Given increased Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in India, it may not be conducive for India to weave a web of litigation, affecting stakeholders and exit routes. Critically analyse the arbitration rulings in this regard.

6. Given increased Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in India, it may not be conducive for India to weave a web of litigation, affecting stakeholders and exit routes. Critically analyse the arbitration rulings in this regard. (250 words) Reference: The Hindu

Indian Special Forces (SF)

Topics Covered: Various Security forces and agencies and their mandate. Indian Special Forces (SF): Context: Turkmenistan Special Forces Commence Combat Free Fall Training at Indian Special Forces Training School. Background: The Indian Special Forces (SF) have over a period earned immense respect and reputation of being one of the finest Special Forces in the world due …

Haryana’s quota law

Topics Covered: Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment. Haryana’s quota law: Context: The Haryana government recently notified a new law that requires 75% of private sector jobs in the state reserved for local candidates. In July 2019, the Andhra Pradesh government had passed a similar law, which was …

International North South Transport Corridor

Topic: India and its neighbourhood- relations. International North South Transport Corridor: Context: India has made the following demands wrt INSTC at the 3-day “Maritime India” summit that was conducted virtually: Include Chabahar port in the 13-nation International North South Transport Corridor. Expand INSTC membership by including Afghanistan and Uzbekistan. Need for and significance: Establishing an …

QS World University Rankings by Subject 2021

Topics Covered: Issues related to Education. QS World University Rankings by Subject 2021: Context: 12 Indian Institutions have secured positions in top 100 in the QS Subject Rankings for the year 2021. These are IT Bombay, IIT Delhi, IIT Madras, IIT Kharagpur, IISC Bangalore, IIT Guwahati,, IIM Bangalore, IIM Ahmedabad, JNU, Anna University, University of Delhi, …

Municipal Performance Index 2020

Topics Covered: Population and associated issues, poverty and developmental issues, urbanization, their problems and their remedies. Municipal Performance Index 2020: Context: Union Housing and Urban Affairs Ministry has released the Municipal Performance Index 2020. It seeks to simplify and evaluate the complexities in local governance practice and promote the ethos of transparency and accountability. Municipal …

Ease of Living Index (EoLI)

Topics Covered: Population and associated issues, poverty and developmental issues, urbanization, their problems and their remedies. Ease of Living Index (EoLI): Context: The Housing and Urban Affairs Ministry has released the final rankings of Ease of Living Index (EoLI) 2020. What is it? The Ease of Living Index (EoLI) is an assessment tool that evaluates the …

“Persuasion makes society work smoothly while physical coercion grinds it to a halt”. In this context, compare the effectiveness of persuasion as an influence tactic vis-a-vis coercion in bringing change in society. In what ways persuasion can be used by civil servants to remove social evils existing in society? give examples.

Topic: Attitude: content, structure, function; its influence and relation with thought and behaviour; moral and political attitudes; social influence and persuasion. 7. “Persuasion makes society work smoothly while physical coercion grinds it to a halt”. In this context, compare the effectiveness of persuasion as an influence tactic vis-a-vis coercion in bringing change in society. In …

Is the morality of an action dependent upon the circumstances of the act or is it independent of it? Examine. Can an action be unethical yet moral?

Topic: Attitude: content, structure, function; its influence and relation with thought and behaviour; moral and political attitudes; social influence and persuasion. 6. Is the morality of an action dependent upon the circumstances of the act or is it independent of it? Examine. Can an action be unethical yet moral? (250 words) Reference:  Ethics, Integrity and …

Unless climate change is labeled as a primary perpetrator of extreme weather events, climate action will continue to fade. Explain.

Topic: Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment. 5. Unless climate change is labeled as a primary perpetrator of extreme weather events, climate action will continue to fade. Explain. (250 words) Reference:  The Hindu Why the question: The question is based on the need to recognise climate change as one of the key driving …

The new guidelines to regulate digital content give the executive unbridled power without any checks and balances making it contra-constitutional. Analyse.

Topic: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. 4. The new guidelines to regulate digital content give the executive unbridled power without any checks and balances making it contra-constitutional. Analyse. (250 words) Reference:  The Hindu Why the question: The article presents a detailed analysis …

Differentiate between judicial review and judicial activism in India. In your opinion do you think it is ever possible for the Indian judiciary to partake more of judicial activism? Explain

Topic: Structure, organization and functioning of the Executive and the Judiciary; Ministries and Departments of the Government; pressure groups and formal/informal associations and their role in the Polity. 3. Differentiate between judicial review and judicial activism in India. In your opinion do you think it is ever possible for the Indian judiciary to partake more …

When the judiciary surpasses the line of the powers set for it in the name of judicial activism, it could be rightly said that the judiciary then begins to invalidate the concept of separation of powers set out in the Constitution. Critically analyse.

Topic: Structure, organization and functioning of the Executive and the Judiciary—Ministries and Departments of the Government; pressure groups and formal/informal associations and their role in the Polity 2.  When the judiciary surpasses the line of the powers set for it in the name of judicial activism, it could be rightly said that the judiciary then …

The deep-set prejudices against gender equality are one of the core factors responsible for poor recognition of women rights in the country. Critically examine.

Topic: gender equality 1. The deep-set prejudices against gender equality are one of the core factors responsible for poor recognition of women rights in the country. Critically examine. (250 words) Reference:  The Hindu  Why the question: The article brings to light the Supreme Court’s failure to protect the rights of women. Key Demand of the …