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Question 65

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“Non-violence is the first article of my faith. It is also the last article of my creed.” – M. K. Gandhi

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  • An interesting story to elucidate the importance of non-violence goes like this. A father had two son, completely different in nature. While one employed all wrong means to get the things, the other through sword of non-violence used to get the same, though the time taken in later case used to more. As time passed by, the son having liking for knee…

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Question 66

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Is India Still Burdened With Colonial Legacy? Critically Comment.

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  • The start of British rule began in India with the setting up of British East India Company in Surat in 17th century. Initially set up for trade purposes, slowly and slowly, it started to gain political clout in India and ultimately made it a colony of Britain. As such, it started to suppress Indians in every field, be it political, social, economic…

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Question 67

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Is Scientific Temper Opposed to Superstition or Can it Cohabit Easily with Superstition?

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  • Among many dualism that existed persistently with the human evolution, the dualism of scientific temper and the superstitious believes is the one that defies all ages. History has witnessed both the streams challenging each other՚s competence and facing each other in an antagonistic way.
  • This continuous state of tug of war between the two poses many…

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Question 68

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Should Women be allowed to fight in Combat, Including in Infantry?

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  • “She was the only man among the rebels.” So spoke General Hugh Rose of East India Company about the valor of Rani Laxmi Bai in the Revolt of 1857. More than 150 years have passed since that fateful year, and we are still engaged in a debate whether women should be allowed to participate in a combat role or not.
  • In this essay we will see the reasons …

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Question 69

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Multilateralism Vs Regionalism: Which is good for World Economy?

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  • An economist rightly observed, “if one has to find the underlying current influencing all global dynamics, it is economy.” And in this globalization era, most nations have accepted globalization as a reality in happening. It has its benefits for the world given sufficient safeguards for tis undesirable effects. Every country wants to take on global…

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Question 70

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Coexistence of Religion and Science in India

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  • India has been one of the oldest continuous civilization, till date. Its contribution both in field of science and religion has been remarkable. From invention of Zero in mathematics and Buddhism in religion, India՚s contribution to the world has been remarkable and unparalleled. In this land the science and religious ideas both have coexisted and …

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Question 71

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“It takes a whole village to raise a child”

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  • “Hum laye Hein toofaan se Kashti nikal ke, is Desh Ko rakhnaa mere Bach chon sambhaal ke” (We have brought the boat from the vagaries of storms, take care of this country (boat) my children) .
  • These inspirational lines show the kind of hope that our forefathers expected from the newer generations. In a way children decide the future of a country. Th…

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Question 72

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“Cleanliness is next to Godliness”

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  • “Nanhe munhe bachche Teri mutthi me Kya Hai … Mutthi me Hai takdeer humari …” Uttar Pradesh՚s Dangrole village seems to have drawn inspiration from this famous song to power-boost the Swachh Bharat mission. In the village՚s primary schools, students are taught the importance of cleanliness, and they, in turn, spread the word to their families and i…

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Question 73

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“In the end, it՚s not the years in your life that count. It՚s the life in your years.” – Abraham Lincoln

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  • The memory of one of the greatest Indians is haunting us each and every moment since the last few days. A boy from a poor family who sold newspapers to support family՚s income grew up to become the missile man of India. Yes, I am talking about people՚s President Dr. A P J Abdul Kalam who passed away recently. The qualitative way in which he loved h…

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Question 74

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Poverty and Pollution – Interrelationship

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  • Before the colonization of India by the British, India՚s GDP was believed to be 25 % of the world՚s GDP. That was the time when the Mughals ruled the nation . Rulers like Akbar, Jahangir, and Humayun were not just able administrators but patrons of Art. Their art form widely depicted nature which included plants, trees, animals etc.
  • Likewise in the …

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Question 75

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India՚s challenge is science, not pseudo-science

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  • It is science that acts as “perfect antidote” not only to the pseudoscience but also to many superstitions. Today “deficiencies in science” and “abundance of pseudo-science” are challenging our nation՚s growth prospects. As science itself is anti-dote to pseudo-science we don՚t need to mention separately about issues related to pseudoscience. Sprea…

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Question 76

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Is India too soft to become a global power?

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  • The significant economic growth achieved in the past two decades has created a new vision for India in the global stage. Many political observers believe that China and India are going to replace the West՚s domination in the global political arena in the next 50 years. At the same time, India՚s critics hold a view that unlike China, India does not …

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Question 77

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“He who has never learned to obey cannot be a good commander.” — Aristotle

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  • Leadership is the art, trade, or whatever we want to call it of inspiring people to follow your lead, by making them want to … or causing them to fear not to.
  • Aren ′ t we all curious to know how a single person can inspire rabid loyalty among others?
  • Everyone has this myth of leaders always having been leaders. But, that՚s not true. The best of leade…

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