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  1. Fake currency is a major threat to the economy as well as the security of the nation. Identify the threats caused by it and suggest solutions to eliminate those. 

The Demand of the question:

Fake currency has loomed in the country, having a manyfold impact on various aspects of the economy as well as internal security. Highlight the reasons, cite issues and suggest solutions for the same.  

Keywords to be used:

Fake currency, inflation, Terror funding, money laundering, trust in the currency, international acceptance, anti-counterfeiting measures, variety of notes, border patrol, etc.

Introduction Fake currency has become a major challenge that did not even stop after demonetization.

Body

  • Mention the menace of fake currency
  • Discuss economic issues related to these
  • Discuss the security challenges proposed. 
  • Discuss some methods to curb them
  • Identify challenges in doing so
  • Way forward

Conclusion Fake currency has the potential of deteriorating the faith in Indian rupee, leading to a fall in global acceptance, which will hamper India’s growth as an economic superpower. 

  1. Racism has dented national integration. Comment.

The Demand of the question:

Talk about various races, the issues they face, the impact it has on national integration, how to change it, and the way forward. 

Keywords to be used:

Dravid, Indo-Aryan, mongoloid, racism, slur, attacks, slangs, separatism, sense of belonging, integration, pluralism, acceptance, fraternity, etc. 

Introduction Various races of India have formed a part of the diversity of the country, but it has been impacting the national integration of the nation. 

Body

  • Define racism. 
  • Give some examples of racial discrimination in India
  • Mention the issues related to racism and national integration
  • Talk about the solutions for the issue
  • Suggest way forward

Conclusion Education is the foundation for the elimination of such discrimination. We must ensure that our education model promotes equality and fraternity among all Indias. 

  1. What is the sharing economy, and why is it important for India? Highlight the challenges it faces. 

The Demand of the question:

Explain what a shared economy is, the factors for its rise, and its importance for a developing economy like India. Highlight the challenges it faces and brings, and suggest solutions for the same. 

Keywords to be used:

Shared economy, sharing rather than ownership, gig economy, micro-entrepreneurship, consumption, production, exports, investment, savings, etc. 

Introduction Discuss the rise of a shared economy in contemporary times. 

Body

  • Define a shared economy. 
  • Mention the factors leading to the rise of it. 
  • What are the challenges it brings? 
  • Examine the opportunities with it. 
  • Conclude with a way forward. 

Conclusion Suggest a way forward by highlighting the way forward for furthering a shared economy. 

  1. Women's empowerment is intertwined with respect for human rights. Comment. 

The Demand of the question:

Why is Women empowerment important in the light of human rights and what are the various aspects of it? Strategy to empower women, challenges in the same and a way forward. 

Keywords to be used:

Women empowerment, equality, dignity, sense of self, self-actualization, economic freedom, welfare, patriarchy, submissive, orthodox thoughts, glass ceiling, violence against women, etc. 

Introduction Suppression of women has become a big dent on humanity in general and makes a major component of violation of human rights. 

Body

  • Mention the need for empowering women. 
  • Mention the reasons for women lagging behind. 
  • Mention how it is interconnected to the issue of human rights.
  • Examine the solutions for the same. 

Conclusion Mention the need for making the women equal to men, in order to bring all on equal ground and a level playing field. 

  1. Critically comment on the proposed 16-point action plan to boost agriculture and farmer welfare.

The Demand of the question:

The question aims to deal with the 16 point proposal of the budget and criticize it for missing on some of the key aspects. 

Keywords to be used:

Agriculture, doubling farmers’ income, 16 point proposal, cooperative farming, organic farming, self-certification, logistics, eNAM, credit, animal husbandry, allied sector, insurance, etc. 

Introduction The union government has mentioned a 16 points agenda for the welfare of farmers. Introduce the answer by mentioning the same. 

Body

  • Why a special formula for agriculture? 
  • The main aspects of the 16 point plan. 
  • Highlight areas that are missed by the agenda. 
  • Suggest the path forward for revival of the agriculture. 

Conclusion Agriculture can not be reformed if looked at alone. It must be reformed by holistically evaluating with other factors, and ensuring that allied activities as well are taken on board.

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