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 Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests.
GS-3 Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment.
GS-4 Case Studies
Q.1 Using examples, give an account of the factors influencing the location of Aluminium industry in India. Also, highlight the importance of this industry in brief. (10 Marks)
Q.2 What are the contradictions in Europe’s polity today? How these contradictions can play role in India’s international relations with European countries? (10 Marks)
Q.3 What are the challenges India faces as it strives to reach the goal of net-zero emission by 2070? Suggest the strategy India should follow to maximize the developmental gains. (15 Marks)
Q.4 As the head of the Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV), you are tasked to complete the construction of a power plant. The project needs to be completed expeditiously to fulfil the promise made by the government to ensure access to power for all. The selected site is in a remote area and is ideal for plant construction. However, the project would require relocation of the people living in the vicinity. Initially, the local community objected to disruption in their lives but were convinced later about the economic benefits that would accrue to the region through this plant. The project had started gathering pace, but recently a local NGO working for environment protection got involved with the local community regarding the issue. And now the local community has started protesting against any developmental activity in the region. As the officer-in-charge for the speedy execution of the project, answer the following: (a) What are the issues involved in this case? (b) What course of action will you take and why? (20 Marks)
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