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[UPSC Mains-2014] Insights Secure Questions on Current Events, 18 November 2014

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18 November 2014

Answer the following questions in about 200 words:

1) It is argued that India needs to either increase or convert existing diesel-based power plants into LNG-based ones. Examine why.

Business Standard

2) An experts’ panel, headed by Vijay C Kelkar recently made recommendations on petroleum reforms. Write a note on important recommendations of the panel.

Business Standard

3) Write a note on India related highlights of the United Nations Population Fund’s (UNFPA) State of the World’s Population Report-2014.

The Hindu

4) “In spite of six decades of counterinsurgency, insurgencies in India have thrived.” Critically comment on the reasons.

The Hindu

5) “Kashmir is India’s greatest moral and political failure.” Critically comment.

The Hindu

6) Critically comment on India’s population control strategy and methods.

The Indian Express

7) “Many Indian thinkers are coming to realise that using the idea of strategic autonomy as an excuse to avoid building connections with others is a mistake.” Analyse why.

The Indian Express