GS Paper II

Syllabus: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.

 Q1. The National family health survey (NFHS-5) reveals a remarkable mismatch of achievements in different parameters among different states in favour of less developed states. Enumerate the reasons. Does it show the growing inequality between states? (200 Words)

Source: https://indianexpress.com/article/opinion/columns/nfhs-data-reveals-inequality-india-7655174/

 

GS Paper II

Syllabus: Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States and the performance of these schemes

Q2. The National family benefit scheme(NFBS) under the National social assistance programme (NSAP) needs an urgent revamping to provide a social-security to the vulnerable sections. Examine. (150 words)

Source: https://indianexpress.com/article/opinion/columns/national-family-benefit-scheme-is-in-urgent-need-of-revival-7655096/

 

GS Paper III

Syllabus: Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment.

Q3. Man-Animal conflict is a threat to the biodiversity that needs to be tackled with innovative ideas. Discuss it along with the examples or steps, that has been taken to fight this problem. (150 words)

 

Source: https://www.thehindu.com/opinion/editorial/corridors-of-death-the-hindu-editorial-on-elephant-deaths-on-tracks/article37831784.ece

GS Paper III

Syllabus: Infrastructure: Energy, Ports, Roads, Airports, Railways etc.

Q4. The Indian railway is particularly significant from the perspective of commerce and transportation and provides the largest employment opportunity in India. However, it is facing many challenges. Enumerate it. Also, discuss the steps taken by the government that can revamp this sector. (200 words)

Source: https://www.livemint.com/opinion/online-views/monetization-of-railways-could-be-a-game-changer-11638459819649.html