Category: Inside India

8) “If we could read the secret history of our enemies we should find in each person’s life, sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all hostility.” Comment on relevance of meaning of this quote to present times.

Topic: Moral thinkers 8) “If we could read the secret history of our enemies we should find in each person’s life, sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all hostility.” Comment on relevance of meaning of this quote to present times. (150 Words) General

4) What do you understand by the Singapore issues? Should these issues be brought under multilateral trade negotiations? Discuss.

Topic: Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests; Important International institutions, agencies and fora- their structure, mandate. 4) What do you understand by the Singapore issues? Should these issues be brought under multilateral trade negotiations? Discuss. (200 Words) EPW

3) Recently, the Maharashtra state legislative assembly passed the Maharashtra Protection of People from Social Boycott (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2016. Examine the objectives, constitutional validity of this Act and challenges in its implementation.

Topic: Mechanisms, laws, institutions and Bodies constituted for the protection and betterment of vulnerable sections 3) Recently, the Maharashtra state legislative assembly passed the Maharashtra Protection of People from Social Boycott (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2016. Examine the objectives, constitutional validity of this Act and challenges in its implementation. (200 Words) EPW

2) “There is an undeniable need to build a coherent policy framework to deal with geospatial data as indeed there is with all forms of online data flows. These must however be premised on an understanding of popular sovereignty over individual and collective data. These must also be premised on a technologically competent understanding of the nature of the data form and the way it is made use of.” In the light of recently released draft geospatial bill, discuss the statement.

Topic: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation 2) “There is an undeniable need to build a coherent policy framework to deal with geospatial data as indeed there is with all forms of online data flows. These must however be premised on an understanding of popular sovereignty over individual and...

8) Love marriage in India is seen as taboo and sections of India society punishes such individuals for their adventurism. In your opinion, does love marriage violate values ? How should Indian society conduct itself in this matter? Critically comment.

Topic: Role of family, society and educational institutions in inculcating values 8) Love marriage in India is seen as taboo and sections of India society punishes such individuals for their adventurism. In your opinion, does love marriage violate values ? How should Indian society conduct itself in this matter? Critically comment. (150 Words) The Hindu

5) The Union environment ministry has recently proposed to overhaul the regulations which identify and protect wetlands under the Environment Protection Act (EPA). Comment on the contents of this notification.

Topic: Conservation. 5) The Union environment ministry has recently proposed to overhaul the regulations which identify and protect wetlands under the Environment Protection Act (EPA).  Comment on the contents of this notification. (200 Words) Business Standard

3) Since 2008, concerns have been growing globally about resistance against antibiotics in bacteria and other disease-causing pathogens. How is India affected by antibiotic resistance? What strategy is needed to fight it? Examine.

Topic: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, 3) Since 2008, concerns have been growing globally about resistance against antibiotics in bacteria and other disease-causing pathogens. How is India affected by antibiotic resistance? What strategy is needed to fight it? Examine. (200 Words) Business Standard