21 August


Q.1) Despite having many irritants, India-Bangladesh shares a robust ties, carefully cultivated since 2008. Comment (15 marks - 250 words)

Q.2) The NEP, 2020 emphasises vital linkage between education and technology  for a digitally empowered society and knowledge economy. But new technology is often seen as an antithesis to equity and inclusion. Critically analyse. (15M, 250 words)

Q.3) The Coronavirus crisis has nudged us to fundamentally reform our labour markets, to attract people to our cities where we ensure healthy living conditions, and to create economic opportunities in rural India. Examine. (10 M, 150 words)


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                                                                                                         22 August

Q.1) Saudi Arabia is an important pillar of India’s relations with the Arab world. In this context, analyze the recent developments and their implication on India-Saudi relations. (15 marks - 250 words)

Q.2) Discuss the salient features of Personal insolvency under Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code of India (IBC). What is its significance?


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                                                                                                           24 August


Q.1) The tussle between India’s treasury and its central bank is as old as the central bank itself. In this context, discuss the issues and measures to resolve conflicts between the Union government and the Reserve Bank of India(RBI). (15 marks - 250 words)

Q.2) Reversing history selectively can destabilise India-Nepal relations and may have irretrievably negative consequences for the most exemplary inter-state relationship of South Asia. Comment (15 marks - 250 words)

Q.3) Today, the GST Council is plagued by a trust-deficit, while the IBC has been hit by judicial pendency.  If GST and IBC could be reformed, it would help the economy. Discuss. (15M, 250 Words)


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                                                                                                         25 August


Q.1) Whenever a new law is brought or changes are made in the existing law, privacy and human rights should be a top priority. Analyse the above statement in the context of the DNA Technology (Use And Application) Regulation Bill, 2019. (15 marks - 250 words)

Q.2)  While inflation in India has been subdued with the new monetary policy framework, this has come at the cost of growth. Comment (15 marks - 250 words)

Q.3) Creation of a fiscal council would be a solution to fiscal imbalances. Critically comment (15 marks- 250 words)

Q.4) India, despite the various direct tax reforms, has struggled to widen the tax base. Comment. (10M, 150 Words)


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                                                                                                        26 August

Q.1) What are asteroids and how hazardous they are for the planet earth? What are the different ways to ward-off threats posed by asteroid impacts? (10 marks - 150 words)

Q.2) Devising State-specific industrialisation strategies in coordination with the Centre will improve manufacturing in India. Discuss. (15M, 250 words)

Q.3) The altered CSR norms in the country make it critical to ensure funds for social impact are utilized in a manner that drives perceivable change and transparency in reporting measurable aspects of development. Opine (15M, 250 Words)

Q.4) Contempt jurisdiction of courts should be used sparingly. Elucidate (250 words)


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                                                                                                      27 August

Q.1) As most of the states in India have breached the 50?iling set up in the Indra Sawney case, there is the need to reconsider the ceiling itself. Comment (15 marks - 250 words)

Q.2) India's crippled services industry, contracted sharply in June as an extended lockdown imposed to stop the spread of the coronavirus stalled business activity. Analyze the reasons behind the service sector’s downfall and suggest the way forward. (15M, 250 Words) 

Q.3) The recent reforms in agricultural marketing have brought a sea change in policy.However, there are several difficulties that need to be addressed before the full benefits of these policies are realised. Analyse. (15 M, 250 Words)


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                                                                                                      28 August

Q.1) In order to minimize socio-economic inequalities within communities, many states in India have enacted laws to give preferential treatment to the most vulnerable. In this context, critically examine the concept of sub-categorisation within Scheduled Castes. (15 marks - 250 words)

Q.2) A National Recruitment Agency (NRA) is a step towards ease of living towards young job aspirants and cooperative federalism. Comment (15 marks - 250 words)

Q.3) The Centre offered two options for borrowing by States to meet the GST compensation shortfall. Discuss (10 M, 150 Words)

Q.4)India has the capability to become a reliable weapons supplier to friendly nations and to consolidate its position as the net security provider in the Indian Ocean region. Comment (250 words)


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                                                                                                       29 August

Q.1) National Digital Health Mission (NDHM) will revolutionise the efforts of the government in providing health services to every citizen and enhancing effective health service delivery. Discuss (15 marks - 250 words)

Q.2) Given the fact that that States are likely to face a huge GST revenue shortfall as the economy may contract due to COVID-19, deliberate upon the associated concerns and suggest measures to help mitigate the crisis. (15 M, 250 words)


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                                                                                                      31 August


Q.1) Suddenly cutting trade ties with China does not seem to be practical for India. In this context, discuss the opportunity and challenges offered by the recently announced Supply Chain Resilience Initiative. (15 marks - 250 words)

Q.2) The NRC list for Assam consists of the names of 2.89 crore people out of 3.29 crore people. The names of 40.07 lakh people were not included in the list. How we deal with the excluded people will have a significance for democracy. Discuss. (10M, 150 words)

Q.3) India will now have to wait for Shinzo Abe’s successor who will have big shoes to fill. Elucidate (250 words)


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