June 24, 2014
Answer ALL the questions in about 200 words
1.Discuss how and in what ways private sector can play an important role in rural development.
2.What are P-Notes? Critically examine why the government and regulatory bodies are keen to regulate them.
3.Do you think the Carter Doctrine is still relevant? In the light of recent developments in the West Asia, critically comment.
4.Critically analyse India’s interests in the West Asian region.
5.Write a note on peri-urban agriculture and its importance to India.
6.Critically examine the effect of pay Commissions on Fiscal deficit and how government manages to mobilize resources to implement Commission’s recommendations.
7.Write a critical note on India’s interests and concerns in Afghanistan.
8.What is Ecotourism? Examine its importance and potential to help India’s economy.
9.What is Black Money? What are its effects on economy? Critically comment on India’s efforts to curb its proliferation and bring back illegally stashed money from foreign countries.
10.In the light of questions raised on their autonomy and integrity, critically comment on the mandate and role of various human rights institutions in India and the part played by governments in upholding their independence.
- Write a note on the Paris Principles Relating to Status of National Institutions (1993)
- Critically examine India’s record in handling various refugee related problems since independence.
13.Critically evaluate the role played by the Five Principles of Peaceful Coexistence or Panchsheel principles in improving India and China’s relationship. Examine if these principles are still relevant today.
SCIENCE and TECHNOLOGY
14.What are Higgs-bosons? Why are they important? Explain.