Constitution [IAS (Admin.) IAS Mains GS Paper 2 (Governance, Polity, Social Justice, & IR)]: Questions 16 - 21 of 29

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Question 16

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Appeared in Year: 2013

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The proposed withdrawal of International Security assistance Force (ISAF) from Afghanistan in 2014 is fraught with major security implications for the countries of the region. Examine in light of the fact that India is faced with a plethora of Challenges and needs to safeguard its own strategic interests.

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  • The coming withdrawal of the ISAF from Afghanistan is fraught with dangerous security implications for India and managing it will be one of the biggest foreign policy challenges in the coming years. The withdrawal of ISAF is taking place in a situation wherein the Afghan-Taliban has not been completely defeated. This means that the final settlement

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Question 17

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Appeared in Year: 2012

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What are the salient features of the consumer protection (amendment) bill, 2011 introduced in the Lok Sabha in December 2011.

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The consumer protection (amendment) bill 2011 was introduced in the Lok Sabha in 2011.

Following are the salient features of the consumer protection amendment) bill 2011.

  • The bill defines unfair contract to include a contract which has one or more of the following clauses (a) excessive security deposit (b) imposition of disproportionate penalty (c) R

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Question 18

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Constitutional mechanism to resolve the interstate water disputes have failed to address and solve the problems. Is the failure due to structural or process inadequacy or both? Discuss.

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  • The constitution of India contains elaborate provisions to deal with interstate water disputes. Despite this, many of these disputes have dragged on and haven’t been resolved ever. Article 263 enshrined in the constitution provides for the creation of interstate council to inquire upon and advise upon the disputes which may have arisen between stat

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Question 19

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What are the rights within the ambit of Article 21 of the Indian constitution?

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Article 21 declares that no person shall be deprived of his life or personal liberty except according to procedure established by law. This right is available to both citizens and non-citizens.

Article 21 of the Indian constitution

Article 21 of the Indian Constitution

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  • In famous Goapalan Case (1950), the Supreme Court has taken a narrow interpretation of Article 21. it he

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Question 20

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Comment on the significance of the preamble contained in the right to information Act.

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Right to information act was enacted in 2005 for the purpose to empower citizens, promote transparency and accountability in the government system and to strengthen our democracy.

The preamble to this act also clarify that it h has been enacted for the establishing “the practical regime of right to information for citizens to secure access to inform

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Question 21

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Discuss Section 66A of IT Act, with reference to its alleged violation of Article 19 of the constitution.

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Section 66A of IT Act, made it punishable offence for any person to “send, by means of a computer resource or communication device-

  • Any information that is grossly offensive.
  • False information which creates insult, injury, anger danger, obstruction, enmity, hatred or ill will. Etc
  • Any e-mail or e-messages for the purpose of causing annoyance or to mis

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