5/21/2017 | CS Mains 2016 | GS Paper-II

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International relations

Increasing cross-border terrorist attacks in India and growing interference in the internal affairs of member-states by Pakistan are not conducive for the future of SAARC (South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation).” Explain with suitable examples. ...View/Post-Answer

5/21/2017 | CS Mains 2016 | GS Paper-II

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International relations

What are the aims and objectives of the McBride Commission of the UNESCO? What is India's position on these? ...View/Post-Answer

5/20/2017 | CS Mains 2016 | GS Paper-II

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India and the World

 Evaluate the economic and strategic dimensions of India’s Look East Policy in the context of the post-Cold War international scenario. ...View/Post-Answer

5/20/2017 | CS Mains 2016 | GS Paper-II

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India and world

 “The broader aims and objectives of WTO are to manage and promote international trade in the era of globalization. But the Doha round of negotiations seems doomed due to differences between the developed and the developing countries.” Discuss in the Indian perspective. ...View/Post-Answer

5/20/2017 | CS Mains 2016 | GS Paper-II

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Governance

“Demographic Dividend in India will remain only theoretical unless our manpower becomes more educated, aware, skilled and creative.” What measures have been taken by the government to enhance the capacity of our population to be more productive and employable? ...View/Post-Answer

5/20/2017 | CS Mains 2016 | GS Paper-II

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Govenance

Examine the main provisions of the National Child Policy and throw light on the status of its implementation ...View/Post-Answer

5/20/2017 | CS Mains 2016 | GS Paper-II

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Governance

 “Traditional bureaucratic structure and culture have hampered the process of socio-economic development in India.” Comment. ...View/Post-Answer

5/19/2017 | CS Mains 2016 | GS Paper-II

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Governance

 Has the Indian governmental system responded adequately to the demands of Liberalization, Privatization and Globalization started in 1991? What can the government do to be responsive to this important change? ...View/Post-Answer

5/18/2017 | CS Mains 2016 | GS Paper-II

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Governance

‘Effectiveness of the Government system at various levels and people’s participation in the governance system are interdependent.’ Discuss their relationship with each other in the context of India. ...View/Post-Answer

5/18/2017 | CS Mains 2016 | GS Paper-II

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Governance

“In the Indian governance system, the role of non-state actors has been only marginal.” Critically examine the statement. ...View/Post-Answer

5/18/2017 | CS Mains 2016 | GS Paper-II

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Governance

In the integrity index of Transparency International, India stands very low. Discuss briefly the legal, political, economic, social and cultural factors that have caused the decline of public morality in India. ...View/Post-Answer

5/18/2017 | Indian Polity | Judiciary Level(3)

"The Supreme Court’s use of its vast powers under Article 142 has done tremendous good to many deprived sections. However, it is time to institute checks and balances. " Critically comment. ...View/Post-Answer

5/15/2017 | CS Mains 2016 | GS Paper-II

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Governance

Professor Amartya Sen has advocated important reforms in the realms of primary education and primary health care. What are your suggestions to improve their status and performance? ...View/Post-Answer

5/15/2017 | CS Mains 2016 | GS Paper-II

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Indian Polity

What is quasi-judicial body? Explain with the help of concrete examples. ...View/Post-Answer

5/15/2017 | CS Mains 2016 | GS Paper-II

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Constitution

 Did the Government of India Act, 1935 lay down a federal Constitution? Discuss. ...View/Post-Answer

5/14/2017 | CS Mains 2016 | GS Paper-II

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Indian Polity

 What were held in the Coelho case? In this context can you say that Judicial Review is of the key importance amongst the basic structure of the Constitution? ...View/Post-Answer

5/14/2017 | CS Mains 2016 | GS Paper-II

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Indian Polity

 Discuss each adjective attached to the word ‘Republic’ in the ‘Preamble’, Are they defendable in present circumstances? ...View/Post-Answer

5/13/2017 | CS Mains 2016 | GS Paper-II

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Indian Party System

 “The Indian party system is passing through a phase of transition which looks to be full of contradictions and paradoxes.” Discuss. ...View/Post-Answer

5/13/2017 | CS Mains 2016 | GS Paper-II

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Constitutional Bodies

Exercise of CAG’s powers in relation to the accounts of the Union and the States is derived from Article 149 of the Indian Constitution. Discuss whether audit of the Government’s Policy implementation could amount to overstepping its own (CAG) jurisdiction.. ...View/Post-Answer

5/13/2017 | CS Mains 2016 | GS Paper-II

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Indian Polity

 To what extent is Article 370 of Indian Constitution, bearing marginal note “Temporary provision with respect to the state of Jammu and Kashmir” Temporary? Discuss the future prospects of this provision in the context of Indian polity. ...View/Post-Answer

5/13/2017 | CS Mains 2016 | GS Paper-II

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Constitutional Ammendments

 Discuss the essentials of the 69th Constitutional Amendment Act and anomalies, if any that have led to recent reported conflicts between the elected representatives and the institution of the Lieutenant Governor in the administration of Delhi. Do you think that this will give rise to a new trend in the functioning of the Indian federal politics? ...View/Post-Answer

