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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
Indian monetary policy has failed to some extent due to reasons that are external to it. ElaborateLevel(2)View/Post Answer
What is the role of monetary policy in promoting adequate money supply for the purpose of economic growth and social welfare. Critically examine.Level(3)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
Why Indian state has given leading role to public sector in industrial development of India in earlier years of planning in India?
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
What are MSMEs? Discuss their achievements and shortcomings. Also discuss the various Government sachems to improvise the working of MSMEs.Level(1)View/Post Answer
Indentify the hurdles in the success of Make in India programme.Level(2)View/Post Answer
Instead of looking for investment by the private sector, the government should optimise its own resources and provide low-cost housing and food to the poor. This will definitely catalyse the Make in India programme and make it more successful. Critically examineLevel(3)View/Post Answer
Industry still needs a fresh wave of structural reforms in India. Discuss in the light of recent initiatives taken by the goverment in last one year.Level(3)View/Post Answer
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
The North East Region has special characteristics that make it imperative to promote inter sectoral planning related to transportation. CommentLevel(2)View/Post Answer
India Post Payment Bank Limited has received the Certificate of Incorporation from the Registrar of Companies, Ministry of Corporate Affairs under the Companies Act 2013.Do you think India Post’s license to function as payment bank would help in effective financial inclusion? Critically comment.
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?
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
There is no doubt that the trickle down theory has failed to achieve the desired objectives. What other policy interventions have become crucial to foster development?Level(3)View/Post Answer
Growth is a quantitative as well as a qualitative concept. DiscussLevel(1)View/Post Answer
What is the difference between growth and development ? Is there any relation between the two ?Level(1)View/Post Answer
Although growth is a pre requisite for development, it is definitely not the only requirement. ElaborateLevel(2)View/Post Answer
Critically examine various rural development programmes initiated by the government in recent years.Level(3)View/Post Answer
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.
The Centre's ambitious scheme of Mega Food Parks (MFP) in India is stumbling with some missing deadlines. Critically analyze.
What steps Indian government has undertaken to ensure food security in India? Critically analyze these programmes.
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 creation of small banks and payment banks will foster greater financial inclusion. Critically examineLevel(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
Expenditure on defense can be reduced to deal with economic challenges faced by India. Critically examine the above statement.
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
The Indian budgeting system suffers from serious lacunae. DiscussLevel(2)View/Post Answer
What is tax terrorism ? Comment on the recent issue of Minimum Alternate Tax being imposed on FIIsLevel(3)View/Post Answer
The FRBM Act has been way less effective in controlling the fiscal situation as it was expected to be. Critically analyzeLevel(3)View/Post Answer
Is capitalism as an ideology of growth and development sufficient? What are the necessary ideological shifts for a developing country in the present context?Level(2)View/Post Answer
Compare and contrast the gandhian and Nehruvian models of development and economic thought?Level(2)View/Post Answer
How successful were 1991 economic reform in ensuring distributive justice.
“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
Enlist various institutional reform programmers introduced by government in interest of farmers and discuss their effectiveness in improving farmer’s socio – economic condition.
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
In the first three years of the 12th Plan (2012-17), the average rate of growth in agri-GDP has been mere 1.7 per cent against a target of 4 per cent thereby pointing towards agrarian distress. What are the reasons for agrarian distress in India? What steps need to be taken to remedy the situation?
"Agricultural produce undergoes a series of exchanges from one hand to another before it finally reaches the consumer." In the light of the above statement, discuss the problems and facilities needed for an efficient agricultural marketing.Level(3)View/Post Answer
The first green revolution ran out of steam mainly because it was focused mainly on food grain production. In this context, present a conceptual framework for ushering India into a second green revolution.Level(2)View/Post Answer
The Second Green Revolution must start from the Eastern and Central India, it must be sustainable and should be an evergreen revolution. DiscussLevel(3)View/Post Answer
In India, the cropping pattern is in a state of imbalance. Bring out the various imbalances in the cropping pattern in India and the reasons for the same.Level(2)View/Post Answer
In India, Rainfed farming is diverse and the problems faced by it are multifarious. CommentLevel(2)View/Post Answer
India has all the pre requisites for a thriving food processing sector, but still this sector is not developed in India. Examine the various challenges faced by this sector.Level(2)View/Post Answer
Constitution of India contains provision to tackle the problem of Poverty in an integrated and holistic manner. Critically examine.
