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2) As India copes with the digital age, it will have to navigate between diverse competing interests. Analyze.(250 words)

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2) As India copes with the digital age, it will have to navigate between diverse competing interests. Analyze.(250 words)

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Why this question

The article discusses many of the competing interests and controversies that are bound to arise and strengthen in the wake of growing adoption of technology in day to day life and everyday governance.

Directive word

Analyze-here we  have to examine methodically the structure or nature of the topic by separating it into component parts, and present them as a whole in a summary.

Key demand of the question.

The question wants us to dig deep into the growing adoption and penetration of technology in Indian society and bring out the controversies, clashes and competing interests that could arise out of it.

Structure of the answer

Introduction– write a few introductory lines about the  growing mobile penetration , internet adoption, online presence of citizens, Digital India etc to highlight the increasing role of technology in India.

Body-

Discuss in paragraphs what competing interests are being and will be generated on account of the advent of digital age in India. E.g

  • Privacy vs Efficiency
  • Govt control of data vs private and foreign control
  • Promoting global trade vs protecting local  industry

Discuss how each pair of conflict of interest is a significant and vital issue.

Conclusion- based on your discussion, form a fair and a balanced conclusion on the given issue.