Category General Studies Paper 2

Self Help Groups are the backbone of women empowerment in India, however the potential of SHGs are not fully tapped. Critically analyse the role of SHG in women empowerment and suggest some measures to make the SHGs effective on this front.

Self Help Groups are the backbone of women empowerment in India, however the potential of SHGs are not fully tapped. Critically analyse the role of SHG in women empowerment and suggest some measures to make the SHGs effective on this…

India – Russia relations are moving from multi-dimensional association to uni-dimensional association with focus on defence procurement. Critically analyse.

India – Russia relations are moving from multi-dimensional association to uni-dimensional association with focus on defence procurement. Critically analyse. Introduction India Russia relations have remained an important aspect of India’s foreign policy, covering multi-faceted spheres having similar security, Political and…

India being the party to SCO and QUAD is one of many instances showing the growing strategic autonomy of India in the global arena. Discuss the reasons for growing stature of India highlighting the various instances where India is exhibiting its sovereignty and self-interest.

India being the party to SCO and QUAD is one of many instances showing the growing strategic autonomy of India in the global arena. Discuss the reasons for growing stature of India highlighting the various instances where India is exhibiting…

The spirit of federalism is to accommodate vast diversity present in the Indian society, but the recent instances of tussle between central and state governments are seen as threat to federal nature Indian democracy.

The spirit of federalism is to accommodate vast diversity present in the Indian society, but the recent instances of tussle between central and state governments are seen as threat to federal nature Indian democracy. Introduction Federalism is a mode of…

India being the party to SCO and QUAD is one of many instances showing the growing strategic autonomy of India in the global arena. Discuss the reasons for growing stature of India highlighting the various instances where India is exhibiting its sovereignty and self-interest.

India being the party to SCO and QUAD is one of many instances showing the growing strategic autonomy of India in the global arena. Discuss the reasons for growing stature of India highlighting the various instances where India is exhibiting…

The judiciary has played the role of a pillar for unleashing social transformation. Examine the statement with reference to recent judgments of Supreme Court.

The judiciary has played the role of a pillar for unleashing social transformation. Examine the statement with reference to recent judgments of Supreme Court. Introduction: The Preamble to the Constitution of India assures to all citizens, justice- social, economic and…

Why were the ideals of socialism and secularism explicitly added to the constitution? What do these ideals mean and how have these been reflected in the Constitution?

Why were the ideals of socialism and secularism explicitly added to the constitution? What do these ideals mean and how have these been reflected in the Constitution? Introduction: In 1948, during the Constituent Assembly debates the words ‘Secular, Federalist, Socialist’…

A democracy is just as credible as the strength of the institutions fundamental to its legitimacy. Assess the role of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in this context.

A democracy is just as credible as the strength of the institutions fundamental to its legitimacy. Assess the role of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in this context. Introduction: Based on the recommendations of the Santhanam Committee on Prevention…

Describe the procedure for the amendment of the constitution. Do you think that the procedure for amendment makes the position of states weak vis-a-vis center?

Describe the procedure for the amendment of the constitution. Do you think that the procedure for amendment makes the position of states weak vis-a-vis center? Introduction: Amendment of constitution means “addition, variation or repeal any provision of the Constitution” in…

Explain the salient features of 103rd Constitutional Amendment Act. Do you think economic disadvantage is a sound enough criteria for the quota in the realm of public employment?

Explain the salient features of 103rd Constitutional Amendment Act. Do you think economic disadvantage is a sound enough criteria for the quota in the realm of public employment? Introduction: Government passed 103rd constitutional amendment act to promote “social equality” by…

Explain the contingencies under which the president may promulgate ordinances. Does the use of ordinance making power subvert the democratic process?

Explain the contingencies under which the president may promulgate ordinances. Does the use of ordinance making power subvert the democratic process? Introduction: The ordinance-making power of the president is the most important legislative power of the President. Article 123 of…

Discuss the various issues in the effective functioning of the anti- defection law. Does the law, while deterring defections, also lead to suppression of healthy intra-party debates and dissent?

Discuss the various issues in the effective functioning of the anti- defection law. Does the law, while deterring defections, also lead to suppression of healthy intra-party debates and dissent? Introduction: The Anti-Defection law was passed by the parliament in 1985,…

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