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2021 GS2 Question Paper

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Question 1 #

'Constitutional Morality' is rooted in the Constitution itself and is founded on its essential facets. Explain the doctrine of 'Constitutional Morality' with the help of relevant judicial decisions.

Question 2 #

Discuss the desirability of greater representation to women in the higher judiciary to ensure diversity, equity and inclusiveness.

Question 3 #

How have the recommendations of the 14th Finance Commission of India enabled the states to improve their fiscal position?

Question 4 #

To what extent, in your view, the Parliament is able to ensure accountability of the executive in India?

Question 5 #

Pressure groups play a vital role in influencing public policy making in India.” Explain how the business associations contribute to public policies.

Question 6 #

Besides being a moral imperative of Welfare State, primary health structure is a necessary pre-condition for sustainable development.” Analyze.

Question 7 #

'Earn while you learn' scheme needs to be strengthened to make vocational education and skill training meaningful.” Comment.

Question 8 #

Can the vicious cycle of gender inequality, poverty and malnutrition be broken through microfinancing of women SHGs? Explain with examples.

Question 9 #

If the last few decades were of Asia's growth story, the next few are expected to be of Africa's.” In the light of this statement, examine India's influence in Africa in recent years.

Question 10 #

“The USA is facing an existential threat in the form of a China, that is much more challenging than the erstwhile Soviet Union.” Explain.

Question 11 #

The jurisdiction of the Central Bureau of Investigation(CBI) regarding lodging an FIR and conducting probe within a particular state is being questioned by various States. However, the power of States to withhold consent to the CBI is not absolute. Explain with special reference to the federal character of India.

Question 12 #

Though the Human Rights Commissions have contributed immensely to the protection of human rights in India, yet they have failed to assert themselves against the mighty and powerful. Analyzing their structural and practical limitations, suggest remedial measures.

Question 13 #

Analyze the distinguishing features of the notion of Equality in the Constitutions of the USA and India.

Question 14 #

Explain the constitutional provisions under which Legislative Councils are established. Review the working and current status of Legislative Councils with suitable illustrations.

Question 15 #

Do Department-related Parliamentary Standing Committees keep the administration on its toes and inspire reverence for parliamentary control? Evaluate the working of such committees with suitable examples.

Question 16 #

Has digital illiteracy, particularly in rural areas, couple with lack of Information and Communication Technology(ICT) accessibility hindered socio-economic development? Examine with justification.

Question 17 #

“Though women in post-Independent India have excelled in various fields, the social attitude towards women and feminist movement has been patriarchal.” Apart from women education and women empowerment schemes, what interventions can help change this milieu?

Question 18 #

Can Civil Society and Non-Governmental Organizations present an alternative model of public service delivery to benefit the common citizen. Discuss the challenges of this alternative model.

Question 19 #

Critically examine the aims and objectives of SCO. what importance does it hold for India.

Question 20 #

The newly tri-nation partnership AUKUS is aimed at countering China's ambitions in the Indo-Pacific region. Is it going to supersede the existing partnerships in the region? Discuss the strenght and impact of AUKUS in the present scenario.