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1st November 2022 (7 Topics)

1st November 2022

QUIZ - 1st November 2022

5 Questions

5 Minutes

Mains Question:

Question: “Rape is still constructed as women’s shame and there are so many social barriers for women to talk about it.” Comment (150 words)


  • Introduction- Magnitude of the problem in India
  • Discuss social aspects of the problem
    • patriarchal mindset and the caste system
    • objectification of women
    • construction of rape as women’s shame
  • Challenges
  • Required measures 
  • Conclude accordingly 



The government clearance for the release of GM Mustard Hybrid DMH 11 is a bold decision in the best interest of our farmers and the nation.

Recognition and Reservations:

  • Exporter of agricultural produce: India is fetching more than $50 billion annually, due to the establishment of the best institutions and the building of capable human resources.
  • Unscientific Reasoning: Like today, reservations were also expressed when dwarf miracle seeds of wheat and rice were imported during the Green Revolution.

National interest:

  • Deficit in Edible Oils: India is currently importing around 13 million tonnes at a cost of Rs 1.17 lakh crore to the exchequer.
  • Consumption of GM-based oil: Given the import of 2.0-2.5 mt soybean oil and 1.0-1.5 mt canola oil, it can be concluded that we are already consuming GM-based oil.
  • Impact on Health: It is scientifically proven that the consumption of refined oil does not allow any protein to enter the human system, hence can be considered safe.
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