DMPQ-Discuss the feasibility of ‘one nation one election’ strategy in order to make india’s democracy more efficient.

The Election Commission is one agency in India that works round the clock, throughout the year. The Panchayat, District Board, State Assemblies, Legislative Council, Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha, President, Vice-President all require supervision by the Election Commission of India. Enumeration of votes, verification of voters’ list and delimitation of constituencies take up almost all the … Read more

DMPQ-Throw light on the significance of National Mission on Biodiversity and human well being for saving Biodiversity and securing Earth’s Future.

Globally, there has been a 7% loss of intact forests since 2000, and recent assessments indicate that over a million species might be lost forever during the next several decades. Further, climate change and the ongoing pandemic will put additional stresses on our natural ecosystems. India is not an exception to these trends. Today, it … Read more

DMPQ-. Explain how Boosting Blue Economy can help in recovery of India’s Economy after Pandemic .

One of the major challenges following the pandemic is the loss of livelihoods and jobs. The road to recovery and growth goes through the ocean. The Blue Economy represents enormous potential for sustainable economic activity and job creation after the crisis. India has a unique maritime position, with a 7,517-km long coastline and an Exclusive … Read more

DMPQ-. Explain how digitalization of India’s Judicial Institutes can boost the justice system. Also mention the challenges of it.

. In popular perception, Indian courts are not associated first with the delivery of justice, but with long delays and difficulties for ordinary litigants. According to data released by the Supreme Court in the June 2020 newsletter of the e-Committee, 3.27 crore cases are pending before Indian courts, of which 85,000 have been pending for … Read more

DMPQ-. “Planing for India’s smart cities must include the tree planting”. Discuss.

. Every year since 1974, nations, communities and individuals across the globe have come together on June 5 to celebrate and remember our duty towards the planet and our future generations by observing World Environment Day. This year, the United Nations Decade on Ecosystem Restoration is being launched, building towards the goals of this decade. … Read more

DMPQ- The confidentiality around the Electoral bonds defeats the very purpose they were created for”. Discuss.

. In 2014, the Delhi High Court held that both the Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) were guilty of illegally accepting donations from two companies registered in India but whose controlling shareholder was Vedanta, a foreign company. The court held that this was in contravention of the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act (FCRA), 1976, … Read more

DMPQ- “Climate change is creating need for the policy framework for managing multiple risks from overlapping hazards”. Discuss with recent examples.

. Recently, India has been hit by two cyclones, first the Western Coast (Cyclone Tauktae) and then the eastern coast (Cyclone Yass). The increasing frequency of environmental hazards indicate the vulnerability owing to climate change. However, the more concerning matter is the occurrence of overlapping hazards.For example, while the Yaas cyclone caused immediate damage, the … Read more

DMPQ-. Discuss how FPO’s (Food Producing Organizations) can transform India’s Agriculture.

. It is not unsurprising that in today’s world, most small farmers do not want their children to follow in their footsteps. With a monthly household income of less than ?6,000, fragmented landholdings and a 30 per cent probability of buying seeds and pesticides that could be adulterated or spurious, small and marginal farmers in … Read more

DMPQ-. Discuss the challenges faced by Indian Federalism in current India.

. Federalism believes in shared sovereignty and territoriality between multiple constituent units of governance. In India, Federalism is a device to accommodate India’s multiple linguistic, religious, and ethnic identities. Presently, in different parts of the world, the federal system of government is facing some of its biggest trials yet, from the Covid-19 pandemic. However, much … Read more

DMPQ-“Economic growth alone can not solve the challenge of development, to do so income levels needs of people need to increase as well”. Comment

. The provisional estimates of annual national income (2020-21), released on May 31 by the National Statistical Office, did not have any surprises, but for one, that is, there is nothing encouraging in the numbers. The agriculture sector continued its impressive growth performance, reiterating that it still remains as the vital sector of the economy, … Read more

DMPQ-The One Nation One Ration Card is the most far-reaching reform of the public distribution ecosystem since the Food Security Act.” Comment.

. As the Supreme Court’s deadline for all states to join the One Nation, One Ration Card (ONORC) initiative nears, this is an opportune time to examine how the scheme has fared in its first two years. ONORC allows a beneficiary to access his food entitlements from anywhere in India irrespective of the place where … Read more

DMPQ-Explain how Covid-19 pandemic has effected Women labour force in India.

