4) Differentiate between formal education and theological education. Do you think theological education should be encouraged in ‘secular’ democracies such as India? Critically comment.

Topic: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Education, Human Resources 4) Differentiate between formal education and theological education. Do you think theological education should be encouraged in ‘secular’ democracies such as India? Critically comment. (200 Words)

1) In the light of recently released Socio Economic and Caste Census (SECC), examine how poverty has been defined in India by various committees and commissions. Also critically comment how poverty in India is linked to the caste factor.

Topic: Salient features of Indian society; poverty and developmental issues 1) In the light of recently released Socio Economic and Caste Census (SECC), examine how poverty has been defined in India by various committees and commissions. Also critically comment how poverty in India is linked to the caste factor. (200 Words) The Hindu

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7) In your opinion, what are the challenges of fighting corruption an honest officer is likely to face when the state machinery is itself involved in corrupt activities and saving the corrupt public servants? Critically comment.

Topic: Challenges of corruption 7) In your opinion, what are the challenges of fighting corruption an honest officer is likely to face when the state machinery is itself involved in corrupt activities and saving the corrupt public servants? Critically comment. (200 Words) The Hindu

ETHICS CASE STUDY: The police man who took money to pay for the treatment of his wife requests you to not to take any action against him. You know that what he is saying is true. Will you treat him leniently? Justify.

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5) Do you think India’s economic progress and its inclusive growth strategy has reduced poverty and inequality in the country? Critically analyse, especially with reference to the plight of tribal population.

Topic: Economic growth and Development; Inclusive growth 5) Do you think India’s economic progress and its inclusive growth strategy has reduced poverty and inequality in the country? Critically analyse, especially with reference to the plight of tribal population. (200 Words) The Hindu

4) Is it the liquor or excise policy that kills the people in India? In the light of recent illicit liquor consumption related deaths, critically comment on the statement.

Topic: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. 4) Is it the liquor or excise policy that kills the people in India? In the light of recent illicit liquor consumption related deaths, critically comment on the statement. (200 Words) EPW

3) In recent years India has become a haven for commercial surrogacy, a controversial assisted reproductive technology. Critically examine why this is popular in India, the various concerns raised against this practice and the efficacy of legislation in regulating this practice.

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2) “Fashioning urban centres is not just about delivering services with technical precision. Cities are about human beings, communities, migrants, classes, men and women, not to mention the various other species of flora and fauna which will live there.” With reference to the new Smart City initiative launched by the Government of India, critically discuss the statement.

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1) Critically analyse the important findings of the first socio-economic and caste census in India since 1934, the Socio Economic and Caste Census 2011 (SECC), with reference to education, health, land, water and electricity accessibility.

Topic: Population and associated issues, poverty and developmental issues, urbanization, their problems and their remedies. 1) Critically analyse the important findings of the first socio-economic and caste census in India since 1934, the Socio Economic and Caste Census 2011 (SECC), with reference to education, health, land, water and electricity accessibility. (200 Words) The Hindu The …