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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 o 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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Q) Forging stronger ties with the EU through a mutually beneficial agreement could help strengthen Indian manufacturing and revitalize the flailing exports. Comment. 

Why this Question:

Important part of GS paper- II.

Key Demand of the Question:

Significance of increasing relations with the EU to pursue India’s interests.

Directive:

Comment- Pick out the main points on a subject and give your opinion, reinforcing your point of view using logic and reference to relevant evidence, including any wider reading you have done.

Introduction:

Give an introduction about India- EU relations. 

Body:

In the first part, categorically highlight the significance of EU for India.

In the next part, explain what kinds of agreements will help in pursuing Indian as well as EU interests and also improve the relations between the two regions. 

Conclusion:

Conclude with a way forward. 

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