Indian Society [IAS (Admin.) IAS Mains GS Paper 1 (Geography, Art & Culture, and History)]: Questions 33 - 37 of 47

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Question 33

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Appeared in Year: 2018

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Sustainable urban development needs to be led by the central government working closely with state and local governments. in this regard, it is said that India needs to develop its own national urban policy (NUP) as an instrument for applying a coherent set of interventions in relation to the future growth of cities, in partnership with all stakeholders. Discuss what features should NUP include. (250 Words February)

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  • India is in the midst of a major urbanization boom. As per Census 2011,377 million Indians comprising 31.1 % of the total population lived in urban areas. Going ahead, by 2030, India’s urban population is projected to increase to 600 million. However, this positive trend is also accompanied by its own unique set of issues.
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Question 34

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Discuss the achievements and contributions made by Dr Rukhmabai towards women empowerment in India. (150 Words November)

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  • Dr. Rakhmabhai Bhikaji was married off to Dadhaji Bhikaji at the age of 11. She had to fight a series of court battles on a compelled wedlock with her husband which she was not interested in. This raised the public opinion on child marriage and rights of women. She studied later at the London school of medicine and returned to India as

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Question 35

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Rent control policies are counterproductive – they are politically unviable and potentially too disruptive economically. Examine. (250 Words February)

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Rent Control:

A price control that limits the amount a property owner can charge for renting out a home, apartment or other real estate. Rent control acts as a price ceiling by preventing rents either from being charged above a certain level or from increasing at a rate higher than a predetermined percentage.

Issues with Rent Control:

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Question 36

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Urban India faces considerable gaps along the full cycle of sanitation. Discuss priorities and strategies that urban India should focus on to make Indian cities clean. (250 Words November)

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  • Cities of today’s world are facing major issue of waste generation and its disposal, also, the local authorities and administration are facing the biggest challenge in terms of maintaining cleanliness at public places. Importance of sanitation is immense. It is not merely a hygiene concern; it has serious health and economic implicatio

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Question 37

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Do you consider training Dalit and tribal youth to become priests a reformative and a revolutionary step? Justify your answer. Also examine how does different sections of society view this step that’s being initiated at a conservative religious institution such as the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam’s (TTD). (250 Words February)

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Dalits have been discriminated by the upper castes since many centuries. The recent move by Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam’s (TTD), which manages the country’s richest religious centre, to appoint Dalits, Adivasis and fishermen as priests in temples it’s building across Andhra Pradesh is a push for social inclusion.

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