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Candidates should attempt all questions strictly in accordance with the instructions given under each question. 1. Answer any five of the following in about 250 words each : 25×5=125 (a) What do you understand by the term "innovation" ? Discuss the need for launching a national innovation policy in India. (b) Keeping in view the informal sector's share in the total workforce of the country, critically examine the relevant inclusive measures initiated by the Government of India and their effectiveness. (c) Examine the causes and the extent of 'desertification' in India and suggest remedial measures. (d) In the context of the growing demands for the ban of Endosulfan in the country, critically examine the issues involved. What, in your view, should be done in the matter ? (e) "The Indian independence movement was a mass-based movement that encompassed various sections of the society. It also underwent the process of constant ideological evolution." Critically examine. (f) The issue of tourism in core areas of tiger reserve forests in the country is a subjective matter of debate. Critically examine various aspects of this issue, keeping in view relevant recent judicial pronouncements. 2. Answer any seven of the following in about 150 words each : 15×7=105 (a) "There is an urgent need for the Planning Commission to revise the chapter on health in the 12th Plan document." Comment. (b) The Union Cabinet recently cleared the proposal to rename and amend the Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Act, 1986. What are the salient features of the proposed amendments ? (c) "Domestic resource mobilization, though central to the process of Indian economic growth, is characterized by several constraints." Explain. (d) The 'flute-playing Krishna' theme is very popular in Indian art. Discuss. (e) What are the salient features of the Consumer Protection (Amendment) Bill, 2011 introduced in the Lok Sabha in December 2011 ? (f) What do you understand by the term "Multi-Drug...
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