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11, February 2014

1. Write a note on the composition and functions of UPSC. Also critically examine its relationship with the government at the centre and states. (200 Words)

The Hindu

2. Does India need to enact a substantive law making all forms of manipulation of sports, corruption and malpractices of sports a criminal offence? Substantiate. (200 Words)

The Hindu

3. “India’s poultry sector has transformed from a backyard activity into a technology-intensive vibrant industry. ” Elaborate. (200 Words)

Business Standard

(www.business-standard.com/article/opinion/surinder-sud-poultry-comes-out-of-its-shell-114021001365_1.html)

4. “The scandalous state of formal employment in India is a national tragedy.” Comment. (200 Words)

Business Standard

(www.business-standard.com/article/opinion/a-national-problem-114021001364_1.html)

5. “The recent talks between Pakistan and the Taliban is driven by Pakistan’s desire for influence in Afghanistan, plus the delusion that it can somehow control the Taliban and other militants on both sides of the Durand Line.” Comment. (200 Words)

The Hindu

6. “In the olden days, khap panchayats were more inclusive and Sarvkhaps comprised people of all castes and communities. Today, they have become undemocratic, oppressive and in conflict with the law.” Critically comment. (200 Words)

The Hindu