Statement: Should the parents in India In future be forced to opt for only one child as against the two or many at present? Argument: I Yes. This is the only way to check the ever-increasing population of India. II No. This type of pressure tactic is not adopted by any other country in the world.
Statement: Should ?education? be brought under the control of the Central Government like defense? Arguments: I. No. Education is a state subject and it should remain with the state. II. Yes. This is the only way to establish uniformity in growth of education across the states.
Statement: Should India change its course from the economic reform process and look inward for all round economic development? Argument: I. No. There is no way to look backward after having started the process. II. Yes. This will benefit India in the long run as the reform process borrowed from western countries will adversely affect our economy.
Statement: Should the admission to professional courses in India be given only on merit without any concession to any particular group of students? Arguments: I. Yes. This will improve the quality of the professionals as they will be able to complete the courses successfully. II. No. This will keep a large number of socially and economically backward students out of the reach of the professional courses.
Statement: Should the educated unemployed youth be paid ?unemployment Allowance? by the Government? Arguments: I. Yes. It will provide them some monetary help to either seek employment or to kick start some ?self-employment? venture. II. No. It will dampen their urge to do something to earn their livelihood and thus promote idleness among the unemployed youth.
Statement: Should all the practicing doctors be brought under Government control so that they get salary from the Government and treat patients free of cost? Arguments: I. No. How can any country do such an undemocratic thing? II. Yes. Despite many problems, it will certainly help minimize, if not eradicate, unethical medical practices.
Statement: Should there be more than one High Courts in each state in India? Arguments: I. No. This will be a sheer wastage of taxpayers? money. II. Yes. This will help in reducing the backlog of cases pending for a very longtime.
Statement: Are nuclear families better than joint families? Arguments: I. No. Joint families ensure security and also reduce the burden of work II. Yes. Nuclear families ensure greater freedom.
Statement: Should system of offering jobs only to the wards of government employees be introduced in all government offices in India? Arguments: I. No. It denies opportunity to many deserving individuals and government may stand to lose in the long run. II. No. It is against the principle of equality. Does not government owe its responsibility to all its citizens?
Statement: Should the sex determination test during pregnancy be completely banned? Arguments: I. Yes. This leads to indiscriminate female foeticide and eventually will lead to social imbalance. II. No. People have a right to know about their unborn child.
Statement: Should government jobs in rural areas have more incentives? Arguments: I. Yes. Incentives are essential for attracting government servants there. II. No. Rural areas are already cheaper; healthier and less complex than big cities. So, why offer extra incentives.
Statement: Should there be only one rate of interest for term deposits of varying durations in banks? Arguments: I. No. People will refrain from keeping money for longer duration resulting into reduction of liquidity level of banks. II. Yes. This will be much simple for the common people and they may be encouraged to keep more money in banks.
Statement: Should the oil companies be allowed to fix the price of petroleum products depending on market conditions? Arguments: I. Yes. This is the only way to make the oil companies commercially viable. II. No. This will put additional burden on the retail prices of essential commodities and will cause a lot of hardship to the masses.
Statement: Should there be a maximum limit for the number of ministers in the Central Government? Arguments: I. No. The political party in power should have the freedom to decide the number of ministers to be appointed. II. Yes. The number of ministers should be restricted to a certain percentage of the total number of seats in the parliament to avoid unnecessary expenditure.
Statement: Should India become a permanent member of UN?s Security Council? Arguments: I. Yes. India has emerged as a country which loves peace and amity. II. No. Let us first solve problems of our own people like poverty, malnutrition.
Statement: Should the persons below the age of 18 years be allowed to join armed forces? Arguments: I. No, Persons below the age of 18 do not attain both physical and mental maturity to shoulder such burden. II. Yes. This will help the country develop its armed forces which will serve the country for a longer time.
Statement: Should all infrastructural development projects in India be handed over to the private sector? Arguments: I. No, The private sector entities are not equipped to handle such projects. II. Yes. Such projects are handled by private sector in the developed countries.
Statement: Should our country extend generous behavior and good will to our erring and nagging neighbors? Arguments: I. Yes. Goodwill always pays dividend. II. No. Our generous behavior and goodwill will be considered as our weakness
Statement: Should the opinion polls predicting outcome of elections before the elections be banned in India? Arguments: I Yes. This may affect the voter?s mind and may affect the outcome. II. No. such polls are conducted all over the world.
Statement: Is playing ransom or agreeing to the conditions of kidnappers of political figures, a proper course of action? Arguments: I. Yes. The victims must be saved at all cost. II. No. It encourages the kidnappers to continue their sinister activities.
Statement: Should higher education be restricted to only those who can bear the expenditure? Arguments: I. Yes. Higher education is very costly, hence it should not be given free. II. No. There are a large number of brilliant students who cannot afford to pay and they should be given higher education.
Statement: Should the vehicles older than 15 years be rejected in metros in India. I. Yes. This is a significant step to lower down the pollution level in metros. II. No. It will be very difficult for vehicle owners to shift to other part in country because they will not get suitable job for their very existence
Statement: Should the tuition fees in ail post-graduate courses be hiked considerably? Arguments: I. Yes. This will bring in some sense of seriousness among the students and will improve the quality. II. No. This will force the meritorious poor students to stay away from post-graduate courses.
Statement: Should persons convicted of criminal offences in the past be allowed to contest election in India? Arguments: I. No. Such persons cannot serve the cause of the people and country II. Yes. It is democracy - let people decide whom to vote.
Statement: Should India support all the international policies of United States of America? Arguments: I. No. many other powerful countries do not support the same. II. Yes. This is the only way to gain access to USA developmental funds.
Statement: Should the prestigious who had committed crime unknowingly be met will special treatment? Argument: I. Yes. The prestigious people do not commit crime intentionally. II. No. It is our policy that everyone is equal before the law.
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