Category: Inside India

11) In recent years we have seen banning of movies or books by governments in India on the pretext of hurting sentiments of certain section of population or defaming the country. Do you think such bans are justified? Critically comment. 40

11) In recent years we have seen banning of movies or books by governments in India on the pretext of hurting sentiments of certain section of population or defaming the country. Do you think such bans are justified? Critically comment.

Topic: Information sharing and transparency in government, Right to Information; Role of family, society and educational institutions in inculcating values. 11) In recent years we have seen banning of movies or books by governments in...

10) Do you think increased importance on building physical infrastructure either by involving private or public means since independence is adversely affecting growth of human capital in India? Critically evaluate. 18

10) Do you think increased importance on building physical infrastructure either by involving private or public means since independence is adversely affecting growth of human capital in India? Critically evaluate.

  Topic: Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment. 10) Do you think increased importance on building physical infrastructure either by involving private or public means since independence is...

9) “While inflation targeting has some rationale in advanced economies, where food’s contribution to the CPI and consumption expenditures is barely 20 per cent, and agricultural markets are far more organised, there is an inherent danger of it creating an anti-farmer policy bias in a country like India.” In the light of recent monetary policy framework signed between RBI and the government, critically comment on the statement. 13

9) “While inflation targeting has some rationale in advanced economies, where food’s contribution to the CPI and consumption expenditures is barely 20 per cent, and agricultural markets are far more organised, there is an inherent danger of it creating an anti-farmer policy bias in a country like India.” In the light of recent monetary policy framework signed between RBI and the government, critically comment on the statement.

Topic: Indian Economy – General 9) “While inflation targeting has some rationale in advanced economies, where food’s contribution to the CPI and consumption expenditures is barely 20 per cent, and agricultural markets are far more...

7) In recent union budget, the union government has announced that it would amend criminal codes and introduce stringent provisions to punish tax evaders in an attempt to curb black money. Do you think such measures will help in curbing circulation or stashing of black money in foreign accounts? In your opinion, ideally what should be government’s approach? Critically examine. 11

7) In recent union budget, the union government has announced that it would amend criminal codes and introduce stringent provisions to punish tax evaders in an attempt to curb black money. Do you think such measures will help in curbing circulation or stashing of black money in foreign accounts? In your opinion, ideally what should be government’s approach? Critically examine.

Topic: Indian Economy  – money-laundering and its prevention 7) In recent union budget, the union government has announced that it would amend criminal codes and introduce stringent provisions to punish tax evaders in an attempt to...

6) In pursuit of ‘cooperative federalism’, the union government has  has chosen to spend nearly half of its fiscal stimulus through the state governments. In this regard, do you think states are administratively efficient to spend these funds prudently and productively? Critically examine. 34

6) In pursuit of ‘cooperative federalism’, the union government has has chosen to spend nearly half of its fiscal stimulus through the state governments. In this regard, do you think states are administratively efficient to spend these funds prudently and productively? Critically examine.

Topic: issues and challenges pertaining to the federal structure, devolution of powers and finances up to local levels and challenges therein. 6) In pursuit of ‘cooperative federalism’, the union government has  has chosen to spend nearly...

5) The 12th Five Year Plan targets a long-term goal of UHC where each individual would have assured access to a defined essential range of medicines and treatment at an affordable price, which would be entirely free for a large percentage of the population. In this regard, critically discuss what ‘universal’ healthcare means in the Indian context and what steps have been taken by governments to meet 12th plan’s target. 26

5) The 12th Five Year Plan targets a long-term goal of UHC where each individual would have assured access to a defined essential range of medicines and treatment at an affordable price, which would be entirely free for a large percentage of the population. In this regard, critically discuss what ‘universal’ healthcare means in the Indian context and what steps have been taken by governments to meet 12th plan’s target.

Topic: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health 5) The 12th Five Year Plan targets a long-term goal of UHC where each individual would have assured access to a defined...

3) An attempt to reinvigorate traditional institutions and to realize the potential of traditional culture developed during the nineteenth century India. Why did this happen and with what result? Examine. 13

3) An attempt to reinvigorate traditional institutions and to realize the potential of traditional culture developed during the nineteenth century India. Why did this happen and with what result? Examine.

Topic: Modern Indian history from about the middle of the eighteenth century until the present- significant events, personalities, issues 3) An attempt to reinvigorate traditional institutions and to realize the potential of traditional culture developed during...

2) “Although religious reformation ‘was a major concern of these movements, none of them were exclusively religious in character.” In the light of the statement, examine the nature of socio-religious movements that took place during the nineteenth century. 22

2) “Although religious reformation ‘was a major concern of these movements, none of them were exclusively religious in character.” In the light of the statement, examine the nature of socio-religious movements that took place during the nineteenth century.

Topic: Modern Indian history from about the middle of the eighteenth century until the present- significant events, personalities, issues 2) “Although religious reformation ‘was a major concern of these movements, none of them were exclusively...

11) These days crimes against women are on the rise especially crimes such as rape. A part of society blames the victim for ‘inviting rape’ by wearing short dress or going out late at night. What is your opinion on this issue? Do you think those who blame the victim have merit in their arguments? Justify your answer. 74

11) These days crimes against women are on the rise especially crimes such as rape. A part of society blames the victim for ‘inviting rape’ by wearing short dress or going out late at night. What is your opinion on this issue? Do you think those who blame the victim have merit in their arguments? Justify your answer.

Topic:  Role of family, society and educational institutions in inculcating values. 11) These days crimes against women are on the rise especially crimes such as rape. A part of society blames the victim for ‘inviting...

9) The most recent union budget and the economic survey have pointed out that many big infrastructure projects under PPP model are stalled thanks to variety of reasons. They suggest revisiting and revitalising PPP model to complete stalled and new projects in a time-bound manner. In this regard, what amendments have been proposed to PPP model? What challenges these amendments would face? Examine. 22

9) The most recent union budget and the economic survey have pointed out that many big infrastructure projects under PPP model are stalled thanks to variety of reasons. They suggest revisiting and revitalising PPP model to complete stalled and new projects in a time-bound manner. In this regard, what amendments have been proposed to PPP model? What challenges these amendments would face? Examine.

Topic:Investment models 9) The most recent union budget and the economic survey have pointed out that many big infrastructure projects under PPP model are stalled thanks to variety of reasons. They suggest revisiting and...

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