Indian Economy and Issues-Development and Employment [IAS (Admin.) IAS Mains GS Paper 3 (Science-Tech, Economy, Environment, & Disaster Management)]: Questions 6 - 11 of 21

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Question 6

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Appeared in Year: 2016

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The India post payment Bank (IPPB) would provide a Fillip to the financial inclusion in India. However there are concerns related to its long-term profitability. Discuss.

Explanation

Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the Indian Post payment Bank.

  • It is a financial service provider, operates under the countries age World postal department.
  • The government owned payments bank will be able to accept deposits upto ₹ 1 lakh from customers but without the right to use these funds to advance risky loans at higher interest rates.
  • The p…

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Question 7

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Appeared in Year: 2016

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Pradhan mantri Jan-Dhan Yojana (PMJDY) is necessary for bringing unbanked to the institutional finance fold. Do you agree with this for financial inclusion of the poorer section of the Indian society? Give arguments to justify your opinion.

Explanation

Financial inclusion is an important priority of the government.

  • The objective is to ensure the excluded sections i.e.. , weaker sections and low income groups access to various financial services such as a basic savings bank account, need-based credit, remittance facility , insurance and pension.
  • The government has recently launched an effective sche…

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Question 8

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Appeared in Year: 2016

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What are “smart cities” ? Examine their relevance for urban development in India. Will it increase rural-urban differences give arguments for smart villages in the light of PURA and RURBAN Mission.

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Smart cities are aspirational cities which are able to meet aspirations of its population.

  • Different dimensions in smart cities are infrastructure.
    • Urban transport
    • Provision of sanitation
    • Safe drinking water
    • Education
    • Economy
    • Health facility
    • Ecology
  • Provision for employment of local population
  • Different methods incorporated in this smart City plan. These are

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Question 9

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Appeared in Year: 2015

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Discuss the impact of globalisation on higher education in India.

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Globalisation has a considerable reduced funding on part of the government as a result private companies and foreign agencies are being given due weightage.

Globalisation has given boost to the higher education in India by opening horizon of progress in every sector.

Image Shows Government Expenditure on Higher Education
  • some positive impacts as follo…

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Question 10

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Appeared in Year: 2017

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Examine the development of airports in India through joint ventures under public-private partnership (PPP) model. What are the challenges faced by the authorities in the regard.

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PPP is a mode of providing public infrastructure and services by government in partnership with the private sector. It is a long-term arrangement between Government and private sector entity for provision of public utilities and services.

  • Government of India is developing 6 new airports namely Ahmedabad Jaipur Lucknow Guwahati Thiruvananthapuram and…

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Question 11

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Appeared in Year: 2016

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How globalisation has led to the reduction of employment in the formal sector of the Indian economy? Is increased in formalization detrimental to the development of the country?

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In 1991, India opened up economy by LPG reforms. i.e.. , Liberalisation, privatization and globalisation.

  • By Globalization, economies of the world move towards unrestricted cross boarder movement of goods and services, capital and labour force.
  • In India most of the employees in informal sector. In the informal sector there is no social protection, la…

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