. Women tend to be the backbone of society during crises, even as they are also more likely to face the disproportionate impacts of such events. The Covid-19 pandemic is no different. It has severely exacerbated existing gendered barriers, widened India’s gender gap in the workforce, and affected (overwhelmingly female) caregivers and frontline workers. Moreover, … Read more

DMPQ-. What is G-7’s Build back better proposal ? Explain it’s implications for India.

G-7 leaders finally came around with the proposed Build Back Better World (B3W) to counter China’s rising influence across 100-plus countries through Belt Road Initiative (BRI) projects. The proposal, though at a nascent stage, aims to address the infrastructure investment deficit in developing and lower income countries — the space which has been increasingly captured … Read more

DMPQ-Suggest healthcare measures for India’s health system in the wake of current pandemic.

. The Covid-19 pandemic reiterates the importance of Public Health systems. The private health sector which accounts for 70% of healthcare services in India, is playing only a supporting role. There is a need to address the constraints and revamp of the public health system in India which would not only enable improved handling of … Read more

DMPQ-. Discuss why Surveillance reforms are the need of the hour in the wake of the Pegasus project reveal.

The ‘Pegasus Project’ says that over 300 verified Indian mobile telephone numbers, including those used by ministers, opposition leaders, journalists, the legal community, businessmen, government officials, scientists, rights activists and others, were targeted using spyware made by the Israeli firm, NSO Group. In India the government can surveillance through existing laws that offer impunity for … Read more

DMPQ-“India needs an economic stimulus that can also aid green energy transition.”

A large demand stimulus seems necessary in getting the V-shaped economic recovery that we need. A green stimulus can create demand, address air pollution and accelerate the green energy transition.  In a few months from now, around Diwali, the burning of rice crop residue in northern India will create an air pollution crisis. This can … Read more

DMPQ-Discuss the need of expension of India’s Foreign policy canvas in a post pandemic world.

At one level, a new global tax is being worked upon. The objective is not only to establish a minimum corporate tax regime but also a system where certain profits of large companies will be taxed where they are generated. Carve-outs to suit specific requirements are being carefully negotiated.  Separately, carbon border levies are being … Read more

DMPQ- . Discuss the challenges India faces in making it a digitally enabled Society.

Covid-19 has exposed the deep faultlines that hobble India’s transition towards a more digitally enabled society. During the pandemic, several essential services, ranging from access to healthcare services – including vaccines – to education, livelihoods, and rations — have felt the effects of unequal distribution of technology in the country. With increasing inequalities and the … Read more

DMPQ- . Discuss the challenges India’s Defence challenges in the wake of two fronts war.

. Given the key geostrategic challenges, emanating from the threat of two-front war (against China and Pakistan combinedly), India faces the complex threats and challenges spanning the full spectrum of conflict from nuclear to sub-conventional. Thus, required reorganisation of the armed forces for effective and efficient utilisation of its resources. Meanwhile, the Chief of Defence … Read more

DMPQ- “Farm reforms must be oriented towards minimising risk and increasing returns for farmers.” Elaborate.

At the height of the farm protests, the ideologically charged rhetoric that the new farm laws would result in a corporate takeover of Indian farms led to the toppling of Reliance cell towers in Punjab. Soon afterward, Reliance issued an official statement that the company had no interest in entering the farm sector. The result … Read more

DMPQ- Discuss how New Education policy, 2020 can transform India’s Higher Education.

. Higher Education Institutes (HEIs) have shown a consistent growth in both the quality and the quantity of research in the past decade. India currently ranks third globally in terms of the total research output, accounting for 5.31% of the total of research publications. Of three aspects — education, knowledge generation (research and development) and … Read more

DMPQ- The spread and speed of the destruction caused by climate change presents India a policy dilemma regarding Energy sector.” Elaborate.

The events of the past month have caught even the most alarmist of climate scientists by surprise. In China, 1.2 million people were displaced in the province of Henan by what was reported as a “once in a 1,000-year downpour”. In Russia, the Siberian city of Yakutsk, better known for its subzero winter temperatures faced … Read more

DMPQ- Do you agree that disruptions in parliament demands for extention of working days ?

. Disruption is replacing discussion as the foundation of our legislative functioning. The passionate debate that should inform the country is taking place everywhere other than in Parliament. Lok Sabha has had a simple code of conduct for its MPs since 1952. Earlier, the rules required MPs not to interrupt the speech of others, maintain … Read more

DMPQ- Discuss how formation of ministry of cooperation will help India’s cooperative sector.

