2) Energy security is a key ingredient of India’s interest in West Asia and it is said that India’s increasingly multidimensional relations with Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states buttress these energy security efforts. Discuss the efforts being made by India and the advantages it possesses in this regard.

Topic:Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests 2) Energy security is a key ingredient of India’s interest in West Asia and it is said that India’s increasingly multidimensional relations with Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states buttress these energy security efforts. Discuss the efforts being made by India and the advantages …

1) Discuss the significance of reforms in financial management of municipalities. How to ensure financial self-sufficiency and financial accountability in municipalities for better urban governance? Examine.

Topic: Urbanization – problems and remedies 1) Discuss the significance of reforms in financial management of municipalities. How to ensure financial self-sufficiency and financial accountability in municipalities for better urban governance? Examine. (200 Words) The Indian Express

9) Is nationalism a value? In your opinion, does dissent and anti – India opinions amount to anti-national activities? Should such non-violent expressions be freely allowed to take place in educational institutions? Critically comment.

Topic:Role of family, society and educational institutions in inculcating values 9) Is nationalism a value? In your opinion, does dissent and anti – India opinions amount to anti-national activities? Should such non-violent expressions be freely allowed to take place in educational institutions? Critically comment. (200 Words) The Indian Express The Hindu The Hindu

8) LIGO-India was one of the mega science projects to be taken up during the 12th Plan period. It has been awaiting the government’s formal nod since then. Discuss how will this project help India if it becomes reality.

Topic: Achievements of Indians in science & technology; indigenization of technology and developing new technology 8) LIGO-India was one of the mega science projects to be taken up during the 12th Plan period. It has been awaiting the government’s formal nod since then. Discuss how will this project help India if it becomes reality. (200 Words) …

2) Discuss the important recommendations of the Justice J.S. Verma Committee on women safety and empowerment. Examine if the recommendations of this report are implemented properly would they increase women’s inclusion in the development.

Topic: Role of women; Social empowerment 2) Discuss the important recommendations of the Justice J.S. Verma Committee on women safety and empowerment. Examine if the recommendations of this report are implemented properly would they increase women’s inclusion in the development.   (200 Words) The Hindu PRS

5) Critically analyse the role of the President of India in promulgating Article 356 of the Indian Constitution. In the light of frequent violations in using Article 356, do you think it should be repealed? Justify.

Topic: Issues and challenges pertaining to the federal structure; Functioning of the Executive  5) Critically analyse the role of the President of India in promulgating Article 356 of the Indian Constitution. In the light of frequent violations in using Article 356, do you think it should be repealed? Justify. (200 Words) The Hindu

4) Discuss why China’s relations with Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) have grown enormously in recent years whereas India lags in its approach to the region. Also examine why engaging deeply with LAC is important for India.

Topic: Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests  4) Discuss why China’s relations with Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) have grown enormously in recent years whereas India lags in its approach to the region. Also examine why engaging deeply with LAC is important for India. (200 Words) EPW

3) In recent years, the issue of regulation of doctors and private hospitals has become important for the citizens. In this regard, critically examine the major issues and suggest what needs to be done to prevent and address the malpractices and abuses that are widely prevalent in the country.

Topic:Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health 3) In recent years, the issue of regulation of doctors and private hospitals has become important for the citizens. In this regard, critically examine the major issues and suggest what needs to be done to prevent and address the malpractices and abuses that are widely …