11 June 2014
Answer ALL the questions in about 200 words
1.What do you understand by the Engineering-Procurement-Construction (EPC) mode of investment in infrastructure projects? Why is it being preferred over PPP model? Examine.
2.In the light of some of the international developments in past fifteen years, critically comment on the use of “responsibility to protect” – or R2Pprinciple by some of major international powers.
3.In your opinion what strategy should be adopted by the government to make India a clean country. Discuss.
4.What do you understand by Scenario Planning? How useful is this method in Indian context? Examine.
5.Critically evaluate Gandhiji’s experiment with his principles of non-violence and satyagraha in South Africa.
6.In your opinion, what should be governments’s priorities in the health sector? Critically examine the roadblocks involved in bringing universal healthcare system in India.
- Critically comment on China’s increasing presence in the Indian Ocean and ‘string of pearl’ theory that has been used to explain intent behind China’s expansion.
8.Comment on China’s ‘Panda Diplomacy’.
9.Critically evaluate the state of primary healthcare sector in India. Highlight its importance.
10.Analyse the lacunae observed in urban governance in India.
SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
11.What is ‘double fertilisation’? Why was it in news recently?