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Right to privacy is not absolute and cannot prevent the state from making laws imposing reasonable restrictions on citizens. Comment. Do you think the right to privacy be defined so as to make agencies accountable for its breach? If yes, Why and if not , why not? [ GS 2] [ 200 words]


What do you mean by ‘soft power’? Explain. Is India changing its stance from a soft to  hard power? Discuss.[GS 2] [ 200 Words]

Mains Questions – GS II

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Data is an extension of personality and hence personal data is an integral part of one’s dignity and life.  Comment [ GS 2] [ 200 Words]


India has been ranked 132 out of 152 countries in an index that rates countries by their commitment to  reduce inequality. What do you mean by inequality? Is inequality  a characteristic feature of developing world ? Discuss. Can progressive taxation help in reducing inequality? [ GS 2] [ 200 words]


 

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A permanent ban should be put on convicted lawmakers, in place of the prevalent six-year bar. Comment. Should powers of  Election Commission be increased to deal with convicted lawmakers, among other issues? Discuss. [ GS 2] [ 200 words]

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Rajasthan has become the country’s first State to lay down the minimum educational qualifications for contesting elections cooperative societies. What do you mean by cooperative societies? What are their functions? Should educational qualification be made an eligibility criterion for elections in a democracy? Discuss. [GS 2] [ 200 words]


States in India in the spirit of cooperative federalism have adopted Government e-Marketplace (GeM), similar to what all the states, did in the case of the Goods and Services Tax regime. Distinguish between federalism and cooperative federalism. What are the various constitutional provisions in the Constitution that promote federalism in India? Given the states and centre ruled by different political parties, do you think cooperative federalism is an elusive goal in India? [ GS 2] [ 200 words]

The State Human Rights Commission recently  directed one of the State government to pay  compensation to the civilian allegedly used as a human shield by the Army. Discuss in this context the feasibility of adherence to human rights by our security forces under such violent circumstances. Do you agree with the notion that NHRC has become a toothless tiger?[ GS 2] [ 200 words]

Naval co-operation between India, US and Japan epitomises the strong and resilient relationship between the three democracies. Explain how such defence cooperation can enhance maritime security in the Indo-Pacific region. Given China’s rising prowess, how can India ensure its maritime security ? Discuss.[ GS2] [ 200 words]

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India has taken its place as a full member of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO).  What is SCO and what are its objectives? At a time of flux across the world fuelled by America’s capriciousness, West Asia’s internal combustion, China’s aggression and Russian inscrutability, India is certainly well poised to be a democratic, dependable leader of an alternative global coalition. Discuss.  [ GS 2] [ 200 words] 

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GS II – Mains Practice Questions

 

Players of international eminence have been appointed as National Observers for the first time for the development of sports in the country.  What do you mean by National Observers and what are their functions? What steps should be taken to provide safe and quality nutrition to athletes so that they don’t become victims of doping? [ GS 2] [ 200 words]

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Bureaucratic decision may be right or wrong but it cannot be said to be an illegal act. Comment.  How can maladministration  be distinguished from administrative corruption? Suggest the ways in which the government can protect its honest officers? [ GS 2] [ 200 words]


What do you understand by Preventive Detention ? The order of preventive detention, based on the subjective satisfaction of the detaining authority, affects the life and liberty of the citizen ensured by  the Constitution. Discuss. [ GS 2] [ 200 words]

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Practice Questions For UPSC – MAIN Examination

1. The Right to Information (RTI) Act, 2005 is an excellent example of a grass-roots movement culminating in the promulgation of groundbreaking laws and policies to achieve its ends. Comment. Should BCCI be brought under the RTI Act? [ GS 2] [ 200 words]


2. Celebrating your country’s defeat may be distasteful and even offensive but it’s not a crime. Discuss this in context of sedition laws in the country. Explain the Supreme Courts stand on sedition. Are sedition laws being misused in the country?  [ GS 2] [ 200 words]


3. It is time for some introspection within the judiciary on the manner in which judges are chosen.  Comment. Was  Supreme Court’s approach  ‘pragmatic’ in its dealings with Justice Karnan? Discuss. [ GS2] [ 200 words]

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With India obtaining membership of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO), an important platform has opened up for New Delhi in an increasingly multipolar world. What opportunities does  SCO membership provide to India ? Analyse. [ GS 2] [ 200 words]

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General Studies – Mains Practice Questions

CPEC is a net geo-strategic power addition to the formidable Sino-Pakistan nexus as it exists today. Assured of unstinted Chinese support, CPEC will considerably embolden Pakistani ambitions for adventurism in Kashmir. How can India face this daunting challenge? Explain. [ GS 2 ] [ 200 words]

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