25th June 2021| Daily Answer Writing Enhancement(AWE)

Topics for Today’s questions:

GS-1   Social empowerment, communalism, regionalism & Secularism.

GS-2  Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests.

GS-3   Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization, of resources, growth, development and employment; 

GS-4  Case Study.

 

Questions:

Question 1)

 

Q.1) Though Secularism as a concept has Western origin but Indian Secularism is much more than the religion-state separation. Explain (10 Marks)

 

Question 2)

Q.2) As an array of external partners seek to broaden and deepen their relations with Africa, India needs to assess and gain insights into these developments. In light of this, assess India’s relations with African countries and suggest a way forward to deepen this relationship. (15 Marks)

Question 3)

Q.3) What is a bad bank? Critically examine their utility in dealing with the challenge of non-performing assets faced by the banks and suggest the ways to make bad banks effective. (10 Marks)

Question 4)  

Q.4) You are a Secretary in a government department. The Minister in-charge has proposed an unemployment grant, which is expected to cost the public exchequer heavily. Having already taken the decision, he asks you to come up with research to support the scheme. Despite your best efforts, you fail to find socio-economic benefit in it. You approach the Minister with relevant facts and studies and ask him to reconsider his decision. Instead, he asks you to suppress the negative impacts and actively promote the scheme through mass media as the perceived social impacts are more important than economic impacts. Elections are due in a short time and the political party currently in power is seeking power for another term. You are also due for promotion at the same time. You are expected to fully cooperate in the situation and make the scheme a success, however flawed its foundations may be. (a) List the different stakeholders in the above situation and mention their prospective interests. (b) Discuss the ethical dilemma which you face in this situation. (c) what are the options you have to handle the situation ? Evaluate all of them and suggest the best course of action, giving reasons for it. (20 marks)

 

HOW TO ATTEMPT ANSWERS IN DAILY ANSWER WRITING ENHANCEMENT(AWE)?

  1. Daily 4 questions from General studies 1, 2, 3, and 4 will be provided to you.

  2. A Mentor’s Comment will be available for all answers. This can be used as a guidance tool but we encourage you to write original answers.

  3. You can write your answer on an A4 sheet and scan/click pictures of the same.

  4.  Upload the scanned answer in the comment section of the same question.

  5. Along with the scanned answer, please share your Razor payment ID, so that paid members are given priority.

  6. If you upload the answer on the same day like the answer of 1st June is uploaded on 1st June then your answer will be checked within 72 hours. Also, reviews will be in the order of submission- First come first serve basis

  7. If you are writing answers late, for example, 1st June is uploaded on 3rd June, then these answers will be evaluated as per the mentor’s schedule.

  8. We encourage you to write answers on the same day. However, if you are uploading an answer late then tag the mentor like @Swatantra so that the mentor is notified about your answer.

*In case your answer is not reviewed, reply to your answer saying *NOT CHECKED*. Swatantra Sir’s tag is available, tag him.

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