31 Dec 2017 | Target Mains | 18th Weekly Test

Q.1) If India Wants to Remain Secular, the New Citizenship Bill Isn’t the Way to Go? Critically Comment.

Q.2) Recently Parliament has amended Forest act 1927 and from now on Bamboo would not be considered as tree. Discuss the impact of the decision on Indian Economy, Internal security, Ecology and Society.

Q.3) While Everyone agrees on the urgent need to reform the Indian Medical Council Act of 1956, However the Bill aiming to reform India’s medical education regulator is short of ammunitions needed to fight against the ills being faced by Medical education sector in India. Critically comment.

Q.4) Recently the parliament has passed the IIM Bill. What are the salient features of this Bill? Examine how does it affect autonomy of IIMs.

Q.5) Given the widespread problem of criminalization of Indian politics as shown by recent ADR data , setting of Special courts to try politicians is a excellent decision in theory, however it will be difficult to implement this decision into practice. Discuss

Q.6) Discuss the pros and cons of increasing the area of pictorial warnings in Ciggerate packs?

Q.7) Critically comment on the provisions of Wetlands (Conservation and Management) Rules, 2016, which has replaced the Wetland (Conservation and Management) Rules of 2010.

Q.8) What do you Understand by Data mining? Discuss its relevance in multiple sectors. How can it help in detection of tax evasion in India?

Q.9) What do you understand by social Audit? How is it different from Government audit? Discuss the role of social audit in enhancing transparency and accountability within the Government.

Q.10) What do you understand by Block-chain technology? Discuss its potential and challenges of using it.

Source: https://www.cnbc.com/2016/02/29/the-challenges-of-using-blockchain-technology.html

Ethics test

Q.11) You are hearing a case in court. The case is that of rash driving where a 16 year old boy has hit 3 people on road. Out of them, 1 person who was the only earning member in the family died on the spot. The boy is the son of a reputed IAS officer in the city. At the time of accident, he had come from a party and was drunk. The officer is one of your good friends. He asks you not to punish the child as this would spoil his career and it was by mistake. He requests you that this judgement will have a big impact on the career of his son. What are the ethical conflicts in the case? What are the various options before you? Discuss them with their merits and demerits. Are moral and ethical values of parents and the upbringing of children by them to be held responsible in such cases?

Q.12) In a democratic setup, election manifestos play an important role in influencing the voting behavior of people. However, before elections the political parties make big promises, they talk to changing the system, making it efficient, transparent and corruption free.  But when it comes to fulfilling those promises, they fail to abide by them. Where does the lacuna lie in the above process? How can accountability be fixed on the political parties? Give suggestions to bring a coherency between elections manifestos promises and the fulfilling of those promises.


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