Government Policies and Interventions for Development in Various Sectors


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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. "Serious concerns have been raised regarding various provisions of Human DNA Profiling Bill ranging from its reliability to its potential for misuse and errors."Discuss.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    2. Discuss the key roles and responsibilities of MUDRA Bank throwing light on three-pronged classification of the borrowers. Do you see any conflict in its roles versus responsibilities. Discuss?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    3. How Can MUDRA Bank Make a Difference to the Indian Economy? Examine giving substantial arguments.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    4. "The success of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan is doubtful until toilet building is not accompanied by Behavioural change in the masses."What do you understand by this statement? Examine the need and ways to achieve this behavioural change.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    5. "Poor implementation of sanitation schemes is the reason that India is plagued with health and hygiene issues."In the light of this statement discuss why Swachh Bharat Mission seems to be non-starter even after one year of its launch.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    6. In comparison to the simple and less ambitious eight MDGs, the SGDs are a mammoth list of goals and targets. Discuss critically.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    7. "An independent nation cannot progress if it relies upon the Western concepts like individualism, democracy, socialism, communism, capitalism etc."Discuss in the light of Integral Humanism as ascribed to Deen Dayal Upadhyaya.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    8. Despite of several industrial policies presenting a favouring envionment, the capital goods sector is witnessing slow growth for many years. Discuss critically in the light of Draft National Capital Goods Policy 2015.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    9. While assessing the recent events in Arunachal Pradesh critically examine the powers and duties of a Governor under Article 174, 175 and 176 of the Constitution.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    10. Critically examine the obligations of the Juvenile Justice Boards to deal with 'children in conflict with the law' in the enacted Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2015.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    11. Critically discuss the arguments that the recently passed Juvenile Justice Act 2015 is inconsistent with the Constitutional provisions and international child rights.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    12. Critically discuss the CMs Panel's Recommendations on rationalization of Centrally Sponsored Schemes.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    13. Analyze the government decision to impose cess to involve each and every citizen in makinga contribution to Swachh Bharat. Give your arguments against or in favour of the move.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    14. What do you understand by mission mode? Discuss various schemes launched by Government of India in mission mode for Agriculture, Horticulture and Animal Husbandry.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    15. What are the various concerns around the proposed interlinking of rivers project? In the light of these concerns, are there any better and simpler alternatives to meet our future water needs? Discuss.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    16. It is quite apparent that poverty in India is more concentrated in certain geographical areas and overall progress in fight against poverty and hunger has been uneven."While elucidating the reasons, suggest appropriate policy measures towards achieving Goals 1 and 2 of United Nation's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    17. Reaching the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) of halving poverty remains out of reach for most developing countries, particularly Sub-Saharan Africa. What has been India's performance in this context? Discuss while elucidating the meanings of "eradicate extreme poverty"and "halve national poverty"by 2030 under the Sustainable Development Goal 1.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    18. India's standard in sports has been declining over the years and there is a need for immediate reform and sound strategy to perform in the upcoming events like 2020 Olympics. What ails sports sector? Discuss while suggesting appropriate government strategy.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    19. Discuss the objectives and functioning of the MGNREGA's geo-tag platform 'Bhuvan'? To what extent, it has potential to establish transparency in the MGNREGA implementation? Opine.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    20. Every now and then, India is facing spontaneous eruptions of farmers agitations in recent times. While throwing light upon various plights of the farmers, suggest policy measures.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    21. What are the tangible benefits of the geotagging of the assets created under MGNREGA? Elucidate the role of National Remote Sensing Centre (NRSC), ISRO and National Informatics Centre in geotagging.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    22. Discuss the key digital initiative taken by Ministry of Rural Development in recent years highlighting their potential in fixing the lacuane in India's rural development.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    23. In Indian society, caste biases play a prominent role in work allocation. In this context, critically comment how Prohibition of employment of manual scavengers Act has fared?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    24. To what extent, the use of technology in welfare initiatives has ensured better service delivery as well as subsidy rationalization? Comment critically.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    25. Critically analyze the provisions of maternity benefit amendment act 2016. Do you think these provisions will help in bridging gender gap at the workplace?|
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    26. Section 498-A of Indian Penal Code is considered to be most draconian provision of the IPC with respect to dowry. Critically discuss the recent (July 2017) Supreme Court order in this context and its potential implications
