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Q) Laws must uphold the right to equality, right to freedom and personal liberty, the right to life and the right to privacy of the individuals concerned, with minimum interference from the state and society at large. In this context, examine the anti-conversion laws in India.

Why this question?

Issue of current importance.

Key demand of the Question 

Examine in detail the anti-conversion laws passed by several states in India.

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 an introduction about freedom of religion in India.

Body

In the first part, discuss the recent legislations made by several states to curb forced conversions and the significance of these laws.

In the next part, discuss the concerns regarding these laws.

Conclusion

Conclude with a way forward.

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Q) With India-US relations reaching new dimensions in international relations, trade between the two countries continues to be an area of concern. Discuss the reasons for this and suggest solutions for the same.

Why this Question?

Important part of GS Paper-III.

Key demand of the Question 

Examine the need for focusing on the informal sector in India and catering to their vulnerabilities, especially after the pandemic.

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 with an introduction about India-US relations.

Body 

In the first part, categorically discuss the different dimensions in India-US relations.

In the next part, discuss the concerns that have emerged in the trade relations between the two nations.

Conclusion 

Conclude with a way forward.

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Q) There is a need of fixing the governance system and effective regulation of political financing along with bold reforms to break the vicious cycle of corruption and erosion of quality of democratic polity. In the light of this statement, examine the electoral reforms currently needed in the Indian political system. 

Why this Question?

Important part of GS Paper-II.

Key demand of the Question 

Discuss in detail the problems persisting in the Indian electoral system and the reforms that are needed. 

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 an introduction about electoral reforms.

Body 

In the first part, discuss the need for electoral reforms in the present Indian context.

In the next part, suggest reforms that are needed. Use recommendations given by the ECI in this regard. 

Conclusion

Conclude with the importance of free and fair elections in a democracy like India.

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