Topics for Today’s questions:
GS-1 Salient features of Indian Society, Diversity of India.
GS-2 Functions and responsibilities of the Union and the States, issues and challenges pertaining to the federal structure, devolution of powers and finances up to local levels and challenges therein.
GS-3 Indian Economy
GS-4 Aptitude and foundational values for Civil Service, integrity, impartiality and non-partisanship, objectivity, dedication to public service, empathy, tolerance and compassion towards the weaker sections.
Q.1 Despite changes in the institution of marriage in recent times, there have been elements of continuity as well. Discuss in the context of India.(10 Marks)
Q.2 The intra- and inter-basin transfer (IBT) of water is a major hydrological intervention to rectify the imbalance in water availability. However, IBTs raises larger questions about hydrological assumptions and the use and the management of freshwater resources in India. What are such assumptions and issues with the management of freshwater resources in India? (10 Marks)
Q.3 India is fast becoming one of the largest startup ecosystems in the world. In the contest of this, examine the factors driving this growth and its implications for the Indian economy. (10 Marks)
Q.4 Explain why superstitious beliefs and practices abound in India. In this context, discuss the importance of inculcating scientific temper to remove superstitions. (10 Marks)
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