11 August


Q.1) Biofuels are an essential component towards ensuring Aatmanirbhar Bharat. Comment (15 marks - 250 words)

Q.2) Assess the challenges to the GST regime. Also suggest a way forward for GST reforms. (15 M, 250 Words)

Q.3) An early warning and timely policy measures by the WHO regarding COVID-19 would have helped countries to set their preparatory efforts in motion for mounting a decisive response strategy. Comment (250 words)

Q.4) Experts have cautioned against the possibility of Atmanirbhar Bharat turning the clock back to a period of licence-quota raj because of the increase in tariffs and import bans. Discuss. (10M, 150 Words)


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                                                                                                         12 August

Q.1) As a result of  legislative changes and judicial pronouncements, the inheritance law in India has evolved to ensure gender equality. Discuss (15 marks - 250 words)

Q.2) Recent demographic data about India suggest that the aspirational revolution is already under way. Discuss. (10 M, 150 Words)

Q.3) Isolation, lawlessness, and the lingering bitterness produced by regional wars have made it difficult for India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka to open borders for trade. Opine. (10 M, 150 words)

Q.4) The digitization of our healthcare system can unlock new possibilities of treatment and patient care, and thus transform the Indian health system. Comment (250 words)


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                                                                                                          13 August

Q.1) To achieve the Self-reliance in the foreign policy India needs to recalibrate the time-tested axiom of ‘strategic autonomy’. Elaborate (15M, 250 Words)

Q.2) Online Dispute resolution (ODR) could well be what binds instant adaptability with India’s larger goal of finding technology-driven solutions that help the common man secure timely, affordable and efficient justice delivery. Critically analyses (15M, 250 Words)

Q.3) The launch of the platform for “ Transparent Taxation – Honoring the Honest “ will further carry forward the journey of direct tax reforms. Discuss the significance of direct tax reforms. (10M, 150 words)


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                                                                                                        14 August

Q.1) To ensure maximum public participation,  the language of the governance should be made understandable to the population of the country. In this context, discuss the legal - constitutional provisions with respect to the Official Languages in India. (15 marks - 250)

Q.2) Organic farming will help India to end hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture. Comment (15 marks - 250 words)

Q.3) Comment on the present phase in India-United Kingdom bilateral relations.

Q.4) COVID19 is bringing out the best again in India-Maldives relations. Discuss. (10M, 150 words)


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                                                                                                          17 August

Q.1) The peace deal between UAE-Israel could sharpen the tripolar contest that is already at work in West Asia. In this context, critically analyze the geopolitical implications of the deal on India’s West Asia policy. (15 marks - 250 words)

Q.2) Different legal ages for men and women to marry are violative of Articles 14 and 21 of the Constitution of India guaranteeing the right to equality and the right to live with dignity. Discuss (15 marks - 250 words)

Q.3) Only an Internet ombudsman can be an effective antidote to unregulated technological disruptions. Discuss (15M, 250 Words)

Q.4) PM CARES fund would be an important tool to tackle the financial problems associated with COVID-19. Critically analyze. (250 words)


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                                                                                                          18 August

Q.1)  Health, cyberspace and internet connectivity to rural India are the three most important components for the success of Digital India Mission. In this context, discuss the progress made by India in the above field. (15 marks - 250 words)

Q.2) The Jallianwal Bagh massacre was a turning point in India's freedom struggle. Comment (10 marks - 150 words)

Q.3) The Lt. Governor of Delhi rejected the State government’s list of public prosecutors names for Delhi riots cases. It seems to be a negation of collaborative federalism. Critically examine. (15M, 250 Words)

Q.4) Government is focused on enhancing forest quality and increasing tree cover to maximise carbon stock which requires several transformational changes in policies and programmes. Illustrate. (10M, 150 words)

Q.5) Contempt jurisdiction of courts should be used sparingly. Elaborate (250 words)


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                                                                                                           19 August

Q.1) At present a growth-inflation conundrum is clearly visible in the Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI) monetary policy stance. In this context, discuss the shortcomings of monetary policy. (15 marks - 250 words)


Q.2) Inter-State River Water Disputes in India need a new mechanism for resolution. Discuss. (15 M, 250 Words)

Q.3) Electronics sector has a key role towards realizing the ambition of self-reliance and a momentous stride towards “Atmanirbhar Bharat”. Comment. (10 M, 150 words)

Q.4) In the light of recent landslide in Kerala’s Idukki district, Discuss the causes and suggest suitable measures of mitigation. (250 words)


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                                                                                                            20 August

Q.1) The policy of “sons of the soil” is violative to the principle of equality enshrined in the Constitution of India. Critically comment. (15 marks - 250 words)

Q.2) What is vaccine nationalism? Highlight its drawbacks and alternatives available. (10 marks - 150 words)

Q.3) A Sino-Russian quasi-alliance has formed in recent years, and this has been possible due to the anti-Chinese rhetoric from Washington, collapse of oil prices and growing dependence of Russia on Chinese consumption. Critically analyse. Also provide a way forward for India’s foreign policy in this regard. (15M, 250 words)

Q.4) The proposal to set up the National Recruitment Agency (NRA) marks a paradigm shift in government recruitment. Comment (250 words)

Q.5) Discuss the historical aspects of India’s national flag. Also, bring out the symbolism in the current Indian flag. (250 words)


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