Topics for Today’s questions:
GS-1 Distribution of key natural resources across the world (including South Asia and the Indian subcontinent)
GS-2 Bilateral, Regional and Global Groupings and Agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests.
GS-3 Effects of Liberalization on the Economy, Changes in Industrial Policy and their Effects on Industrial Growth.
GS-4 Probity in Governance: Information sharing and_ transparency in government, Right to Information, Codes of Ethics, Codes of Conduct, Citizen’s Charters, Work culture, Quality of service delivery, Utilization of public funds, challenges of corruption
Q.1 Enumerate the factors which are responsible for the location of the cement industry in India. Also, explain why the cement industry is mainly concentrated along the Vindhyas range. (10 Marks)
Q.2 The evolving situation has thrown up renewed challenges for India’s regional and bilateral ties with Central Asia and the Caucasus, prompting India to recalibrate its rules of engagement with the region. In this context, elaborate on India’s regional engagements. (10 Marks)
Q.3 How asymmetric globalisation favoured China? What are its implications for globalisation? Suggest the way forward. (10 Marks)
Q.4 ‘The Citizens’ Charter sees public services through the eyes of those who use them.’ Discuss how emergence of citizens’ charters have altered the concept of accountability and improved the delivery of public services. (10 Marks)
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