Placement Papers: Satyam Economic Topics

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  1. In our economic matters, there is an excessive tendency towards the thinking rather than doing.

  2. Every cloud has a silver lining

  3. Can the economy achieve an 8 percent growth rate?

  4. Is disinvestment really that good for India or is a rethink in order?

  5. Are co-operatives relevant in today's globalised environment?

  6. Foreign aid is a dangerous drug that can stimulate in small doses but become fatally addictive in larger doses.

  7. Modern day sport in industrialised society is an industry, as anything else.

  8. Government should clean its own hands before pointing finger at the private sector for corruption.

  9. Is the NPA ordinance too harsh?

  10. Reforms have to grow up:

  11. The future lies with glocalisation.

  12. Is the consumer really the king in India?

  13. Globalisation versus nationalism

  14. Conditional access system for cable TV watchers: Boon or bane?

  15. If India is poorly governed, the reason is that we have designed our system of governance for protecting, if not encouraging, corruption?

  16. Commercialisation of health care: Good or Bad?

  17. For globalisation to succeed in India people must be able to see what is in it for them

  18. Is the US economy headed the Japanese economy way?

  19. Economic freedom not old fashioned theories of development will lead to growth and prosperity

  20. Markets left to themselves encourage greed.

  21. For globalisation to succeed in India people must be able to see what is in it for them

  22. Should businessmen run the finance ministry

  23. Should important services like transport be left to market forces?

  24. Is there any point in having a business strategy when the world changes from month to month?

  25. Is the patents bill good for India?

  26. Is the business of business only business?

  27. Globalisation is good for developing countries

  28. Public sector being a guarantor of job security is a myth.

  29. Is industryless growth here to stay?

  30. Capitalism is a very flawed system but the others are so much worse?

  31. How can business get rid of the bad name that it has earned?

  32. Government pumping money into the economy is not the solution for our economic problems

  33. Business ethics are no longer a luxury for corporates but a necessity?

  34. How should privatisation proceeds be utilised?

  35. Is the budgeting exercise of any use?

  36. Should agricultural subsidies be stopped?

  37. Will Mumbai's film industry ever evolve into a truly modern corporatised one?

  38. Will market reforms enrich rich states further, while poorer ones lag further?

  39. Why do we lag behind China?

  40. Who says MNCs are superior to Indian companies?

  41. Why not use a brand index to measure national prosperity?

  42. What we need to reduce scams is better regulatory bodies.

  43. War rhetoric is misplaced in a country like India which is trying to globalise its economy.

  44. Trade can help the poor?

  45. The power ministry should cut off supplies to all the defaulting SEBs.

  46. Steal a few lakhs and you're a criminal. Steal a few hundred crores and you become an industrialist.

  47. Should PSUs be divested through strategic sale or public offer?

  48. The state is above the law?

    1. Managerial skills learnt in the classroom can never match those learnt from experience

    2. Democracy is hampering India progress

    3. MBA in India is highly overrated.

    4. Religion is a private affair and should be of no concern for the state

    5. Decreasing defense expenditure and increasing social expenditure is the need of the hour

Practice Questions

  1. Public sector is more a hindrance than help to promote socialism.

  2. Economic betterment of the poorer nations is as important as disarmament to ensure lasting world peace.

  3. From public sector to privatization as in the U. K. is the right answer for India's instant economic breakthrough.

  4. The doctrine of limited nuclear war is an ill-convinced, ill-logical, irrational and extremely dangerous concept.

  5. Some simple but effective electoral reforms will enable us to retain the present parliamentary system and ensure the preservation of democracy in India.

  6. We must have only two national parties to contest parliamentary elections and regional parties should not be allowed to contest for the same.

  7. We can increase our food production not only to match our population explosion but also for export provided we adopt modern, mechanized farming methods with large size land holdings.

  8. Nuclear war cannot be won and should not be fought.

  9. Private enterprise and not public sector will contribute to faster and higher economic growth in India.

  10. Inflation is inevitable in our developing country.

  11. The policy of reservation is a legacy of the British and it has done more harm than good.

  12. Do you think MBAs are useful in the manufacturing/production department?

  13. For a marketing post graduate, without prior work experience working in a big marketing firm is a disadvantage when compared with working in a small firm. Discuss.

  14. Consumerism is destroying the social fabric of Indian culture.

  15. Free market is a prerequisite for growth.

  16. Cricket as a national obsession is a detriment to other sports.

  17. To develop India has to empower women.

  18. Formulate the government's health policy to control the spread of AIDS.

  19. Advertising is a waste of resources.

  20. Privatization will lead to less corruption.

  21. State is the biggest violator of human rights.

  22. There can never be a classless society.

  23. Beauty pageants are a marketing gimmick.

  24. Voting rights to illiterates in India is illogical because it is widely misused.

  25. Joint family is a blessing in disguise.

  26. Higher education should be made possible only for those who can pay for it.

  27. The weaker sex is the weakness of the stronger sex.

  28. Women cannot successfully combine both career and home.

  29. Women are good managers.

  30. Executive should be allowed to form unions.

  31. Effect of liberalization on poverty.

  32. Indians perform better as individuals rather than in groups.

  33. Business and ethics go hand in hand, or do they?

  34. Developing countries should spend more on development than on defense.

  35. Political parties have outlived their utility.

  36. Is Swadeshi relevant for India today?

  37. Money is required to earn more money.

  38. Foreign trade is necessary for any country to survive.

  39. Presidential Vs Parliamentary form of government of India.

  40. Technology: The IsM'Of The New Millennium?

  41. Religion And Politics Should Not Mix

  42. TRIPS Controversy And The Patent Act Amendment

  43. Export Stagnation: Causes And Cures

  44. Excessive Depiction Of Sex And Violence In Films

  45. Classical Music Heritage And The Growing Pop-Culture

  46. Decentralisation & The Panchayati Raj Institutions

  47. Should India Sign The CTBT

  48. State Interventions In Market Kind Or Mixed Economy

  49. Science Is A Boon Or Bane

  50. Is Swapping Terrorists For Hostages An Encouragement For Plane-Hijackers?

  51. India and the political dynasties: The Nehru Family context

  52. Nice Guys Finish Last

  53. All Work And No Play Makes Jack A Dull Boy

  54. Individual Freedom And Civil Society

  55. Conventionalism And Modernity: The Ever going Debate

  56. Should There Be A Restriction On Permissiveness Being propagated by The MTV Culture And Foreign Media?

  57. Marxism And Its Future All Over The World

  58. The Growing Menace Of Casteism And Regionalism

  59. Presidential Form Of Government Is Needed In India

  60. Bullet For Bullet: Is It The Right Policy?

  61. Capitation Fees Should Be Abolished

  62. Arranged Marriages Are Better Than The Love-Marriages

  63. Brain-Drain Has To Be Stopped

  64. Business And Ethics Can't/Don't Go Together

  65. Are women As good as Men Or Inferior?

  66. Nothing Succeeds Like Success

  67. The Malthusian Economic Prophecy Is No Longer Relevant

  68. Secessionism In The North-East: Who's To Blame?

  69. Should India Break Diplomatic Ties With Pakistan?

  70. Age and Youth: Experience And Young Talent

  71. ‘East Is East & West Is Where All The Action Is’ Mark Twain

  72. Freedom Of Expression And The State Authority.

  73. Capital Punishment Should Be Abolished

  74. Tuitions Should Be Banned

  75. India Needs Gujral Doctrine For Better International Relations

  76. Doctors'Accountability To Improve Health-Care

  77. Universal Disarmament Is A Must

  78. Indian Cricket Team Shouldn't Be Allowed To Play Abroad