Q.1) The Centre acknowledged that States are likely to face huge GST revenue shortfall as the economy may contract due to COVID-19, which it termed as an unforeseen “act of God”. The issue strengthens the necessity for a new system between sovereign and sub-sovereign entities. Critically analyze. (15M, 250 Words)
Q.2) As per the GDP data released by the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation (MoSPI)for the first quarter (April, May, June) of the current financial year, the GDP contracted by 24% per cent in Q1. Analyse the associated concerns and suggest a way forward.
Q.1) Green Term Ahead Market (GTAM) platform would lessen the burden on the RE-rich States and incentivize them to develop RE capacity beyond their own RPO. Comment (150 words)
Q.2) There is a strong need for a strong and fair digital economy. Discuss in light of the report submitted by the Gopalakrishnan Committee set up by the government on developing a governance framework for non-personal data. (15M, 250 Words)
Q.3) COVID-19, is leaving a lasting impression on education. The scaling of operations that would include the dual modes of online and offline is going to be expensive due to a dual mode of educational delivery. Discuss and suggest a way forward for facilitating digital education in India. (15M, 250 words)
Q.1) Mission Karmayogi aims to prepare the Indian Civil Servant for the future by making him more creative & constructive. Discuss the reforms needed to make civil services more efficient. (205 words)
Q.2) The Question Hour and Zero hour play a significant role in exercising parliament’s control over the executive? Explain (150 Words)
Q.3) What is a permanent commission? Discuss the SC judgment in this regard and its implications.
Q.1) In the light of the recently released Draft Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) notification 2020, Discuss the need to balance the environment with development.
Q.2) Different legal ages for men and women to marry are violative of Articles 14 and 21 of the Constitution of India guarantees the right to equality and the right to live with dignity. Discuss (15 marks - 250 words)
Q.3) The Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha secretariats notified that there will be no Question Hour during the Monsoon Session of Parliament due to pandemic situation. Discuss the significance of question hour in parliamentary form of government. Also suggest options to ensure continuity of question hour. (250 Words)
Q.4) National Digital Health Mission promises an end-to-end, hands-free Digital experience. Critically analyse. (250 words)
Q.1) Revised priority sector lending (PSL) guidelines would enable bring a sharper focus on inclusive development. Comment (250 words)
Q.2) In the light of recently proposed Project Dolphin analyze India’s preparedness to protect the species so far. (150 words)
Q.3) The Centre’s total spending rose by 11.3 per cent in the April-July period which is grossly insufficient to compensate for the economic loss during this period. Comment (250 words)
Q.1) There cannot be a blanket ban on receiving of foreign funds under the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act, 2010. A regulatory mechanism to keep a watch on the financial activities of NGOs is the need of the hour. Discuss. (250 words)
Q.2) There should be a revision in the Indian forest policy to boost domestic production of timber. Critically analyse. (250 words)
Q.1) As Corporate India faces a grave crisis due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, which has effectively changed the entire landscape and circumstances that existed before its arrival in a sudden and unforeseeable manner, there is need to enact specialised laws and regulations to govern a seamless transfer to a post COVID-19 era. Discuss. (250 words)
Q.2) Recently, India crossed four million novel coronavirus cases. The ICMR’s latest advisory provides for testing on demand to “ensure higher levels of testing”. But a more nuanced approach to testing guidelines is necessary. Explain. (250 words)
Q.1) The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has accepted the recommendations of the expert committee under K.V. Kamath set up to suggest financial parameters for resolution of coronavirus-related stressed assets. Critically analyse the recommendations made by the committee.
Q.2) Even as digital literacy is likely to grow during this pandemic, concerns remain about basic literacy. Discuss (150 words)
Q) The Retirement fund body Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation has outlived its utility; it must be downsized. Comment. (150 words)