Topics for Today’s questions:
GS-1 Modern Indian history from about the middle of the eighteenth century until the present – significant events, personalities, issues.
GS-2 Development processes and the development industry —the role of NGOs, SHGs, various groups and associations, donors, charities, institutional and other stakeholders.
GS-3 Indian Economy
GS-4 Case Studies
Q.1 Battle of Plassey was a watershed moment in history marking the end of middle ages and beginning of modern phase in India. Comment. (10 Marks)
Q.2 Why is the role of Corporate Social Responsibility(CSR) becoming important in NGO funding? What are the issues with CSR funding? Discuss the way forward. (15 Marks)
Q.3 Recent data shows India’s exports declined marginally in August on a year-on-year basis, while it contracted by about 9 % sequentially. Highlighting the reasons for falling exports and rising imports., mention its impact on the Indian economy. (10 Marks)
Q.4 You have recently started playing online chess at a popular Internet-based gaming platform. The platform has online lessons on tricks and tips for improving skills in the game. These lessons have helped you improve a lot in a short time. You are also amazed at the possibility of playing with players of all levels of skills from all over the world. The platform provides you analysis of your games and suggests areas of improvement. While testing and improving your chess skills on the platform, you have made friendship and acquaintances with many competitive chess players from different parts of the world. Of late though, racial, religious and stereotypical remarks have started being thrown at you on the online platform by other players. Initially you ignored such things as childish tactics by an opponent to distract you during the game. Later you would try to engage with such people to dispel stereotypes. But increasingly such experiences are making you sad and bitter. Now you block such people as you encounter them. The online game which started as a fun and stimulating experience for you, has become a source of negativity in your life. In your discussions with other people, you come to realize that others have also experienced similar racial and religious slurs, and many people have left the platform to avoid the abusive experience. You also realize that this is not an issue specific to the gaming platform but is part of the generally seen behavior on social media. You used to consider online trolling as harmless puns, but after experiencing its dark side as a victim you are realizing its negative impact. Given this information, what are your thoughts on the following: a) How should one deal with the issues of on-line abuse such as in the case above? What options are available to you? b) What values should guide online behavior? Do these values differ from values governing offline conduct? (20 Marks)
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