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Critically discuss India’s current approach towards global governance institutions and multilateralism. Is there any significant difference from the past approach? Discuss with suitable examples.
Global governance is the collective political cooperation among the key players that aimed at improving the problems that affect multiple regions. The global governance institutions are the United Nations, the International Criminal Court, the World Bank, etc. The objective of global governance is to provide public goods, ensuring peace and security, justice, and solution for ..
Explain how party symbols are allotted to political parties in India. Discuss in the light of recent examples, how election commission decides on party symbol disputes?
The power to allot party symbols are vested with the Election Commission of India as per the article 324 of the Constitution; section 29A of the Representation of the People Act, 1951, and Conduct of Elections Rules, 1961. The election commission of India had issued the election symbols (Reservation and Allotment) Order, 1968 that regulates ..
How the Point of Sale (PoS) based Aadhaar authentication system in the Public Distribution System works? Critically examine the problems faced due to requirement of multiple technologies working in tandem in such transition.
The point of sale (POS) implies the time and place where a retail transaction is done. The merchant calculates the amount to be paid, generates an invoice, and enables the customer to make payment. Aadhaar based PDS: POS machines are installed at PDS (Public Distribution System) shops. It verifies the identity of the cardholders by ..
Discuss the socio-economic and environmental consequences of wheat-paddy cycle becoming the dominant cropping pattern on states in northern India.
The wheat-paddy cropping system is the most widely adopted cropping system in India. It is especially dominant in states of northern India, adjacent to Indo-Gangetic plains like Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh. Consequences of dominance: The cultivation of the wheat-paddy cropping over a prolonged period has been causing environmental and socio-economic problems. Environmental problems: ..
The total coastal length of the Indian mainland is about 7517 kilometers. A total of 9 states of the Indian mainland has a coastline i.e. Gujarat, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Goa, Karnataka, Kerala, Odisha, West Bengal. Significance: The coastal zone inhabits about 14.2% population of India. The significance of the coastal regions are Trade: ..
The factors that led to reorganization of Bombay and Madras were at stark contrast with the factors that led to reorganization of Punjab and Assam. Do you agree? Explain.
The States Reorganisation Act, 1956 introduced a major reform of the boundaries of the states of India and territories by organizing them along with language factors. Several other changes were made to India’s state boundaries since 1956 and the States Reorganisation Act of 1956 became significant to introduce extensive changes in the state boundaries since ..