Our ATS 2020 Questions on GS II topics. 60 questions as below.
Tomorrow on 9th January, we will see how these questions aided the aspirants for the GS II Mains paper.
7. The Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Bill, 2020 creates a framework for contract farming through an agreement between a farmer and a buyer prior to the production or rearing of any farm produce. Discuss the salient features of this bill and how would it aid the farmers in the long run?
9. The Epidemic Diseases (Amendment) Bill, 2020 provides preventive measures for the violence against ‘health care personnel’ and damage of property during the COVID-19 pandemic. It has provisions of imprisonment from three months to five years and a fine between 50 thousand rupees to two lakh rupees. It also expands the powers of the Central Government to prevent the spread of such diseases. What is your opinion regarding these provisions? Would you suggest any further amendments?
1. Insofar as the evolving macroeconomic conditions are concerned, is the Indian Constitution a dynamic document to the extent of catering to Union-State relations? Discuss.
2. Comment on the impact of the non-constitutional bodies on the constitutional development in India. Cite instances.
3. How has e-governance brought about transparency and accountability in India?
4. Citing government schemes of 2019-20, discuss how social justice has been served at large.
5. Comment on the role of Governor in Indian polity. Should it be a post based on merit?
6. Define Pressure Groups. Critically discuss the role of formal as well as informal associations in the Indian Polity.
7. Suggest possible amendments to the Representation of People’s Act. Has the Act succeeded in emboldening India’s political structure?
8. Evaluate the role of advocates in dispensing speedy justice in the lower judiciary in India. Cite examples.
9. Health, Education, and Human Resources need to be the focal points for any government. Do you agree? Why?
10. Why poverty and hunger are still prevalent in India? How is population growth linked with poverty and hunger?
11. What do you understand by vulnerable sections of the population? Of late, how has the government been successful in ameliorating their position? What has been the role of NGOs and SHGs in this context? Have they performed better than the government in this regard?
12. Do you find the concept of citizen’s charters too Western? Do they have much applicability in the Indian context?
13. Everywhere there are talks of reforming the bureaucracy. Citing instances of China, USA, and UK, deliberate what possible changes could be ushered in for the Indian bureaucracy in the coming 10 years. Layout a roadmap.
14. Elaborate on the scope of Article 21 of the Indian Constitution, citing Supreme Court case laws.
15. Considering the powers and privileges of the members of Parliament, and the scope and independence of the judges of the High Courts and Supreme Court, do you think that the de facto authority is being wielded by a closed group and not the people at large in India? Critically opine.
16. Has the Indian polity done well in devolution of powers and finances up to local government level? How? Suggest additional measures.
17. Does Indian diplomacy in the 21st century pay heed to the thinkers and academics while managing the foreign policy issues? Is India’s foreign policy paradigm dominated by the corridors of power in Delhi only?
18. How did 2020 shape India-China-USA trilateral relations? In this backdrop, comment on the following: “Slapdash efforts to sever risky dependencies on China could end up lopping off healthy and important economic relations with not only that country but the rest of the world.”
19. Posit your assessment of India’s management of the middle-east and north Africa in 2019 and 2020.