6) Recently, the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF) issued a draft notification seeking to amend the Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) of 2006, allowing those who violate this law to continue work with an Environment Supplement Plan (ESP). Critically discuss the importance of EIA process and the implications of the new amendment.

Topic: Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) 6) Recently, the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF) issued a draft notification seeking to amend the Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) of 2006, allowing those who violate this law to continue work with an Environment Supplement Plan (ESP). Critically discuss the importance of EIA process and the implications of …

4) The T.S.R. Subramanian panel has proposed that the Colleges and universities should consider derecognising student groups based explicitly on caste and religion. Do you support this proposal? Critically comment.

Topic: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Education, Human Resources. 4) The T.S.R. Subramanian panel has proposed that the Colleges and universities should consider derecognising student groups based explicitly on caste and religion. Do you support this proposal? Critically comment. (200 Words) The Indian Express

3) Recently India and USA agreed to let an US company build six AP1000 nuclear reactors in India. Critically examine various implications arising out of this agreement.

Topic: Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests 3) Recently India and USA agreed to let an US company build six AP1000 nuclear reactors in India. Critically examine various implications arising out of this agreement. (200 Words) The Hindu

8) Do you support the Environment Ministry’s decision to allow some States to cull wildlife? Should such wildlife be called vermins? Critically discuss the ethical issues involved in this decision.

Topic:Essence, determinants and consequences of Ethics in human actions; dimensions of ethics 8) Do you support the Environment Ministry’s decision to allow some States to cull wildlife? Should such wildlife be called vermins? Critically discuss the ethical issues involved in this decision. (200 Words) The Hindu

7) “The National Intellectual Property Rights Policy seeks to enhance creativity. However, it pays scant regard to experience that shows that the intellectual property rights route has rarely enhanced creativity. The policy should be seen in the context of the Indian government’s attempts to address US concerns.” Do you agree with this assessment? Critically comment.

Topic: IPR related issues 7) “The National Intellectual Property Rights Policy seeks to enhance creativity. However, it pays scant regard to experience that shows that the intellectual property rights route has rarely enhanced creativity. The policy should be seen in the context of the Indian government’s attempts to address US concerns.” Do you agree with …

6) A recent report published by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations says that public–private partnerships can significantly contribute to sustainable agricultural development in developing countries. Discuss.

Topic:  Investment models;  environmental pollution and degradation,  6) A recent report published by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations says that public–private partnerships can significantly contribute to sustainable agricultural development in developing countries. Discuss. (200 Words) Down to Earth

4) The Global Nutrition Report of 2016 (Report) notes that obesity and overweight are now a staggering global burden and are approaching the scale of other forms of malnutrition. In the light of this report, examine its magnitude in India and measures that government should take to address this problem

Topic: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Human Resources. 4) The Global Nutrition Report of 2016 (Report) notes that obesity and overweight are now a staggering global burden and are approaching the scale of other forms of malnutrition. In the light of this report, examine its magnitude in India and …

6) Why Google’s maps service Street View has been a matter of concern for governments around the world? Is it in India’s best interests to keep out this technology? Comment.

Topic:  Agriculture issues – storage, transport and marketing of agricultural produce and issues and related constraints; e-technology in the aid of farmers  6) Why Google’s maps service Street View has been a matter of concern for governments around the world? Is it in India’s best interests to keep out this technology? Comment. (200 Words) The Hindu

4) Recently thousands of professors protested against guidelines laid down in the UGC (University Grants Commission) Gazette Notification of 2016. It is said that certain rules in these guidelines adversely affect higher education and universities in India. Critically comment on this issue.

Topic: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Education, Human Resources. 4) Recently thousands of professors protested against guidelines laid down in the UGC (University Grants Commission) Gazette Notification of 2016. It is said that certain rules in these guidelines adversely affect higher education and universities in India. Critically comment on this issue. …