7) It is found that there has been increasing importance of landowning households that do not cultivate and a significant presence of urban households owning rural land in the agrarian economy. Examine how they are impacting agrarian economy

Topic: Land reforms; Employment 7) It is found that there has been increasing importance of landowning households that do not cultivate and a significant presence of urban households owning rural land in the agrarian economy. Examine how they are impacting agrarian economy. (200 Words) EPW

5) Does recent Brexit portend a more global anger against the governing structures of our time? Does it embolden the world to experiment with risky alternatives? Critically examine.

Topic: Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests 5) Does recent Brexit portend a more global anger against the governing structures of our time? Does it embolden the world to experiment with risky alternatives? Critically examine. (200 Words) The Indian Express The Hindu The Indian Express

2) It is found that the crisis of sanitation is not just an issue of aesthetics or polite behaviour, but one of life and death for the most vulnerable. Discuss various sociological problems that poor sanitation and open defecation has given rise to in India and systemic measures needed to address the issue of open defecation.

Topic: Salient features of Indian society; Social empowerment 2) It is found that the crisis of sanitation is not just an issue of aesthetics or polite behaviour, but one of life and death for the most vulnerable. Discuss various sociological problems that poor sanitation and open defecation has given rise to in India and systemic measures …

7) Recently, Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter and YouTube, which are involved in the European Union Internet Forum, formulated a Code of Conduct on countering illegal hate speech online. What are the objectives of this Code of Conduct? Examine what constitutes hate speech.

Topic:Codes of Conduct; Strengthening of ethical and moral values in governance 7) Recently, Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter and YouTube, which are involved in the European Union Internet Forum, formulated a Code of Conduct on countering illegal hate speech online. What are the objectives of this Code of Conduct? Examine what constitutes hate speech. (200 Words) The Hindu

5) It is said that the IMF has reversed its pro-austerity stance. What are the merits and demerits of imposing austerity measures on a troubled economy? Do you support austerity? Comment.

Topic: Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests; Important International institutions, agencies and fora- their structure, mandate 5) It is said that the IMF has reversed its pro-austerity stance. What are the merits and demerits of imposing austerity measures on a troubled economy? Do you support austerity? Comment. (200 Words) Livemint

4) It is said that with the waiver of 2008, India no longer needs the Nuclear Suppliers Group for its civil nuclear facilities. Do you think India is unnecessarily spending its time and resources on lesser foreign policy goal? Critically comment.

Topic: Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests 4) It is said that with the waiver of 2008, India no longer needs the Nuclear Suppliers Group for its civil nuclear facilities. Do you think India is unnecessarily spending its time and resources on lesser foreign policy goal? Critically comment. (200 …

1) Dominant castes are asking for reservations today. Do you think inclusion of their castes in OBC list will help address their problems? Why some castes want reservations to be abolished? Critically examine

Topic:Salient features of Indian society; Social empowerment 1) Dominant castes are asking for reservations today. Do you think inclusion of their castes in OBC list will help address their problems? Why some castes want reservations to be abolished? Critically examine. (200 Words) The Indian Express

9) As an administrator, you might witness a subordinate – who is powerful despite his position – making baseless allegations against some of your colleagues or on you itself. He might embarrass your office by his unsubstantiated tirades against well meaning people. In your opinion, how such people should be treated by you? Justify.

Topic:Ethics in public administration; Emotional intelligence 9) As an administrator, you might witness a subordinate – who is powerful despite his position – making baseless allegations against some of your colleagues or on you itself. He might embarrass your office by his unsubstantiated tirades against well meaning people. In your opinion, how such people should …

7) “India needs to generate jobs that are formal and productive, provide bang-for-buck in terms of jobs created relative to investment, have the potential for broader social transformation, and can generate exports and growth.” In your opinion, which sector meets all these criteria to make it an excellent vehicle for an employment creation strategy? Discuss.

Topic: Employment;  Changes in industrial policy and their effects on industrial growth.   7) “India needs to generate jobs that are formal and productive, provide bang-for-buck in terms of jobs created relative to investment, have the potential for broader social transformation, and can generate exports and growth.” In your opinion, which sector meets all these criteria …

6) Thailand is said to be a good example of how a middle-income country can provide healthcare cover to its entire population in a relatively short period of time. Why and how should India emulate this model? Discuss.

Topic: Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests; Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, 6) Thailand is said to be a good example of how a middle-income country can provide healthcare cover to its entire population  in a relatively short period of time. Why and …