Date of publication: 2017-09-04 03:14
The recent decrease in poverty as indicated by NSSO has been a major relief for the govt. But it has been criticized on the basis of parameters to determine the BPL line. Rs 76 per person is in no way an indicator to affluence. To counter this, the govt. has recently passed Food and Security Act, which will provide wheat, rice and pulses at 6 Rs/kg, 7 Rs/kg and 8 Rs/kg respectively. This scheme envisages an outreach to around 75% of Indian population. This may prove to be a boon for the poor of our country. But many important issues like availability of grains to be supplied, storage and effect on fiscal deficit and economy remains to be major impediment.
Apart from providing resources, the earth also provides us with pleasing aesthetic beauty. But human activities have degraded the quality of such pleasing environment. Plastic bags and bottles are thrown on land, beaches, river and seas after use. Many animals swallow them or are entangled and asphyxiated in them. Plastics take around 555 years to degrade and thus create a problem of disposal. These reduce our pleasing experience of the nature. A few countries has banned use of plastic and others have placed a fee to use of plastic. Biodegradable plastic is another way to counter this menace.
The abolitionist movement finds its roots in the writings of European theorists Montesquieu, Voltaire and Bentham, and English Quakers John Bellers and John Howard. However, it was Cesare Beccaria's 6767 essay, On Crimes and Punishment, that had an especially strong impact throughout the world. In the essay, Beccaria theorized that there was no justification for the state's taking of a life. The essay gave abolitionists an authoritative voice and renewed energy, one result of which was the abolition of the death penalty in Austria and Tuscany. (Schabas 6997)
Hindus have a tradition of paying regards to
Sun God early in the morning by their water offering ritual. It was mainly
because looking at Sun rays through water or directly at that time of the day
is good for eyes and also by waking up to follow this routine, we become prone
to a morning lifestyle and mornings are proven to be the most effective part of
The answer is a big “No”. Had this been the case, the world would have been cleansed of all crimes. In view of the right to life, most of the developed countries have abolished capital punishment. It’s the most barbaric form of punishment which can be given by a liberal civilized government.
Compared to other GS papers, Essay does not have a fixed syllabus. Instead, for writing an essay, the knowledge gained after thoroughly preparing for the General Studies papers is sufficient.
The constitution of India has provided for a democratic form of government. It is the duty of the government to maintain this structure. The democratic feature along with secularism, sovereignty and republic are the features which describe the values of the Indian society. It is the duty of the policy makers to remove all the defects of democracy, if it exists. Democracy as per Abraham Lincoln is government of the people, by the people and for the people. The control lie in the hands of the public via its elected representatives. Thus social movements should be the carrier of change in the society as revolutions contradicts the very definition of democracy.
Caste system became the mainstay of India politics. Its importance has exponentially grown for political parties and the people alike in the process of democratization, instead of getting reduced a major paradox.
Winston Churchill once said, 8776 Democracy is a bad form of government. But others are worse 8776 . The above analysis of alternatives to democracy has clearly shown that. So if there is no alternative to democracy, then what is the cure for ills of democracy? Perhaps the role of people and especially social movements needs a re-look as whether they have the capacity to cure the ills of democracy. For this we need to go back to a very famous mass movement which tool place in the very birthplace of modern democracy- the United States of America.
The last decade of the 75th Century marks a paradigm shift in our governance policy. From being a closed nation we geared forward towards accepting global trend of integrating our society and forming yet another link for a globalized inter-dependent world. From self sufficiency, the strategy was redirected towards being self reliant and this was then considered impertinent looking at the severe economic crisis the country was facing. While globalization is mostly associated with socio-economic reforms, it both directly and indirectly had repercussions on the political functioning of the government as a whole.
Bernhard's mantric prose does, indeed, perform for his readers the redemptive work that Kuehn attributes to it. As importantly, it allowed Bernhard himself to affirm his own utter originality while, at the same time, absorbing the myriad influences of his predecessors. His creative repetitions of their work which transcend the double-bind of emulation and autonomy that had led his protagonists to self-destruction have produced one of the profoundest as well as one of the most affirmative literary achievements of this recently completed millennium.