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Q) India lacks specific legislation to address the problem of refugees, in spite of their increasing inflow. Discuss.

Why this Question:

Important part of GS paper- II.

Key Demand of the Question:

Current laws dealing with refugees in India, limitations related to them and measures to reform them.

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 inflow of refugees in India from the neighbouring countries. 

Body:

In the first part, categorically mention the current laws in India dealing with refugees and their provisions.

In the next part, explain the limitations of these laws and measures that should be adopted. 

Conclusion:

Conclude by associating the plight of refugees in the larger human rights concern.  

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Q)  India and Bangladesh today enjoy what can be termed as one of the best periods of their relationship and deepening relationship  with  the country has  become  a  necessity  in  the  face  of  shifting  geo-economics. Discuss.

Why this question 

Important part of GS paper- II.

Key demand of the question:

Significance of bilateral relations with Bangladesh, cooperation between the two countries, irritants in their relations and way forward. 

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 evolution of India Bangladesh relations since independence of the country. 

Body:

In the first part, mention the significance of Bangladesh for India and the cooperation between the two countries. 

In the next part, give a list of irritants in the relations between the two.

Conclusion:

Conclude with a way forward.

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Q) As the COVID-19 pandemic has shown, a well-functioning personal health data infrastructure can play a key role in public health management. In this context, critically examine the National Digital Health Mission. 

Why this question:

Important part of GS paper- II. 

Key demand of the question:

Provisions of the National Digital Health Mission, impact it will have on the healthcare sector and the concerns related to it.

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 a brief overview of the National Digital Health Mission and its objective.

Body:

In the first part, mention the provisions of the mission and impact it will have.

In the next part, highlight the concerns associated with the mission.

Conclusion:

Conclude with a way forward. 

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Q) Long due reforms with a view to strengthening, not just tinkering with, the steel-frame would call for bold decisions to be taken against some populist and established trends. In this context, critically evaluate the current condition of the Indian bureaucracy. Also give measures to reform it.

Why this Question

Important part of GS paper II. 

Key Demand of the Question:

Issues currently persisting in the bureaucracy and measures to reform 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:

Give a brief overview of the bureaucracy in India and why they are called a steel frame.

Body:

In the first part, highlight the issues that the Indian bureaucracy is currently facing. 

In the next part, highlight the reforms that are urgently needed in order to reform the governance process. 

Conclusion:

Conclude with a way forward.

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Q) India has been a major stakeholder in Afghanistan and peace in the region has always been crucial for her. Discuss.

Why this question 

Important part of GS paper-II. 

Key demand of the question:

Significance of Afghanistan for India, India’s role in Afghanistan’s development and the challenges in their cooperation. 

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:

Briefly give an overview of evolution of India’s ties with Afghanistan. 

Body:

In the first part, categorically highlight the significance of Afghanistan for India and the developmental role played by India in the region. 

In the next part, talk about the recent peace process going on in Afghanistan and the concerns related to it that may hamper India’s interests in the region. 

Conclusion:

Conclude with a way forward. 

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Q) A multi-stakeholder consensus, across sectors, regions and political affiliations needs to emerge to tackle this invisible yet urgent public health concern. In this context, critically examine the policy on rare diseases in India. 

Why this question 

 Delhi HC has set up a panel to find ways to treat patients with rare diseases. 

Key demand of the question:

Prevalence of rare diseases in India, policy to deal with it and major challenges associated with it. 

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:

Briefly give an overview of rare diseases.

Body:

In the first part, highlight the prevalence of rare diseases in India and policy to deal with it. 

In the next part, give a list of concerns associated with the policy and challenges ahead in the process of fighting rare diseases. 

Conclusion:

Conclude with a way forward. 

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