Topics for Today’s questions:
GS-1 Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times.
GS-2 Role of Civil Services in a democracy
GS-3 Indian Economy, Environment Conservation
GS-4 Case Studies
Q.1 The colonial period brought the influence of Western architectural forms to India. In this context, giving examples, highlight the contribution of Europeans to Indian architecture. (15 Marks)
Q.2 What are the issues with appointing civil servants to the post of Secretary-General of the Houses of the Parliament? Suggest the way forward. (10 Marks)
Q.3 As a part of the government’s overall market borrowings in 2022-23, sovereign green bonds will be issued. In the context of this, discuss the advantages of green bonds as means of finance and a tool to achieve sustainable development goals. (10 Marks)
Q.4 You are the Chairman of a Committee, constituted by the government, to suggest measures to improve the quality of education in state-run schools. In view of the increasing dropout rate and the widening gap between students’ learning ability in state-run and private schools, answer the following questions: (a) Examine the role of government in the education sector, especially providing primary and secondary education through state-run schools. (b) Identify the principles and values that would guide your recommendations in this regard. (c) Suggest some ways in which quality of education in state-run schools can be improved. (20 Marks)
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