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Q) The creation of a separate ‘Ministry of Co-operation’ by the Central Government is a significant step for realizing the vision of ‘Sahkar se Samriddhi’ (Prosperity through Cooperation) and to give a new push to the cooperative movement. Discuss.

Why this question?

Issue of current importance.

Key demand of the Question 

Discuss the significance of the Ministry of Cooperation and its role in strengthening the cooperative movement in India.

Directive

Discuss – This is an all-encompassing directive – you have to debate on paper by going through the details of the issues concerned by examining each one of them. You have to give reasons for both for and against arguments.

Introduction 

Start by giving a context of the question.

Body

In the first part, highlight the significance of the Ministry of Cooperation and the role it will play in strengthening the cooperative movement in the country.

In the next part, highlight the impact it can have and the challenges that need to be addressed in this regard.

Conclusion

Conclude with a way forward.

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Q) The hasty pull-out of the USA from Afghanistan has the potential to turn the balance of power in favour of the Taliban and push the country to the brink of civil war. In this context, examine the role that can be played by regional players especially India in establishing peace in the region.

Why this Question?

Issue of current importance.

Key demand of the Question 

Challenges brought about by the hasty pull-out of the USA from Afghanistan and the role of various regional players in ensuring peace in the region.

Directive 

Examine – When asked to ‘Examine’, we must look into the topic (content words) in detail, inspect it, investigate it and establish the key facts and issues related to the topic in question. While doing so we should explain why these facts and issues are important and their implications.

Introduction 

Start with giving a context of the question w.r.t. the current events in Afghanistan.

Body 

In the first part, give details of the US pull-out and the consequences of this in the recent past.

In the next part, categorically explain the role that can be played by regional players like India, Russia, Pakistan to ensure peace in the region.

Conclusion 

Conclude with a way forward.

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Q) Even after 7 years of the law being struck down as unconstitutional by the Supreme Court, Section 66A of the Information Technology (IT) Act, continues to be used in India relentlessly. Examine.

Why this Question?

Issue of current importance.

Key demand of the Question 

Critically examine the usage of Section 66A of IT Act and in what way it is still problematic.

Directive 

Examine – When asked to ‘Examine’, we must look into the topic (content words) in detail, inspect it, investigate it and establish the key facts and issues related to the topic in question. While doing so we should explain why these facts and issues are important and their implications.

Introduction 

Start with description of Section 66 A of IT Act.

Body 

In the first part, explain why the law was declared unconstitutional by the SC.

In the next part, explain why it is still being used and the problems due to this.

Conclusion

Conclude with a way forward.

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