Category: Inside India

7) A recent research says that the global decline in the population of several wild animal species in the present era, termed as “Anthropocene Defaunation”, is among the most widespread drivers of Earth’s current biodiversity crisis. In this regard, examine the relationship between fauna and carbon storage in tropical forests.

Topic: Conservation 7) A recent research says that the global decline in the population of several wild animal species in the present era, termed as “Anthropocene Defaunation”, is among the most widespread drivers of Earth’s current biodiversity crisis. In this regard, examine the relationship between fauna and carbon storage in tropical forests. (200 Words) Down to Earth

6) “Many see the formalisation of the Indo–US military relationship as a great leap forward in making India a great power. It is presumed that these developments will open the floodgates to American military technology for the budding Indian military-industrial complex.” Do you think India’s growing proximity to US will endanger its independent foreign policy? Critically comment.

Topic: Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests  6) “Many see the formalisation of the Indo–US military relationship as a great leap forward in making India a great power. It is presumed that these developments will open the floodgates to American military technology for the budding Indian military-industrial complex.” Do you think India’s growing proximity...

4) Recently the Gujarat government announced a 10 per cent quota for the economically backward among upper castes. Critically examine the merits and demerits of this move.

Topic: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation 4) Recently the Gujarat government announced a 10 per cent quota for the economically backward among upper castes. Critically examine the merits and demerits of this move. (200 Words) The Hindu

1) Recently, the Union government replaced the Municipal Solid Wastes (Management and Handling) Rules, 2000 with a new set of rules, the Solid Waste Management (SWM) Rules, 2016. Critically evaluate new rules.

Topic: Urbanization – problems and remedies 1) Recently, the Union government replaced the Municipal Solid Wastes (Management and Handling) Rules, 2000 with a new set of rules, the Solid Waste Management (SWM) Rules, 2016. Critically evaluate new rules. (200 Words) EPW

8) For past many years India has been experiencing jobless growth and in recent years it’s been reported that India has created very few jobs. How can you explain the jobless growth? Examine the impact of jobless growth on India’s demographic dividend and measures needed to halt this trend

Topic: Employment 8) For past many years India has been experiencing jobless growth and in recent years it’s been reported that India has created very few jobs. How can you explain the jobless growth? Examine the impact of jobless growth on India’s demographic dividend and measures needed to halt this trend. (200 Words) The Indian Express 

6) Experts argue that India now needs to move beyond the binary of economic cooperation and military engagement and evolve a comprehensive policy which involves all dimensions of power in Afghanistan. Discuss why.

Topic: India and its neighborhood- relations 6) Experts argue that India now needs to move beyond the binary of economic cooperation and military engagement and evolve a comprehensive policy which involves all dimensions of power in Afghanistan. Discuss why. (200 Words) Livemint

5) In the light of the fact that India not being member of either Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) or Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) where 60 percent of world’s trade is going to take place, what alternatives does it have to access more markets to offset discriminatory trade practices of developed economies? Analyse.

Topic: Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests 5) In the light of the fact that India not being member of either Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) or Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) where 60 percent of world’s trade is going to take place, what alternatives does it have to access more markets to offset discriminatory trade...

4) What do you understand by the Triffin dilemma? It is said that with the US, the issuer of the world’s preeminent reserve currency, unwilling or unable to provide the liquidity needed, a new supplementary reserve currency should be instituted – one whose issuer does not have to confront the Triffin dilemma. What alternative does world have? Discuss

Topic: Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests 4) What do you understand by the Triffin dilemma? It is said that with the US, the issuer of the world’s preeminent reserve currency, unwilling or unable to provide the liquidity needed, a new supplementary reserve currency should be instituted – one whose issuer does not have to...

3) The government is planning to set up an independent tribunal for faster resolution of disputes relating to private sector partnerships and public procurement. What is the procedure to set up such a tribunal? In this case, examine the significance of this tribunal.

Topic: Statutory, regulatory and various quasi-judicial bodies  3) The government is planning to set up an independent tribunal for faster resolution of disputes relating to private sector partnerships and public procurement. What is the procedure to set up such a tribunal? In this case, examine the significance of this tribunal. (200 Words) Business Standard