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1) Discuss the causes and consequences of the 1950-53 Korean War. Also examine if the nature of boundary problem between two Koreas has any similarities to the boundary problem between India and Pakistan.

Topic: World History; Redrawal of boundaries 1) Discuss the causes and consequences of the 1950-53 Korean War. Also examine if the  nature of boundary problem between two Koreas has any similarities to the boundary problem between India and Pakistan.  (200 Words) The Hindu

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8) “While abolition of the death penalty for crimes other than terrorist acts or treason may be justified, its retention in the case of punishment for having carried out terrorist acts or treason seems equally justifiable.” Do you agree with this view? Critically comment.

Topic: Ethical concerns and dilemmas in government and private institutions 8) “While abolition of the death penalty for crimes other than terrorist acts or treason may be justified, its retention in the case of punishment for having carried out terrorist acts or treason seems equally justifiable.” Do you agree with this view? Critically comment. (200 …

7) Farmers’ unions and political parties have been demanding the implementation of the Swaminathan minimum support price (cost plus 50%) to address agrarian crisis and farmers’ distress. Do you think implementation of this recommendation alone would address the agrarian crisis issue? Critically examine.

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4) “The average government elementary school represents both the promise and the perils of a mass elementary education system. In its effect on society, the government elementary school is neither reproductive nor transformative, but disjunctive.” Critically comment.

Topic: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to  Education, Human Resources 4) “The average government elementary school represents both the promise and the perils of a mass elementary education system. In its effect on society, the government elementary school is neither reproductive nor transformative, but disjunctive.” Critically comment. (200 Words) EPW

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Topic: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. 2) It is argued that the symbolism of the 15th Annual India–Russia Summit and its vision statement are significant in the relations between India and Russia. Critically analyse why. (200 Words) EPW