3) Shifting towards a digital payments ecosystem could generate several potential benefits: for citizens, it could reduce transaction costs and increase access to critical financial services; for governments, it could reduce leakages and improve public service delivery. But, to see these benefits on ground, how should India create and transform its digital payment infrastructure? Examine

Topic : Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability, e-governance- applications, models, successes, limitations, and potential; 3) Shifting towards a digital payments ecosystem could generate several potential benefits: for citizens, it could reduce transaction costs and increase access to critical financial services; for governments, it could reduce leakages and improve public service delivery. But, to …

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6) It is said that the new real estate bill would seek to eliminate the current norm of selling homes at a preliminary stage and introduce only build-and-sell model for their residential projects. Discuss the implications of this move on various stakeholders.

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4) Critically discuss views expressed by judges of the Supreme Court in their interpretation of the Section 123(3) of the Representation of the People Act. Also examine significance of this judgement for citizens and democracy.

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Critically examine India’s Tibet policy. In the light of Chinese assertion in the region, do you think India should be more aggressive and try to leverage its position in Tibet by being more assertive? Comment

Topic:  India and its neighborhood- relations. Critically examine India’s Tibet policy. In the light of Chinese assertion in the region, do you think India should be more aggressive and try to leverage its position in Tibet by being more assertive? Comment. (200 Words) Livemint

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QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 03 January 2017

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