GS II Important International institutions, agencies and fora- their structure, mandate.

Explain the reasons for the UNSCs reforms unavoidable and also discuss the challenges for India to become one of the UNSCs members.

Established by the UN Charter in 1945, the UN Security Council or UNSC is one of the six principal organs of the United Nations. It is headquartered in New York. The primary responsibility of the UNSC is to maintain international peace and security. Further, UNSC is the only UN body with the authority to issue binding resolutions to member states.

UNSC Reforms unavoidable:

Challenges for India:

Way forward

  1. India should begin playing an active role, rather than pursuing a policy of silence on most of the issues in international security which UNSC permanent members are often concerned with, from nuclear proliferation in Iran and North Korea, to human rights violations in Syria
  2. India could also think of aligning its foreign policy on a more coherent note, to better impact its presence in the Geopolitics of the world.

~Source The Hindu story/article65943147.ece

GS II Indian Constitution – historical underpinnings, evolution, features, amendments, significant provisions and basic structure.

Examine the changing nature of Indian federalism since Independence.

The constitution of India has created a Union of states. India has a quasi-federal set up with a strong centre. The issues of autonomy of the states, powers allowed and shared between the centre and the states, changing nature of Indian economy has all led to a change in the nature of Indian federalism.


With the changing nature of federalism arise new issues which need to be resolved constitutionally.