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Insights Secure – 2015: Static Part – Pending Questions (05 May 2015)

05 May 2015

As promised (though delayed), following are the questions from static part which we couldn’t cover last week.

Answer the following questions in about 200 Words. CLICK on the questions to post your answers.

Topic: Resource mobilization (Paper – 3)

1) According to economists, the introduction of the GST (Goods and Services Tax) would be a significant step in the field of indirect tax reforms in India. Considering ongoing debate on the introduction of GST bill, critically comment on the important features of the bill.

Economic Survey 2015, Chapter – 2

 

Topic: Inclusive growth and issues arising from it (Paper – 3)

2) What are the objectives of financial inclusion in India. Critically analyse the measures taken to bring financial inclusion in India.

Economic Survey 2015, Chapter – 3

 

Topic: Global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests  (Paper – 2)

3) During the Ninth Ministerial Conference of the WTO took place in Bali in December 2013, Ministers issued a Declaration and ten Decisions were adopted on various issues. Amongst these Decisions, two are of particular significance for India, viz. the Ministerial Decision for an Agreement on Trade Facilitation and the Ministerial Decision on Public Stockholding for Food Security Purposes. Critically examine why these decisions are important for India.

Economic Survey 2015, Chapter – 4

 

TopicPost-independence consolidation and reorganization within the country (Paper – 1)

4) The initiation of the electoral process and entrenchment of democracy was among the several areas of progress and achievement, though marked by certain weaknesses and limitations. Discuss what challenges were faced and how they were achieved.

Bipan Chandra, India Since Independence, Chapter – 11

 

TopicPost-independence consolidation and reorganization within the country (Paper – 1)

5) “The disavowal of the Cultural Revolution and Maoism of the 1960s and early 1970s by the post-Mao Chinese leadership in the late 1970s contributed further to the collapse of the Naxalite movement as a significant trend in Indian politics.” Elaborate.

Bipan Chandra, India Since Independence, Chapter – 16

 

Topic:  Post-independence consolidation and reorganization within the country (Paper – 1)

6) What did India gain from the 1971 Bangladesh War? Critically comment. (200 Words)

Bipan Chandra, India Since Independence, Chapter – 17

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