Topics for Today’s questions:
GS-1 Population and associated issues
GS-2 Statutory, Regulatory and various Quasi-judicial Bodies.
GS-3 Conservation, Environmental Pollution and Degradation, Environmental Impact Assessment.
GS-4 Case Studies
Q.1 Development-induced displacement is a recurring phenomenon in India and the poor and marginalised are hit the hardest by it. Examine. (15 Marks)
Q.2 What are the challenges facing the Central Bureau of Investigation? Suggest the measures to help it deal with these challenges. (10 Marks)
Q.3 Decarbonising power sector in India holds key to its journey towards decarbonising Indian economy. In context of this, suggest the strategy and approach that needs to be adopted to decarbonising the power sector in India. (10 Marks)
Q.4 Given the rising tide of Covid induced fatalities, the government is under extreme pressure to deliver some vaccine to the population. You are the Cabinet Secretary to the Government of India. You are heading the committee to oversee the process of vaccine development and distribution to fight against the Covid outbreak in the country. You have been asked to expedite the process and come up with a solution at the earliest. Some vaccines are available around the globe, but they are in limited supply and also expensive. One of the indigenously developed vaccine has shown initial positive results, but health experts have raised concerns over its safety, efficacy and the methodology being followed for its approval. Other promising vaccines under development, following a rigorous methodology, may take months to enter the market. In this context: (a) What are the critical issues involved in the case? (b) Explain, with relevant reasons, the course of action that you would take. (20 Marks)
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