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Q) While it is said that caste was removed from census activity with a view that it promotes divisiveness, advocates of its inclusion believe that the activity will be a pro-poor exercise which will help plan better and more targeted welfare schemes in the country. Critically examine.

Why this question?

Issue of current importance.

Key demand of the Question 

To discuss in detail about the need and significance of a caste based census in India and the concerns associated with it.

Directive

Critically examine – When asked to ‘Examine’, we have to 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. When ‘critically’ is suffixed or prefixed to a directive, one needs to look at the good and bad of the topic and give a fair judgment.

Introduction 

Start with giving an introduction about caste-based census.

Body

In the first part, discuss the significance of such a census and its need.

In the next part, discuss the challenges associated with it.

Conclusion

Conclude with a way forward.

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Q) No matter what, one cannot deny the fact that the Digital India Mission has led to the transformation of lives and livelihoods at the grassroots, powered by technology and the ingenuity of India’s innovation ecosystem. In this context, discuss the significance of the mission and the concerns that remain to be addressed.

Why this Question?

Important part of GS Paper-II.

Key demand of the Question 

Discuss in detail the achievements of the Digital India mission and the remaining challenges.

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 the Digital India Mission.

Body 

In the first part, categorically discuss the achievements of the programme especially in the context of grassroots level transformation it has brought.

In the next part, mention the remaining concerns that need to be addressed.

Conclusion 

Conclude with a way forward.

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Q) India needs a public health model on the lines of Britain’s National Health Service (NHS) to address the crucial gaps in the public healthcare system. Comment.

Why this Question?

Important part of GS Paper-II.

Key demand of the Question 

Discuss in detail the need for a public health model on the lines of Britain’s National Health Service in India.

Directive

Comment– here we have to express our knowledge and understanding of the issue and form an overall opinion thereupon.

Introduction 

Start with an introduction about healthcare in India.

Body 

In the first part, give details about the gaps in the Indian healthcare system.

In the next part, write about the NHS and how such a system can significantly address these lags.

Conclusion

Conclude with a way forward.

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