4. What is ‘black money’? What measures has government taken to bring back black money that is deposited illegally in foreign countries? Also examine if government has taken any measures to check its proliferation within the country.
3. Critically examine the present nature of manufacturing sector and policy focus on it in India. What shift, if at all the sector needs one, should be brought into this sector in India in the light of recent global developments in this sector?
4. It is said that the success of the proposed Maritime Silk Route initiative by China will be consequential to regional stability and global peace. Analyse the objectives of this initiative and critically evaluate the assessment made in the given statement.
Answer ALL the following questions in about 200 Words
1. “In a difficult global environment, a sustainable expansion of India’s economy can only come from productivity-driven increases in domestic employment and wages.” In the context of influence of global economy on India’s, elaborate the statement.
4. Myanmar’s democratisation is leading to its opening up and growing importance for existing and newer regional powers. In the light of the statement, analyze India’s strategic and geopolitical opportunities in Myanmar.
6. Discuss about the nature and implications of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) being negotiated by the U.S with other developed countries.
1. The lack of resources is only a part of the challenge of urban development in India. What are the non-financial challenges to sustainable urbanization in India? How to overcome them? Critically analyze. (200 Words)
2. Is the very nature of the arrangement between the RBI and the finance ministry inherently against finding common ground on critical macroeconomic issues? In the light of recent differences between the two bodies on economic policies, comment on the statement. (200 Words)
3. Mahatma Gandhi and Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, despite their different paths of action, had the same goal of liberating India from the chains of British colonialism. Critically compare and contrast their ideology and actions in contributing towards India’s freedom struggle. (200 Words)
4. India accounts for an astounding 29 per cent of the global deaths of newborns on their very first day of birth. What measures has government taken to address this problem? Has it been successful? Examine. (200 Words)
3. “To join the China’s maritime Silk Road project Delhi is likely to be torn between two competing ideas—one is working together with China in the maritime domain and the other is the long-standing goal of limiting Beijing’s influence in the Indian Ocean.” Elaborate. (200 Words)
4. “To ensure China chooses the “trading state” strategy as it rises geopolitically, rather than one based on aggression, it is imperative that the United States, as the sole superpower, follow a policy of deterrence.” Examine. (200 Words)
7. “India produced three times the science output of China in the 1990s with a comparable gross domestic expenditure on research and development (GERD). Today, China has overtaken India by more than three times. It is the same in the case of patents.” Why have we fallen behind so much? Examine. (200 Words)
1. What measures should government adopt to bring mutual cordial relations between the people of North East India and the rest of India? In your opinion what are the reasons behind recent attacks on students from North East India in some parts of the country? Comment. (200 Words)
5. Are the powers of pardon vested in the President and the Governors under Articles 72 and 161 of the Constitution amenable to judicial review? Critically comment in the light of recent verdict by the Supreme Court. (200 Words)
7. ” Strong social protection measures will not only promote the overall interests of the workforce and the economy in general in the medium term, they will also lay the foundation to face the demographic transition over the next two decades.” Elaborate. (200 Words)
3. “India’s curriculum outpaces what pupils can realistically learn and achieve in the time given”. Comment on the statement in the light of recent findings by various reports about the poor quality of education in India.
5. “Despite the current decade being called India’s “decade of innovation”, the country has been ranked at the bottom of the list of 25 countries in terms of its intellectual property (IP) environment.” Explain why. (200 Words)
7. “It is high time that India embarked on creating the next generation of IT companies, which can move up the value chain. ” Comment in the light of India’s stand on global internet governance. (200 Words)
8.”The lack of involvement of beneficiaries, who are systematically disempowered and discouraged from questioning service delivery and holding implementing agencies accountable, is one of the key reasons for implementation failure of various government schemes.” Elaborate highlighting the importance of social audits. (200 Words)
9. “The United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD) has served as the major catalyst in the global movement from viewing persons with disabilities as objects of charity, medical treatment and social protection towards viewing them as full and equal members of society, with human rights.” Critically analyze in the context of India’s efforts at passing a legislation for disabled persons on the line of above mentioned convention. (200 Words)