Topics for Today’s questions:
GS-1 Important Geophysical phenomena such as earthquakes, Tsunami, Volcanic activity, cyclone etc, geographical features and their location-changes in critical geographical features (including water-bodies and ice-caps) and in flora and fauna and the effects of such changes.
GS-2 Bilateral, Regional and Global Groupings and Agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests.
GS-3 Inclusive Growth and issues arising from it.
GS-4 Ethics and Human Interface: Essence, determinants and consequences of ethics in human actions; dimensions of ethics; ethics in private and public relationships
Q.1 Recently, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has declared that La Nina has re-developed. In this context, explain what do you understand by El Nino and La Nina. What are their impacts on India’s climate? (15 Marks)
Q.2 The structural changes in the region and the breakdown of the old certitudes demand that India reboot its ASEAN engagement. Delhi has its task cut out in explaining its vision of the Indo-Pacific, reassuring the region on Delhi’s membership of the Quad, and intensifying its own bilateral cooperation with the ASEAN states. Comment. (10 Marks)
Q.3 Recognising the power of technology to drive inclusion at a massive scale, the state is doubling down on technology to reach more citizens and serve them better. Large segments of Indians still can’t access or haven’t learned to trust digital artefacts. In the context of this, suggest the elements to make the “digital public” a reality. (10 Marks)
Q.4 What do you understand by “public” in public service? List out the principles of Public Life as recommended by the Nolan Committee in this context. (10 Marks)
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