answer-synopsis-current-affairs-based-mains-drill-28-february-2020

  1. Consumer Protection remains fragile in India. Critically comment.

The Demand of the question:

The current model of consumer protection has failed to provide a definite solution to the woes of the consumers. The answer must provide a brief background to the law, the issues that prevail, and thereafter the solutions for improving the prevailing situation.

Keywords to include:

Consumer protection act 1986, and 2019, availability of remedies for the consumers in case of grievances, appeals mechanisms, Jago grahak jago, consumer forums, etc.

Introduction Begin your answer with a background on the current form of law.

Body

  • Mention the issues with the law.
  • Suggest for the challenges that remain with reformation.
  • Examine the role of consumer protection in contemporary time.
  • Suggest a way forward

Conclusion Consumer protection is yet another step towards the socialistic nature of the country. It is to take us on the path of being a welfare state.

  1. Technical textiles have the potential of boosting the growth of India. Comment.

The demand of the question:

The finance minister in her budget speech has claimed that there is a huge demand for technical textiles globally, and it presents many opportunities for the growth of the country. You need to mention the opportunity presented, the issues that loom around, and the solutions for the same.

Keywords to include:

Technical textiles mission, promotion of exports, healthcare, automobile, specialized manufacturing, skill development, make in India, etc.

Introduction Mention the definition of the technical textile or quote the FM from budget speech for the introduction.

Body

  • What are the potential advantages of these?
  • Special opportunity for  India.
  • Challenges that India might face.
  • Solutions envisaged for the same.

Conclusion Highlight the way forward to boost the manufacturing of the technical textiles in the country.

  1. Income Tax act needs to ease up for better compliance. Elucidate.

The demand of the question:

Income tax act of India makes it very difficult to understand and comply with the norms. The question aims to ask about the situation that led to the ‘Vivad se Vishwas’ bill.

Keywords to include:

Compliance, direct tax code, vivad se Vishwas, budget announcement, litigant, Sahaj, Aaykar Setu, tax to GDP ratio, etc.

Introduction Talk about the low compliance in the country related to income tax collection.

Body

  • Mention the issues with the current law.
  • Examine the prevailing status of litigations
  • Write the benefits of having a relaxed law.
  • Provide the steps taken in the recent past to improve the situation.
  • Conclude with a way forward.

Conclusion Moving forward on the trajectory of being a developed country, India needs to ensure that the tax laws are smoothened to ensure a higher tax collection.

  1. India’s Afghan policy needs a review amidst the Taliban-USA truce. Comment.

The Demand of the question:

The question expects you to know the background of India’s role in Afghanistan, recent talks of Truce with the Taliban, and the impact it can have on India. Once you have dealt with these aspects, you need to provide a path forward to India in the situation.

Keywords to be used:

Capacity building, development strategy, boots on the ground, medical and infrastructure, social development, afghan led Afghan-owned process, an invitation to the truce talks, Moscow talks, etc.

Introduction Afghanistan may be nearing a conclusion which has taken all eyes towards the torn nation.

Body

  • Mention the impact and goodwill of India in Afghanistan.
  • Discuss the recent truce in Afghanistan
  • Talk about the impact it can have on India.
  • Mention the need for an active role in India.
  • Provide a way forward.

Conclusion Mention the need for India to step up its efforts to rebuild Afghanistan after the truce is signed.

  1. Examine the current status of NOTA. Is it time for introducing the right to rejection in a fully-fledged manner? Comment.

The Demand of the question:

NOTA has been put under the question of being ineffective due to many issues that plague it. You need to explain the current provisions of NOTA, and then talk about the performance of NOTA so far. Then you can analyze whether the right to rejection can now be brought in the country, and conclude with that note.

Keywords to be used:

NOTA, right to reject, right to recall, a mature democracy, electoral reforms, criminalization of politics, political party reforms, article 324, RPA 1951, etc.

Introduction NOTA has been in existence for a long time in India, and it has seen enthusiastic participation of people.

Body

  • What is NOTA?
  • What can be the benefits of a powerful NOTA?
  • Highlight the role of NOTA in recent elections.
  • Mention the reforms envisaged in NOTA.
  • Other electoral reforms to accompany NOTA.

Conclusion NOTA is the first step and we need to makeshift gradually to recall and reject completely. Use EC’s recommendations for the same.

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