[UPSC Mains-2014] Insights Secure Questions on Current Events, 07 November 2014

ARCHIVES 07 November 2014 Answer ALL the questions in about 200 words: 1) “The economic reforms need to be properly linked with social benefits.” Has India succeeded in this establishing this linkage? Critically examine. Business Standard 2) Critically comment on the impact of outcome of recent midterm polls  in USA on India. Business Standard 3) Recently the …

[UPSC Mains-2014] Insights Secure Questions on Current Events, 05 November 2014

ARCHIVES 05 November 2014 Answer ALL the questions in about 200 words: 1) The department of electronics and information technology is working on creating a National Cyber Coordination Centre (NCCC). Examine why this is being set up and explain its importance to India. Business Standard 2) “Recent space accidents  are a stark reminder that the path to …

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

ARCHIVES 03 November 2014 Answer ALL the questions in about 200 words: 1) “The Planning Commission’s importance gradually reduced over the years as India moved from a Soviet-style controlled economy to a more market-driven one.” Comment. Business Standard 2) Analyse the effect of falling crude prices on various stakeholders in the Indian economy. Business Standard 3) …

Compilation of Secure Questions – January 2014 to September 2014

This is the compilation of questions with links to original posts and the reference articles. These are only questions (for now). We thank Sahas for the contribution.    January – 2014 February – 2014 March – 2014 April – 2014 May – 2014 June – 2014 July – 2014 August – 2014 September – 2014 …

[UPSC Mains-2014] Insights Secure Questions on Current Events, 31 October 2014

ARCHIVES 31 October 2014 Answer ALL the questions in about 200 words: 1) In the light of India’s poor performance in latest Global Gender Gap Index , critically examine how gender inequality affects the economy and what should India do to bridge the gender gap. Business Standard 2) How far, do you think, Gram Sabhas …

[UPSC Mains-2014] Insights Secure Questions on Current Events, 30 October 2014

ARCHIVES 30 October 2014 Answer ALL the questions in about 200 words: 1) In India, allocation of precious natural resources to public and private companies has generated controversy and judicial intervention thanks to issues such as corruption and opaqueness in allocation. Critically examine what measures the government has taken so far to address these issues …

[UPSC MAINS-2014] Insights Secure Questions on Current Events, 29 October 2014

ARCHIVES 29 October 2014 Answer ALL the questions in about 200 words: 1) Do you think the demand for scrapping of section 66A of the Information Technology Act (2000) is justified? In the light of increasing misuse of internet, critically comment. Business Standard 2) Critically examine how the new drug pricing policy introduced in 2012 differed from …

[UPSC MAINS-2014] Insights Secure Questions on Current Events, 13 October 2014

ARCHIVES 13 October 2014 Answer ALL the questions in about 200 words: 1) “The recent developments in finalising global trade deal under WTO framework have raised the question of very existence and continuation of WTO as an institution.” Comment. Business Standard The Guardian 2) There is a call for quota reforms in the International Monetary Fund (IMF) …

[UPSC MAINS-2014] Insights Secure Questions on Current Events – 04 October 2014

ARCHIVES 04 October 2014 Answer ALL the questions in about 200 words: 1) The union government wants to regulate commercial surrogacy to address concerns raised by few sections of the society. Examine these concerns, their causes and government’s efforts to address these concerns. The Hindu 2) “Though India and Russia enjoy good relations, there is a …

[UPSC MAINS-2014] Insights Secure: Questions on Current Events, 25 September 2014

ARCHIVES 25 September 2014 Answer ALL the questions in about 200 words: 1) In the light of the recent judgement by the Supreme Court of India cancelling coal block allocation to private and public companies, critically examine the causes and consequences of this judgement. Business Standard-1 Business Standard – 2 2) Some critics have questioned …

[UPSC MAINS-2014] Insights Secure: Questions on Current Events — 22, September 2014

ARCHIVES 22 September 2014 Answer ALL the questions in about 200 words: 1) Critically comment on the importance of speed and efficiency for a civil servant in decision making process in day to day administration. How these two traits are tested and inculcated in India for an aspiring bureaucrat? Examine. Business Standard 2) Do you think …

[UPSC MAINS-2014] Insights Secure: Questions On Current Events – 20 September 2014

ARCHIVES 20 September 2014 Answer ALL the questions in about 200 words: 1)  The Agreement on the Political Parameters and Guiding Principles for the Settlement of the Boundary Question between India and China was the closest possible solution to which both countries arrived at to resolve their border dispute. Critically examine. Business Standard 2) Recently governments …

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

ARCHIVES 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. …

[UPSC Mains-2014] Insights Secure: Questions On Current Events, 15 September 2014

ARCHIVES 15 September 2014 Answer ALL the questions in about 200 words: 1) What is coal bed methane? Write a note on its availability in India and its uses. Business Standard 2) Write a critical note on China’s commercial interests and investments in India. Business Standard Business Standard 3) Write a note on the causes, …

[UPSC MAINS-2014] Insights Secure Questions on Current Events, 29 August 2014

ARCHIVES 29 August 2014 Answer ALL the questions in about 200 words 1) Discuss the contribution of Bal Gangadhar Tilak to the national integration and freedom struggle. The Hindu 2) In your opinion what are the developmental measures that can be used to fight naxalism in many parts of India? Do you think these will …

[UPSC MAINS-2014] Insights Secure Questions, 26 August 2014

ARCHIVES 26 August 2014 Answer ALL the questions in about 200 words 1) What is your opinion about debt waiver schemes announced by state governments and the union government? Comment. Business Standard 2) What are the effects of the delay in decision on GM crops ‘ field trials on different stakeholders? Also examine the reasons behind delaying …

[UPSC MAINS-2014] Insights Secure Questions, 23 August 2014

ARCHIVES 23 August 2014 Answer ALL the questions in about 200 words 1) Write a critical note on the birth and spread of Naxalism in India. The Hindu 2) Explain the ecological and environmental importance of Arctic and Antarctic regions and their relationship with global warming. The Hindu 3) With an example, examine how corruption …

[UPSC MAINS-2014] Insights Secure Questions, 22 August 2014

ARCHIVES 22 August 2014 Answer ALL the questions in about 200 words 1) What are the objectives of civil service reforms in India? Critically examine the various steps taken by the government and judiciary in bringing civil service reforms in India. Business Standard 2) Examine the different issues which are impeding the effective utilisation of …

[UPSC MAINS-2014] Insights Secure Questions, 16 August 2014

ARCHIVES 16 August 2014 Answer ALL the questions in about 200 words 1) Despite sufficient food production, India faces food insecurity problem. Critically examine the important reasons behind this insecurity and throw light on upcoming challenges if this insecurity continues to persist. Business Standard 2) In the light of recent financial crises around the globe, critically …

[UPSC MAINS-2014] Insights Secure Questions, 15 August 2014

ARCHIVES 15 August 2014 Answer ALL the questions in about 200 words 1) Critically examine the effects of crony capitalism on the growth and development of a country. Business Standard 2) Explain the components and functions of an automatic teller machine (ATM). Explain the latest RBI guidelines in using ATMs in India. Business Standard 3) In the light of …