DMPQ- Suggest some measures to curb the threats arise from the communalism.

. Communalism in India is used to denote the differences between the various religious groups and differences among the people of different communities. And generally it is used to catalyse communal violence between those groups. There is a need to reform the present criminal justice system, speedy trials and adequate compensation to the victims, may … Read more

DMPQ- . Discuss India’s major folk dances.

Bihu The Bihu dance is a folk dance from the Indian State of Assam related to the festival of Bihu. This Jogous dance is performed by both young men and women and is characterised by brisk dance steps, and rapid hand movement. Dancers wear traditionally colourful Assamese clothing. Bhangra Bhangra is a folk dance conducted … Read more

DMPQ- Sri Narayana Dharma Paripalana (SNDP) Movement in India

This movement was an example of a regional movement born out of conflict between the depressed classes and upper non-Brahmin castes. It was started by Sri Narayan Guru Swamy among the Ezhavas of Kerala, who were a caste of toddy trappers and were considered to be untouchables. The Ezhavas were the single largest caste group … Read more

DMPQ- Explain the Causes and solutions of Religious Conflicts.

Causes of Religious Conflicts 1. Difference in beliefs: People belonging to different religions have difference in their beliefs. This difference often leads to conflict. 2. Poor upbringing: The religious belief of a person has its root in his childhood. People learn what they see. If their ancestors were intolerant towards other religions, then they also … Read more

DMPQ- -Mention the Characteristics of culture .

Learned Behaviour Not all behaviour is learned, but most of it is learned; combing one’s hair, standing in line, telling jokes, criticising the President and going to the movie, all constitute behaviours which had to be learned. Sometimes the terms conscious learning and unconscious learning are used to distinguish the learning. For example, the ways … Read more

DMPQ- Dekho apna desh webinar series.

The Ministry of Tourism in India recently launched its “Dekho Apna Desh” webinar to offer tourism virtually. It is intended to provide an in-depth knowledge on several destinations in India alongwith information about the heritage of India. The first webinar, ‘City of Cities – Delhi’s Personal Diary’, took place on April 14, and touched upon … Read more

DMPQ- Discuss the significance of Media ethics in recent times.

Media ethics deals with specific ethical principles and standards of media, including broadcast media, film, theatre, the arts, print media and the internet. Media, being the fourth pillar of democracy has a major role in maintaining acceptable practices in society. Significance of responsible media during crisis Reduce panic During crisis there are high chances that … Read more

DMPQ- Write short note on Regionalism.

Regionalism is defined as a feeling of loyalty to a particular part of a country and a wish for it to be more politically independent. It is not just a territorial unit but a culmination of socio-economic and political factors. Regionalism can be defined in connotations both positive and negative. Positive regionalism means love towards … Read more

DMPQ-What was the status of society on the eve of Indian renaissance?

Society on the eve of Reform movements:   Depressing Social condition the condition of women was deplorable. The practice of sati came in for particular condemnation. The division of society according to birth resulting in the caste system was also criticized. The development of the Western culture and ideology forced the traditional institutions to revitalize themselves.  

DMPQ- Write down the impact of COVId-19 on education sector?

The impact of Covid-19 on education sector are as follows: Closing down of schools, colleges, universities due to the pandemic. Postponement of graduation and degree exams. Focus on e learning and Tele classes. Inter country migration of student got hampered due to Pandemic as various countries has put barrier on flight movement due to lockdown. … Read more

DMPQ-What do you understand by Social Contract Theory?

Social contract theory says that people live together in society in accordance with an agreement that establishes moral and political rules of behavior. Some people believe that if we live according to a social contract, we can live morally by our own choice and not because a divine being requires it. Over the centuries, philosophers … Read more

DMPQ-Gender Discrimination is still prevalent in 21st Century. Account for the reasons of such disparities.

Reasons for Gender discrimination: Socio-Cultural Factors. Patriarchal Mindset Social institution dominated by Male section. Women Purpose limited to reproduction and to strengthen alliance between two groups. Sati Pratha Dowry Practice Historical factors. Lack of will by organisation to impart gender parity. Lack of women leadership. Lack of women participation. Lack of opportunity. Equal pay are … Read more

DMPQ- Explain briefly the concept of ‘Rita’ and ‘Dharma’?

