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Q) Sri Lanka’s location in the Indian Ocean Region (IOR) as an island State has been of strategic geopolitical relevance to several major powers. In this context, critically examine the significance of bilateral relations with Sri Lanka for India. 

Why this question 

Important part of GS paper-II. 

Key demand of the question:

Significance of Sri Lanka for India, cooperation among the two countries and the challenges in their cooperation. 

Directive:

Critically examine- Look in close detail and establish the key facts and important issues surrounding the topic. Try and offer reasons as to why the facts and issues identified are most important, as well as explain the different ways they could be construed.

Introduction:

Briefly give an overview of evolution of India’s ties with Sri Lanka. 

Body:

In the first part, categorically highlight the significance of Sri Lanka for India and the areas of cooperation between the two countries especially w.r.t. its location in  the Indian Ocean. 

In the next part, give a list of challenges that have sometimes led to strain in ties with the neighbouring country. 

Conclusion:

Conclude with a way forward. 

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Q) India needs to clearly articulate a doctrine that holistically captures its approach to cyber conflict, either for conducting offensive cyber operations, or the extent and scope of countermeasures against cyber attacks. Discuss.

Why this Question:

Important part of GS paper- III.

Key Demand of the Question:

Significance of a comprehensive policy addressing the cybersecurity concerns in India and measures needed to deal with state sponsored cyber attacks.

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 about the recent cyber attack on the website of Union Power Ministry. 

Body:

In the first part, explain about the state sponsored cyber attacks. Use examples of such attacks in India in the past. 

In the next part, highlight the measures taken by the government to strengthen the cybersecurity framework in the country. Also mention the concerns remaining.

Conclusion:

Conclude with a way forward. 

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Q)  In the face of growing technological innovation in the financial sector, there is a need for a detailed regulatory framework on cryptocurrency and its usage. Discuss.

Why this question 

Important part of GS paper- III.

Key demand of the question:

Explain what cryptocurrency is, its mechanism and its applications. Also mention the challenges associated with it due to which a detailed policy is needed.

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:

Explain the concept of cryptocurrency and current regulations of it in India. Mention about the recent bill on cryptocurrency. 

Body:

In the first part, mention the mechanism of cryptocurrency, its applications and the advantages of using it.

In the next part, give a list of challenges associated with the usage of cryptocurrency and the need for a regulatory framework. 

Conclusion:

Conclude with a way forward. 

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