. Cooperatives, as an organic idea and an organisational platform, are relevant, if re-imagined and implemented skilfully. Carving out a ministry for cooperation must be understood in the context of the cooperative sector’s immense transformative powerthat has not been optimally realised so far. The objective of the new ministry isto strive towards creating a legal, … Read more

DMPQ- Discuss how Abnormal Weather incidents, caused by global warming have the potential to give rise to various global scale pandemic.

In the summer of 2016, a heatwave washed over Europe, thawing permafrost in the north. In the Arctic soil of Siberia, bacteria began stirring—anthrax, to be specific. The thawing, shifting ground exposed a reindeer carcass buried and frozen in 1941. The anthrax spores from the body found their way into the top layer of soil … Read more

DMPQ- Despite India being self sufficient in food production, still faces huge hunger crisis. Discuss the causes of India’s Hunger problem specially mentioning Food Security and Nutrition in the World (SOFI) report.

.  India was home to the largest number of undernourished people in the world even before the Covid-19 pandemic. The latest edition of the State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World (SOFI) report, released jointly by five UN organisations in July, reveals that the pandemic and failure on the part of state to … Read more

DMPQ- “India is facing the challenge of aging out Thermal power plant.” Elaborate . Also mention the risks associated with older power plants.

As part of the Union Budget addressfor 2020-21, the Union Finance Minister said that the shutting down of old coal power plants, which are major contributors to emissions, will aid the achievement of India’s Nationally Determined Contributions. Since plants older than 25 years make up around 20% of the total installed thermal capacity in the … Read more

DMPQ-Discuss the diplomatic counter measures India needs to face the challenge of China in it’s Eastern border.

. The agreement for mutual disengagement of troops by China and India at the friction point of Gogra in eastern Ladakh is a step forward forrestoring the status quo ante of April 2020 (Galwan Clash), when Chinese forces made a series of preplanned intrusions across the Line of Actual Control (LAC). Including Gogra, Galwan and … Read more

DMPQ-Covid pandemic has shrunk the global trade and economy and in order to come out of this challenge global cooperation will play significant role.” Elaborate.

The devastating impact of Covid-19 pandemic has shrunk the world economy by 4.4% and global trade by 5.3%; job losses have been estimated to be to the tune of 75 million. Around the world, countries have responded to pandemic-induced shortages with protectionist reactions and nationalist aspirations with the potential to disrupt complex cross-border supply chains. … Read more

DMPQ-Discuss the need of Urban job safety net in the wake of devastating job loss after covid- 19 lockdown.

During the pandemic, governments all overthe world faced the difficult choice ofsaving lives versus protecting livelihoods. According to the World Economic Outlook report of April, 2021 of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), almost all countries, except China, experienced economic contraction last year. The global GDP shrunk by 3.3%. India’s GDP fell by 8%. As per … Read more

DMPQ-Discuss how Artificial Intelligence can bolster India’s efforts towards Digital governance. Also mention the challenges associated with it.

. In recent years there has been the proliferation of digital adoption across India, facilitated by the government’s focus on the JAM Trinity (Jan DhanAadhaar-Mobile) to create a digital identity for each citizen. From an internet penetration of just 4% in 2007, India currently covers nearly 55% of the population, and is slated to reach … Read more

DMPQ- . Afghanistan’s takeover by Taliban presents great danger to India’s Security. Discuss India’s options to deal with this challenge.

. Afghanistan has been plunged into chaos after the Taliban took overin the wake of the pullout of American forcesfrom the country. It not only ensured a swift Taliban advance across Afghanistan but also a peaceful surrender of Kabul. Reports from the provinces point to gross human rights abuses by the Taliban. Ifthe newTaliban dispensation … Read more

DMPQ- MSME’s (Micro,small and medium sized enterprises) Are key to India’s goal of 5 trillion dollar Economy. MSME’s access to credit is very important in this regard.” Elaborate.

. The Prime Minister’s dream of a USD 5-trillion Indian economy by 2025 along with effective financial inclusion and sustainable economic outcomes is premised on investment from both domestic and foreign investors. Government expenditure can only provide a stimulus, but cannot alone take India to PM’s goal. For domestic private investments to happen,the role of … Read more

DMPQ- . Explain why Lok Sabha speaker’s impartiality in the house is vital for the functioning democracy.

