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5) Critically analyse the role of the President of India in promulgating Article 356 of the Indian Constitution. In the light of frequent violations in using Article 356, do you think it should be repealed? Justify.

Topic: Issues and challenges pertaining to the federal structure; Functioning of the Executive  5) Critically analyse the role of the President of India in promulgating Article 356 of the Indian Constitution. In the light of frequent violations in using Article 356, do you think it should be repealed? Justify. (200 Words) The Hindu

4) Discuss why China’s relations with Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) have grown enormously in recent years whereas India lags in its approach to the region. Also examine why engaging deeply with LAC is important for India.

Topic: Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests  4) Discuss why China’s relations with Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) have grown enormously in recent years whereas India lags in its approach to the region. Also examine why engaging deeply with LAC is important for India. (200 Words) EPW

3) In recent years, the issue of regulation of doctors and private hospitals has become important for the citizens. In this regard, critically examine the major issues and suggest what needs to be done to prevent and address the malpractices and abuses that are widely prevalent in the country.

Topic:Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health 3) In recent years, the issue of regulation of doctors and private hospitals has become important for the citizens. In this regard, critically examine the major issues and suggest what needs to be done to prevent and address the malpractices and abuses that are widely prevalent in the country. (200...

As a future civil servant, discuss why it is important to implement the provisions of the Sexual Harassment of Women at the Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013 in its letter and spirit.

Topic:Ethics in governance; 9) As a future civil servant, discuss why it is important to implement the provisions of the Sexual Harassment of Women at the Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013 in its letter and spirit. (200 Words) The Hindu

8) Why did India, which has had the remarkable achievement of being the largest exporter of information technology services and skilled manpower among developing countries, fall behind China in digitally transforming its economy? In the light of the World Bank’s recently released World Development Report (WDR) ‘Digital Dividends’, critically examine.

Topic: Economic development; Inclusive growth 8) Why did India, which has had the remarkable achievement of being the largest exporter of information technology services and skilled manpower among developing countries, fall behind China in digitally transforming its economy? In the light of the World Bank’s recently released World Development Report (WDR) ‘Digital Dividends’, critically examine. (200 Words) The Hindu

7) The new National Accounts Statistics (NAS) has forecasted a GDP growth rate of 7.6 per cent for the current year, but this figure has been contested by many economists and it is said that serious doubts about the GDP estimates persist. Write a critical note on the controversy surrounding GDP estimations in India.

Topic: Economic growth 7) The new National Accounts Statistics (NAS)  has forecasted a GDP growth rate of 7.6 per cent for the current year, but this figure has been contested by many economists and it is said that serious doubts about the GDP estimates persist. Write a critical note on the controversy surrounding GDP estimations in India. (200 Words) The Hindu

4) Recently the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatories (LIGO) was in news for a rare discovery in science. Explain the significance of LIGO and its recent discovery to science

Topic: Latest developments in S&T; Awareness in space 4) Recently the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatories (LIGO) was in news for a rare discovery in science. Explain the significance of LIGO and its recent discovery to science. (200 Words) BBC ScienceMag The Indian Express