7) In respect of India’s policy towards Southeast Asian countries, discuss how domestic factors influence its ‘Act East’ policy.

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6) How the Iranian nuclear deal will affect the India-Iran and India-US relationship? Analyze.

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5) Briefly discuss India’s role in helping Nepal draft its new Constitution. Does India have any concerns regarding the recent adoption of new Constitution by Nepal? Comment.

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4) It seems that recent anti-corruption movements believe that it is not neo-liberal economic policies but corruption that is to blame for the benefits of economic growth not trickling down to masses. Do you think so? Critically discuss.

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3) “India’s Smart Cities project is aligned with UN Sustainable Development Goals.” Critically examine.

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2) Official data on all indicators of development reveal that India’s tribal people are the worst off in terms of income, health, education, nutrition, infrastructure and governance. In your opinion, what are the elements of a vision of development much more inclusive and empowering of these tribal people? Discuss.

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1) It is argued that social welfare policies don’t any longer influence electoral outcomes and political parties that rely on such policies for a favourable electoral outcome should desist from implementing such policies and instead focus on pursuing reforms to boost higher growth. Do you agree with such opinion? Critically comment.

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[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 21 September 2015

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ETHICS CASE STUDY: What are the options available before you? Examine their merits and demerits, and choose the best course of action explaining reasons.

Topic:  Essence, determinants and consequences of Ethics in human actions; dimensions of ethics; ethics in private and public relationships 9) Your son has just returned from Germany after completing his higher studies. Unlike past, these days he is more aloof and conservative. He talks less with you and other family members. He is always busy …

8) The Indian desert camels has been declared as an endangered species by the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN). Examine why this animal is fast disappearing and what measures need to be taken to save it.

Topic:  Conservation 8) The Indian desert camels has been declared as an endangered species by the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN). Examine why this animal is fast disappearing and what measures need to be taken to save it. (150 Words) The Hindu

5) Discuss the opportunities and challenges of new financial architecture that is being built in Asia that replicates the Bretton Woods framework in functionality.

Topic: Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests 5) Discuss the opportunities and challenges of new financial architecture that is being built in Asia that replicates the Bretton Woods framework in functionality. (200 Words) Business Standard

4) Critically examine how international courts, especially in EU, USA and Australia have viewed the refugee problem in their respective jurisdictions. Also examine how does Indian laws view this problem.

Topic: Important International institutions, agencies and fora- their structure, mandate. ; Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, Indian diaspora;  4) Critically examine how international courts, especially in EU, USA and Australia have viewed the refugee problem in their respective jurisdictions. Also examine how does Indian laws view this problem. (200 …

2) In the light of India’s burgeoning population and the increasing need to deliver services efficiently to this population, it is said that the Digital India and Aadhar initiatives face several challenges in their implementation. Critically examine.

Topic: Important aspects of governance; E-governance 2) In the light of India’s burgeoning population and the increasing need to deliver services efficiently to this population, it is said that the Digital India and Aadhar initiatives face several challenges in their implementation. Critically examine. (200 Words) Livemint