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1. Answer any two of the following in about 250 words each:
a) The Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA), a semi-autonomous body for trouble-torn Darjeeling hills in West Bengal, was sworn in on 4 August 2012. Why the GTA came into existence? What role it could play to bring order in trouble-torn Darjeeling Hills? Describe Gorkhaland issue.
b) Union government of India unveiled new free drug policy on 4 July 2012. What is the objective of this policy? Describe the salient features of free drug policy.
c) The Supreme Court of India on 3 July 2012 banned all commercial and tourism activities near the Jarawa habitat. Who are Jarawas? What steps government should take to preserve Jarawa tribe?
d) The Calcutta High Court on 22 June 2012, held the Singur Land Rehabilitation and Development Act, 2011 as unconstitutional and void. What is Singur land dispute?
To what extent industrialization should be encouraged at the cost of agricultural land? Critically discuss.
2. Examine any three of the following in about 150 words each:
a) Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI) banned as an unlawful association
b) The changes in the Motor Vehicle Act 1988
c) The National Data Sharing and Accessibility Policy (NDSAP-2012)
d) National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC) became operational from 1 March 2012
3. Comment on the following in about 50 words each:
a) The new version of MGNREGA
b) National Infant Mortality Rate Reduced
c) National Centre for Cold Chain Development (NCCD)
d) National Council for Senior Citizens
4. Why has each of the following being in the news recently? (Each answer in a sentence or two only):
a) NDPS( Narcotics Drugs and Psychotropic Substances) Policy
b) National Judicial Commission( NJC)
c) National Capital Territory of Delhi Laws (Special Provisions) Bill of 2011
5. Who are the following and why have they being in the news recently? (20 words)
a) Hamid Ansari
b) Justice Altamas Kabir
c) Sheryl Kumar
d) Jeet Thayil
e) Mamta Banerjee
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