DMPQ: Spiritual tourism potential is largely untapped. Do you agree with the statement. Discuss the steps taken by the government to promote spiritual tourism.

Since the ancient times, India has been known as the Hub of several religions and practices. Hinduism, Islam, Christianity, Jainism, Sikhism are the most popular religions in India. There have been significant centers for all these religions which are the places for the communal worship and social harmony. The Kings who had been ruling the … Read more

DMPQ-. According to many sociologists, in contemporary India, the traditional joint families are being replaced by functional joint families. What do you understand by functional joint families? Why such trend is on increase in recent years?

Features of Traditional joint family include common residence, common kitchen, common property and participation in common family worship etc. Indian family system since ancient period was basically traditional joint family system. However in recent years it has been replaced by functional joint family. Functional joint family, according to sociologist IP Desai, means a family where … Read more

DMPQ-“Political and economic empowerment of women is necessary, but not a sufficient condition for improving social status of women in India.” Comment

Political empowerment is an organized effort to increase control over resources and regulative institutions on the part of groups and movements of those hitherto excluded from such control. Political empowerment of women means to give political rights to women. These political rights include right to vote, right to get elected and equal participation and representation … Read more

DMPQ- “Dr. Ambedkar gave the slogan of Educate, Agitate and Organize.” In your opinion, how this slogan is relevant today in the Empowerment of the Depressed Class?

Ambedkar’s Vision of Education Bhim Rao Ambedkar was an educational Pragmatist. His educational philosophy stresses the development of person and his environment. He was highly influenced by the John Dewey’s philosophy of education. He emphasized education as one of the basic need for human. According to him education is not only a ladder for social … Read more

DMPQ- Write down the salient features of Janani Suraksha Yojana.

Janani Suraksha Yojana (JSY) is a safe motherhood intervention under the National Health Mission (NHM). The Yojana was launched on 12th April 2005. It is being implemented in all states and UTs. It  is a 100 % centrally sponsored scheme and it integrates cash assistance with delivery and post-delivery care. Objectives: It was Launched for reducing maternal and neonatal mortality, to promote institutional … Read more

DMPQ- What is mob lynching and discuss the causes of Mob lynching.

Mob lynching is attacking some one, physically assaulting a person leading to death, by a group of people loosely connected to each other, on the basis of some false information, mostly on the basis of unconfirmed rumours like cow slaughter, beef eating, child lifting, theft, enticing women, etc.  Reasons for higher incidence of mob lynching … Read more

DMPQ- Although untouchability is totally banned in India, Modern forms of untouchability still prevail in India. Do you agree with the statement?

  Discrimination against Dalits penetrates numerous aspects of daily life in India. It affects access to education and medical facilities and imposes restrictions on housing and what kind of work Dalits can carry out. Denial of rented house to dalit community by non dalit community. Discriminatory behaviour with dalit community at university level especially in … Read more

DMPQ-Write a short note on religious fundamentalism?

Fundamentalism refers to one’s unwavering belief in the infallibility of the religious / philosophical scriptures in all matters of faith, religion an d philosophy. The attachment or belief is such strong that the believer takes a militant stand sometimes. Its purpose is to reaffirm the key theologic al tenets of one’s religion and stress on … Read more

DMPQ-Write a short note on Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana.

PMMVY is a conditional cash transfer scheme introduced in 2016. It works under the Ministry of Women and Child Development. It provides partial wage compensation to women for wage loss during child birth and child care and to provide conditions for safe delivery and good nutrition and feeding practice. A cash incentive of Rs. 5000/- … Read more

DMPQ- Explain the concept of Modernity.

Modernity may be understood as the common behavioural system that is historically associated with the urban, industrial, and literate and participant societies of Western Europe and North America. It is characterised by a rational and scientific world-view, growth and the ever increasing application of science and technology, which is coupled with the continuous adaptation of … Read more

DMPQ-Explain the following term: a) Empathy b) Compassion c) Sympathy

a) Empathy: It involves, first, seeing someone else’s situation from his/ her perspective, and, second, sharing that person’s emotions, including, if any, his distress. Empathy, is the act of putting yourself in someone else’s shoes. It occurs when you are truly trying to understand or experience someone else’s emotions, as if they were your own. … Read more

DMPQ- Traditionalism vs modernism

Traditions represent the Actual Identity of particular society, while getting rid of them is supposed to be a sign of modernity. Traditions, quite often, keep us United, but modernity, usually, takes us apart from each other. A tradition implies an established method or practice; belief or custom, passed on to us by our ancestors. Much … Read more

DMPQ- Differentiate between Peer groups and Social Groups.

