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Day 93 – HOT
1. The land boundary agreement concluded between India and Bangladesh will go a long way in addressing the issues of border security, illegal migration and drugs and arms trafficking. Do you agree? Also discuss the significance of this agreement in bringing about development to the states adjoining Bangladesh.
2.The present draft of the Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Bill has seen intense public and parliamentary debate. What are the contentious provisions of this bill? Discuss the ways in which consumer protection and welfare can be promoted in the real estate sector.
3. The demand for criminalizing marital rape has come from various social quarters, notably women activists. It is often argued however, that the institution of marriage is so sacred and sacrosanct to the Indian society that the decision to criminalize marital rape can be counterproductive and it won’t make much of a difference. What do you think? Discuss.
4. Issues pertaining to governance, funding, institutional oversight and sustainability are the major stumbling blocks in the path of creating 100 smart cities. What are these issues? Discuss. Also suggest ways that can truly impart smartness to the urban landscape in India.
5. There are several irritants in Indo-China relations that include the ongoing border dispute, China’s role in Pakistan, Indian role in the Pacific etc. However, the evolution of Indo-China relations in the past few years has shown how economy can deal with politics. What do you understand by this statement? Elucidate.