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Q.)Keener scrutiny of the technology platforms of India’s States can lead to improved public services and user confidence. Discuss. 

Why this question 

Part of GS paper- II.

Key demand of the question 

Significance of scrutiny of technology platforms that are used for delivering services 

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 

Write about the use of technology in the area of service delivery.

Body:

In the first part, write about the benefits that the technology has when used in service delivery. Mention a few examples. 

In the next part, highlight the significance of scrutiny on the service delivery platforms which can further help in the delivery of these services. 

Conclusion 

Conclude with a balanced approach on adequate scrutinizing and over scrutinizing.

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Q.)The Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO Act) 2012 was formulated in order to effectively address sexual abuse and sexual exploitation of children. Critically evaluate. 

Why this Question:

The Act has been in the news recently.

Key demand of the question:

Salient features of the POCSO Act, its significance and issues with it.

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 introduce POCSO Act and its objectives.

Body:

In the first part, briefly highlight the key provisions of the Act and its significance.

In the next part, write about the issues with the Act. The recent judgement by a Judge of Bombay HC can be related in this context.

Conclusion:

Conclude with a way forward.

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Q.)Enumerate the key points of National Policy for Rare Diseases (2020).

Why this question:

Recently a boy died of a rare disease called gaucher in Jaipur and the Delhi HC has ordered the Centre to finalise the policy by March 31.

Key demand of the question:

Key provisions of the national Policy for Rare Disease, its need and drawbacks.

Directive:

Enumerate - Specifically asking you to provide details in a pointwise format.

Introduction:

Give a brief introduction about the National Policy for Rare Diseases (2020).

Body:

In the first part, mention what is a rare disease and why was there a need for such a policy.

In the next part, write about the key provisions of the policy, the impact it will create and also the issues/ loopholes in the policy.

Conclusion:

Conclude with a way forward to strengthen the implementation of the policy. 

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