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Think, Learn & Perform (TLP) – UPSC GS Mains [Day 78]

  • November 16, 2015
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Day 78- ECONOMY & HOT


1. The base year and methodology for National Income Accounting has been changed.The new methodology has significantly revised the economic growth rate and put India at par with international standards of GDP estimation. How far this revision holds true to real economic growth of India?

6. Whether or not the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) should continue in the areas declared as ‘disturbed’ is a political question which requires consultations at the ground of it’s operation. Unfortunately, the lack of political will in this regard has further alienated the people in these areas. What is your assessment of this argument? Critically examine.


7. The recent law passed by the Gujarat government making voting compulsory in civic elections has good intentions. However, in terms of democratic rights and practicality of implementation, it may not hold water. What is your opinion in this regard? Substantiate.


8. Powerful countries of the world have often taken recourse to sanctions and unilateral war against other countries. Recently, the former UK Prime Minister apologized for some of the mistakes that were committed by his administration in the assessment of intelligence and also the way things shaped up after the war in Iraq. However, there hardly seems any possibility of an international platform condemning such blunders or holding the powerful countries accountable for the war crimes. In a global order like this, how far principles of ethics in international relations hold importance? Analyse.

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