Q. What are the main features of India’s anti-defection law? Also examine interpretations and recommendations made by the courts and committees on the law. Do you think, instead of the Speaker, the decision on defections should be decided by an external neutral body such as the Election?
22 January,2020Paper-2Indian polity
Q. Increased national wealth did not result in equitable distribution of its benefits. It has created only some “enclaves of modernity and prosperity for a small minority at the cost of the majority.” Justify.
21 January,2020Paper-1Social issues
Q. What are the salient features of inclusive growth? Has India been experiencing such a growth process? Analyse and suggest measures for inclusive growth. (250 words)
17 January,2020Paper-2Indian polity
Q. Do you think that Constitution of India does not accept principle of strict separation of powers rather it is based on the principle of ‘checks and balance’? Explain.
15 January,2020Paper-2Indian polity
Q. Multiplicity of various commissions for the vulnerable sections of the society leads to problems of overlapping jurisdiction & duplication of functions. Is it better to merge all commissions into an umbrella human rights commission? Argue your case.
13 January,2020Paper-2Indian polity
Q. Great ambition is the passion of a great character. Those endowed with it may perform very good or very bad acts. All depends on the principles Which direct them." - Napolean Bonaparte. Stating examples mention the rulers (i) who have harmed society and country, (ii) who worked for the development of society and country. (150 Words)
Q. Why should impartiality and non-partisanship be considered as foundational values in public services, especially in the present day socio-political context? Illustrate your answer with examples. (150 words)
Q. “Corruption causes misuse of government treasury, administrative inefficiency and obstruction in the path of national development.” Discuss Kautilya’s views. (150 words)
Q. Discuss the objectives of Ujjwal DISCOM Assurance Yojana (UDAY). How far has this scheme been able to achieve its targets and what are reasons that demand its overhaul? (250 words)
24 December,2019Paper-2Economic Development
Q. Two decades of sustained focus and growing ambition have powered historic gains in US-India relations and given rise to a strategic partnership that is strong, forward-looking, and ripe with potential. In this context discuss how the United States and India should go ahead as Major Defence Partners (MDP). (250 words)
21 December,2019Paper-2International relation and International Organisation
Q. Vulnerability is an essential element for defining disaster impacts and its threat to people. How and in what ways can vulnerability to disasters be characterized? Discuss different types of vulnerability with reference to disasters. (2019)
21 December,2019Paper-3Disaster Management
Q. Enumerate the indirect taxes which have been subsumed in the Goods and Services Tax in India. Also,comment on revenue implications of the GST introduced in India since July 2017.
Q. Government has hiked ethanol procurement price for blending with petrol,allowed conversion of old sugar into ethanol. How is the move expected to address problems of the sugarcane growers in the country? Discuss.
Q. Performance of welfare schemes that are implemented for vulnerable sections is not so effective due to the absence of their awareness and active involvement at all stages of policy process. Discuss
Q. To achieve land degradation neutraility goal by 2023 , India needs a total overhaul of its policies and programmes governing land. Discuss and suggest what needs to be done to acheive the goal at the earliest?
Q. What do you understand by Disability-adjusted life year (DALY)?why has malnutrition still remained a leading cause of death among Indian children under the age of five? Critically analyse
20 September,2019Paper-2Social issues
Q. The legitimacy and accountability of Self Help Groups (SHGs) and their patrons, the micro-finance outfits, need systematic assessment and scrutiny for the sustained success of the concept.
30 July,2019Paper-1Social issues
Q. Recent observations by the Supreme Court have put the spotlight back on the debate over a Uniform Civil Code. Analyse what such a Code would seek to achieve, and what have been the arguments for and against it.
18 September,2019Paper-2Indian polity
Q. Discuss India’s achievements in the field of Space and Technology. How far has the application of this technology helped India in its socio-economic development? Explain.
29 July,2019Paper-3Science and Technology
Q. Agriculture is one of the main contributors of groundwater crisis in India, critically analyse the causes and in what way India’s reliance on water for farming is partly self-inflicted? Suggest solutions.
Q. Just ban the commerical surrogacy in the current surrogacy scenario does not remove the changes of exploitation . Discuss the statement in the context recently proposed surrogacy bill 2019?
28 July,2019Paper-3Science and Technology
Q. Special provisions were provided for certain states in the Constitution. Increasingly, the same are considered to be a hurdle in development. Give your viewpoint, with special focus on A. 370 and A.371(A).
02 June,2019Paper-2Indian polity
Q. Why have we failed to ensure clean rivers despite several government schemes and associated funds? Suggest measures for a Nirmal (unpolluted) and Aviral (continuous) Dhara.