The Office of the Speaker occupies a pivotal position in our parliamentary democracy. It has been said of the Office of the Speaker that while the members of Parliament represent the individual constituencies, the Speaker represents the full authority of the House itself. He/She symbolizes the dignity and power of the House over which he/she … Read more

DMPQ- “To Achieve the ‘Sustainable developmental Goals’ (SDG’s) set by United Nations India needs the localization of Development model.” Discuss.

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a global effort that has one major objective — achieving a better future for all. To achieve these global and national targets, localisation is a crucial lever. It correlates how local and State governments can support the accomplishments of the SDGs through bottom-up action, and how the SDGs can provide … Read more

DMPQ- . Discuss how getting big businesses to make strategy against the climate change is the key to fight the challange.

. The latest IPCC report released in August,2021 has issued “a code red warning to humanity”. Its main message is that the Earth is rapidly deteriorating, there is no getting away from climate change and this is happening because of human “influence.” While it cautions about extreme weather events like heat waves, heavy rainfall, floods, … Read more

DMPQ- Discuss the important steps required to make cyclone resilient planning for India.

The severe cyclones, Tauktae and Yaas, which battered India earlier this year, made landfall on the country’s western coast, Gujarat, and the eastern coast, Odisha, respectively. Both storms caused massive damage to infrastructure, the agricultural sector, and houses. Around 2.5 million people were evacuated to cyclone shelters and relief camps in these two States. The … Read more

DMPQ- Do you agree to ensure justice India needs to conduct caste census ?

The caste system is India’s nemesis and has severely restricted the country’s ability to realise its immense potential and become a great nation in science,technology, knowledge, art, sport and economic prosperity. Studies suggest that 94% of marriages are endogamous; 90% of menial jobs are performed by the deprived castes, whereasthis figure isreversed in white-collarjobs. This … Read more

DMPQ- Discuss the challenges of Higher Education in Regional languages. Also suggest some measures to deal with these challenges.

In India, teaching and learning have largely been in foreign languages whereas Indian languages have never got the much deserving importance in the field. However,the National Education Policy, 2020 (NEP, 2020) has emphasized the use of regional languages for instruction at the primary and higher education levels. With regard to this, the All India Council … Read more

DMPQ- Dropping out of schools of girls is the biggest challenge India is facing . State the causes of problems . Also suggest some measures to solve this challenge.

. For the past few decades, Indian women have taken a great stride in all fields of activity. Yet, a lot remains to be achieved. Indian women excelled in the Olympic Games for India. There is no reason for it to be otherwise in any other field, especially education, given the right support. As a … Read more

DMPQ- . Explain the significance of women’s education in order to make india an empowered and inclusive society.

. Women’s Education play a significant role in making a country inclusive and empowered society in more than one ways. Higher Social Return: The global average for the private rate of return (the increase in an individual’s earnings) with just one extra year ofschooling is about 9%, while the socialreturns of an extra year ofschool … Read more

DMPQ- . Discuss how food fortification can play crucial role in dealing with India’s nutritional challenges.

The Prime Minister emphasised the need to ensure “poshan” (nutrition) to the country’s women and children. He announced that, by 2024, rice provided to the poor under any government scheme — PDS, mid-day-meal, anganwadi — will be fortified. Leveraging science to attack the complex challenge of malnutrition, particularly forlow-income and vulnerable sections of the society, … Read more

DMPQ- Martial rape is an indignity to women. Discuss the issues associated with Martial rape exception.

. A recent case in Chhattisgarh High Court hasreignited the debate about non-criminalisation of marital rape. Even though many legal amendments have been done in criminal law forthe protection of the women, the noncriminalization of marital rape in India undermines the dignity and human rights of women. Not with standing this, the discrepancies and failings … Read more

DMPQ- . Discuss the significance of BRICS organization in the changing geostrategic world. Also mention the challenges associated with the success of this Organization.

. The 13th BRICS summit 2021 is set to be held in digital format under India’s chairmanship. This plurilateral grouping comprising Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa is chaired by turn. India held the chair in 2012 and 2016 too. The grouping succeeded up to a point but it now confronts multiple challenges. It … Read more

DMPQ- “Enforcing Contracts is the key to India’s Ease of Doing Business”. Elaborate.

. One of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s key initiatives after taking charge in 2014 was to rapidly boost India’s global ranking in the World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business (EoDB). The war-like mission was taken up with efficient coordination by the Prime Minister’s Office, driven energetically by the then Secretary DIPP Amitabh Kant with concerned … Read more

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