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Police Reforms: An Indispensable Need for India

The recent incident of communal riots in capital city and its improper handling has brought the issue of police reforms at centre stage of the governance discourse of the country. Experts are debating about the delay in enforcing standard operating procedure for managing a communal flare-up and curtailing its escalation .... Read More
COVID 19: A Biological Disaster

21st century is marred by the outbreak of various zoonotic diseases. Be it the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), Ebola haemorrhagic fever, Nipah virus encephalitis, Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), Swine Flu (H1N1) or Bird Flu (H5N1). They have resulted in millions of fatalities around the globe. The new addition .... Read More
Should India Rethink Death Penalty?

The high voltage drama witnessed up till the very last moment when the four convicts of Nirbhaya Case were brought to the noose makes us rethink if it is time for India to do away with Death Penalty (Capital Punishment or Judicial Killing) as a tool of bringing convicts to .... Read More
Post COVID-19 : Can the World Forgive China?

Reports that the death toll in Wuhan may have been many, many times higher than the 2,535 revealed, will feed into the narrative demanding accountability from China on account of the Covid-19 spread.As a Chinese diplomat in India has put it, ‘China neither created the virus nor intentionally transmitted it.’ .... Read More
Prospects of Online Education and SWAYAM in India

Ministry of HRD (Human Resources Department) on March 28, 2020 announced that access to the national online education platform SWAYAM and other digital initiatives has tripled (predominantly after the severe impact of Corona Virus spread at the global level). Therefore, now it is the time to revisit the online education .... Read More

Mock Test


Set-6Total Questions: 100

1.Consider the following statements with respect to Charter Act of 1833:

  1. Lease to East India Company further extended.
  2. Company monopoly of trade with China and in tea ended.
  3. East India Company purely became administrative body.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


(c) (d)

1 and 2 only
2 only
2 and 3 only
All of the above
Model Solved Paper Mains 2020