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Q) The government should take into account the distorting effect of the electoral bonds scheme and take measures to remove the provisions in the scheme that leaves scope for its misuse. Discuss.

Why this question?

Important part of GS Paper-II.

Key demand of the Question 

Discuss the purpose of electoral bonds and the concerns related to it.

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 major purpose of the electoral bonds and why it was introduced by the government.

In the next part, highlight the major concerns related to it and why it has been surrounded by controversies.

Conclusion

Conclude with a way forward.

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Q) Analyse the recent amendments to the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967 and discuss why it has been opposed by the human rights organisations.

Why this Question?

Issue of current importance.

Key demand of the Question 

One has to analyse critically how UAPA grants greater powers to the state and has fewer safeguards for individual rights.

Directive 

Analyse – When asked to analyse, you have to examine methodically the structure or nature of the topic by separating it into component parts and present them as a whole in a summary. 

Introduction 

Briefly introduce the UAPA, 1967.

Body 

In the first part, discuss the recent amendments to the UAPA, 1967.

In the next part, explain why it has been opposed by human rights organisations.

Conclusion 

Conclude with a way forward.

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Q) Recently, El Salvador became the first country in the world to adopt bitcoin as legal tender and this highlights the increasing market for cryptocurrencies across the globe. In such a situation, an outright ban on cryptocurrencies by RBI can make India lose some significant opportunities in the coming era. Elaborate.

Why this Question?

Important part of GS Paper-III.

Key demand of the Question 

Discuss in detail the importance of adopting and regulating crypto currencies in India.

Directive 

Elaborate – Give a detailed account as to how and why it occurred, or what is the particular context. You must be defining key terms wherever appropriate, and substantiate with relevant associated facts.

Introduction 

Start with growing dominance of crypto currency worldwide briefly.

Body 

In the first part, present the positives of Cryptocurrency and block chain technology first and the fears associated with regulation and use of Cryptocurrency.

In the next part, highlight the need for regulation of cryptocurrencies in India.

Conclusion

Conclude with a way forward.

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