Topics for Today’s questions:
GS-1 Salient features of Indian Society, Diversity of India
GS-2 Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States and the performance of these schemes; mechanisms, laws, institutions and Bodies constituted for the protection and betterment of these vulnerable sections.
GS-3 Issues related to direct and indirect farm subsidies and minimum support prices; Public Distribution System- objectives, functioning, limitations, revamping; issues of buffer stocks and food security; Technology missions; economics of animal-rearing.
GS-4 Public/Civil service values and Ethics in Public administration: Status and problems; ethical concerns and dilemmas in government and private institutions
Q.1 The government has recently proposed to raise the legal age of marriage for women in India to 21. In this context, examine whether the raising of marriage age will serve its purpose? (15 Marks)
Q.2 What are the various rights and entitlements granted to persons with disabilities under the Right of Persons with Disabilities Act 2016? Also examine the significance of the Draft Accessibility Standards/Guidelines recently released by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) for built infrastructure under its purview. (10 Marks)
Q.3 What are the challenges in providing legal basis to Minimum Support Price for the crops? Suggest the way forward. (10 Marks)
Q.4 What are the factors that have influenced the contemporary attitude of the state and the society towards homosexuality in India? Also, comment on the changing attitude and the factors driving this change. (10 Marks)
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