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I request all community members to post issues and suggestions, solutions to issues like pollution, corruption, etc. Please try to give more general and administrative aolutions and avoid technicality wherever possible. Thanks!
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  • That's nice. I was asking for out of box idea like special status to districts rather than states etc. There are many solutions which can be borrowed from other countries to crack the exam :smiley:
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  • A few topics which might require out of the box solutions -
    1. Prohibition - Success or Failure
    2. India's Pakistan Policy
    3. North Korea - How to manage it
    4. Growth of fundamentalism in youth / Growth of decentralised Terror
  • We could start with one topic at a time.
  • Some major issues which come to my mind are:
    1. Would COP21 be a sucess, given its non-binding nature? Would it be beneficial (if possible) for India to flout paris agreement?
    2. Repercussions of Iran-Saudi crisis: petroleum prices, terrorism and radicalization, Indian diaspora etc.
    3. Infrastructure vs welfare as top agenda of Budget2016? Which would sail us across the global slow down?

    Issues like corruption, defamation-freedom of speech, cooperative federalism etc reamins.
  • Some major issues which come to my mind are:
    1. Would COP21 be a sucess, given its non-binding nature? Would it be beneficial (if possible) for India to flout paris agreement?
    2. Repercussions of Iran-Saudi crisis: petroleum prices, terrorism and radicalization, Indian diaspora etc.
    3. Infrastructure vs welfare as top agenda of Budget2016? Which would sail us across the global slow down?

    Issues like corruption, defamation-freedom of speech, cooperative federalism etc reamins.
  • A few topics which might require out of the box solutions -
    1. Prohibition - Success or Failure
    2. India's Pakistan Policy
    3. North Korea - How to manage it
    4. Growth of fundamentalism in youth / Growth of decentralised Terror

    Prohibition is sucess to the extent that it makes people aware about it effects of alcohol...really, people don't feel this by reading a informative message. Prohibition measures are floundered in Gujarat, people buy liquor from Rajasthan, MP or Maharashtra. More and more states should be encoueaged for prohibition. What about individual freedom...don't very there are other ways to enjoy!
  • edited January 2016
    Prohibition is a kind of precaution which obviously help to reduce use, but it is not the full proof solution and is a short term measure. The need of hour is to increase the tax and make the toxic products 4-5 times expensive to prohibit use. An increase in tobacco prices by 10 percent decreases tobacco consumption by 4 percent in high-income countries and by about 6 percent in low- and middle-income countries. A price increase of 10 percent would reduce the number of smokers by 42 million worldwide and save 10 million lives.

    Tax increases directly benefit governments through increased revenues. Every nation and sub-national entity that has significantly increased its tobacco tax has enjoyed substantial increases in revenue, even while reducing smoking. Tax increases that raise real price of cigarettes by 10 percent worldwide would increase revenues on average by about 7 percent.

    The World Bank recommends setting tobacco taxes to between two-thirds to four-fifths of retail price. Few low- and middle-income countries achieve this level of taxation, and most can significantly increase their tax levels.
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  • All past experiences with prohibition have not yielded the desired results. It results in bootlegging, corruption and the occassional tragedy. Governments are unable to come out with any other alternative. And in addition Kerala's policy leaves out 5 star hotels, which essentially dilutes the purpose. A huge increase in price might have the same side effects as prohibition - bootlegging, corruption, people dying because of toxic alcohol, etc

    My solution-
    In favour of prohibiton -
    Prohibition for the entire country (exceptions only for foreign tourists)
    Uniform alcohol policy for the country (Bringing it to either the Union or concurrent list)
    Stringent punishment including life term for alcohol related deaths

  • I dont have much points agains prohibition. The only points I can think of are (though I don't find them very convincing)-
    Difficult to enforce prohibition
    Personal Freedom

  • Tomorrow- India Pak solution and more to prohibition.
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  • Prohibition ia uncalled for....better regulation is needed....Its not as injurious as smoking and drugs. Prohibition only shuts the legal way out...all other means remain open...
    Any idiot can only think that by baning liqour he/she can stop alcohalics from having it.
    It is also a myth that by demonstrating to people its injurious effect people will stop drinking. Infact most people know that...but they just don't care.
    Yes it can stop new peoples from becoming alcohalics to some extent but what about smoking tobbaco chewing and drug abuse.
    Frustrate people will take recourse to greater evils.
    Now why every tom dick and harry politician favours prohibition
    Its easy way to maintain vote banks
    Especially women and muslims.
    It will give their subordinate goons means of livelihood through smuggling liquor in and out .
    He will also get sharr of spoils.
    It will become a more potent weapon during elections as liquor starved peoples are more likely to fall for a bottle of it.
    Also election commission will not keepsnooping into state...after all there is a prohibition in force.
  • edited January 2016
    Disaster Management Solution= Recently we saw tsunami disaster, earthquake in north east and loss of lot of precious lives. We saw our army, NGOs, and whole nation in action and that saved a lot of lives and also helped in post-disaster rehabilitation that is still going on but this loss could be less but how?
    One solution is to train and teach civilians (not all but a few in every region with help of SHGs, and NGOs) in all the disaster prone areas, coastal areas on how to act in disaster situation via training programs. This will help in immediate action and response and will save a lot of lives. We should teach in schools and give training to students on what to do in disaster conditions. Local civilians are immediate help and can contribute to swift action during disaster time. Army and NDRF response late as they need time to reach at disaster place.
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  • @Hyper first of all thnx for reminding to think out of box.....cliche
    but, why do ppl call it out of the box....when out of the box is so in the box!!

