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GENERAL STUDIES MAINS PAPER-2 TOPIC-WISE QUESTION

BASIC FEATURES OF THE CONSTITUTION:

1. What was held in the Coelho case? In this context, can you say that judicial review is of key importance amongst the basic features of the Constitution? (2016/paper-2/marks-12.5) 200 words

PREAMBLE:

1. Discuss each adjective attached to the word ‘Republic’ in the ‘preamble’. Are they defendable in the present circumstances? (2016/paper-2/marks-12.5) 200 words

FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS:

1. What do you understand by the concept of “freedom of speech and expression”? Does it cover hate speech also? Why do the films in India stand on a slightly different plane from other forms of expression? Discuss. (2014/paper-2/marks-12.5) 200 words

2. Does the right to a clean environment entail legal regulation on burning crackers during Diwali? Discuss in the light of Article 21 of the Indian Constitution and judgments of the apex court in this regard. (2015/paper-2/marks-12.5) 200 words 

3. Khap panchayats have been in the news for functioning as extra-constitutional authorities, often delivering pronouncements amounting to human rights violations. Discuss critically the actions taken by the legislative, executive, and judiciary to set things right in this regard. (2015/paper-2/marks-12.5) 200 words

4. Examine the scope of Fundamental Rights in the light of the latest judgment of the Supreme Court on the Right to Privacy. (2017/paper-2/marks-15) 250 words

DIRECTIVE PRINCIPLES OF STATE POLICY:

1. Discuss the possible factors that inhibit India from enacting for its citizen a uniform civil code as provided for in the Directive Principles of State Policy. (2015/paper-2/marks-12.5) 200 words

CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS:

1.” If amendment bill to the Whistleblowers Protection Act 2011 tabled in the Parliament is passed, there may be no one left to protect.” Critically Evaluate. (2015/paper-2/marks-12.5) 200 words

2. Discuss the essentials of the 69th Constitutional Amendment Act and anomalies, if any, that have led to recent reported conflicts between the institution of the Lieutenant Governor in the administration of Delhi. Do you think that this will give rise to a new trend in the functioning of Indian federal politics? (2016/paper-2/marks-12.5) 200 words

3. Explain the salient features of the Constitution (One Hundred and First Amendment) Act, 2016. Do you think it is efficacious enough “to remove cascading effect to taxes and provide for the common national market for goods and services”? (2016/paper-2/marks-15) 250 words

4. “Parliament's power to amend the constitution is limited power and it cannot be enlarged into absolute power”. In light of this statement explain whether parliament under article 368 of the constitution can destroy the basic structure of the constitution by expanding its amending power? (2017/paper-2/marks-15) 250 words

EMERGENCY PROVISIONS:

1. Under what circumstances can the Financial Emergency be proclaimed by the President of India? What consequences follow when such a declaration remains in force? (2018/paper-2/marks-10) 150 words