Topics for Today’s questions:
GS-1 Distribution of key natural resources
GS-2 International relations
GS-3 Agriculture sector- farmer income suport
GS-4 Probity in Governance: Concept of public service;
Philosophical basis of governance and probity.
Q1. Coal as a fuel is often termed as a necessary evil in a country’s economic development. Comment while giving the distribution of coal reserves around the world. (10 marks)
Q.2 For Delhi, it is always about narrow political arguments with Rawalpindi and Islamabad; it is as if the people of Pakistan do not exist. The depth of the current crises in Pakistan, however, should nudge India into overcoming this entrenched indifference. Comment. (15 marks)
Q.3 The data of the latest Situation Assessment Survey (SAS) of agricultural households when normalised by their holding sizes, shows that Punjab’s ranked 11th and Haryana 15th place. In the context of this, suggest the way for the farmers in Punjab and Haryana to augment their incomes with more sustainable agriculture. (15 marks)
Q.4 Probity is an integral part of good governance, justify. How do you find it relevant in the present circumstances? (10 marks)
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