Polity (Part 2) (Q.11 – Q.22)

Q.11) “The separation of powers theory is threatened by the functional overlap between various government organs.” Comment. (10mark) (150 words) Answer: Montesquieu propounded and explained the principle of separation of powers in his book The Spirit of the Laws (1748). SOP refers to the division of powers, authority, and responsibility among different branches (of the … Read more

Daily Answer Writing- March 16, 2021

Q.282) Discuss the evolution of Basic structure doctrine. (10mark) (150words) The phrase ‘basic structure’ itself cannot be found in the Constitution. The Supreme Court recognised this concept for the first time in the historic Kesavananda Bharati case in 1973. Evolution of Basic structure doctrine The First Constitution Amendment Act, 1951 was challenged in the Shankari Prasad vs. … Read more

Daily Answer Writing- March 15, 2021

Q.280) “The Constitution of India is itself the product of the freedom struggle.” Elucidate. (10mark) (150words) The Constitution of India was adopted on November 26, 1949. The leaders of freedom struggle deliberated for nearly three years to make constitution. Product Of Freedom Struggle •Freedom fighters were demanding self governance since 1890s. •Citizenship provision (Article 5) … Read more

Daily Answer Writing- March 13, 2021

Q.278) In what ways did the navel mutiny prove to be the last nail in the coffin of British colonial aspirations in India? (10mark) (150words) The Royal Indian Navy mutiny of 18, February 1946 proved to be a major break though in the history of the Indian freedom struggle. The mutiny started with the strike … Read more

Daily Answer Writing- March 12, 2021

Q. 276) How different would have been the achievement of Indian independence without Mahatma Gandhi? Discuss. Before the advent of Gandhi to India, the Indian national movement was restricted to the few English educated middle class who hardly represented the society. The women, labourers, peasants, tribals and students were largely out of the freedom struggle. … Read more