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    27. What are the proposed amendments to the Whistle Blowers Act? Do they defeat the very purpose of the legislation? Discuss
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    28. Without emphasizing on behavioral change the idea of Clean India seems elusive. Critically examine while highlighting innovative measures by various states to focus on attitudinal change.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    29. Discuss the short term and long term initiatives launched by government of India towards skill development. Why some express concerns that these initiatives are creating skills for those sectors where jobs are not being created? How such concerns should be addressed?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    30. Discuss the steps taken by Central Government to reduce the incidents of human trafficking, especially of children and women in India.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    31. Even after various initiatives rural population especially women are out the digital financial ecosystem. What steps do you think should be taken for the inclusion of rural women in the digital financial ecosystem?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    32. The benefits of demographic divided cannot be reaped without providing skills to the large unskilled population. Discuss connecting skill development with skewed workforce.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    33. Critically analyze the success and failures of MGNREGA while keeping in foci various aspects of rural development.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    34. What do you understand by so called 'nudge theory'? Explain while elucidating its impacts for people and government.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    35. "Development policies become more effective when combined with insights into human behavior." Critically comment in context of Swachh Bharat Mission.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    36. While taking example of Delhi-NCR region, critically elucidate the effects of swift urban development over urban climate and public health.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    37. Discuss the implications of Supreme Court mandate to exclude the telecom consumers and services from the purview of Consumer Protection Act. Include the views of parliamentary Standing Committee on IT on this matter in your answer.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    38. Bring out the key differences between India's Aadhaar and Social Security Number (SSN) of United States while examining the role of former in better implantation of government schemes for vulnerable sections of society.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    39. Amid the growing concerns around groundwater, discuss the salient features, significance and prospects of Atal Bhoojal Yojana.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    40. Critically discuss the 3F (Finance, Function and Functionaries) issues with local bodies as a hindrance to achieve the Swachh Bharat Mission goals.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    41. Throw light on the achievements of Department of Social Justice & Empowerment over the last few years.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    42. What are various provisions in the constitution guaranteeing constitutional rights and safeguards for children? Name some national and international organisations working towards children's rights.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    43. While elucidating the constitutional and legal rights of Prisoners in India, discuss the practical deficiencies in exercise of these rights.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    44. What are the major problems to bring persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDDs) in the mainstream of social life? Discuss while in context of the "Inclusive India Initiative".
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    45. With reference to Juvenile Delinquency in India, explain Criminal Responsibility and Criminal Majority while highlighting key issues around them in the Juvenile Justice Act, 2015.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    46. What are the major challenges in bringing about the requisite behavioural change in effective implementation of Swachh Bharat Mission? Suggest ways to strengthen the mission.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    47. Enumerate the various reforms in personal laws in India to eliminate their discriminatory nature.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    48. Despite the laws advocating 18 and 21 as minimum age for marriages of girls and boys, a substantial proportion of girls and boys are subjected to child marriages in India. Discuss the underlying factors driving child marriages and impacts of the same on Indian society.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    49. What are the hits and misses in the implementation of the Swachh Bharat Mission so far?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    50. Why there is a need to integrate agricultural sector with Poshan Abhiyan?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    51. Why Swachh Bharat Mission has failed to realise its objectives in true sense?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    52. What are the major criticisms against the Supreme Court verdict on reservation in promotions?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    53. What was the Supreme Court verdict in the case of Nagaraj and Others v/s Union of India? What is significance of this verdict?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    54. Discuss the salient features of Trafficking of Persons (Prevention, Protection and Rehabilitation) Bill, 2018 and its flaws. Why it has not been brought onto action yet?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    55. Characterise the LGBTQ+ movement along with recent supreme court rulings related to this matter in India.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    56. What are the issues surrounding the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi Scheme?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    57. What in your opinion are the reasons for the downward revision of MGNREGA budget for 2019-20?