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Monetary Policy is neither the only, nor the most effective tool for regulating inflation in Indian economy. DiscussLevel(2)View/Post Answer
RBI has recently chosen CPI (Consumer Price Index) as the sole indicator for formulating monetary policy. Critically examine the relevance of CPI as the sole indicator for formulating monetary policy.Level(2)View/Post Answer
Monetary Policy acts as a regulator of Indian banking System. Critically examine the statement in light recent changes in India’s financial system.
Discuss the recent changes in the objectives of monetary policy in India. Highlight the factors responsible for such changeLevel(1)View/Post Answer
Discuss the various monetary policy reforms in Indian Context.Level(1)View/Post Answer
What is monetary policy ? what are its objectives ?Level(2)View/Post Answer
Differentiate between HDI and per capita income as a measure of development.Level(1)View/Post Answer
Macro economic growth indicators donot give a clear picture of well being of economy. Discuss and suggest what should be done ?Level(3)View/Post Answer
There is a clear acknowledgement that Special Economic Zones (SEZs) are a tool of industrial development, manufacturing and exports. Recognizing this potential, the whole instrumentality of SEZs requires augmentation. Discuss the issues plaguing the success of SEZs with respect to taxation, governing laws and administration.Level(2)View/Post Answer
The Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) clause under the new Companies Act has failed to achieve its desired objectives. While highlighting the major constraints being faced by companies in fulfilling their CSR obligations suggest steps that can be taken to increase the efficacy of CSR initiatives.Level(2)View/Post Answer
The Indian Pharmaceuticals Industry despite being one of the largest in the world is facing certain challenges. While enumerating these challenges, discuss the steps that should be taken to address these challenges.Level(2)View/Post Answer
Success of 'Make in India' depends upon the success of 'Skill India mission' and radical labour reforms. DiscussLevel(2)View/Post Answer
Explain various factors, which are responsible for the location of manufacturing industries in various parts of the world. Take examples from various parts of the world.
Recently, India has replaced USA as the third top steel producer. Account for this trend and critically assess the strength and weakness of Indian steel Industry.
Apart from being a commercial organization, Indian Railways in required to engage in the so called ''Social Sector Obligations''. What do you mean by this and what is their importance to India? Critically discuss.Level(3)View/Post Answer
Trade through land routes has no parallel but 95 percent of Indian trade is maritime in nature. Discuss.Level(3)View/Post Answer
Inland waterways contribute less than 1 percent to the total trade.Discuss the factors affecting inland waterways.Level(2)View/Post Answer
Discuss the reforms needed for Aviation industry.Level(1)View/Post Answer
Railways tend to follow the path of least resistance. Explain.Level(1)View/Post Answer
Density of roads is an indicator of development. Elaborate.Level(1)View/Post Answer
Decision taken by WTO affects countries in the world. Explain the impact on developing and developed countries in regard.
The DOHA Round has failed to deliver results because of the deadlock between the developed and developing nations regarding agriculture subsidies. ExplainLevel(2)View/Post Answer
In what way could replacement of Price Subsidy with Direct benefits transfer or DBT change the scenario of subsidies in India? Discuss. Also discuss the challenges in making such a replacement.Level(1)View/Post Answer
Financial inclusion is being used as an emerging strategy in the world to tackle social problems. What is financial inclusion? How it is an effective strategy for India?
Even though the PradhanMantri Jan-DhanYojana is an accelerated effort towards financial inclusion, mere opening of bank accounts will not transform into financial inclusion in India. Analyse.Level(3)View/Post Answer
What is financial inclusion ? what are its components?Level(1)View/Post Answer
Financial inclusion is not just opening of a bank account. It means a symbiotic relationship between the client and the bank. ElaborateLevel(3)View/Post Answer
While we found India’s demographic dividend, we ignore the dropping rates of employability. What are we missing while doing so? Where will the jobs that India desperately needs come from? Explain.Level(2)View/Post Answer
Capitalism has guided the world economy to unprecedented prosperity. However, it often encourages shortsightedness and contributes to wide disparities between the rich and the poor. In this light, would it be correct to believe and adopt capitalism driving inclusive growth in India? Discuss.Level(3)View/Post Answer
The nature of economic growth in India is described as jobless growth. Do you agree with this view? Discuss.Level(2)View/Post Answer
What is the difference between growth and development ? How two are interrelated ?Level(1)View/Post Answer
Inclusive growth is nothing but growth plus development plus equitable distribution. DiscussLevel(2)View/Post Answer
By Dec 2015 deadline, India would have achieved only four of the MDGs in full. What have been the various constraints that India faced in fulfilling its commitments?Level(2)View/Post Answer
Critically examine various rural development programmes initiated by the government in recent years.Level(3)View/Post Answer
Procurement, Distribution and Stocking functions of the FCI are key to ensuring the success of food security in India. Discuss in the light of Shanta Kumar Committee recommendation.Level(2)View/Post Answer
MSMEs need to adapt to increasing globalization in India. In the light of this statement, discuss the challenges before MSMEs and possible responses in this context.