Peer groups A peer group is a social group whose members have interests, social positions and age in common. This is where children can escape supervision and learn to form relationships on their own. The influence of the peer group typically peaks during adolescence however peer groups generally only affect short term interests unlike the … Read more

DMPQ-What is the ability model and mixed model in Emotional intelligence?

Ability Model: Mayer and Salovey introduced the concept of emotional intelligence (Ability Model). According to them, Emotional intelligence is the ability to perceive emotions, to access and generate emotions so as to assist thought, to understand emotions and emotional knowledge, and to reflectively regulate emotions so as to promote emotional and intellectual growth. Mixed Model: … Read more

DMPQ- How can Social Policies works as an vehicle for Social Development?

First among social policy clusters essential for social development is the identification, selection, and development of an appropriate range and mix of resources, sufficient in quantity and suitable in quality, to satisfy the basic biological and the social and psychological needs of the entire population. Policies for resource selection and development should preclude greedy, exploitative … Read more

DMPQ:What is the ability model and mixed model in Emotional intelligence?

Ability Model: Mayer and Salovey introduced the concept of emotional intelligence (Ability Model).According to them, Emotional intelligence is the ability to perceive emotions, to access and generate emotions so as to assist thought, to understand emotions and emotional knowledge, and to reflectively regulate emotions so as to promote emotional and intellectual growth. Mixed Model: The mixed … Read more

DMPQ:What is Attitude? Write down the characteristics of attitude?

Attitudes are the complex combination of things we tend to call personality, beliefs,values, behaviours, and motivations. It can fall anywhere along a continuum from very favourable to very unfavourable. All people, irrespective of their status or intelligence, hold attitudes. Characteristics of Attitude: Enduring: Integral component of personality Acquired: Developed through socialisation. Subject-Object relationship: Objectification of … Read more

DMPQ:Attaining impeccable integrity is a daunting task but there is negative perception in Public regarding survival of impeccable integrity. According to you what are the reasons for such Perceptions?

Integrity is the full convergence of actions and thoughts. When these two components meet impeccable integrity is achieved. It is one of the foundational values which are expected of civil servant. But there is public perception that integrity cannot be achieved. The reasons are as follows: There is a general perception that people with impeccable … Read more

DMPQ- Concept of Total Revolution of Indian Society.

The germs of the concept of Total Revolution lie deeply embedded in Gandhi’s teachings to which Jayaprakash Narayan, the leader of Total Revolution turned as a result of his disillusionment with what might be called “conventional wisdom of revolution and conventional technique” of change. Total Revolution is a further extension of Gandhi’s thought on socio-economic … Read more

DMPQ:What is integrity? Name different types of integrity.

Word Integrity comes from the Latin word Integer meaning whole or complete. Itmeans soundness of moral principles. Person must be consistent across time andsituations.Persons’ inner sense of wholeness deriving from honesty and consistent uprightnessof character.A person with integrity does right things for right reasons. Integrity involves basingone’s actions on internally consistent framework or principles. People … Read more

DMPQ:What is Emotional Intelligence? List down itsapplication.

It is the ability to understand and regulate our emotions and that of others tohandle interpersonal relationships effectivelyIntelligence alone means the ability to acquire and apply knowledgeEI is inclusive of self awareness, self regulation, empathy, social skills and Motivation.  The major application are: Improve the performance of individual worker Improve in overall organisational performance Increase … Read more

DMPQ- Discuss the main Features of Indian Society.

India is a vast country and has a long history. Its society has evolved through the ages and has also been affected by foreign influences giving it extreme diversity and made unity amidst diversity a characteristic of the Indian society. However, to understand the process, we need to understand the meaning of diversity, unity and … Read more

DMPQ- Critical evaluate Urban naxalism or hoax ?

Urban Naxalism is a phenomenon where educated individuals living in cities provide legal and intellectual support to Naxalites. These individuals could be lawyers, professors, writers and activists who are not involved directly in Naxal activities. Some people claim that Urban naxals are the ‘invisible enemies’ of India, some of them have either been caught or … Read more

DMPQ-Cinema’s impact on Indian society

Since its beginning with the film ‘Raja Harish Chandra’ (1913), the cinema has remained the most powerful media for mass communication in India. Since its beginning with the film ‘Raja Harish Chandra’ (1913), the cinema has remained the most powerful media for mass communication in India. Cinema has the ability to combine entertainment with communication … Read more

DMPQ:Operation Insaniyat

In response to the humanitarian crisis being faced on account of the large influx of refugees into Bangladesh, Government of India has decided to extend assistance to Bangladesh. The relief material consists of items required urgently by the affected people, namely rice, pulses, sugar, salt, cooking oil, tea, ready to eat noodles, biscuits, mosquito nets … Read more

DMPQ:What is Paid news? What are the concerns associated with Paid news?