Government is taking initiatives to ensure extension of social security net to the deprived sections. In this light how National Social Assistance Programme has proved to be a complete social programme?
Impact of poverty on social demography is stark. Discuss in the context of human settlement .Level(1)View/Post Answer
Poverty can be a cause and consequences for the various social problems in India. CommentLevel(1)View/Post Answer
Discuss the social factors responsible for the low performance of the Poverty alleviation programmes in India?Level(2)View/Post Answer
Poverty is not the instrumental factor for skewed sex ratio in India. Critically analyzeLevel(2)View/Post Answer
What are social factors behind the poverty in India?Level(1)View/Post Answer
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
Decision taken by WTO affects countries in the world. Explain the impact on developing and developed countries in regard.
"Government of India is taking praiseworthy steps for the expansion of Trade". Critically examine the potentials in Foreign Trade in the light of Foreign Trade Policy (2015-2020).
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
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
According to Tarapore Committee there are certain pre conditions that need to be ensured before allowing full capital account convertibility in India. Elaborate.Level(2)View/Post Answer
Over the years, India has had a positive balance in its revenue in the capital account. But the same has not been witnessed in the current account. AnalyzeLevel(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
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
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.
How is the newly passed GST (Goods and Services Tax) different from the present tax system for goods and services?
What is the justification of GST?
Eco-tourism activities are emerging as a growing livelihood option in India. What are Eco tourism activities? Critically examine the impact of growing Eco-tourism in India?
What do you understand by Code of Ethics? How is it different from Code of Conduct? (Views-1814) 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-1252) 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-1191) View/PostAnswer
What do you understand by Fixed Dose Drug Combinations (FDCs)? Discuss their merits and demerits. (200 words) 10 marks (Views-1101) View/PostAnswer
Indian society displays paradoxical features. Discuss while giving features of Indian society which differentiates it from west.
Himalayas orient monsoons over Indian subcontinent, elaborate. (Views-1076) View/PostAnswer
Tibetan plateau has a unique role in determining the timings of monsoons over Indian Subcontinent, discuss. (Views-1065) 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 creation of the State of Telangana. (Views-1019) View/PostAnswer
What is the justification of GST? (Views-968) View/PostAnswer
What is Naxalism ? suggest some measures to deal with the problem. Examine various initiatives of the government of India. (Views-871) View/PostAnswer
“The world needs ‘water’ as it is critical for achieving Sustainable Development Goals & ‘science’ for tackling global water scarcity.” Comment View/PostAnswer
Explain the heat budget of earth. Also discuss that how human induced green house gases are altering the heat budget of earth. View/PostAnswer
While explaining the mechanism of seasons, elaborate the role played by tilt of earth in formation of seasons. View/PostAnswer
Discuss sustainable alternatives and action strategy which can be adopted by government & industries to reduce the production and excessive use of single-use plastic polluting our oceans. View/PostAnswer
The concept of the National Medical Commission (NMC) is a step forward from the days of the MCI, but in its present form the Bill fails on many fronts. Critically comment View/PostAnswer
The so called First war of Independence of 1857 is neither first ,nor national ,nor war of Independence.Evaluate View/PostAnswer
"To some extent, the American war of Independence inspired the French revolution " comment View/PostAnswer
Identify the main strands in civil disobedience movement with particular reference to the changing role of " business pressure" in the country. View/PostAnswer
Why Swaraj party was founded ,discuss its place in freedom struggle and how far it was successful? View/PostAnswer
Marxian Communism is primarily the offspring of German Hegelianism .comment View/PostAnswer
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