Rising protein inflation has been a concern for India in recent years. What is protein inflation and what are its causes?Level(3)View/Post Answer
Recently there had been talks of Public Sector banks' consolidation and merger. Critically evaluate the benefits of such a move.Level(1)View/Post Answer
Examine the various banking factor reforms introduced in India in the last few years.Level(1)View/Post Answer
Lately, Participatory Notes have invited a lot of criticism from various sections. What have been the concerns and the steps taken by SEBI to address the same?Level(2)View/Post Answer
The coopertaive bankling system has lived its life. Crtically examine.Level(2)View/Post Answer
Discuss the role of financial system in financial inclusion.Level(2)View/Post Answer
Despite nationalization and adoption of various measures, banking in India is still far from accessible. Discuss the various measures that can be adopted to associate the people with the institutional banking system.Level(3)View/Post Answer
The FRBM Act has failed to achieve its stated aims due to poor adherence to it and unstable global outlook. In this context, is there a need for having a relook at the FRBM Act? DiscussLevel(3)View/Post Answer
What is the menaing of the term tax-expenditure? Taking housing sector as an example, discuss how it influences budgetary policies.Level(3)View/Post Answer
Examine the various tax reforms introduced in India in the last few years.Level(1)View/Post Answer
The recommendations of the 14th FC can be seen as progressive as well as forward step in the field of sustainable development. CommentLevel(2)View/Post Answer
The 14th Finance Commission has increased the vertical devolution significantly. What can be its possible consequences on the various welfare schemes run by the Central Govt? Will they take a hit? ExamineLevel(2)View/Post Answer
Bring out the various constraints in the implementation of the GST. What can be done to mitigate these concerns?Level(2)View/Post Answer
“NITI Aayog: A rejuvenation or reincarnation of Planning Commission”? Comment in the light of emerging structure and organization of the new system.
How will NITI AAYOG be different from the Planning Commission? Examine its role in the context of good governance.Level(2)View/Post Answer
In the context of a globalized and New India, the institutions of planning must orient themselves towards decentralisation. ElaborateLevel(3)View/Post Answer
Establish the relationship between land reform, agriculture productivity and elimination of poverty in Indian Economy. Discussion the difficulty in designing and implementation of the agriculture friendly land reforms in India.Level(1)View/Post Answer
In view of the declining average size of land holdings in India which has made agriculture non-viable for a majority of farmers, should contract farming and land leasing be promoted in agriculture? Critically evaluate the pros and cons.Level(3)View/Post Answer
Livestock rearing has a big potential for providing non-farm employment and income in rural areas. Discuss suggesting suitable examples.Level(1)View/Post Answer
The MSP or minimum support price mechanism has been criticised for making Indian agriculture cereal intensive, regionally biased, input oriented and environmentally unsustainable. In this context, is there a need for having a relook at the MSP policy?Level(3)View/Post Answer
How can the ‘Digital India’ programme help farmers to improve farm productivity and income? What steps has the Government taken in this regards?Level(1)View/Post Answer
What is cloud seeding? Do you think a comprehensive cloud seeding programme can mitigate the large chunk of agriculture problems in India?
Globally the nations are entering into more and more bilateral and regional trade and investment agreements. What could be the reason behind such a trend? Also, in this context, discuss the relevance of multilateral institutions like WTO in today's world.Level(2)View/Post Answer
What do you understand by Trade Facilitation Agreement? What could be the possible impacts on Indian economy arising out of this agreement? Discuss.Level(2)View/Post Answer
Discuss the interplay of multilateral trade regimes and their effect on Indian economy. Is the world today moving towards neo-mercantilism? Highlight the recent trends in this regard.Level(3)View/Post Answer
Discuss the salient features of current foreign trade policy of India.Level(1)View/Post Answer
Examine the causes of Rupee depreciation in India in the recent past. What steps are taken by RBI to control depreciation?Level(1)View/Post Answer
Discuss the trends in Indias Balance of Payments in the last few years.Level(1)View/Post Answer
Discuss the relevance of reservation policy for scheduled castes and tribes in India with special reference to political developments during freedom struggle.Level(3)View/Post Answer
Reservation is a pre-independence policy inaugurated by GOI Act, 1935 which created the schedules listing the scheduled castes and scheduled tribes. The policy itself is an outcome of poona pact (1932) between Mahatma Gandhi and B.R. Ambedkar, in which the latter was forced to withdraw the claims by untouchable castes to a separate electorate in return for guaranteed representation in legislature and the broad assurance that nation would do everything in its power to end untouchability and caste discrimination.
