Indian Society [IAS (Admin.) IAS Mains GS Paper 1 (Geography, Art & Culture, and History)]: Questions 43 - 47 of 47

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Question 43

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Appeared in Year: 2017

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Providing relief to people in the Indian city now lies beyond the scope of conventional solutions and conventional governance. In the light of pressing problems being faced by metros like Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore and Kolkata which have caught global attention, critically analyse. (250 Words November)

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Introduction:

Population growth and rapid urbanization are combining to create huge challenges for Indian cities. According to McKinsey, the country՚s cities are expected to grow from 340 million people in 2008 to a whopping 590 million in 2030. Nearly 50 % of people will reside in Indian cities by 2050.

Conditions of Indian Cities:

  • Delhi is suffering…

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Question 44

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Do you agree that taking cue from Shaktism, the idea of shakti can be used to empower Indian women to resist patriarchy? Critically comment. (250 Words February)

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India has always honoured the spiritual role of women and the feminine principle. Goddess worship is one of the longest standing religious traditions in Hinduism. Yet in India there are instances of rape, murder of women taking place every day and the patriarchal mindset has not subsided.

Shaktism:

  • It is a major tradition of Hinduism, wherein the met…

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Question 45

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Does India need an anti-superstition law? Considering India՚s social and cultural diversity, do you think such a law would achieve its objectives? Critically comment. (250 Words November)

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Introduction:

Despite making huge technological progress one can still hear cases of people indulging in superstitious acts. Many uneducated people often fall prey to such propagations by mafias who trick innocent people to steal their money.

There is an urgent need to bring in a law against superstitions because of the following reasons:

Vulnerable S…

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Question 46

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Discuss the nature and significance of contributions of Anasuya Sarabhai to women՚s empowerment in India. (150 Words November)

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Anasuya Sarabhai (11 November 1885 – 1972) was a pioneer of the women՚s labour movement in India. She founded the Ahmedabad Textile Labour Association (Major Mahajan Sangh) , India՚s oldest union of textile workers, in 1920.

Nature and significance of contribution of Anusuya Sarabhai to women՚s empowerment in India:

  • Self-empowerment and …

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Question 47

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Should India open its doors to inflow of refugees from other countries? In the light of existing refugee policy, critically comment. (250 Words February)

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  • India with its history, culture, traditions, is today an example of generosity in the way it has opened its borders to all people who have come looking for safety and sanctuary.
  • There are Tibetans, Afghans, Myanmar՚s in India and it has maintained an open-door policy for all. India has a generous approach in relationship to all people and…

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