05 May 2014
Answer ALL the questions in about 200 words
1. Comment on the provisions of the Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act, 2013. Do you think this act needs amendments? Explain why.
2. Do you consider Tippu Sultan as a freedom fighter? Substantiate your answer.
3. Explain how MNREGA scheme works. Critically comment on its design especially with reference to transparency and accountability measures.
4. Explain the mechanism of landslides. Examine their causes.
5. Write a critical note on Kerala government’s Kudumbashree scheme.
6. Do you think the appointment of the Chief Justice of India should be solely based on seniority alone? Critically comment.
7. Why has the Korean War often been called America’s “forgotten war”? What purpose did the war serve, and what impact did it have?
SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
8. Write a note on Astra missile. Explain its significance to India’s military.