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  1. The Telecom sector needs to be onboard for achieving the goal of digital India. Comment. 

Demand of the question

Telecom sector has come under the pressure since the AGR ruling of the court. However, the country is on the path of digitalisation, and it would be unwise to burden the telecom sector so much that this becomes an impediment. Examine the role envisaged for the telecom sector, the issues that the sector faces, solutions to these challenges, and a path forward. 

Keywords to be included

Telecom sector, AGR ruling, 5G, IoT, AI, VR, Access, digital India, e-services delivery, rural development, Bharat net, eNAM, PPP, Service kiosks, cheaper data, better access, quality of service, avoidance of monopoly, etc. 

Body

  • Mention the current situation of the telecom sector. 
  • Examine how India needs to move forward on the path of digitalisation. 
  • Highlight the role of envisaged to be played by the telecom sector. 
  • What are the challenges that will be faced? 
  • Conclude with a way forward. 

Conclusion Mention the need for synchrony between the various stakeholders. 

  1. Critically examine post-retirement jobs to judges. 

Demand of the question

Former CJI has been elevated to the RS, which has been under flay for a variety of reasons. Discuss the implications of such job offers, define the issues around it, suggest the path forward, etc. 

Keywords to be included

Post-retirement jobs,  bias, trust in the judiciary, retirement age, favouritism, equality, independence of the judiciary, political meltdown, critical nature, freedom, lifelong service, etc. 

Body

  • Examine the impact of such post-retirement jobs
  • Mention the need for trust in the judiciary
  • Impact of independence of the judiciary. 
  • Highlight the solutions to it. 
  • Conclude with a way forward. 

Conclusion Suggest a path forward for improving the situation around such jobs. 

  1. What is herd immunity? Examine the role it plays in disease control. 

Demand of the question

Explain what herd immunity is, the case around coronavirus and the strategies being envisaged to tackle it. 

Keywords to be included

Herd immunity, disease control, vaccination, uncontrolled rupture, medical hazard, overshooting resources, cost-benefit ratio, etc. 

Body 

  • Mention the recent case of herd immunity from coronavirus. 
  • Examine the issues that loom around them. 
  • Suggest the threats and challenges associated with it. 
  • Conclude with a way forward to the same. 

Conclusion While the herd immunity may be protective, going straight away for it may have a health burden that may be unbearable. Conclude on that note. 

  1. What is a notified disaster? How would the label help fight COVID-19?

Demand of the question

The question wants you to discuss what notified disasters are, the benefits of notifying a disaster, the process to be followed for curtailing it, and the coronavirus case around it. 

Keywords to be included

Notified disasters, panic, NDRF, SDRF, prevention, mission mode, proactive action, prevention, education, counselling, relief to all, social challenges, logistical challenges, etc. 

Body

  • Highlight what a notified disaster is? 
  • Mention the changes that happen once a disaster is notified, 
  • The issues that come with such declarations
  • Solutions to these issues

Conclusion Highlight the need for a multi-stakeholder approach to containing disasters and diseases. 

  1. What is Gender stereotyping? How can it be curbed in modern society? 

Demand of the question

Gender stereotyping refers to the situation where we have some preconceived notions around a gender. Define gender stereotyping, cite examples of it, mention the progressive world order, highlight the lacuna in a strategy on curbing these, etc. 

Keywords to be included

Stereotypes, gender, weakness, nurturing, emotional, not commanding, the superiority of males, assimilation, integration, proactiveness, equal footing, opportunities, STEM, commanding roles to women etc. 

Body

  • Define what gender stereotypes are. 
  • Explain how are they an impediment in the growth of women in society. 
  • Examine the issues that are associated with eliminating stereotypes. 
  • Provide for a path forward. 

Conclusion Among all, education remains to be a key functionary in ensuring that the stereotypes are broken. The other part has to be played by equal opportunities and support to women.