Topics for Today’s questions:
GS-1 Distribution of key natural resources across the world (including South Asia and the Indian sub-continent)
GS-2 Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests.
GS-3 Indigenization of technology, applications of S&T in everyday life
GS-4 Public/Civil Services values and ethics in public administration: Status and problems; accountability and ethical governance; strengthening of ethical and moral values in governance; ethical issues in international relations and funding; corporate governance.
Q.1 Providing an account of distribution of rainforests across the world, mention their key characteristics. Also highlight the threats that are being faced by tropical rainforests. (15 Marks)
Q.2 The UAE today is India’s closest partner in the Arab world and also an important partner for India’s strategic and geopolitical interests. Comment. (10 Marks)
Q.3 Optical fibre is the backbone of the digital infrastructure required for the 5G technology. Where does India stand in the optical fibre manufacturing industry? Examine the challenges it faces and suggest the way forward. (10 Marks)
Q.4 In spite of the existence of a Code of Conduct for public servants, its implementation has been tardy and of limited success. Discuss. Further, suggest steps which could be taken to improve the efficacy of the Code of Conduct. What role can Code of Ethics play in reinforcing the Code of Conduct in public life? (10 Marks)
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