Paid news or paid content are those articles in newspapers, magazines and the electronic media which indicate favourable conditions for the institutions that has paid for it. The news is like an advertisement but without ad tag. Issues with paid news: Serious malpractice as it deceive citizens. Payment mode violate tax laws and election spending … Read more

DMPQ:RashtriyaArogaya Nidhi

The Scheme provides for financial assistance to patients, living below poverty line and who is suffering from major life threatening diseases, to receive medical treatment at any of the super specialty Government hospitals / institutes. It is a financial assistance towards treatment in Government Hospital including super speciality government hospital/ institutes as per guidelines. Budgetary … Read more

DMPQ:National Programme for Health Care of the Elderly(NPHCE)

Keeping in view the recommendations made in the “National Policy on Older Persons” as well as the state’s obligation under the Maintenance & Welfare of Parents & Senior Citizens Act 2007”, The MoHFW launched the NPHCE during the year 2010-11, in the 11th plan period, to address various health related problems of elderly people. The centre … Read more

DMPQ: Do you think untouchability is still rampant in India? (sociology)

Untouchability is prevalent in our society since ages. It is a product of the caste based society. Untouchability is prohibited and practicing untouchability is prohibited under article 18 of the constitution. Evenafter strong laws untouchability is still rampant. Inter-caste marriage is still below 5% which indicates non mingling of dominant caste and Dalits. New form … Read more

DMPQ: Discuss the significance of ashram vyavastha. (Sociology)

Significance of varnashrama in the past: Significance of Brahmacharya Ashram: To illuminate one’s mind. That’s why role of guru is important. Education and process of learning became organized in the absence of organized learning. Significance of Grihastha Ashram: Ensuring continuity of society through marriage, family, kinship institutions etc. Significance of Vanaprastha Ashram: This stage helps … Read more

DMPQ: What is secularism? How Indian concept of secularism is different from western form of secularism? ( sociology)

The word secularism was earlier used in negative sense. With increase of the rationality and intellectualness its meaning and reference both changed altogether. Western concept of secularism means complete separation of religion and state. Indian form of secularism is different. It means equal respect for all the religion. This form was in accordance to the … Read more

DMPQ:What are the reasons for low sex ratio in our country?

Sex selection and medical technology is misused in India for detecting the sex of unborn child and ultimately for the) sex selection, Female foetuses, thus identified and aborted. gender inequality Lack of female empowerement Dowry and other social evils due to low contribution of female in economy of house female are not considered as important … Read more

social security benefits is one of the most important aspect of welfare state. In this context discuss the provisions of Pradhan mantrivayavandanda yojana.( Schemes)

with the rise in average life expectancy there is a need to provide the senior citizens with social security. Hence government of India came up with PMVVY to provide pension and hence income security.   Eligibility   A senior citizen above the age of 60 years of age will fall under the scheme.   Available … Read more

DMPQ: social security benefits is one of the most important aspect of welfare state. In this context discuss the provisions of Pradhan mantrivayavandanda yojana. ( schemes)

with the rise in average life expectancy there is a need to provide the senior citizens with social security. Hence government of India came up with PMVVY to provide pension and hence income security.   Eligibility   A senior citizen above the age of 60 years of age will fall under the scheme.   Available … Read more

DMPQ: What are the causes of diversity in Indian society? (sociology)

Write down Intro Factors: Historical reasons: oldest society in the world. Long time period had led to growth of various social institution in its own way. Geographical reasons: Earlier the geographical barrier were difficult to crossed and hence become the cause for isolation and hence independent development which led to variety. Economic factors: Trade and … Read more

DMPQ: write down the features of Indian society. ( Society)

  Highly evolved society. Assimilatory in character. Presence of highly developed social institutions. A mix of traditionalism and modernity is also visible in Indian society. A balance of spiritualism and Modernity. Secular outlook and tolerant behaviour. Indian society is majorly patriarchal ( add patrilocal and patrilineal)in character. Indian society is multi class in character. Multi … Read more

DMPQ: Explain the following:        1)   Sanskritisation        2) Working capital        3) Caste system        4) Social accounting

What is Sanskritization? Ans:  Sanskritization or Sanskritisation is a particular form of social change found in India. It denotes the process by which castes placed lower in the caste hierarchy seek upward mobility by emulating the rituals and practices of the upper or dominant castes. It is a process by which a low caste or … Read more

DMPQ: Government policies and schemes for the welfare of tribals have not borne the desired result. List down the causes of the ineffectiveness of the schemes and policies . Give some suggestions to improve their condition.

Tribal areas are defined as an island of extreme poverty. About 85% of the tribal people are living below poverty line and 48% are still illiterate. The causes are as follows: Inadequate implementation of Constitutional safeguards. Denial of participation to tribals in development process Lack of accountability : Tribal administration is still elusive from any … Read more

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