Social Justice-Issues Relating to Poverty and Hunger [IAS (Admin.) IAS Mains GS Paper 2 (Governance, Polity, Social Justice, & IR)]: Questions 6 - 11 of 17

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Question 6

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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 7

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The Prime Minister has recently constituted the economic advisory council (PMEAC) to provide sound policy advice in key areas such as reviving economic growth and creating enabling conditions for gainful employment. Do you think PMEAC was needed when the NITI Aayog and the office of the chief economic adviser (CEA) are fully functional with similar policy agendas? Discuss. (200 Words)

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  • NITI Aayog (Hindi for Policy Commission) , also known as the backronym for the National Institution for Transforming India, is a Government of India policy think-tank established by the NDA government to replace the Planning Commission which followed the top-down model. The stated aim for NITI Aayog՚s creation is to foster involvement …

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Question 8

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Critically comment on proposed amendments to the Karnataka Private Medical Establishments Act and reasons why doctors across state are protesting against these amendments. (150 Words)

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  • The doctors are opposing the Karnataka Private Medical Establishments (Amendment) Bill, 2017, provides to regulate functioning of private hospitals by prescribing treatment costs and punitive action for violations. The Act mandates registration of all private medical establishments, charts out the obligations like maintaining records, …

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Question 9

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What is ready-to-use therapeutic food (RUTF) ? Discuss its benefits and government of India՚s policy on RUTF. (200 Words

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  • Therapeutic foods are foods designed for specific, usually nutritional, therapeutic purposes as a form of dietary supplement. The primary examples of therapeutic foods are used for emergency feeding of malnourished children or to supplement the diets of persons with special nutrition requirements, such as the elderly.
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Question 10

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“Global Hunger Index offers a needed reality check for India՚s big power aspirations.” Comment. (150 Words)

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  • The recently published GHI report of International Food policy research institute (IFPRI) ranked India 100 out of 119 countries on the following parameters.
  • India falls behind war-ravaged Iraq, and the international “outcast” , North Korea. Only two countries in Asia — Afghanistan and Pakistan — are below India in the ranking. India is …

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What are the aptitudes, capabilities, skills and qualities that a university teacher/researcher – particularly in the domain of humanities and social sciences – needs to cultivate, and is the National Eligibility Test (NET) in tune with this spirit? Critically examine. (250 Words)

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The National Eligibility Test (NET) is a test to determine eligibility for college and university level lectureship and for award of Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) for Indian nationals. It aims to ensure minimum standards for the entrants in teaching professions and research. On behalf of the University Grants Commission (UGC) , the …

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