Monthly Archives: June 2017

Mahatma Gandhi went on a five-day fast and called off the Non-Cooperation Movement in 1922. Was this calling off justified? comment.

Mahatma Gandhi was a simple man but of high ideologies who challenged and shook the mighty British Empire. He was able to mobilize the masses and to fight for independence including women and children. Non Cooperation movement was an unprecedented struggled which saw such a huge involvement of masses but was called off by Mahatma Gandhi in the view of

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What do you understand by legislative privileges? Discuss the problem of legislative privileges as seen in India time to time.

Legislative privileges are rights, immunities and exemptions enjoyed by the houses of the legislatures, their committees and their members. They are necessary in order to secure the independence and effectiveness of their actions.. They allow the members to work without any fear of obstruction. While some are collective e.g conductive secret meetings, some are individual eg. freedom from jury service,

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Are farm loan waivers panacea for the deep-rooted agrarian crisis in general and rural indebtedness in particular? 

The vagaries of the monsoon and the consequent droughts, floods, or crop failures that immiserate vast sections of farmers and agricultural labourers in India, are a matter of routine even seven decades after independence. In fact, the crisis has only deepened. With inadequate agrarian policies to confront systemic structural issues, rural India continues to suffer. After two consecutive drought years,

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Comment on the role played by Sabarmati Ashram in India’s struggle for Independence and its significance today.

The Sabarmati Ashram situated on the banks of river Sabarmati was home to Mahatma Gandhi from 1917 to 1930 and served as one of the main centres of the Indian freedom struggle. It was from here on March 12, 1930 that Gandhiji launched the famous Dandi march. He vowed that he would not return to the Ashram until India won

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Gandhiji’s views on caste, casteism and untouchability.

The caste system in India has been thousand years old but for millions of people in India it still defines the fate. In the thread of social reformers in India the latest addition during 20th century was Mahatma Gandhi. Gandhi took the front seat when social system of India was full of evils. Gandhiji was against any type of discrimination

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In the light of roll out of GST and rapidly evolving nature of globalization, how should India realign its trade policy? Examine.

The Goods and Services Tax in India is being introduced at a time where global trade is fraught with changes and uncertainty. Sluggishness in global growth and more protectionism in trade as reflected in Brexit, restriction of H1B visas, move out of the US from the Paris Climate Agreement and other similar developments point towards the evolving nature of globalization.

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Why is domestic consumption important for Indian economy, especially now? Analyse.

The main causes of the current slow global growth are declining populations, protectionism, de-leveraging and no major productivity-enhancing revolution. The period between World War II and the financial crisis was characterised by population growth, major investment, productivity gains, increases in global trade and cross-border flows of people — a debt boom. Today, in most countries, these trends are decelerating. There

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Should the post of State Governor be abolished?

Important for mains Governor is the nominal head of the state and considered as the “lynchpin” between the centre and the state. Governor’s post should not be abolished because of the nature of duties he performs. If the post is abolished, it will create a burden on the President Some of the duties performed by Governor are: – Sends the

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