Topics for Today’s questions:
GS-1 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 Structure, organization and functioning of the Executive and the Judiciary—Ministries and Departments of the Government.
GS-3 Challenges to internal security through communication networks, role of media and social networking sites in internal security challenges, basics of cyber security.
GS-4 Case Study.
Q.1) Numerous evidences have suggested that the deltas formed by rivers have been shrinking at faster rate for the past few years. What are reasons for the Peril of Deltas on the Indian Subcontinent. Suggest measures to tackle this crisis. ( 10 Marks )
Q.2) After the Prakash Singh judgement on police reforms, we are today confronted with a situation where every state is legislating a different Police Act. What are the issues with these Acts passed by the States? Suggest the way forward to deal with the issue. ( 10 Marks)
Q.3) From an occasional and sporadic instance of a cyberattack previously, cyberattacks on institutions such as banks and on critical infrastructure have proliferated to an alarming extent, signalling the emergence of the cyber weapon epoch. In light of this, examine the threats posed by cyber-weapons and suggest the steps to take to mitigate the threats. (10 Marks)
Q.4) There has been a perceptible rise in the cost of healthcare services provided by private hospitals. In absence of adequate and quality government hospitals, people are forced to opt for private hospitals, especially for life threatening diseases and injuries. You recently visit one of your friends admitted in a famous private hospital. You found out that the hospital is charging a huge amount of money, which seems to be unreasonable. You confront the staff and ask them to explain the rationale behind such high charges. Their response is that the charges are fair for the kind of services they are providing. (a) What are the ethical issues involved in this situation ? (b) Given how other professions price their services, discuss the feasibility of capping the amount of fees charged by doctors and private hospitals. (c) How can the provision of quality services and need for profit be reconciled with society’s interests in this case? ( 20 Marks )
NOTE- Since it’s a two month program last date to write answers is July 30th. All the questions will be evaluated latest by August 5th.
After that this program will end as we need to focus on Prelims. So write all the answers before 30th July.
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