2 Dec | Target Mains: GS Questions

GS1 (Salient features of Indian Society, Diversity of India)

New data from the Civil Registration System of the Registrar General of India shows a fall in sex ratio at birth from 898 girls to 1,000 boys in 2013, to 887 in 2014. Throw light on the reasons for a poor sex ratio of India. Also list out how the government should work towards its improvement.



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Previous year Question (2014)

Why do some of the most prosperous regions of India have an adverse sex ratio for women? Give your arguments.

GS2 (Structure, organization and functioning of the Executive and the Judiciary Ministries)

“Principle of independence of judiciary was not meant for personal benefits of judges but was created to protect humans against abuses of power.” In light of the recent statement by the CJI, critically examine the long drawn tussle between the Judiciary and Executive with relevant examples from our Indian History.



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GS3 (Issues relating to intellectual property rights)

What is the objective of new patent box regime? What is experience of other countries with patent boxes? Has enough been done to attract creation of IPs in India? If not, what are suggestions and way forward?



CD Newstrail

GS 4 (Ethics and Human Interference)

SC has ruled that national anthem must be played in cinema halls across the country before a film is screened, and everyone present must stand to pay respect. According to you, what does patriotism imply in everyday civil life? To what extent is symbolism helpful in imbibing the societal/ national values?


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Previous year Question (2014)

In the context of defence services, ‘patriotism’ demands readiness to even lay down one’s life in protecting the nation. According to you, what does patriotism imply in everyday civil life? Explain with illustrations and justify your answer.

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