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Q. For strategic and economic development, India needs to reap quantum  technology. Discuss (15 Marks - 250 Words)

Why this question? - Recently, Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO) developed Quantum Key Distribution (QKD) technology, to show secure communication. 

Intro - About quantum communication technology.

Body - 

  • Applications of the technology
  • Progress made by India
  • Challenges

Way ahead - How to overcome the challenges.

Conclusion - Summarize based on above discussion.

Q. Despite having several benefits, Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) mechanisms have failed to achieve its intended objectives. Discuss (15 Marks - 250 Words)

Why this question? -  NITI Aayog in association with Patna High Court, organized a meeting on efficient and affordable access to justice for all, through the interplay of technology, law and innovation in the post pandemic world.

Intro - About ADR

Body - 

  • Different mechanisms
  • ADR in India
  • Advantages
  • Challenges

Way ahead - How to overcome the above challenges

Conclusion - Summarize based on above discussion.

Q) Discuss the prominent features of the life of people of Indus Valley Civilization. (150 words)

Why this question?

  • A new study has found the presence of animal products, including cattle and buffalo meat, in ceramic vessels dating back about 4,600 years at seven Indus Valley Civilisation sites in present-day Haryana and Uttar Pradesh.

Introduction: Give a brief info about the Indus Valley Civilization and excavations related to it.

Body:

  • Great Town planning
  • Good drainage pattern 
  • Domestication of animals, farming of wheat and barley
  • Aspects of social and economic life : Worshipping, religious beliefs, eating habits, craftsmanship, terracotta toys, bronze ware etc.

Conclusion: Summarize the above points

Q) As the Centre tries to fend off criticism that its Citizenship (Amendment) Act excludes Muslims from its beneficial provisions, it must look for ways to undo the incalculable harm caused by fears set off by the law. Critically Analyse. (250 words)

Why this question?

  • A year after the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019 (CAA) was passed by the Lok Sabha, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has said that the rules governing the Act are still “under preparation”. Without the rules being notified, the Act remains ineffective.

Introduction: Provide briefly the details of the Act.

Body:

  • Concerns and issues regarding CAA: 
    • Religion-specific, exclusion of other religions, cutoff date
    • Impact on India’s polity and international relations

Way forward: 

  • Relaxation of the minimum residency requirement 
  • India should enact a refugee law wherein the right to live a life without fear or confinement can be protected

Conclusion: Summarize the above points