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Mock Interview Questions for UPSC IAS/IPS Civil Service Exam 2017 and : Tenure of VP, RPA-PCA-Sasikala, Judicial Overreach, Campaign Manager

Prologue Vice President as President? Governor’s Power Campaign manager Election Commission related Freedom of Expression Judicial overreach Polity: Sasikala, RPA, PCA Prologue Like any other daily wage laborer, I find seasonal employment as mock interview panelist after declaration of UPSC Civil Services Mains result. [...]

[Polity] National Anthem in Cinema Halls, Bijoe Case- right to be silent, Santhara Death vs Child Rights, Jumme Ki Raat Chhutti nahi

National Anthem in Cinema Halls Bijoe Emmanuel vs State of Kerala (1986): right to be silent Shashi Tharoor case: freedom to put hand on heart? (2008) Kaepernick Incident USA: freedom to kneel? (2016) Shyam Narayan Chouksey v. Union of India (2016) Anthem Order [...]

[GSM2] Polity Current Mock Q&A: Orphans in OBC list, Domestic Violence & Doctrine of Severability, Prisoners voting rights & right to photocopy

Mock Questions: Mains GS Paper-2 (Polity) Answer Hints/ Keypoints Q1: Include orphans in OBC list? Q2: Lalita Pawar: Domestic Violence, Doctrine of Severability Q3: Right to Photocopy Q4: RPA and Prisoner’s participation Mock Questions: UPSC Mains GS Paper-2 (Polity) Based on the Polity Current-Affairs during [...]

[Polity] Inter linking of Rivers in India : Benefits, Problems, China dispute etc.

What is the inter-linking river project? History States  : Favour and Oppose What’re the benefits? What is the cost? Ken-Betwa river link Constitutional Provisions: “Water” What is the problem? What is CLNNUIW? Indo China Water Disputes? World Bank report on India’s Water Policy [...]

[Polity] Assam Riots and Bodo Accord : History, Reasons, Problems, Solutions

What is Bodoland Territorial Council ? Timeline of Events How did the Kokrajhar riots start? Why situation out of control? Why resentment in the communities? What’s the problem in Bodo Accord? What is the solution? What is Bodoland Territorial Council ? 2003: Bodo militants [...]

[Polity] Surrogate Mothers: Meaning, Arguments in favor and against, legal framework in India

What is Surrogate reproduction? What is the problem in Surrogacy? What is Assisted Reproductive Technology (Regulation) Bill, 2010? Arguments for Essay/ Group discussion (GD) Anti-Surrogacy Pro-Surrogacy Arguments What is Surrogate reproduction? Husband has healthy sperms and Wife has healthy eggs but Wife cannot carry [...]

[Polity] Ragging: Raghwan Committee report

What is Ragging? Raghavan Committee Report on Anti-Ragging Laws made by State Governments Himachal Pradesh Haryana 2009: UGC Regulation Why Affidavit? Mock Questions What is Ragging? A damaging form of interaction of the seniors in college or school with the juniors or the newcomers [...]

[Polity] National Counter Terrorism Center (NCTC): Meaning, functions, Controversy

Introduction: The Need for NCTC What will NCTC do? Multi-Agency Centre (MAC) How is it different from US and UK  model? What is the problem with NCTC? Power to Arrest without informing State Government Overlapping with NIA Present Status of NCTC Introduction: The Need [...]

[Polity] Article 371-J: Special Status for Hyderabad-Karnataka region (118th Constitutional Amendment Bill)

What is 118th Constitutional Amendment Bill, 2012? What is Article 371? What is Article 371-J? What is Domicile requirement? Where do Domicile requirements apply? What is 118th Constitutional Amendment Bill, 2012? It seeks to amend Article 371 of the Constitution of India. to insert [...]

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[Polity] Public Procurement Bill 2012: Meaning, Salient Features, explained

Topic particularly important for UPSC Mains examination- Public Administration Paper I ->5th Topic : Accountability and control. What is Public Procurement? What is the problem in Public Procurement system? Where does the bill apply? Where does the bill not apply? Salient Features / Provisions [...]

[Polity] Rights of Persons with Mental illness and [Public Health] Mental Healthcare Bill: Features, Criticism

Two issues with Mental illness #1: Taboo #2 Abuse What is Mental Illness? Examples of Mental Illness Rights given to Mentally ill patients Right to Non-discrimination Right to live with dignity Confidentiality Free treatment Right to Humane Treatment without cruelty Right to Personal [...]

[Polity] Prohibition of Unfair Practices in Schools Bill 2012 and Central Advisory Board of Education (CABE): Features, functions

What is CABE? Objectives of the bill? Unfair Practices Prohibited under the Bill Punishment Anti-argument Mock Questions What is CABE? Central Advisory Board of Education (CABE), is the highest advisory body to advise the Union and State Governments in the field of education. Particularly for [...]