Restructuring delivery of health services in India

Ques. “Until we choose to change the way the poor access health care, it is unlikely that we will be able to change their poverty status” critically comment. India has a universal health care system run by the constituent states and territories of India. The Constitution charges every state with “raising the level of nutrition and the standard of living of its people and the improvement of public health as among its primary duties”. Catastrophic health expenses are the biggest reason for pushing individuals and Continue reading →

Failure of Completely open defecation free states

Ques.“The official sanitation policy has been uniquely focussed on building toilets. But the connection between good health and using toilets has not yet been made”, While critically analysing the given statement describe the factors which resulted in the failure of accomplishment of “Completely open defecation free states”, a goal of the government. What measures should be taken to resolve the issue? According to 2011 census, 70 per cent of rural households do not have a toilet, whereas a substantial portion of households with access to Continue reading →

Policy approach on female agency is needed to tackle crime against women

Ques. “The ‘male backlash’ theory suggests that a woman’s independence signifies a challenge to a culturally prescribed norm and hence results in physical aggression”, while critically analysing the given statement highlight the need of reforms and policies for injustice against women in India. The status of women in India has been subject to many great changes over the past few millennia. From equal status with men in ancient times through the low points of the medieval period,[6] to the promotion of equal rights by many Continue reading →

INS Arihant

Ques. Write a short note on: INS Arihant INS Arihant is the lead ship of India’s Arihant-class of nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarines. The INS Arihant is to be the first of the expected five in the class of submarines designed and constructed as a part of the Indian Navy’s secretive Advanced Technology Vessel (ATV) project. Features: The 6,000 tonne vessel, 111-metre bulk powered by an 83-megawatt uranium reactor.  The submarine is capable of lurking effectively undetectable at depth almost indefinitely. The completion of the INS Arihant will Continue reading →

Issue of Smuggling of migrants

Ques. “Smuggling of migrants is a highly profitable business with low risk of detection”, while analysing the given statement describe the role and working of the govt. to address the issue of Smuggling of migrants. People smuggling (also called human smuggling) is “the facilitation, transportation, attempted transportation or illegal entry of a person or persons across an international border, in violation of one or more countries’ laws, either clandestinely or through deception, such as the use of fraudulent documents”. People smuggling generally takes place with Continue reading →

Limitations to the role, power and mandates of National commission for SC

Ques. “The National Commission for Scheduled Castes is not an adjudicatory body and its reports, which are recommendatory in nature, cannot be equated with the civil court’s decrees or orders”, while critically analysing the given statement describe the role of National Commission for Scheduled Castes as well as limitation to its powers and mandate. National Commission for Scheduled Castes is an Indian constitutional body established with a view to provide safeguards against the exploitation of Scheduled Castes and to promote and protect their social, educational, Continue reading →

Economic crisis in India

Ques. “The problems of the economy stem from macroeconomic imbalances and corruption and unless they are addressed, the economy will not recover. The need today is not only for decisive leadership but also for a new, holistic macroeconomic approach” while analyzing the given statement critically examine the prevailing economic crisis and measures to be taken to boost economy of India. A high rate of inflation that persists, declining growth, inadequate employment generation, fiscal deficit, current account deficit (CAD) and corruption all contributed to the slow economic Continue reading →

Slow growth rate of India’s dairy sector

Ques2. What measures and initiatives have been taken by the government of India to boast its dairy sector since post-independence period? What are its consequences and why still India records slow growth rate in milk production? In the history of dairy development, decade of ‘90s has been important on various accounts, India emerged as the largest producer of milk in the world and milk emerged as one of the biggest contributor to the value of agricultural output in the country. The government’s role in boasting Continue reading →

Inflation in India

Ques. “Food price inflation in India clearly underscores the need for understanding the heterogeneities across food commodities”, while analysing the given statement describe the causes of inflation and measures to be taken by the government of India to deal with it. Inflation is the percentage change in the value of the Wholesale Price Index (WPI) on a year-on year basis. It effectively measures the change in the prices of a basket of goods and services in a year. Inflation occurs due to an imbalance between Continue reading →

Centering the Northeast

Ques. Critically analyse the key areas that needs to be emphasised to take the north-eastern states out of its insurgency grip, mobilise leaders of substance and work out a decentralised multi-level development strategy aimed at fostering the region’s growth. The Northeast region of India comprising of eight states – Assam, Nagaland, Manipur, Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram, Tripura and Sikkim– a region poorly connected to the Indian mainland by a small corridor, and surrounded by many countries such as Bhutan, Myanmar, Bangladesh and China, is the setting Continue reading →