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Q.1)The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC) has provided a major stimulus to ease of doing business, enhanced investor confidence, and helped encourage entrepreneurship. Critically analyze. 

Why this question:

Important part of GS paper III.

Key demand of the question:

Reforms that have been brought by the IBC and concerns associated with it. Also suggest measures for reform.

Directive:

Critically analyse- The key to tackling this question is providing ample evidence to support the claims. Ensure that the analysis is balanced by shedding light on, and presenting a critique of, and alternative perspectives. Present extensive evidence taken from a varying range of sources.

Introduction:

Briefly introduce the IBC and its objective.

Body:

In the first part, categorically write about the significance of IBC. Use some examples where IBC has been effective.

In the next part, write about the challenges associated with IBC.

Conclusion:

Conclude with a way forward.

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Q.2)The geopolitical dynamics of the Middle East have been changing in an unprecedented manner over the past few years. This has presented opportunities as well as challenges for India. Discuss.

Why this Question:

The Middle East has been in the news recently.

Key demand of the question:

Changing dynamics in the Middle East and the opportunities and challenges it presents for India.

Directive:

Discuss- back up the answer by carefully selected evidence to make a case for and against an argument, or point out the advantages and disadvantages of the given context and finally arrive at a conclusion.

Introduction:

Briefly write about the Middle Eastern countries and their importance for India. 

Body:

In the first part, write about the opportunities that India has in the Middle East- oil and natural gas imports, partnerships with countries like Israel, huge diaspora, etc.

In the next part, mention the challenges that conflicts in the Middle East have created for India. For eg- w.r.t. Iran, Israel- Palestine, etc.

Conclusion:

Conclude with how the Middle East has been an important part of India’s foreign policy- the Link West Policy.

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Q.3)The government aspires to achieve the goal of doubling farmers’ income by 2022 but this requires addressal of some of the fundamental problems in the agriculture and allied sectors. Discuss.

Why this Question:

There have been reports that the mission has gone off target.

Key demand of the question:

Fundamental problems that have crippled the growth of agriculture and allied sectors and measures to solve them

Directive:

Discuss- back up the answer by carefully selected evidence to make a case for and against an argument, or point out the advantages and disadvantages of the given context and finally arrive at a conclusion.

Introduction:

Introduce by mentioning the high level of dependency of Indian population on the agriculture sector but still less contribution to the GDP.

Body:

In the first part, highlight the fundamental problems in the sector- dependence on rainfall, irregular marketing facilities, dominance of middlemen, supply chain issues, etc.

In the next part, provide adequate solutions to overcome these problems. Reference can be given of various committee reports on agriculture sector reforms. 

Conclusion:

Conclude by giving examples of a few initiatives that the government has taken in this regard.

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