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    58. What in your opinion will be the effect of landholding limit which has been lifted by the government and extension of PM-KISAN scheme to all the farmers?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    59. How do you think a Parliamentary majority will help the government to deliver more agricultural programmes?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    60. What kind of comprehensive plan is needed to tackle the developing water crisis in India?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    61. Are you of the view that the workforce of India is masculinizing gradually?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    62. NRC has violated the Constitutional morality and may other principles of international law. The exercise can only bring shame to India. Comment.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    63. Explain in detail the features of the Wage code bill. What is the need of such a bill?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    64. The promises of �Housing for All by 2022� have failed to address the needs of the migrants and created sanctuaries of hope for migrant workers. Comment.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    65. Involvement of local governments and communities of water users is necessary to address India�s growing water challenges. Analyze the statement in the context of recent status of water situation in the country.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    66. India has to seriously think about the violations to the law on Manual Scavenging. Legislation alone, maybe cannot help. Examine this in the light of the insidious caste discrimination.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    67. The government has recently tabled a Bill in Lok Sabha for allowing only a voluntary use of Aadhaar. Do you think that law which is promising may actually lead to a stringent enforcement?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    68. Do you think digitisation of government processes should be the next step in the Digital Revolution of India? Comment.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    69. Why bringing ministries of Agriculture, rural development and Panchayati Raj under a single minister is seen as a welcome move?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    70. Examine the trends in unemployment rates across various religious groups in the light of Periodic Labour Force Survey (PLFS) data by Ministry of Minority Affairs.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    71. Why India refused to sign Osaka declaration on free flow of data across borders?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    72. What are the determining factors of the new version of the Code on Wages Bill, cleared by the Union Cabinet?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    73. How victimisation survey can aid in addressing the shortcomings of crime data collection?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    74. Why it is necessary to explore to solve the challenges of NRC in a humane way?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    75. The State Science and Technology Councils can provide a platform to address the real world problems of India but are facing numerous hurdles. What are they?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    76. What are the findings of the Global Hunger Index 2019?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    77. What are the new components in the Crime in India Report 2017?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    78. The data in the NCRB crime report doesn’t potray a correct picture about the crime scenarios. Discuss
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    79. What are the features of the recently approved Gujarat Control of Terrorism and Organised Crime (GCTOC) Bill, 2019 ? How is it different from from The Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA), 1999 on which it is based ?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    80. Discuss the provisions of the Citizenship (amendment) bill which has recently been passed in the parliament.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    81. Effective control over arms and ammunitions is very important for safety and security in the country. In this context discuss the provisions of the Arms (Amendment) Bill, 2019.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    82. In the absence of scientific planning and implementation, measures like Jal Shakti Abhiyan may fall short of being successful. Analyze.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    83. In light of the recent incidents of rape and abuse against women in the country, discuss the provisions of Andhra Pradesh Disha Bill 2019.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    84. Ten years of Competition Commission of India
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    85. RTI & Locus Standi
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    86. Citizenship Act : Comparing India & Pakistan
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    87. Leakages in the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana scheme
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    88. Is Right to Internet a Fundamental Right ?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    89. National Population Register & its linkage with National Register of Citizens
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    90. E-commerce market growth & hindrances
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    91. Good Governance Index as a tool to improve governance
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    92. Concerns on the use of facial recognition technology
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    93. India's Progress Measured in SDG Index 2.0 By NITI Aayog
