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(1) Answer any two of the following in about 250 words each:
a) Union Cabinet of India on 24 September 2012 approved the demands of ex-servicemen for One Rank One Pension (OROP). Explain OROP. Do you agree with this decision? Support your answer with reasons.
b) The Union government on 24 September 2012, hiked Dearness Allowance (DA) by 7% benefiting its 80 lakh employees and pensioners. What do you understand by DA? Why this step was taken? How much this decision will cost the exchequer?
c) The Supreme Court of India on 14 September 2012 lifted the gag order on media reporting of troop movement ordered by the Allahabad High Court. In the context of this decision, do you think that media reporting on troop movement could endanger national security? Support your answer with reasons.
d) Supreme Court of India on 29 August 2012 upheld the death sentence of Mumbai terror attack convict Ajmal Amir Kasab. Do you agree that we should have capital punishment in India? Support your answer with reasons.
(2) Examine any three of the following in about 150 words each:
a) Ban on Mining Activities in Karnataka
b) The government extending ban on import of Milk and Milk products from China
c) The Prohibition of Child Marriage Act (PCMA) 2006
d) Depiction of violence against Women on TV channels
(3) Comment on the following in about 50 words each:
a) The National Policy for Children 2012.
b) Rehabilitation of sex workers.
c) Mullaperiyar dam, the bone of contention between Tamil Nadu and Karnataka
(4) Why has each of the following being in the news recently? (Each answer in a sentence or two only):
a) Pranab Mukherjee
b) Justice HS Bedi
c) Verghese Kurien
(5) Who are the following and why have they being in the news recently?(20 words)
a) P. Chidambaram
b) Sonia Gandhi
c) Kulandei Francis
d) Ashoke Sen
e) Derek o’ Brian
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