Social Justice [IAS (Admin.) IAS Mains GS Paper 2 (Governance, Polity, Social Justice, & IR)]: Questions 53 - 58 of 108

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Question 53

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How far do you agree with the view that the focus on lack of availability of food as the main cause of hunger takes the attention away from ineffective human development policies in India?

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  • The India՚s efforts at improving access to food nutrition are led by the National Food Security Act. There are special nutritional schemes for women and children operated through the States. In spite of such interventions, of the population suffers from undernourishment, going by the UN՚s assessment. At the national level, of women are anemic.
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Question 54

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Multiplicity of various commissions for the vulnerable sections of the society leads to problems of overlapping jurisdiction and duplication of functions. Is it better to merge all commissions into an umbrella Human Rights Commission? Argue your case.

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  • The Vulnerable sections of the society refers to those groups of society which would be susceptible under any unfavorable situations. In India the vulnerable groups include Women, Scheduled Castes (SC) , Scheduled Tribes (ST) , Children, And Differently abled etc. These vulnerable section needs consideration for safeguarding their interests.
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Question 55

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Critically evaluate performance and outcomes of the Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM) . (250 Words)

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  • Swachh Bharat Mission is a campaign by the Government of India to clean the streets, roads and infrastructure of the country՚s 4,041 statutory cities and towns. It includes ambassadors and activities such as a run, national real-time monitoring and updates from NGOs.
  • The objectives of Swachh Bharat are to reduce or eliminate open defeca…

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Question 56

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Examine the issues and concerns that are associated with using technology as learning tool for kids. (150 Words)

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Technology is the backbone of 21st century generation. It has many roles; benefits and it՚s use as a learning tool for kids is no exception. It is important to use technology in terms of internet use, devises like mobile, laptops, informative apps in order to enhance the learnability and grasping capacity of kids in today՚s generation.…

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Question 57

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Examine how Karnataka՚s Karnataka Private Medical Establishments Act, 2007 can pave way for universalisation of healthcare in the state and also act as model to other states. (250 Words)

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  • As an expert group of the Planning Commission in 2011 proposing a road map for universal coverage, Karnataka is pursuing needed reform the same, notably on containing the cost curve in establishments that operate for profit and where patients with state-supported insurance get treated.
  • Karnataka proposed to amend Karnataka Private Medic…

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Question 58

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Discuss the recommendations and relevance of the Justice Verma Commission on teacher education. (250 Words)

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In the light of recent ASER report, the quality of education has come largely under question. One of the reasons have been the teacher absenteeism and lack of teacher quality as well. So, analysis on teacher education becomes important.

Why is Justice Verma Committee Relevant Even Today?

Teacher Education Constraints:

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