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    94. Special Economic Zones (SEZs) have a great potential for economic growth, however, they have achieved limited success in India. Mention the factors responsible and also suggest some steps to address the problem.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    95. India has a very high potential for startups, however, there has been limited success because of various challenges. Discuss.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    96. It is often argued that a circular economy has solutions to the economic problems in India. What are the principles on which circular economy is based? Discuss its relevance in India.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    97. Pradhanmantri Jan Dhan Yojna has played a significant role in increasing financial inclusion. Analyze its performance in achieving its objectives.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    98. Highlight the importance of the Gati Shakti Mission in addressing the issues of infrastructure bottlenecks and streamlining the governance processes.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    99. Although, the state has the right incentive and intentions to deliver public services efficiently, its capacity to do so is questionable. Critically discuss in the context of India.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    100. Enumerating the key objectives of the Foreign Contribution Act, discuss why the recent amendments in the act are seen as a matter of great concern for the development sector in India.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    101. There is a need for realizing projects under ‘open source’ license for the welfare of society at large. Critically examine the above statement in the context of intellectual property rights.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    102. Asset monetization is imperative to achieve the goal of $5 trillion economy and fund India’s massive infrastructure needs. In the light of above statement, critically discuss the need of national monetization pipeline. Also discuss the issues that need to be addressed for its success.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    103. Discuss the need for setting up of social stock exchange in India. What are the key challenges in their effective implementation?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    104. Power Discoms are plagued by several problems and privatization is often regarded as a solution to the existing problems. Critically examine.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    105. In order to make India a manufacturing hub, there is a need to focus on the core areas which are crucial for promoting exports. Discuss in the backdrop of Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    106. To achieve the goal of $5 trillion economy, it is imperative to put primary focus on private investments. Discuss. Also, highlight the steps taken by government to boost private investments.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    107. There is an increasing trend of reserving jobs for locals in the private sector by several states in India. Throw some lights on the arguments given by states and issues associated with such policies.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    108. The potential of tourism industry in India can be harnessed sustainably by promoting eco-tourism. Enumerate the steps taken by government in this context, also discuss the associated challenges.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    109. The acceptance for traditional medicines is growing, owing to multiple benefits offered by them. However, there are several challenges in its adoption at large scale. Discuss.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    110. Critically discuss how ‘Barbell Strategy, Safety Nets & Agile Response’ helped the Government of India to deal with extreme uncertainty imposed by Covid-19 Pandemic.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    111. In the light of several government initiatives and policies to create opportunities for Self Help Groups (SHGs), discuss the challenges that still persist.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    112. The Digital monopolies are often accused of posing a threat to the fundamental fabric of market competition. In this context examine the effectiveness of the regulatory Framework in India to deal with digital monopolies.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    113. Government often cites lack of funds for development projects but there are common instances where funds lie unutilised in several departments. Explain the reasons behind this.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    114. In the light of increasing trend of disinvestment in India, discuss its merits and demerits.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    115. It has been observed that though the demands of regional movements may be legitimate but their methods and approaches are often conservative and traditional in nature, generally advocating status-quo in social issues. Critically discuss in context of India.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    116. Highlight the reasons behind an underdeveloped corporate bond market in India. Suggest reforms required in this regard.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    117. Discuss the importance for providing social security to gig workers. Highlight the challenges that exist in this regard.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    118. Investment in social infrastructure is imperative for an inclusive and sustainable growth in India. Discuss.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    119. The labour intensive industries in India have been showing sluggish growth presently. Highlight the factors responsible for this and give some remedial measures.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    120. Public private partnership (PPP) is needed to transform Indian railways; but the transition to PPP model needs to be managed carefully. Analyze.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    121. There are several issue related to regulatory, structural and operational aspects of Urban Cooperative Banks (UCBs) in India, which are in dire need of corrective reforms. Discuss.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    122. The digital financial inclusion in India has seen an exponential growth in past few years. Identify the factors responsible for it and steps taken by the government in this regard. Also, discuss the challenges that remain.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    123. Highlight the key components of SWAMITVA scheme and its intended benefits. Also, discuss the potential issues in its implementation.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    124. The New Code on Industrial Relations (2019) was brought to reduce labour disputes and improve ease of doing business but it has restricted the collective bargaining power of the workers. Analyse.