Insights Secure Questions on Current Events, 20 December 2014

ARCHIVES 20 December 2014 Answer ALL the questions in about 200 words: 1) What do you understand by real effective exchange rate (REER)? Some economists say that the rupee is overvalued. What do understand by this and why, in their opinion, is rupee overvalued? Examine. Business Standard 2) Examine how the Russian economy has grown post …

Insights Secure Questions on Current Events, 18 December 2014

ARCHIVES 18 December 2014 Answer ALL the following questions in about 200 words: 1) “The USA’s isolation of Cuba was one of the most misguided chapters in American foreign policy.” Critically comment in the light of recent developments in relations between two countries. The New York Times 2) Critically examine how countries and different groupings of …

[UPSC Mains-2014] Insights Secure Questions on Current Events, 17 December 2014

ARCHIVES 17 December 2014 Answer ALL the questions in about 200 words: 1) Examine why methane is considered as vital for presence of life on planets such as Mars? Explain in the light of recent findings by NASA’s Curiosity rover. The New York Times 2) Recently the Russian central bank raised interest rates steeply to prevent …

[UPSC Mains-2014] Insights Secure Questions on Current Events, 16 December 2014

ARCHIVES 16 December 2014 Answer ALL the questions in about 200 words: 1) The world has already warmed by almost one degree Celsius since the Industrial Revolution. Do you think the target of 2 Degree Celsius which is set as upper limit for the warming planet ( above the global average temperature at the beginning …

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

ARCHIVES 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 …

[UPSC Mains-2014] Insights Secure Questions on Current Events, 13 December 2014

ARCHIVES 13 December 2014 Answer ALL the questions in about 200 words: 1) Recently in Geneva, trade talks on reducing tariffs on trade of technology goods and information technology agreement ended in failure. Critically examine why. Also throw light on why developed countries are keen to finalise these deals. The New York Times 2) Examine …

[UPSC Mains-2014] Insights Secure Questions on Current Events, 12 December 2014

ARCHIVES 12 December 2014 Answer ALL the questions in about 200 words: 1) “Indian roads are unsafe not only because the law in question is archaic, but also because even that law is enforced abysmally.” In the light of  the proposed new Road Transport and Safety Bill, critically comment. Business Standard 2) What do you …

[UPSC Mains-2014] Insights Secure Questions on Current Events, 11 December 2014

ARCHIVES 11 December 2014 Answer ALL the questions in about 200 words: 1) A recent study estimated that 5.25 trillion pieces of plastic, large and small, weighing 269,000 tons, could be found throughout the world’s oceans, even in the most remote reaches. Critically examine their sources, their effect on environment and marine life, and how this …

[UPSC Mains – 2014] Insights Secure Questions on Current Events, 10 December 2014

  ARCHIVES 10 December 2014 Answer ALL the questions in about 200 words: 1) Examine the factors that have helped China to become world leader in production of energy from renewable sources. In your opinion, what lessons can India learn from Chinese? Discuss. The Hindu 2) Do you think the recent defence pact signed between …

[UPSC Mains-2014] Insights Secure Questions on Current Events, 09 December 2014

…. ARCHIVES 09 December 2014 Answer ALL the questions in about 200 words: 1) Examine, in the light of latest findings, what makes Mars a more habitable planet in the opinion of space scientists? The New York Times 2) Many of the central government schemes faced various problems, especially related to their implementation and sharing …

[UPSC Mains-2014] Insights Secure Questions on Current Events, 08 December 2014

ARCHIVES 08 December 2014 Answer the following questions in about 200 words: 1) Central banks in many countries around the world, including developed and developing, are resorting to quantitative easing to devalue their currency. Examine the reasons and its implications. Project Syndicate 2) Critically comment on some of important provisions of the proposed Road Transport and …

[UPSC Mains-2014] Insights Secure Questions on Current Events, December 5th and 6th, 2014

ARCHIVES 07 December 2014 Answer ALL the questions in about 200 words: 1) “Untouchability in India is not just a rural phenomenon, it is also an urban phenomenon as found by recently the India Human Development Survey II.” In the light of the findings of this survey, critically  comment how and why untouchability persists even in …

[UPSC Mains 2014] Insights Secure Questions on Current Events, 04 December 2014

ARCHIVES 04 December 2014 Answer ALL the questions in about 200 words: 1) Critically examine the reasons behind increasing cyber security threats around the world. Explain what needs to be done to mitigate these threats. The New York Times 2) It is said that Special Economic Zones (SEZ) in India have  completely failed – of …

[UPSC Mains 2014] Insights Secure Questions on Current Events, 03 December 2014

ARCHIVES 03 December 2014 Answer ALL the questions in about 200 words: 1) Examine the merits and demerits of modernising and running India’s large railway stations in the public-private-partnership (PPP) mode. Business Standard 2) Critically comment on the significance of Iraqi government’s recent long-term accord with the autonomous Kurdish region to share the country’s oil wealth and …

[UPSC Mains-2014] Insights Secure Questions on Current Events, 02 December 2014

ARCHIVES 02 December 2014 Answer ALL the questions in about 200 words: 1) Recently a principal of a government aided college was appointed as a board member of a famous liquor company. Identify the ethical issues involved and critically comment on them. Business Standard 2) The profitability of goat and sheep husbandry is steadily improving, thanks …

Secure Compilation: November 2014 Fourth Week Questions and Answers

Again thanks to our Undercover Group and its members, below is the compilation of questions and answers posted during the FOURTH week of November 2014. Credit Goes To: 1).Urstruly kartheek 2).Devil Baba 3).Deepak Thurwal 4).Gargi Sagar 5).Eti Shree 6).Anand Vardhan 7) LuV Click the below link to download the document: DOWNLOAD

[UPSC Mains 2014] Insights Secure Questions on Current Events, 01 December 2014

ARCHIVES 01 December 2014 Answer ALL the questions in about 200 words 1) “The ‘payment bank’ initiative of RBI is both not viable and unwise.” Comment. Business Standard 2) Critically examine India’s achievements in meeting the targets of Millenium Development Goals. Business Standard 3) Examine what steps have been taken to manage the border between India …

[UPSC Mains-2014] Insights Secure Questions on Current Events, 29 November 2014

ARCHIVES 29 November 2014 Answer ALL the questions in about 200 words: 1) Critically examine the roadblocks that exists in the attainment of Palestinian sovereignty. Also examine India’s position on the issue. The New York Times 2) Write a critical note on the genetically modified crops and food production scenario in India with special focus on …

[UPSC Mains 2014] Insights Secure Questions on Current Events, 28 November 2014

ARCHIVES 28 November 2014 Answer ALL the questions in about 200 words: 1) “The Indian government’s proposal to ban the sale of loose cigarettes  represents a simple and progressive means of delivering healthcare to the population without incurring vast costs.” Critically comment. Business Standard 2) Write a critical note on “Kathmandu Declaration” – recently signed by SAARC …