5/13/2017 | Economic Affairs | Banking

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NPA ratio of Indian bank industry reached its highest level in March, 2016. And it is expected that it will continue to rise. Discuss the various internal and external factors responsible for NPAs along with possible solutions. ...View/Post-Answer

5/11/2017 | Economic Affairs | Public sector Enterprises

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Why Indian state has given leading role to public sector in industrial development of India in earlier years of planning in India?
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5/10/2017 | Economic Affairs | Tax System

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 Examine the benefits that can accrue to the Indian economy with introduction of Goods and Service Tax(GST). Highlight the various challenges in the implementation of GST in India. ...View/Post-Answer

5/9/2017 | Economic Affairs | Tax System

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 How is the newly passed GST (Goods and Services Tax) different from the present tax system for goods and services? ...View/Post-Answer

5/7/2017 | Economic Affairs | Food Management

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 The Centre's ambitious scheme of Mega Food Parks (MFP) in India is stumbling with some missing deadlines. Critically analyze. ...View/Post-Answer

5/4/2017 | Economic Affairs | Financial Inclusion

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MUDRA bank has been termed as a game changer for micro finance sector in the country. What are the objectives of MUDRA Bank? Is there a need of such an institution when there already are multiple schemes and institutions operating for the same purpose? ...View/Post-Answer

5/4/2017 | Geography | Population issues

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Explain the phenomenon of demographic dividend in the context of India. Do you think our country has the capacity to take advantage of it? ...View/Post-Answer

5/4/2017 | Economic Affairs | Food Management

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 What steps Indian government has undertaken to ensure food security in India? Critically analyze these programmes. ...View/Post-Answer

4/19/2017 | CS Mains 2014 | GS Paper-I

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 To what extent has the urban planning and culture of the Indus valley civilization provided input to the present day urbanization? Discuss. ...View/Post-Answer

4/19/2017 | Indian Polity | Constitution Level(2)

 " The moral value of fundamental duties would be not to smoother rights but to establish a democratic balance by making the people conscious of their duties equally as they are conscious of their rights" Comment in the light of personal liberty debate. ...View/Post-Answer

4/19/2017 | Indian Polity | Judiciary Level(2)

 "Public Interest Litigation is a good thing when it is used to enforce the rights of the disadvantaged. But it has now been diluted to interfere with the power of the government to take decisions on a range of policy matters"Critically comment. ...View/Post-Answer

4/19/2017 | Indian Polity | Fundamental Rights Level(1)

 “Both Fundamental Rights and Directive Principles act as complementary to each other.” Critically comment. ...View/Post-Answer

4/17/2017 | CS Mains 2015 | GS Paper-II

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Indian Governance

“If amendment bill to the Whistleblowers Act, 2011 tabled in the Parliament is passed, there may be no one left to protect.” Critically evaluate. 

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12/22/2016 | Economic Affairs | Agriculture Level(1)

 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. ...View/Post-Answer

12/22/2016 | Economic Affairs | Agriculture Level(3)

 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. ...View/Post-Answer

12/22/2016 | Economic Affairs | Agriculture Level(1)

 Livestock rearing has a big potential for providing non-farm employment and income in rural areas. Discuss suggesting suitable examples. ...View/Post-Answer

12/22/2016 | Economic Affairs | Agriculture Level(3)

 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? ...View/Post-Answer

12/22/2016 | Economic Affairs | Agriculture Level(1)

 How can the ‘Digital India’ programme help farmers to improve farm productivity and income? What steps has the Government taken in this regards? ...View/Post-Answer

12/22/2016 | Economic Affairs | Industry Level(2)

 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. ...View/Post-Answer

12/22/2016 | Economic Affairs | External Sector Level(2)

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. ...View/Post-Answer

12/22/2016 | Economic Affairs | External Sector Level(2)

 What do you understand by Trade Facilitation Agreement? What could be the possible impacts on Indian economy arising out of this agreement? Discuss. ...View/Post-Answer

12/22/2016 | Economic Affairs | Fiscal system Level(3)

 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? Discuss ...View/Post-Answer

12/22/2016 | Economic Affairs | Fiscal system Level(3)

 What is the menaing of the term tax-expenditure? Taking housing sector as an example, discuss how it influences budgetary policies. ...View/Post-Answer

12/22/2016 | Economic Affairs | Financial System Level(1)

 Recently there had been talks of Public Sector banks' consolidation and merger. Critically evaluate the benefits of such a move. ...View/Post-Answer

12/22/2016 | Economic Affairs | Growth and development Level(2)

 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. ...View/Post-Answer

12/22/2016 | Economic Affairs | Growth and development Level(3)

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. ...View/Post-Answer

12/22/2016 | Economic Affairs | Growth and development Level(2)

 The nature of economic growth in India is described as jobless growth. Do you agree with this view? Discuss. ...View/Post-Answer

12/22/2016 | Economic Affairs | Financial Inclusion Level(1)

 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. ...View/Post-Answer

12/22/2016 | Economic Affairs | Industry Level(2)

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. ...View/Post-Answer

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