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1) Give a quantitative appraisal of India’s demographic profile during the colonial period and highlight the salient features of India’s pre-independence occupational structure.

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8) In recent years massive corruption in the competitive exams for professional courses and government conducted at both state and national level is coming into light thanks to vigilant media and courageous whistleblowers. In your opinion, what are the causes and consequences of this type of corruption? Critically discuss.

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6) Reforming the police in India is sine qua non to ensure a functional democracy where citizens enjoy their rights without fear. In this regard, critically examine how the Supreme Court has played its role in enforcing police reforms with what outcome.

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3) In your opinion, what should be the primary objectives of the New Development Bank being established by BRICS countries and how these objectives should be achieved? Discuss.

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2) It is argued that rationalizing the anti-defection law is essential to improve Parliament’s efficiency in India. Critically examine why.

DAY – 30: Insights Self Study Guide for Prelims + Mains – 2015 07 July 2015 Following Questions are Based on this TIMETABLE ARCHIVES 2) It is argued that rationalizing the anti-defection law is essential to improve Parliament’s efficiency in India. Critically examine why. (200 Words) Livemint Laxmikanth, Indian Polity – Chapter 58

1) Write a critical account on the history of stance taken by the Parliament and the Supreme Court on the amendability of Fundamental Rights.

DAY – 30: Insights Self Study Guide for Prelims + Mains – 2015 07 July 2015 Following Questions are Based on this TIMETABLE ARCHIVES Descriptive Questions 1) Write a critical account on the history of stance taken by the Parliament and the Supreme Court on the amendability of Fundamental Rights. (200 Words) The Hindu Laxmikanth, …

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