this.

Business Standard

2) During last 25 years, India’s reforms have been far less impressive when compared with Southeast Asian countries, which have achieved double-digit growth. Critically comment why.

Business Standard

3) Critically comment on recent rules notified by the Ministry of Environment on granting forest clearances  to developmental projects.

Business Standard

4) Write a critical note on the proposed BCIM (Bangladesh-China-India-Myanmar) corridor and its benefits to India.

The Hindu

5) Critically examine why civil nuclear co-operations are crucial for India’s energy security.

The Hindu

6) Examine the role being played by the UN agencies in combating poverty and hunger across the world.

The Hindu

7) “With its enhanced strategic autonomy, New Delhi is now well-placed to positively and deeply engage with China with confidence on a bilateral platform or within the larger collective folds of the MSR initiative and the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO).” Elaborate.

The Hindu

8) “Federalism is a device to ensure participative role for the representatives of the States constituting the nation, in the decision-making process.” In the light of the provisions of the National Judicial Appointments Commission Bill, 2014 (NJAC Bill), critically comment on the statement.

The Hindu

 

 

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