Q. What does this quotation mean to you in the present context- “Anger and intolerance are the enemies of correct understanding.” Mahatma Gandhi.
Q. “Bail is the norm and jail the exception”. However, in India, it is the norm for the rich and powerful to get bail with ease, while others languish in prison. Discuss the challenges associated with bail laws in India and suggest measures that should be taken to reform these laws.
Q, Recently, India has issued notice to Pakistan seeking modification of the six-decade-old Indus Water treaty. Discuss the provisions of the Indus Water Treaty and also highlight the main points of contention between India and Pakistan over the treaty.
Q. “In keeping with the National Educational Policy (NEP) 2020, the next step in the internationalisation of Indian higher education would be granting permission to foreign universities to set up campuses in India.” In this context assess the advantages and challenges in setting up and operating campuses of Foreign Higher Educational Institutions (FHEIs) in India.
Discuss each adjective attached to the word ‘Republic’ in the preamble. Are they defendable in the present circumstances? (GS-2, Indian Polity, 150 words, 10 marks)
Q. “Inheritance laws in India present a deeper conundrum and are rooted in inequality and oppressive caste system” Discuss.
Q. “Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC) brought a structural change in the framework for the corporate insolvency resolution process in India. However, in its functioning IBC has fallen short of expectations. “ Do you agree and why?
Q. Discuss the impact of rapid expansion and usage of Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) on climate change.
Q. Discuss the basic issues concerning the Indian policing system. Also suggest various reforms for bringing the much-needed transformation in the police system.
Q. Recently the government has approved the setting up of three national-level cooperative societies, discuss about these newly formed cooperative societies while highlighting their significance.
Q. The scourge of terrorism is a grave challenge to national security. What are the various sources of terror funding, also suggest measures to curb terrorism.
Q.“Subhas Chandra Bose was a dynamic personality of India’s freedom movement who inspired hundreds of Indians to join the struggle” In this context discuss the contributions of Subhas Chandra Bose towards India’s freedom struggle.
“The collegium system for appointment of judges of the higher judiciary is often criticised as flawed and in need of reform” critically analyse.
Q: “With India now on the cusp of a digital transformation, it is essential that the country has a level-playing field to ensure a fair opportunity for new-age start-ups and Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises.” In this context discuss the role of the Competition Commission of India (CCI) and the various challenges faced by it in regulating monopolistic behaviour.
Q. United Nations (UN) today is unable to articulate the concerns of developing and smaller states including India. Discuss the need for reforms in the United Nations Security Council (UNSC).
Q: Discuss the relevance of Swami Vivekananda’s philosophy and teachings for the Indian youth.
Q : Discuss the main features of the Very Short-Range Air Defence System (VSHORAD) and its strategic importance for India.
Q : “Diasporas are recognized as soft power in the realm of foreign policy strategy and also as a catalyst of economic development of countries of origin” In this context map out the distribution of Indian diaspora and its contribution in the overall development of India.
Q: “Joshimath crisis points to the perils of disrespecting a fragile mountain ecology.” Explain how rampant infrastructure development has negatively impacted Himalayan ecosystem. Also suggest various measures which needs to be taken for sustainable development.
Q : Recently, 'the RBI has announced that it will issue Sovereign Green Bonds to raise 16000 crores in the current financial year'. In this context, discuss what are green bonds and how they can serve as a financial Instrument for tackling the threats of climate change?
Q: In the five years since its launch to create "One Nation, One Tax, One Market", Goods and Services Tax (GST) has been a cause of celebration as well as a source of worry for the stakeholders. In light of this statement, assess the performance of GST.
Q: Discuss the reasons for rising anti-microbial resistance (AMR) in India and the efforts to control it. Can traditional medicine help in controlling AMR in the country?
Q: Ethics in international relations is a myth, only national interest determines the foreign policy. How far do you agree with this statement? Discuss with suitable illustrations.
Q: While fundamental rights have strengthened our democracy, fundamental duties are essential to strengthen our society. In this context examine the importance of fundamental duties for Indian society.
Q1. The Horticulture sector, though has potential to transform agriculture landscape of country, is beset with several challenges. Examine
Q: Right to Information (RTI) is considered a sunshine legislation but is not without its own challenges. Highlighting the changes made by RTI (Amendment) Act 2019, discuss the statement.
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