Rita is predecessor to Dharma and is the Original Rig Vedic concept which refers to the principle of natural order which regulates and coordinates the operation of the universe and everything within it. Rita refer to the moral rules that are levied on us by society. It’s our prerogative whether we follow them or not. … Read more

DMPQ- Write a short note on Asur Tribe.

Asur Tribe is an Austroasiatic ethnic group living primarily in the Indian state of Jharkhand. They are included in the list of Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups (PVTG’s). The main festival of the tribe includes Sarhul, Phagua, Navakhans among others. As per the 2011 census, the tribe has a population of around 23,000 in Latehar and … Read more

DMPQ-Sangeet Natak Academy.

The Sangeet NatakAkademi – India’s national academy for music, dance and drama – is the first National Academy of the arts set-up by the Republic of India. It was created by a resolution of the (then) Ministry of Education, Government of India, dated 31 May 1952 notified in the Gazette of India of June 1952. … Read more

DMPQ- CHapcharKut festival.

ChapcharKut Festival which is a state-level celebration of MIZORAM state. ChapcharKut is a festival held during the period when they cut bamboo trees and are been left to dry so that they can be burnt for jhumming farming. ChapcharKut is a celebration held in anticipation of a golden harvest. The sight of men and women dressed in … Read more

DMPQ- Hornbill Festival.

The tribes of Nagaland celebrate their festivals with appreciation and fervor. More than 60% of the population of Nagaland depends on agriculture and therefore most of their festivals revolve around agriculture. They consider their festivals sacred and so participation in these festivals is essential. To encourage inter-tribal interaction and to promote cultural heritage of Nagaland, … Read more

DMPQ- Enumerate the difference between Varna and Jatisystem.

Jati and Varna are two words that are very important while studying Indian social system. These are classifications of the traditional Indian society that confuse many people who are outsiders, especially westerners as they go for literal translation of these words. Varna: Literally ‘Varna’ means colour and originates from the world ‘Vri’ meaning the choice … Read more

DMPQ-Eye for an eye creates the whole world Blind. Do you agree with the statement? Discuss in the context of capital punishment as a part of our criminal Justice system?

Points against capital Punishment Value of human life Everyone thinks human life is valuable. Some of those against capital punishment believe that human life is so valuable that even the worst murderers should not be deprived of the value of their lives.   Right to live Everyone has an inalienable human right to life, even … Read more

DMPQ: Write a short note on Libra.

The mission for Libra is a simple global currency and financial infrastructure that empowers billions of people. Libra is made up of three parts that will work together to create a more inclusive financial system: It is built on a secure, scalable, and reliable blockchain; It is backed by a reserve of assets designed to give it intrinsic value; It … Read more

DMPQ- Discuss the different social problems faced by the Women of India.

Some of the major problems faced by Women in Indian society are: Selective abortion and love for male child Dowry Domestic violence Sexual harassment at workplace High crime rate against women/ high incidence of sexual harassment at workplace Lower participation in workforce, Legislative assemblies and Parliament, Unequal pay for equal work Lack of or minimum … Read more

DMPQ- How the crisis of Communal violence can be prevented. Suggest possible solution.

Measures to deal with communalism: Efficient criminal justice system. Sensitive policing developed early-warning indicators to prevent racial clashes. Prevent criminals to become Legislators and law makers. Hate speeches shall be dealt strictly. Regulation of social media and fake news factories. Development of scientific temper among the citizens and especially in schools. Codified guidelines for the … Read more

DMPQ- Social structure of Indian society is quite complex. Enumerate the elements of Indian society.

Social structure denotes the network of social relationship. The social relationship is created among the individuals when they interact with each other according to their statuses in accordance with the patterns of society. Features of Indian society: Complex society Mainly rural society with 70% of population residing in village. Casteism is deep rooted. Different cultural … Read more

DMPQ- Family as an institution is getting affected by the changes in society. Discuss the changes in the family and the causes of the changes.

Family is a smallest basic social unit which performs various functions like biological, psychological, economical etc. The form and the characteristics of the families are changing. Changes: Joint family to nuclear family. Concept of single mother, single father. Supreme court has given legal sanction to live in couple as family. The reasons for the changes … Read more

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

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