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IGNOU FEG-02 Solved Assignment 2012

Foundation Course in English - 2 (FEG-02)
All questions are compulsory.
Assignment Course Code: FEG-03
Assignment Code: FEG-2/TMA/ZO I 1 - 12

Q1 Write a paragraph on any one of the following topics. (150-200 words) I Protecting the environment
Ii Impact of globalization on your culture
iii Mercy Killing I Euthanasia
iv Curbing Corruption

Solution: Curbing Corruption
Corruption is a significant problem in India and much of the developing world. The inefficiencies engendered by corruption can be a significant drain on local development. While policymakers and the man on the street recognize the importance of the problem, the solution to the problem is quite tricky and, as a result, evades consensus on how best to reduce the menace. A recent economic research concludes that the right combination of external audit and grassroots monitoring by community members, and careful implementation of the same may be effective in reducing corruption. One approach to reducing corruption suggests that the right combination of monitoring and punishments can control corruption. In practice, however, the very individuals tasked with monitoring and enforcing punishments may themselves be corruptible. In that case, increasing the chances that a low-level official would be monitored by a higher-level official would result only in bribes and other such forms of transfers between the officials, not in a reduction in corruption. An alternative approach to reducing corruption, which has gained prominence in recent years, is to increase grassroots participation by community members in local-level monitoring. Community participation is now regarded, in much of the development community, as the key not only to reduced corruption but also to improved public service delivery more generally. For example, the entire World Development Report 2004 is devoted to the idea of “putting poor people at the centre of service provision: enabling them to monitor and discipline service providers, amplifying their voice in policymaking and strengthening the incentives for service providers to serve the poor”. The idea behind the grassroots approach is that community members are the people who benefit from a successful programme; therefore, they would have stronger incentives to monitor corruption at the local level than disinterested central government bureaucrats.

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Q2Write a report for a newspaper about the inaugural ceremony of a major sporting event that took place in your city. (250 words)
Solution: This is a report for a newspaper about the inaugural ceremony of Common Wealth Games written by Gaurav Sharma which took place in my city Delhi. The nineteenth Commonwealth Games got off to an inspiring and magnificent start on 3rd of October, 2010 at the Indian Capital with the opening ceremony, which unfolded without any glitch. The Commonwealth Games, 2010, opening ceremony which started on 7 P.M, put up a brilliant show of more than two hours at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Delhi. The ceremony beautifully portrayed and upholded the great journey of India with all its unique features. The opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Games 2010, which kick started the twelve days sport extravaganza will continue till 14th of October in New Delhi. Both the Indians as well as the foreigners were simply moved by the richness and prosperity of the Indian culture that was all put together to perfection on 3rd October, 2010. Almost 65,000 people gathered to watch out the mesmerizing show put up by India at the CWG 2010 opening ceremony. The Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Delhi roared with the rapturous applauds of the numerous visitors. The Prince of Wales i.e. Prince Charles and his wife and Duchess of Cornwall, Camilla were present at the opening ceremony of CWG, 2010, who were acquainted to the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Delhi. They were accompanied...
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