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24th September 2022 (6 Topics)

24th September 2022

QUIZ - 24th September 2022

5 Questions

5 Minutes

Mains Question:

Question: “Besides negatively impacting girls, their children and the community, child marriage also affects a nation’s economy”. In the light of this statement, discuss the immediate and direct pathway to address the challenge. (150 words)

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  • Subject: Society (GS I)
    • Sub-topic: Issues related to Women
  • Subject: Polity and Governance (GS II)           
    • Sub-topic: Government policies and Interventions, Issues related to Health


  • Introduction- Brief about child marriage in India and contributing factors
    • Patriarchal norms
    • Social norms, family honor, poverty
  • Discuss implication
    • immediate and long-term detrimental consequences on health
    • domestic violence and mental health issues
    • financial insecurity, gender inequality
    • impact on economy
  • Suggest measures to address the challenge
    • Increase girls' access to education
    • Economic participation and opportunity
    • Health and survival, and political empowerment
  • Conclude accordingly 


*Give example of Odisha’s Nayagarh, a data-driven solution to child marriage



The nationwide searches and raids at various offices of the Popular Front of India (PFI) and arrests of its leaders have turned the spotlight on the activities of the organisation.

It’s Emergence:

  • The PFI was formed in 2007 through the merger of National Democratic Front in Kerala, Karnataka Forum for Dignity, and Manitha Neethi Pasarai in Tamil Nadu.
  • The PFI emerged from a radical strand in Muslim politics that found acceptance within a section of the community after the demolition of Babri Masjid in 1992 and the rise of Hindutva agendas.
  • It was also influenced by ideas of political Islam that gained ground after the Iranian revolution in the late 1970s. 

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