Topics for Today’s questions:
GS-1 Factors responsible for the location of primary, secondary, and tertiary sector industries in various parts of the world (including India).
GS-2 Comparison of the Indian Constitutional Scheme with that of Other Countries.
GS-3 Food Processing and Related Industries in India- Scope’ and Significance, Location, Upstream and Downstream Requirements, Supply Chain Management.
GS-4 Case Studies
Q.1 Giving a brief account of distribution of cotton textile industry in India, identify the factors responsible for localization of this industry in Ahmedabad–Mumbai–Pune region. (10 Marks)
Q.2 Has the first-past-the-post system polarised Indian politics? What are the advantages of this system and suggest ways to deal with the issues with the system. (10 Marks)
Q.2 Is Iron-fortified rice an answer to the anaemia prevalence in India? What are the issues with such a policy? (10 Marks)
Q.4 A woman employee has leveled allegations of sexual misconduct on social media against the Head of Operations in the company where you are in-charge of human resources department. This has been in the context of the recent phenomenon of women coming out against powerful men who have sexually harassed them in the past. Given the frenzy around the issue, your company is under immense pressure to act quickly against this person. You have the following options before you: (a) Accept the statement of allegations and take departmental and legal action quickly. (b) Investigate the matter through an internal complaints committee and take action after it submits its findings. Analyse the given options and argue which course of action would you choose? Also suggest what measures would you take to prevent occurrences of such instances in your company in future. (20 Marks)
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