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[UPSC Mains-2014] Insights Secure Questions on Current Events, 15 December 2014

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15 December 2014

Answer ALL the questions in about 200 words:

1) Examine the possible roadblocks that recently launched Payment Banks might face in their functioning.

Business Standard

2) Write a note on the location factors of cement industry in India and also examine problems faced by the industry.

Business Standard

3) The Union Cabinet recently cleared some changes to the Electricity Act which are hailed as market friendly. Comment on these approved changes to the act.

Business Standard

4) Write a critical note outcome of recent climate change talks held at Lima, Peru.

The Hindu

5) “The inadequacies of India’s Internet regime are not confined to the IT Act alone. The country faces dilemmas that concern the future of the net and the way in which these are addressed will be key to determining India’s future as an open society, a secure state and a competitive economy.” In the light of amendments made to IT act and its fallouts, critically analyse the statement.

The Hindu

6) Critically comment on the significance of repealing of Section 309 of the Indian Penal Code, 1860.

The Hindu

7) ” The Indian black money held in Switzerland or elsewhere will not come back, and so the dreams about how to spend it can be stopped.” Critically examine why.

The Hindu