Page-2 of UPSC Questions

Throw some light on the impact of Prime Minister’s Office acting as the most powerful office in the process of policymaking.

During the early years after independence, the real center of power was the ‘Cabinet Secretariat’; however, with decline in importance of cabinet, presidential themes in elections, leadership cult & decline in the role of the individual parliamentarians, the PMO emerged as the de-facto decision making body effectively sidelining the cabinet. Structure: It is headed by ..

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The merit-based actions against some civil society groups are necessary but some opine it as curb on dissent. Analyze.

The Civil society refers to those non-governmental actors that work as non-profit actors for humanitarian causes. They are so well recognized that their participation is extensive in UN & its associated bodies. Impact of actions on civil society: If action is too much – results in persecution, freedom issue, rule of law not followed, welfare ..

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Throw some light on the contribution of world food programme (WFP) in India’s efforts of addressing issue of hunger & malnutrition.

The UNDP’s SDG 2 enjoins the world to ensure that by 2030, no hunger would persist in the world. In sync with this ideology, the World Food Program was established to ensure better food availability. Functioning of WFP: Promote a healthier and greener diet. Prevent wastage of food & encourage recycling. Information, Education & Communication ..

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The Indian Diaspora present in Gulf countries is an asset for India, however there are multiple challenges associated with it. Discuss.

The gulf countries such as Qatar, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, etc are important to India from 2 aspects. Energy security Remittances & Diaspora Advantages: Soft power in these nations as they are dependent on Indian labour. Reduce balance of payment crisis due to massive remittances. As per International Organization of Migration, India is ..

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Without declaring the ‘right to health’ as a fundamental right, it is not possible to achieve the goal of Universal Health Coverage. Comment.

The Right to Life & Personal Liberty as enshrined in article 21 of the constitution, has been expansively interpreted by the Supreme Court. Thus, many of the intelligentsia opine that the time is ripe for ‘Right to Health’ as a fundamental right. Steps towards Universal Health Coverage: The ‘Ayushman Bharat Yojna’ which gives 5 lakh ..

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The NALSA judgement of Supreme Court provided the right for self-determination of gender; however, its spirit got diluted with the passage of Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Act 2019. Analyze.

A ‘transgender’ is a person who’s sex doesn’t match the sex assigned at birth. The SC had taken an expansive meaning on gender/sex & ensured effective protection for the rights of the transgender community. However, many groups such as “All for one”, Transgender Concern, etc opine that the 2019 Act has infringed on their protection ..

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