1) Indian women’s games are rarely accorded same recognition and encouragement that’s given to men’s games. How and why should women’s games be popularised? Discuss.

Topic: Modern Indian history from about the middle of the eighteenth century until the present- significant events, personalities, issues 1) Indian women’s games are rarely accorded same recognition and encouragement that’s given to men’s games. How and why should women’s games be popularised? Discuss. (200 Words) The Hindu

6) Recently, Rajya Sabha passed the Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Bill, 2013. Discuss its features and the Bill’s likely implications for realtors and consumers.

Topic: Effects of liberalization on the economy, changes in industrial policy and their effects on industrial growth.  6) Recently, Rajya Sabha passed the Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Bill, 2013. Discuss its features and the Bill’s likely implications for realtors and consumers. (200 Words) Livemint The Hindu

3) There have been frequent complaints about inadequacy of regulation of pharmaceutical industries in India. Critically examine why is there a need for strict regulation and the steps government has taken in this regard.

Topic: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources. 3) There have been frequent complaints about inadequacy of regulation of pharmaceutical industries in India. Critically examine why is there a need for strict regulation and the steps government has taken in this regard. (200 Words) Business Standard

2) A recent survey has revealed that private schools across India fill just 15% of the nearly 2.29 million seats available for students from poor families under the Right to Education (RTE) Act. Critically discuss the causes of poor implementation of this Act and measures needed to be taken by government to address this issue

Topic: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources. 2) A recent survey has revealed that private schools across India fill just 15% of the nearly 2.29 million seats available for students from poor families under the  Right to Education (RTE) Act. Critically  discuss the causes of poor …

1) “Sections 377 and 124A reflect the two prominent ways in which the British left their stamp upon India’s criminal law, in a manner that is entirely inconsistent with a democratic, constitutional republic.” Analyse.

Topic: Modern Indian history from about the middle of the eighteenth century until the present- significant events, personalities, issues 1) “Sections 377 and 124A reflect the two prominent ways in which the British left their stamp upon India’s criminal law, in a manner that is entirely inconsistent with a democratic, constitutional republic.” Analyse. (200 Words) …

7) Recently, the Union government announced creation of the Department of Investment and Public Asset Management (DIPAM). Discuss its objectives and comment on India’s disinvestment policy.

Topic: Effects of liberalization on the economy, changes in industrial policy and their effects on industrial growth.  7) Recently, the Union government announced creation of  the Department of Investment and Public Asset Management (DIPAM). Discuss its objectives and  comment on India’s disinvestment policy. (200 Words) Business Standard

5) What do you understand by Compulsory licensing? What is its importance in countries like India? Also examine if providing Compulsory licensing to generic pharma companies is in violation of WTO rules.

Topic: Issues relating to intellectual property rights 5) What do you understand by Compulsory licensing? What is its importance in countries like India? Also examine if providing Compulsory licensing to generic pharma companies is in violation of WTO rules. (200 Words) The Indian Express

3) “For India, a closer relationship with the U.S., Japan, and Australia should not only be seen in defence terms — it could help secure its energy supplies.” Discuss

Topic: Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests 3) “For India, a closer relationship with the U.S., Japan, and Australia should not only be seen in defence terms — it could help secure its energy supplies.” Discuss. (200 Words) The Hindu

8) Discuss the security challenges faced by India’s cyberspace, its vulnerabilities and measures needed to upgrade India’s cyber and digital capabilities to match global standards.

Topic: Challenges to internal security through communication networks, role of media and social networking sites in internal security challenges, basics of cyber security 8) Discuss the security challenges faced by India’s cyberspace, its vulnerabilities and measures needed to upgrade India’s cyber and digital capabilities to match global standards. (200 Words) The Hindu Business Standard

7) Section 8 of the Representation of the People Act deals with disqualification on conviction for certain offences. What are these offences? It is said that the Supreme Court is tightening its grip on corruption in politics by passing various judgements vis a vis disqualification of legislators charged in corruption cases. Discuss these judgements.

Topic: Salient features of the Representation of People’s Act.  7) Section 8 of the Representation of the People Act deals with disqualification on conviction for certain offences. What are these offences? It is said that the Supreme Court is tightening its grip on corruption in politics by passing various judgements vis a vis disqualification of legislators charged in …