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    125. The rapid decline of water resources in India is not just due to geographical factor, rather there are political and economic factors too. Discuss along with its implications.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    126. Bring out arguments surrounding the debate of legalising lobbying in India to promote transparency.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    127. Lateral entry in civil services can help to address challenges faced by civil services in India by introducing domain specialists, but it has its own set of problems.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    128. The e-commerce has grown at an exponential rate in fast few years in India, along with that the need for a comprehensive policy on e-commerce has also grown to safeguard India’s interests globally. Discuss.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    129. The contribution of the manufacturing sector, as a percentage of the GDP, has remained stagnant in recent years. In this context, analyse the achievements of National Manufacturing Policy, 2011 with regards to its intended objectives.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    130. The education system of India faces challenges related to access, equity, quality, affordability and accountability. These needs to be addressed on priority basis for achieving the objectives of the new education policy, intended to make India a knowledge superpower. Elaborate.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    131. Despite the achievement of several Indians in leading tech-giants across the globe, India still has one of the lowest entrepreneurship rates. Discuss the reasons behind it and enumerate the measures taken by government to increase the pace of entrepreneurship in India.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    132. Examine the factors on which location of semiconductor and electronic chip making industry depend. Enumerate the steps taken by India to boost electronic manufacturing in country.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    133. It’s time to shift focus on other facets of Swachh Bharat Mission, other than construction of toilets as a part of solution for clean India. Discuss.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    134. Enumerate the features of Mission Indradhanush and challenges in progressing towards full immunization coverage. Suggest remedial measures to address these challenges.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    135. Increasing the scope of skilling is imperative for changing economic and demographic structure in India. Assess the success of skill India mission till now.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    136. Examine how the PMAY-G has been considerably successful and marked improvement over previous rural housing schemes in India.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    137. India’s march on the path of development will remain incomplete until it reaps its demographic dividend with skills and education. In this context, discuss the significance of the RISE and EQUIP schemes.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    138. Examine the problems associated with the current fertilizers subsidy regime in India, discuss the need for reforms.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    139. What are Digital Banking Units? Comment on how DBUs are the next big step in India’s digital banking journey.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    140. What is tokenization? What are the challenges and way ahead for this unique RBI initiative?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    141. With reference to the recent release of MBBS textbooks in Hindi, what are the advantages and challenges in switching the medium of instruction in such courses?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    142. Comment on the prevalence of anti-competitive practices in the Indian e-commerce sector.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    143. The Competition Commission of India (CCI) has imposed a fine on tech giant Google. In this context, discuss the role of CCI. Also, compare CCI’s actions with the US and EU regulators to curb monopolistic behaviors.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    144. Discuss the role of TRAI in India's telecom growth story. What are the pros and cons of the recent provisions related to TRAI in the Telecom Bill?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    145. How has the faceless tax regime impacted direct taxes in India? What is the case for a similar system being implemented for GST?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    146. Over the last 3 years, more than half the centrally sponsored schemes have been discontinued/ rationalized. Examine the impact of these measures.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    147. Compare and contrast India’s crypto-asset policy and OECD’s Crypto-Asset Reporting Framework. How can India’s domestic crypto policy be improved?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    148. 2022 marks 50 years since the enactment of the Architects Act of 1972. Comment on the state of architecture in India. What can be done to strengthen the profession?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    149. Comment on the decision to conduct surveys in madrasas by the UP government. What are the challenges faced by these institutions?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    150. In light of the recent Supreme Court order upholding the 2014 amendments to the EPFO pension scheme, give an overview of this social security scheme. How is the apex court’s order expected to affect the pensions segment?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    151. Evaluate the case for implementing a co-regulatory model for social media content moderation.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    152. Discuss the need to regulate the content on television channels in India. How is India regulating satellite TV channels?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    153. Comment on India’s dependence on imports for the electric vehicle market from China. What should be India’s strategy to beat the Chinese influence over the EV market?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    154. Critically examine the rationale behind the recent order from the Punjab government to ban songs that glorify weapons and violence.
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