29 September 2014
Answer ALL the questions in about 200 words:
1) It is said that number of hungry people across the world has not decreased much. In the light of recent UN figures on hunger, critically comment.
2) In India, in the education space, the ability to exploit the advantages of information and communications technology (ICT) is hindered by various information gaps in the market for technological innovations. Examine these gaps and suggest how the can be overcome.
3) “While diesel prices will cease to be a headache for the government, this does that mean that India’s oil subsidy problem is over. The most immediate concern, however, is the provision of subsidised cooking gas.” Analyse.
4) Write a note on NABARD and its role in rural development in India.
5) What strategies have been adopted and being tested to make internet and IT tools available to every part of the world? Discuss.
6) Explain how information technology can be effectively used to bring transparency in administration. Illustrate with examples.
7) “The world cannot afford to talk about hunger without addressing climate change, food production without sustainability or growth without good nutrition.” Comment.