Page-30 of UPSC Questions
Despite the important role played by pressure groups in governance, their credibility is under scanner due to lack of transparency in their representativeness, funding and relationship with the government. Discuss.
Pressure groups are the groups of like-minded people who come together to impact the legislation, execution in their favour. Pressure group play important role in governance: In giving voice to the unheard. Strengthening democracy. Representing the deprived, e.g. Mahila Shashaktikaran ..
Topics: GS-II: Pressure Groups and Formal Informal Associations
Few key reforms are needed in the Representation of Peoples Act to make electoral system of India robust and fair. Discuss in the context of contemporary issues.
The electoral system in India traces power from the Constitution which established the election commission as the main authority responsible for elections. In contemporary times, electoral system faces certain key issues: Use of money and muscle power. Rising criminalisation of ..
Topics: GS-II: Salient Features of the Representation of Peoples Act
The doctrine of separation of powers in India is followed in a way which lies somewhere between as followed in the US and UK. Comment.
The separation of powers refers to separate jurisdiction of executive, legislative and judiciary. Separation of power in the US: Strict demarcation, no overlap. The executive is not responsible to the Legislature. The Executive is headed by the President, who himself ..
Topics: GS-II: Comparison of Indian Constitutional Scheme With Other Countries
Examine the reasons behind growing interests of China in the Arctic region and state its implications for India in context of China’s Polar Silk Road initiative.
The Arctic region is an important centre with huge energy resources, geo-strategic importance and connectivity choke point. China’s Polar silk Road initiative: It aims to establish Chinese control in the polar region. Through the initiative, China aims to control northern ..
Topics: GS-II: India's Foreign Policy Neighbourhood International Relations
The ASEAN bloc is the central part of India’s Act East Policy and SAGAR initiative. Discuss.
India has changed its foreign policy to put more emphasis on Eastern countries. The ASEAN bloc is important part of India’s policy and has been an important partner of India. Importance in Act East Policy: Act East policy of India ..
Topics: GS-II: Bilateral Regional and Global Groupings and Agreements • GS-II: India's Foreign Policy Neighbourhood International Relations
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.
India is a country with a large number of working population. Its demography is expected to peak in 2050. India also has largest number of youths in the world, that can act as a demographic dividend. Skill and education are ..
Topics: GS-II: Government Policies and Interventions for Development in Various Sectors • GS-II: Social Sector Services Education Human Resources • GS-III: Mobilization of Resources