Updated on 12 February, 2020
- Terrorism needs global collaborated efforts. Comment.
Introduction: India has been advocating for global efforts against terrorism, since it is a problem that affects all the countries, in one way or the other. An introduction should be with the same theme.
- Mention the challenge posed by terrorism.
- Why are independent initiatives of the countries in-effective.
- Solitary efforts.
- Lack of resources.
- Shelter by neighbours.
- Examine the role of national interests and propaganda.
- Indirect wars.
- Conclude with a way forward for global collaboration.
- Need for a global definition.
- Global collaboration.
- Financial action against sponsoring states.
- Military action against terror groups.
Conclusion: Mention the need for active cooperation among various forums, like RATS, etc. so that terrorism can be completely eliminated.
- Having air corridors with other countries can have an impact on multiple industries. Comment.
Introduction: India will now be having air-corridors with the central asian countries. Use this news to build a context on the topic.
- Mention the impact of the air corridors.
- New trade routes.
- Better tourism opportunities.
- Multi-modal transportation.
- Faster movement of perishable goods.
- Highlight the limitations.
- Costly air transportation.
- More risks compared to other means of transport.
- Huge investments may be required in the creation of infrastructure.
- The industries that it will support are
- Processed material.
- Suggest the solutions for the challenges.
- Efficient management of routes and infrastructure.
- Automation for cost reduction.
- Using bio-fuels for reduced costs.
- Having more air corridors for maximum utilisation.
- Conclude with a way forward.
Conclusion: Air corridors are essential for the better aviation sector, although their scope is limited with current technology. India must focus on having more such corridors for better multimodal transport networks.
- Child porn has multi-dimensional issues involved. Comment.
Introduction: Child porn has consequences on all the aspects of the society. Begin your answer with the same.
- Mention the issues with child porn.
- Influence on children
- Child trafficking
- Moral hazard of decaying social values.
- Putting the future of the society at stake.
- Examine the challenges that prevail.
- Unrestricted content on social media.
- Children are often unaware of the exploitation.
- Lack of sex education in the society
- Depression and suicides become common among the victims.
- Mention some solutions for eliminating the issue.
- Sex education for all
- Sensitising the children against threats.
- Considering children as a social asset
- Counselling facilities for porn addicts.
- Conclude with the way forward.
Conclusion: Conclude the answer with the need to curb child porn.
- Reducing tax rates must be accompanied with reduced litigation associated. Examine.
Introduction: Income tax is one of the largest litigants in the country. Begin your answer on that note.
- Examine the current status of litigations.
- High pendency.
- Less rate of success in appeals.
- Department often ends up spending more than the recovered amount.
- Highlight the changes introduced recently.
- Increase in the recovery limit for filing appeals.
- Automated tax forms processing to reduce litigation.
- Use budget highlights for reforms.
- Vivad se Vishwas
- New direct tax code.
- Provide a way forward.
Conclusion: Tax rate reduction is only one step closer towards building a people friendly tax collection system in the country. Conclude by mentioning the ‘Vivad se Vishwas’ from the Union Budget.
- Examine the need for re-coding the Indian Penal Code and Criminal Procedure Code in the light of recent court judgements.
Introduction: India has the archaic IPC and CrPC that were coded in the years 1834, and 1973. Many of the laws under these have become obsolete now.
- Highlight the archaic nature of the IPC and the CrPC.
- Mention the issues with these.
- Outdated laws
- Inconsistent with modern values.
- Often challenged in the courts.
- Use some recent judgements that eliminated the provisions of these laws.
- Section 377 of IPC.
- Section 497 of IPC.
- Section 309 of IPC
- Suggest the challenges in bringing new code.
- Re-writing the rules may be done at the whims of the center.
- Rules will have to be made inclusive.
- Progressive values vs social values may contrast
- Conclude with a way forward.
Conclusion: Indian laws need to be progressive as the Indian society is progressing through modern times. Conclude by demonstrating the need to re-code the laws, or not to do the same; depending on your opinion.
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