Category: Inside India

ETHICS CASE STUDY: Your close friend who is working as an officer in police department is known for his strictness in complying with law.

Topic:Essence, determinants and consequences of Ethics in human actions; Ethics in public administration;  10) Your close friend who is working  as an officer in police department is known for his strictness in complying with law. He is the most feared officer in his department thanks to his clean image. But there are allegations that he treats criminals with an iron...

8) “Negotiations under the Montreal Protocol are unashamedly about business interests. Any change to the Protocol can impact businesses directly.” Discuss about the objectives of Montreal Protocol and critically comment on the statement.

Topic; Conservation; Environmental pollution 8) “Negotiations under the Montreal Protocol are unashamedly about business interests. Any change to the Protocol can impact businesses directly.” Discuss  about the objectives of Montreal Protocol and critically comment on the statement. (200 Words) Down to Earth

7) The world is witnessing two types of technological processes at faster rate: productive and disruptive. Do you think these will eventually replace human labour and cause serious socio-economic problems in future? Critically analyse.

Topic: Economic growth; Employment; Developments in S&T 7) The world is witnessing two types of technological processes at faster rate: productive and disruptive. Do you think these will eventually replace human labour and cause serious socio-economic problems in future? Critically analyse. (200 Words) Frontline

5) “Three development banks—the AIIB, the EBRD and the NDB —point to the emergence of new centres of power and influence in the global financial architecture.” Discuss. Also examine India’s role in these new centres of power.

Topic: Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests 5) “Three development banks—the AIIB, the EBRD and the NDB —point to the emergence of new centres of power and influence in the global financial architecture.” Discuss. Also examine India’s role in these new centres of power. (200 Words) Frontline

4) The process of promulgating a new Constitution in Nepal has severely affected India’s relations with the country. What flaws do you see in the way the Nepal constitution was drafted? Compare it with how India drafted its constitution. Also comment if India’s recent intervention in Nepal was unwarranted.

Topic:India and its neighborhood- relations. 4) The process of promulgating a new Constitution in Nepal has severely affected India’s relations with the country. What flaws do you see in the way the Nepal constitution was drafted? Compare it with how India drafted its constitution. Also comment if India’s recent intervention in Nepal was unwarranted. (200 Words) Frontline

3) India has ratified the international convention on nuclear energy accident liability, that was perceived as a barrier for foreign companies to invest in the country. What do you understand by nuclear liability? Discuss the implications of India signing this convention.

Topic: Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests 3) India has ratified the international convention on nuclear energy accident liability, that was perceived as a barrier for foreign companies to invest in the country. What do you understand by nuclear liability? Discuss the implications of India signing this convention. (200 Words) Down to Earth

8) In the light of outbreak of mosquito borne viral diseases in recent years, it is argued that efforts should be made to try and eradicate Aedes aegypti, one of the main vectors. What methods are available to eradicate these mosquitoes? Discuss.

Topic; Developments in S&T 8) In the light of outbreak of mosquito borne viral diseases in recent years, it is argued that efforts should be made to try and eradicate Aedes aegypti, one of the main vectors.  What methods are available to eradicate these mosquitoes? Discuss. (200 Words) The Hindu Business Standard

7) It is argued that the FRBM target has been relaxed far too many times in India’s recent history and it’s time for India to strictly adhere to the path of fiscal consolidation. Do you concur with this argument? Substantiate.

Topic: Resource mobilization 7) It is argued that the FRBM target has been relaxed far too many times in India’s recent history and it’s time for India to strictly adhere to the path of fiscal consolidation. Do you concur with this argument? Substantiate. (200 Words) Business Standard

6) “There is a myth that small firms create the most jobs in an economy. The fact is that small firms that grow big create the jobs.” Elaborate the statement in the Indian context and examine what problems exist in setting up of big firms that generate employment and how they can be overcome.

Topic: Employment;  6) “There is a myth that small firms create the most jobs in an economy. The fact is that small firms that grow big create the jobs.” Elaborate the statement in the Indian context and examine what problems exist in setting up of big firms that generate employment and how they can be overcome. (200 Words) Business Standard

5) “MGNREGA is not a cure for rural distress but only a palliative. A more sustained focus on raising productivity in rural areas is needed, but has been missing in successive governments.” In your opinion, what should be this ‘more sustained focus’ to help address rural distress? Should governments solely depend on MGNREGA to generate rural employment? Critically analyse.

Topic: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. 5) “MGNREGA is not a cure for rural distress but only a palliative. A more sustained focus on raising productivity in rural areas is needed, but has been missing in successive governments.” In your opinion, what should be this ‘more sustained focus’ to...