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Insights Secure + Static Revision Test Questions

 

Insights Secure + Static Revision Test Questions

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Answer ALL the questions in about 200 words: (20 x  12.5 = 250)

 

  1. An important concern that is often raised in the context of school education is low learning outcomes. This has been pointed out in several studies including ASER, 2014. What are the underlying causes contributing to low quality of education in the primary sector? What has government done to address this issue? Examine.
  2. Discuss the recommendations made by the recent economic survey to improve the production of pulses in India.
  3. Examine  the conceptual case  made for and against the universal basic income (UBI).
  4. Analyse the recent improvements made to the MGNREGA.
  5. Despite growing rapidly on average, there is sign of growing regional inequality among the Indian states. Examine why.
  6. Discuss the features and trends of interstate trade in India.
  7. Gravity models have been used for analyzing the flow of goods, services and people. What is Gravity model? What does it reveal about migration trends in India?
  8. What implications does the Supreme Court judgment carry for natural resource management, especially after its verdict in the Goa mining case? Examine.
  9. The primary responsibility for development of urban areas lies with the state governments and the municipal corporations, municipalities and nagar panchayats, commonly known as urban local bodies (ULBs). Discuss the challenges being faced by ULBs.
  10. Write a note on the recent initiatives taken by the union government to provide opportunities for urban rejuvenation.
  11. Analyse the important features of pattern of urbanisation in India between 1991 to 2011.
  12. When governments themselves indulge in breeding hate among citizens, what ethical issues arise and how they should be addressed? Examine.
  13. Do you think disqualifying someone from running for elections but allowing messages and welfare assistance to flow in their name is against the spirit of the law? Discuss critically with suitable examples.
  14. What are the important functions of Finance Commission? Do you think Finance Commission is functioning as an arbitrator between the Union and State governments? Critically examine.
  15. Despite intervention of the Supreme Court, police reforms in India haven’t taken place. Critically discuss challenges involved in bringing police reforms in India.
  16. India has launched the second phase of the programme to eliminate the use of hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFC) as part of its commitment under the Montreal Protocol. Examine the challenges involved in eliminating HCFCs and measures needed to be taken to make air-conditioning and refrigeration energy-efficient and eco-friendly.
  17. According to a recent report by the International Labour Organisation (ILO), India and Pakistan have the lowest rates of women’s labour force participation in Asia. Also, in India, rate of labour force participation of women is declining against the worldwide trend. Critically examine the causes of this decline and suggest ways to halt this decline.
  18. Differentiate between headline inflation and core inflation. Examine importance of these two inflations for the economy and for RBI’s policy stance.
  19. Write a critical note on party and election financing in India and suggest reforms.
  20. Critically comment on the issues involved in declaring the Western Ghats as ecologically sensitive zone.