Topics for Today’s questions:
GS-1 Important Geophysical phenomena such as earthquakes, Tsunami, Volcanic activity, cyclone etc, geographical features and their location-changes in critical geographical features (including water-bodies and ice-caps) and in flora and fauna and the effects of such changes.
GS-2 India and its Neighborhood- Relations.
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 Identify the areas affected by and the causes of landslides in India. Mention different steps that need to be taken to mitigate the effects of landslides. (15 Marks)
Q.2 “India’s years of investments in infrastructure and grassroots development could act as a building block for cementing relations with the new regime in the coming years.” In light of this, examine the role India with its soft power can play in Afghanistan. (10 Marks)
Q.3 What are the similarities and differences in asset monetisation and privatisation? What are the challenges in carrying out asset monetisation? Suggest the way forward. (10 Marks)
Q.4 Explain what you understand by the following values and discuss their importance for civil services: (a) Professionalism (b) Nishkama Karma or Selfless Action. (10 Marks)
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