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10, December 2013

1. What is ‘caretaker government’ in the context of Bangladesh politics? Does India have such a system? If it has, explain the differences with examples. (200 Words)

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2. In the context of December 2013 Assembly elections, do you think NOTA, which was first introduced in these elections, should be continued? Analyze its importance and relevance. (200 Words)

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3. Write a note on the composition and duties of Joint Parliamentary Committee. Critically examine its present style of functioning with examples. (200 Words)

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4. ““School feeding can only help if the other major elements that are prerequisites for learning are also in place.” Assess the performance of India’s mid day meal scheme in improving the overall quality of primary education in India.  What are the ‘prerequisites’ mentioned in the statement that are required in the Indian context? Elaborate. (250 Words)

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5. What is ‘suspended animation’ in the Indian political parlance? How is it resolved most of the times? Explain. (200 Words)

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6.  Kaam Maango Abhiyan (100 Words)

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7. Explain the factors that led to the rapid industrialization of Japan post Second World War. (200 Words)

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8. What factors, especially natural, political and economic, led to the rise of Singapore as an economic powerhouse in the region? Analyze. (200 Words)

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9. Reform Government Surveillance group (100 Words)

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10. What implications does China’s  Air Defence Identification Zone (ADIZ) have on India? Comment. (200 Words)

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11. Enumerate any ten important rights declared in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights document. Do you think India has succeeded in granting all of its citizens these rights fully? Examine. (250 Words)

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12. “Unless we take into account what poverty means to the poor, measuring or reducing it will continue to remain a game of deliberate obfuscation.” Comment. (200 Words)

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13.  ‘Limitation of Benefits (LoB)’ clause between Indian and Mauritius (50 Words)

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14. What is Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement (DTAA)? How is it beneficial to India? Explain. (200 Words)

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