6) In the light of recent agitations by ‘middle castes’ demanding reservations, do you think there are reasons to rethink the 50% limit on reservations in India? Critically examine.

Topic: Mechanisms, laws, institutions and Bodies constituted for the protection and betterment of these vulnerable sections.  6) In the light of recent agitations by ‘middle castes’ demanding reservations, do you think  there are reasons to rethink the 50% limit on reservations in India?  Critically examine. (200 Words) EPW

5) It is expected that the proposed subregional connectivity projects under India’s Act East Policy would contribute to economic development of the Northeastern region and address its problems of underdevelopment. Critically examine hindrances to realization of these objectives.

Topic: India and its neighbourhood- relations; 5) It is expected that the proposed subregional connectivity projects under India’s Act East Policy would contribute to economic development of the Northeastern region and address its problems of underdevelopment. Critically examine hindrances to realization of these objectives. (200 Words) EPW

4) Examine why appointment of a Lokpal is getting delayed. Do you think steps such as demonetization without support and existence of institutions like Lokpal would fail to curb corruption in public life? Critically comment

Topic: Statutory, regulatory and various quasi-judicial bodies . 4) Examine why appointment of a Lokpal is getting delayed. Do you think steps such as demonetization without support and existence of institutions like Lokpal would fail to curb corruption in public life? Critically comment. (200 Words) The Hindu

Insights Daily Current Affairs, 25 November 2016

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7) It is often said in Indian philosophy that work is worship. However, in modern societies, people -be it from private sector or public sector – want to escape from work and relax during weekends. Do you think such attitude towards work is justified? Personally, what does work mean for you? Comment.

Topic: Attitude 7) It is often said in Indian philosophy that work is worship. However, in modern societies, people -be it from private sector or public sector –  want to escape from work and relax during weekends. Do you think such attitude towards work is justified? Personally, what does work mean for you? Comment. (200 Words) Livemint

6) Analyse the outcomes of recently concluded Marrakech climate conference. Do you think, the election of Donald Trump as next US President, who has called climate change as hoax, would derail the climate change deal? Comment.

Topic: Conservation; Environmental pollution 6) Analyse the outcomes of recently concluded Marrakech climate conference. Do you think, the election of Donald Trump as next US President, who has called climate change as hoax, would derail the climate change deal? Comment. (200 Words) The Hindu Livemint

5) It is said that the current unrest in Kashmir is a “home-grown” popular uprising which cannot be blamed on Pakistan or outsiders. Do you agree? What would be the consequences of continued clampdown on civil liberties in the Valley for India? Critically comment

Topic: Role of external state and non-state actors in creating challenges to internal security 5) It is said that the current unrest in Kashmir is a “home-grown” popular uprising which cannot be blamed on Pakistan or outsiders. Do you agree? What would be the consequences of continued clampdown on civil liberties in the Valley for India? Critically …

3) Has the plight of Rohingyas changed for better after installation of democratic government in Myanmar? Critically discuss the role of international community in protecting Rohingyas.

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2) “The proposed National e-Health Authority, which will oversee digitisation of health information, could launch a digital health revolution in India. But safeguards need to be in place to protect patients’ privacy.” Discuss

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