4) “In democracies, the majority principle is workable, but it is morally unjustified because it violates the right of minorities to secure ‘voice’ in decision-making.” In the light of recent Brexit referendum, critically comment on the statement.

Topic: Comparison of the Indian constitutional scheme with that of other countries  4) “In democracies, the majority principle is workable, but it is morally unjustified because it violates the right of minorities to secure ‘voice’ in decision-making.” In the light of recent Brexit referendum, critically comment on the statement. (200 Words) The Hindu

7) Examine the merits and demerits of making a simple unconditional regular cash transfer to every adult by the government instead of having many different forms of welfare programmes targeted at the poor.

Topic: Inclusive growth and issues arising from it 7) Examine the merits and demerits of making a simple unconditional regular cash transfer to every adult by the government instead of having many different forms of welfare programmes targeted at the poor. (200  Words) The Indian Express

5) The U.S. State Department’s annual Country Reports for 2015 released recently highlights the growing decentralised and diffused nature of terrorism globally. Discuss its features and strategy needed to fight decentralised terrorism.

Topic: Role of external state and non-state actors in creating challenges to internal security 5) The U.S. State Department’s annual Country Reports for 2015 released recently highlights the growing decentralised and diffused nature of terrorism globally. Discuss its features and strategy needed to fight decentralised terrorism. (200 Words) The Hindu

4) Recently, the government moved to give statutory backing to the monetary policy committee (MPC). Discuss the composition, objectives and significance of this committee

Topic: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation; Statutory, regulatory and various quasi-judicial bodies  4) Recently, the government moved to give statutory backing to the monetary policy committee (MPC). Discuss the composition, objectives and significance of this committee. (200 Words) Livemint

3) It is said that the overwhelming focus on quantity of healthcare in India has long ignored a massive problem with the quality of healthcare that is delivered both through public as well as private institutions. What do you understand by quality healthcare? How it can be delivered? What are the challenges? Discuss.

Topic: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health 3) It is said that the overwhelming focus on quantity of healthcare in India has long ignored a massive problem with the quality of healthcare that is delivered both through public as well as private institutions. What do you understand by quality healthcare? …

5) Recently, in US Congress, effort to make an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA-17) that encouraged the President to treat India as a major ally and to loosen export controls on military technology was failed. Will it have negative impact on India – US relations? Examine.

Topic: Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests 5)  Recently, in US Congress, effort to make an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA-17) that encouraged the President to treat India as a major ally and to loosen export controls on military technology was failed. Will it have negative …

2) “Direct votes on issues like trade rules or immigration policy will gut Europe’s representative democracy, just as direct votes on membership threaten to gut the EU itself.” Do you think referendum which are taking place in Europe are a dangerous trend? Critically examine.

Topic: History of the world will include events from 18th century such as industrial revolution, world wars, redrawal of national boundaries, colonization, decolonization, political philosophies like communism, capitalism, socialism etc.- their forms and effect on the society. 2) “Direct votes on issues like trade rules or immigration policy will gut Europe’s representative democracy, just as …