    Anyhow, i get ur point....
    in Polity some out of the box ideas like:
    1) Political Party in opposition forming a shadow government......like it's practiced in england....... in India all ministers alre generalist/ act like one....... we need ministers who are specialists like frontrunners for finance minister, defence, etc from any party which is in opposition.....so that they are well versed in that particular domain........this i believe would be a welcome change, unlike what it is today.....every damn person talks about every damn thing
    2) changes in the standing commitees
  • crakr said:

    @Hyper first of all thnx for reminding to think out of box.....cliche
    but, why do ppl call it out of the box....when out of the box is so in the box!!

    Anyhow, i get ur point....
    in Polity some out of the box ideas like:
    1) Political Party in opposition forming a shadow government......like it's practiced in england....... in India all ministers alre generalist/ act like one....... we need ministers who are specialists like frontrunners for finance minister, defence, etc from any party which is in opposition.....so that they are well versed in that particular domain........this i believe would be a welcome change, unlike what it is today.....every damn person talks about every damn thing
    2) changes in the standing commitees


    Out of box is in the box for the knowledgable person but out the box for person who don't know it. Let me say a modified original thought may also become out of box. Anything new, sparkling, innovative and creative is out of box first. Later it become a use to topic. Like 3D printing was first out of box but not now. Now there is 4d and 5d printing. Similarly linking lpg subsidy to income tax ceiling of 10 lakh is not new but if somebody who used it in exam as a measure for subsidy problem, fetched marks. But now it's in the box but still a nice step. So any futuristic, innovative, creative should be the benefitial idea.
    Like odd even formula for curbing pollution may be out of box, and so many.
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  • vella baitha hu so... here i bomb this thread

    1. say transport n pollution in city like bombay banglore pune or delhi
    2. talk to corporates (wch have bio id , basically on time reporting) to talk to employees n for a particular zone (divide different areas where major industry/service/companies are located) to form a list of people coming from the different residential zones....
    3. now club employees of zone A (residence zone) to zone B (company zone), and ask them are they willing to use an AC Bus service (BRTS or some priority lane).... and provide them incentive basically in the form of fringe benefits.... or say it won't be charged or may be some tax benefit....
    4. talk to top level management as well as team leaders or group managers to please travel to office through this... .that will motivate others (including buttering wale log) as well as those who are shy (log kya bolenge)
    5. once 2 or 3 such zones start working then definitely companies will prefer it including people.....
    6. award or just give notional encouragement for best zone
    7. this will reduce congestion on roads during morning n evening office hours.... pollution (noise n air)



    Now
    ppl will say why give incentive or tax benefit.... to already rich...
    basically the point is:
    a) health expenditure due to pollution is more compared to that benefit given
    b) delay n unnecessary wastage of fuel (current account) (stop n go in traffic)
    c) a delayed frustated employee = less produtivity
    d) in bus they will talk => social cohesion (i knw idealistic but guess it won't harm)

    also,

    basically point is not to give them benefit for use, its just a starter (like a capacitor in fan) for initial thrust
    the main aim is to inculcate behaviour of social responsiblity because ones ppl start using it n if they like then word of mouth popularity n later when they realise its saving their time and money (petrol n car maintenance) as well as they are contributing by reducing pollution. Then they don't need thrust for the scheme to work....


    Now there are implementation issues... I have thought about how to work them out... but jb next time bore hounga n jada gaali nhi mili toh kabhi share krta hu....


    P.S.: do criticize n point flaws it will help to improve the idea n may be sth might click BUT please be precise in criticism not general like (it won't work) rather pinpoint where exactly its wrong n why?

    :)
    In order to survive,we cling to all we know & understand.And we label it reality.
    But knowledge & understanding are ambiguous.That reality could be an illusion. All humans live with the wrong assumptions.
    Isn't that another way of looking at it???
  • also for me out of the box is important but more importantly what we miss in our country n ppl is they basically complicate the matters... the best thing is to look for simple solution....
    sometimes i think with the imitation of west n other things we don't go for common sense but try to prove that we are superior... so if we say sth simple ppl won't appreciate us.... n its letting to we ignoring the basic issues n problems n simple feasible solutions.... n we give high tech solution which are either not implementable or work only for a very specific strata(v few ppl mostly priviliged)

    P.S. views are personal and it does not mean disrespect to anybody :)
    In order to survive,we cling to all we know & understand.And we label it reality.
    But knowledge & understanding are ambiguous.That reality could be an illusion. All humans live with the wrong assumptions.
    Isn't that another way of looking at it???
  • Can anyone recommend some.must watch documentaries on social issues , international issues, I ternstional relations, economy, issues faced by India, environment etc.
  • 24madaeve said:

    Can anyone recommend some.must watch documentaries on social issues , international issues, I ternstional relations, economy, issues faced by India, environment etc.


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