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Q) Though India has made considerable progress in the development of Science and Technology in the country, there are still challenges that need to be addressed. Critically analyse. Also explain how the draft STIP2020 can address these challenges. 

Why this Question:

Important part of GS paper- III. 

Key Demand of the question.

Major challenges in the development of Science and Technology in India and how Draft STIP2020 addresses them

Directive:

Critically analyse - The key to tackling this question is providing ample evidence to support the claims. Ensure that the analysis is balanced by shedding light on, and presenting a critique of, and alternative perspectives. Present extensive evidence taken from a varying range of sources.

Introduction:

Give a brief overview of the evolution of S&T policies in India and the progress achieved. 

Body:

In the first part, categorically mention the challenges in the development of S&T in India- low funding,  low private sector participation, etc.

In the next part, explain how the draft STIP2020 addresses some of these concerns.

Conclusion:

Conclude with a way forward. 

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Q) The sedition law is often criticized as too broadly defined, prone to misuse, and a handy tool to repress activism. Discuss. 

Why this Question:

Has been in the news frequently due to the farmers’ protest. 

Key Demand of the Question:

Relevance of the sedition law in the modern times.

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:

Give an introduction about the sedition law in India. Write about its history. 

Body:

In the first part, highlight the need for the sedition law in modern times and why the government is against scrapping it.

In the next part, highlight the concerns associated with the law due to which activists are in the favour of scrapping the law.

Conclusion:

Conclude with a way forward. 

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Q) As India enjoys the title of a rising global power, it seeks to ensure political stability and economic development, both nationally and within its region. In this context, critically evaluate India’s relations with Sri Lanka. 

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 evaluate - Give your verdict as to what extent a statement or findings within a piece of research are true, or to what extent you agree with them. Provide evidence taken from a wide range of sources which both agree with and contradict an argument. Come to a final conclusion, basing your decision on what you judge to be the most important factors and justify how you have made your choice.

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.

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) While the mainstream media is conscious of provisions in the Indian Penal Code (IPC) that deal with the promotion of violence, enmity among communities, defamation etc. the content on online platforms seems to be oblivious of all this. In this context, critically examine the need for regulation of online platforms in India. 

Why this question:

Has been in the news recently. 

Key demand of the question:

Give an account of why regulation of  online platforms by the government is necessary and the impact it will have.

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:

Give an introduction of the current state of regulations of online platforms in India. 

Body:

In the first part, highlight the need for the regulation of online platforms- social media as well as OTT platforms.

In the next part, highlight the challenges in the process of moving forward with such regulations. 

Conclusion:

Conclude with a way forward.

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Q) Blockchain technology is upcoming & niche technology and adoption of the same can lead to some breakthroughs in some major sectors. Critically analyse.

Why this Question

Important part of GS paper- III. 

Key Demand of the Question:

Give a detailed account of the benefits of using blockchain technology in India across different sectors and the challenges associated with it. 

Directive:

Critically analyse - The key to tackling this question is providing ample evidence to support the claims. Ensure that the analysis is balanced by shedding light on, and presenting a critique of, and alternative perspectives. Present extensive evidence taken from a varying range of sources.

Introduction:

Give an overview of blockchain technology and its mechanism.

Body:

In the first part, highlight the multi sectoral advantages- health, education, etc. of using blockchain technology in India.

In the next part, highlight the challenges associated with the use of blockchain technology. 

Conclusion:

Conclude with a way forward

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