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Q) It is crucial to plug the loopholes in the current laws to make the entire election machinery more accountable and transparent.  Discuss.

Why this Question:

Election Commission recently released notification for Legislative Assembly elections in a few states of India. 

Key Demand of the question.

Major challenges persisting in the election system in India and the electoral reforms 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:

Start with the importance of free and fair elections in any democracy including India. 

Body:

In the first part, categorically mention the various challenges that the Indian election system has been facing 

In the next part, suggest measures needed to resolve these challenges. Give reference of some important committees and commissions on electoral reforms. 

Conclusion:

Conclude with a way forward.

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Q) In a world where connectivity is seen as the new currency, bilateral relations with Iran can be of great significance to India. Discuss. 

Why this Question:

Important part of GS paper- II.

Key Demand of the Question:

Significance of maintaining bilateral relations with Iran, challenges in this process and approach to be taken. 

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 evolution of India- Iran relations. 

Body:

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

In the next part, explain the challenges in this process especially in the light of tensions between Iran and the US. 

Conclusion:

Conclude with a way forward. 

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Q)  Satyagraha proved to be an extremely effective tool during the Indian freedom struggle. Elucidate. 

Why this question 

Important part of GS paper- I.

Key demand of the question:

Explain what Satyagraha is, the incidents when it was used and its efficacy in Indian freedom struggle. 

Directive:

Elucidate – means to explain and clarify the topic with the aid of examples.

Introduction:

Explain the concept of Satyagraha. 

Body:

In the first part, mention the characteristics of the Satyagraha movement.

In the next part, mention the incidents when Satyagraha was used by Mahatma Gandhi to fight against the British. Write about its success.

Conclusion:

Conclude with the impact of Satyagraha worldwide. 

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Q) India's higher education system is the world's third-largest in terms of students, but when it comes to World Rankings most Indian Universities have consistently performed poorly due to a myriad of issues. Critically analyze.

Why this question:

QS world University Rankings have been recently released. 

Key demand of the question:

The issues plaguing the  Indian higher education sector and measures to combat 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 higher education sector in India. Use statistics like the total number of universities, colleges, etc.

Body:

In the first part, highlight the challenges that the higher education sector has been facing.

In the next part, highlight the measures needed to transform this sector. 

Conclusion:

Conclude with the significance of higher education in an individual's life and the larger implications of an efficient higher education system in India. 

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Q) To ensure the revival of the Indian economy, solving the NPA crisis is a must. Comment. 

Why this Question

Important part of GS paper III. 

Key Demand of the Question:

Causes and implications of the NPA crisis and measures to deal with it.

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 a brief overview about the NPA crisis in India. 

Body:

In the first part, highlight the causes and the impact of rising NPAs. 

In the next part, highlight the measures needed to overcome the crisis.

Conclusion:

Conclude with a way forward.

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