Thus, reservation is fundamentally a political promise made in acknowledgement of the fact that caste literally excludes sizeable communities from Indian society.
Since independence was demanded in the name of the Indian nation, and since the nation is supposed to be an egalitarian form of community, the poona pact was a compromise whereby the untouchables agreed to forego their demand of a nation (electorate) of their own and be a part of the larger nation in spite of their caste exclusion.
In short, reservation is intended to be a response, from a nationalist movement led by the upper castes to the bitter truth in Ambedkar’s poignant statement: “Gandhiji, I have no homeland.”Level(3)View/Post Answer
British Rule thrived in India on the policy of “Divide and Rule”. Briefly discuss the various steps taken by them in this direction.
Govt. of India is taking praiseworthy steps for the expansion of Trade. Critically examine the potentials in Foreign Trade under the light of Foreign Trade Policy (2015-2020).
Critically examine the provisions of Science Technology and Innovation policy 2013. In this light highlight the measures taken by the government to promote innovation in India.Level(2)View/Post Answer
British economic policies led to transformation of India’s economy into a colonial economy destroying the structure of Indian economy. Explain its deleterious effect in case of agriculture and rural employment. Relate in brief how it led to emergence of middle class in India.Level(2)View/Post Answer
Trace the potentials of renewable energy in India with reference to growth energy needs of India. To what extent these sources can provide an answer.
"India is making considerable progress in the development of the onshore wind power plants. However, so far the progress in the offshore wind power generation has been almost nil". Why is the progress in offshore wind farming important? Discuss citing key challenges and the recently launched National Offshore Wind Power Policy.Level(3)View/Post Answer
Though India has large reserves of coal, its coal imports have been increasing over the years. Bring out the various reasons for this occurrence.Level(2)View/Post Answer
Indias growing energy needs can be met not only with augmenting production but also by increasing energy use efficiency. DiscussLevel(2)View/Post Answer
Expenditure on defense can be reduced to deal with economic challenges faced by India. Critically examine the above statement.
Indentify the hurdles in the success of Make in India programme.Level(2)View/Post Answer
Discuss the salient features of new IPR Policy by Justice Prabha Sridevan. How far IPR legislations and Biodiversity agreements have gone to provide safeguards to Traditional Knowledge? Substantiate
What is the justification of GST?
What do you understand by Code of Ethics? How is it different from Code of Conduct? (Views-1179) View/PostAnswer
Monetary Policy acts as a regulator of Indian banking System. Critically examine the statement in light recent changes in India’s financial system. (Views-611) View/PostAnswer
Indian society displays paradoxical features. Discuss while giving features of Indian society which differentiates it from west.
Tibetan plateau has a unique role in determining the timings of monsoons over Indian Subcontinent, discuss. (Views-435) View/PostAnswer
Himalayas orient monsoons over Indian subcontinent, elaborate. (Views-403) View/PostAnswer
40 percent of today’s India is born in post 1991 period of more liberal India and has a different mindset. Discuss (Views-394) View/PostAnswer
Creation of smaller States is the need of the hour. Make out a case for and against the reorganization of states in the context of the impending cr... (Views-359) View/PostAnswer
What is Naxalism ? suggest some measures to deal with the problem. Examine various initiatives of the government of India. (Views-318) View/PostAnswer
What is the justification of GST? (Views-306) View/PostAnswer
Enumerate the factors that helped in decolonization of the countries of Africa and Asia. (Views-228) View/PostAnswer
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In view of the declining average size of land holdings in India which has made agriculture non-viable for a majority of farmers, should contract f... View/PostAnswer
Livestock rearing has a big potential for providing non-farm employment and income in rural areas. Discuss suggesting suitable examples. View/PostAnswer
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How can the ‘Digital India’ programme help farmers to improve farm productivity and income? What steps has the Government taken in this regards? View/PostAnswer
There is a clear acknowledgement that Special Economic Zones (SEZs) are a tool of industrial development, manufacturing and exports. Recognizing t... View/PostAnswer
Globally the nations are entering into more and more bilateral and regional trade and investment agreements. What could be the reason behind such a... View/PostAnswer
What do you understand by Trade Facilitation Agreement? What could be the possible impacts on Indian economy arising out of this agreement? Discus... View/PostAnswer
The FRBM Act has failed to achieve its stated aims due to poor adherence to it and unstable global outlook. In this context, is there a need for h... View/PostAnswer
What is the menaing of the term tax-expenditure? Taking housing sector as an example, discuss how it influences budgetary policies. View/PostAnswer
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