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Polity / multi party system / Elections

With regional parties gaining importance across states, India has moved towards a truly multi-party system, with fractured mandates becoming the norm. Do you agree? Justify your answer. Also highlight the challenges faced by democracy in Indian context (10 minutes, 250 words) Reference: Indian Express...

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Simultaneous elections

Are simultaneous elections, right from panchayat level to the Lok Sabha, feasible in India? Justify your answer considering the merits and demerits of holding elections together. (10 minutes, 250 words)   Reference: The Hindu Indian Express ET 

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Water policy / cropping Pattern

Procurement policies and water and power subsidies are skewing profitability and distorting crop decisions. Evaluate with respect to cropping pattern in India. (10 minutes, 250 words) References: TheHindu Reference1 Reference2

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Constitution / Lt governor / Governance

The confusions in understanding the constitutional limits of the powers of the elected government in the National Capital Territory of Delhi is giving rise to repeated executive crisis. Evaluate. (10 minutes, 250 words) Reference: TheHindu-1 TheHindu-2

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R&D in India

As India emerges as one of the world’s largest economies, it needs to gradually move from being a net consumer of knowledge to becoming a net producer. Critically evaluate the status of Research and development in India. (10 minutes, 250 words) Reference: Economic survey

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Biofuels

What are biofuels? Can biofuels be the answer to India’s energy security? Critically evaluate with respect to the recent National Policy on Biofuels. (10 minutes, 250 words) References:  The Hindu PIB ET  

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