2 January

Q.1) The proposal for the Rajya Sabha had no easy sailing in the Constituent Assembly. In this context, examine the need and relevance of the Upper House in the Indian polity. (15marks - 250words)

Q.2) Lightning accounts for 33 percent of total fatalities from all natural disasters during 2019-20. Discuss the reasons and suggest measures to reduce fatalities. (15 Marks - 250 Words)

Q.3) India is the permanent chair of the recently formed Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure. Ignoring low probability risks could be catastrophic for the economy as well as society. Discuss. ( words)

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 4 January 

Q.1) Ignoring the gender gap in agriculture has huge economic dimensions. Discuss the poor status of women in Indian agricultural sector. (150 words)

Q.2) Discuss the grave challenge of rising NPAs in India’ banking sector which has been hit by the Coronavirus crisis. Suggest a way forward to address this challenge. (250 words)

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5 January 

Q.1) A dedicated focus towards energy-efficient appliances would allow India to ensure 24x7 power for all. Discuss. (150 words)

Q.2) For New Delhi, comprehensive reforms of global institutions are a key foreign policy priority. Analyse. (150 words)

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6 January

Q.1) Efficient lighting will not only benefit consumers but also help in preserving the environment. Discuss the initiatives of government of India in this regard. (15 Marks - 250 Marks)

Q.2) What are the various constitutional provisions with respect to the Budget Session of the Parliament. Discuss its significance.  (150 words)

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7 January

Q.1) Unlike previous Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) policies, the 5th national STI policy follows core principles of being decentralised, evidence based, bottom-up, experts-driven, and inclusive. Discuss (15 Marks - 250 Words)

Q.2) The Bhakti movement received a remarkable re-orientation with the advent of Basavanna. Discuss. (10 marks: 150 words)

Q.3) Critically analyse the issues associated with the laws enacted by few States that criminalise religious conversion via marriage and mandate prior official clearance before marrying into another faith.

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8 January

Q.1) Discuss the significance of Dedicated Freight Corridor (DFC) project for Indian railways and the country as a whole. (15 Marks - 250 Words)

Q.2) The rapid increase in the number of COVID-19 cases, as well as the measures adopted to contain its spread have put many families at risk by impacting their food supply and their ability to access critical services for health and nutrition. Discuss. Also suggest the way forward to deal with nutrition crisis triggered by the pandemic. (250 words)

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9 January

Q.1) Reaping the potential of Indian diaspora can help India to unlock its potential as a global power. Discuss (15 Marks - 250 Words)


Q.2) Examine the effects of La Nina on Indian and the global climate. (15 Marks - 250 Words)

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