20 September 2014
Answer ALL the questions in about 200 words:
1) The Agreement on the Political Parameters and Guiding Principles for the Settlement of the Boundary Question between India and China was the closest possible solution to which both countries arrived at to resolve their border dispute. Critically examine.
2) Recently governments at the Centre are trying to introduce bills which want to regulate the real estate sector. Examine why there is a need to regulate the real estate sector.
3) “China’s proposals for the South Asian region are aimed primarily at developing the transport links that can help it neutralise India’s geographical advantage in the region.” Critically discuss.
4) “This inability of Islam, to date, to embrace tolerance through the “steady resolution of the civil magistrate” is due to a unique feature of its cosmological beliefs: its inability to separate church and state.” Do you agree with this view? Critically comment on the statement in the light of developments that took place in Europe in the name of Age of Enlightenment in 18th century.
5) In India, Whistle-blowing itself is fraught with risks and a serious debate is needed to assess the virtues of maintaining anonymity of the complainant. In the light of recent developments and introduction of a bill on the matter, critically comment on the statement.
6) Examine how NGOs can contribute to the development of primary education sector in India.