1 August

Q.1) Agricultural exports are key to transforming Indian agriculture and doubling farmer’s income. Comment (15 marks - 250 words)

Q.2) The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Act, 2019 has strengthened “self-reliance, self-respect and self-confidence” of the Muslim women of the country. Critically examine. (15 marks - 250 words)

Q.3) A good land records system is a necessity for any harmonious and progressive society. In this context, critically analyze the Digital India Land Records Modernization Programme (DILRMP). (15 marks - 250 words)

Q.4) “India has special and time-tested military ties with Nepal”. Analyze.


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                                                                                                 4 August

Q.1) We need a greater multi-layered, institutionalised decentralisation and respect for democratic rights for the people of J&K. Discuss. (10 M, 150 words)

Q.2) Recent migration of workers against the backdrop of the lockdown to contain the spread of coronavirus has seriously impacted the economy. There is a need for guaranteed social security for all unorganized sector workers. Opine. (10 M, 150 Words)

Q.3)‘Defence Production & Export Promotion Policy (DPEPP) 2020’would provide a focused, structured and significant thrust to defence production capabilities of the country for self reliance and exports. Comment (250 words)


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                                                                                                5 August

Q.1) What is Genome Sequencing? Highlight its importance and progress made by India in this field. (10 marks - 150 words)

Q.2) The ballooning fiscal deficit due to Covid induced lockdown is a cause for worry for the government's fiscal management. Analyze. (15M, 250 Words)

Q.3) India’s federal nature and diversity demand that no regional language is given supremacy over another. Comment (250 words)


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                                                                                                 6 August

Q.1) With many varieties of style, the basic nature of the Hindu temple remains the same. In this context, compare and contrast Nagara and Dravida style of temple architecture. (15 marks - 250 words)

Q.2) Can “economic backwardness” be the sole criterion for granting quota in government jobs and educational institutions? Critically analyze (15 marks - 250 words)

Q.3) Having multiple capitals spreads economic growth in diverse channels but hampers administrative efficiency. Analyze. (15 M, 250 Words) 


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                                                                                                 7 August

Q.1) The Reserve Bank of India(RBI) is facing an odd situation at present as GDP is contracting even as inflation is rising amid pandemic. In this context, discuss the shortcomings of monetary policy. (15 marks - 250 words)

Q.2) Discuss about the progress made in the early Tsunami Warning System in India. (15M, 250 words)

Q.3) Discuss the significance of startups in the target of ‘doubling farmers’ income. (10 M, 150 words)

Q.4) India needs to decide where to increase investment in Academic Research (AR) or in Post-Academic Research (PAR). Discuss in the light of recent discussions on revisiting the Science, Technology, and Innovation (STI) Policy. (250 words)


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                                                                                                 8 August

Q.1) Discuss the contribution made by Abanindranath Tagore towards Indian art and culture. (15 marks - 250 words)

Q2)In the light of a recently prepared report by the Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy on examining the future of digital news in India, assess the need for investigating the dominance of online advertising platforms. (150 words)

Q.3) Discuss the problems associated with RBI’s loan restructuring schemes.(15 M, 250 words)


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                                                                                                 10 August

Q.1) The Quit India movement changed the character of the Indian freedom struggle with the masses rising up to articulate that the Britisher would have to Quit India. Comment (15 marks - 250 words)

Q.2) The new or fresh paradigm in the India-US relationship should be on understanding and structuring the ties in sync with common India-U.S. perspectives. Comment (15 marks - 250 marks)

Q.3)India’s de-emphasizing learning Mandarin is neither likely to impact China’s stance on the border, nor help India in developing the expertise and resources it needs in dealing with China. Critically comment (250 words)

Q.4) Discuss the critical role played by the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) in providing a specialist response to various disasters in the country. (250 words)


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