8) “Both Hinduism and Islam have theological strands that confront head-on the problem of violence. They do so, however, in very different ways and generate very different strictures on the legitimacy of violence.” Analyse.

Topic:Ethics in human actions; Dimension of ethics; 8) “Both Hinduism and Islam have theological strands that confront head-on the problem of violence. They do so, however, in very different ways and generate very different strictures on the legitimacy of violence.” Analyse. (200 Words)  EPW

6) “The government’s plans to strengthen military ties with the U.S. will sound the death knell for India’s foreign policy independence and strategic autonomy.” Critically comment.

Topic: Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests 6) “The government’s plans to strengthen military ties with the U.S. will sound the death knell for India’s foreign policy independence and strategic autonomy.” Critically comment. (200 Words) Frontline

5) Is public funded higher education in a developing country meant to produce thinking citizens or employable youth? Should taxes fund scholarship that has no impact, nor is market friendly, at least, in the short term? Discuss.

Topic: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to education 5) Is public funded higher education in a developing country meant to produce thinking citizens or employable youth? Should taxes fund scholarship that has no impact, nor is market friendly, at least, in the short term? Discuss. (200 Words) EPW

2) The access to religious institutions and the opportunities to perform rituals were regulated by one’s caste and class position. Did women also face discrimination in performing religious rituals and in gaining entry into religious spaces? How did women confront this discrimination in ancient India? Examine.

Topic: Role of women; Art and culture; Salient features of Indian society 2) The access to religious institutions and the opportunities to perform rituals were regulated by one’s caste and class position. Did women also face discrimination in performing religious rituals and in gaining entry into religious spaces? How did women confront this discrimination in …

1) Some farmers in India’s most drought prone regions have managed to fight drought, grow profitable crops and have managed to escape from debt trap. Discuss the techniques and methods adopted by these farmers to fight drought and how these methods can be applied in other parts of India that are reeling under drought

Topic: Critical changes to geographical features 1) Some farmers in India’s most drought prone regions have managed to fight drought, grow profitable crops and have managed to escape from debt trap. Discuss the techniques and methods adopted by these farmers to fight drought and how these methods can be applied in other parts of India that are reeling …

6) Global crude oil prices slumped about 65 per cent in the 21 months from July 2014 through March 2016. In this period, the pump prices of both petrol and diesel dropped only about 15 per cent in India. Discuss what is causing retail fuel prices from moving in lock-step with the international trend in oil and the effect of this policy on consumers.

Topic: Resource mobilization 6) Global crude oil prices slumped about 65 per cent in the 21 months from July 2014 through March 2016. In this period, the pump prices of both petrol and diesel dropped only about 15 per cent in India. Discuss what is causing retail fuel prices from moving in lock-step with the international …

5) It is said that an unfortunate impression has been created that India’s legal and judicial system is under-equipped to handle cases such as the Italian Marines case. Examine why such an impression has been created and what lessons India should learn from handling of this case

Topic: Functioning of judiciary; Bilateral relations; International institutions 5) It is said that an unfortunate impression has been created that India’s legal and judicial system is under-equipped to handle cases such as the Italian Marines case. Examine why such an impression has been created and what lessons India should learn from handling of this case. (200 Words) …

3) In India’s education sector, it is said that it is important for state administrations to realize that improving infrastructure and resources should be accompanied by commensurate learning levels of students. Why such suggestion is made? How state can help improve learning levels of children in schools? Examine.

Topic: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to education 3) In India’s education sector, it is said that it is important for state administrations to realize that improving infrastructure and resources should be accompanied by commensurate learning levels of students. Why such suggestion is made? How state can help improve learning levels of children …

2) It is said that India’s pharmaceutical sector which makes the finest medicine in the world, sells sub-standard stuff to Indians. Discuss the reasons and measures taken by government to address this problem.

Topic: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, 2) It is said that India’s pharmaceutical sector which makes the finest medicine in the world, sells sub-standard stuff to Indians. Discuss the reasons and measures taken by government to address this problem. (200 Words) Business Standard

6) “It is time India switched its policy focus to the efficiency of water use rather than adding to the food mountain. One key element of this switch should be greater incentives for the cultivation of pulses as well as millets.” Discuss why.

Topic:Major crops cropping patterns in various parts of the country 6) “It is time India switched its policy focus to the efficiency of water use rather than adding to the food mountain. One key element of this switch should be greater incentives for the cultivation of pulses as well as millets.” Discuss why. (200 Words) …

3) The Dr. Ranjit Roy Chaudhury expert committee and the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Health and Family Welfare in the Rajya Sabha have both recommended structural change through amendments to the Indian Medical Council Act. What are these structural changes? Why are they needed? Examine.

Topic: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health 3) The Dr. Ranjit Roy Chaudhury expert committee and the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Health and Family Welfare in the Rajya Sabha have both recommended structural change through amendments to the Indian Medical Council Act. What are these structural changes? Why are they needed? …