Indian Economy and Issues-Growth [IAS (Admin.) IAS Mains GS Paper 3 (Science-Tech, Economy, Environment, & Disaster Management)]: Questions 6 - 11 of 13

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Question 6

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Appeared in Year: 2016

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The nature of economic growth in India in recent times is often described as a jobless growth do you agree with this view? Give arguments in favour of your answer.

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  • As per the study annual employment growth was about in 1970s 1993 to 2010 witnessed growth rate is
    • The last 10 to 15 years there is number of people employed in agriculture is declined.
    • They have migrated to town urban areas for the employment and the employed in Informal sector of economy. But this informal sector of economy do not provide employm…

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Question 7

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China and Pakistan have entered into an agreement for development of an economic corridor. What threat does this pose for India՚s Security? Critically examine.

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The China - Pakistan economic corridor (CPEC) is a China՚s ambitious one belt one Road (OBOR) was started in 2013.

  • CPEC is a 46 billion dollar project, which is connecting Kashgar in Xinjiang Provision of China with Gwadar port in Baluchistan.
  • This huge project connected with the construction of power plants, ports, highways, railways through Pakista…

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Question 8

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Explain the social constraints in bringing about gender equality in Indian society.

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Gender equality is great challenge for Indian society and politics.

  • Various social traditional customary problems they areIf female comes out of house to participate in mainstream of society, male would unable to handle children and other household works on their part.
  • Females have always been subjected to domestic work. Male dominated society.
  • They a…

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Question 9

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In the recent budget it was announced that the Central government will increase the ambit of the Ujjwala scheme from the existing five crore to eight crore beneficiaries. Critically evaluate the performance of the scheme and comment on the feasibility of the new target. (250 Words)

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  • The Prime Minister՚s Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) aims at making poor women free from the smoke of burning wood.
  • Families below the poverty line (BPL) can get free LPG (liquefied petroleum gas) connection.
  • Initially, the target was to provide free LPG connections to about 5 crore poor women. But in view of the pace of implementation of the Ujjwal…

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Question 10

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Why is India, the country with the world՚s third largest coal reserves , facing coal shortages? Examine why and suggest measures to overcome shortages. (150 Words)

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  • Coal mining in India began in 1774 when John Sumner and Suetonius Grant Heatley of the East India Company commenced commercial exploitation in the Raniganj Coalfield along the Western bank of Damodar river. As on 31 March 2015, India had estimated coal reserves of 306.6 billion metric tons (338.0 billion short tons) .
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Question 11

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It is argued that more than a manufacturing-centric EV policy, India needs a set of ecosystem-level EV policies. What do you understand by this? In the light of present EV policy that՚s being mooted by the government, discuss the statement. (250 Words)

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Electric vehicles (EVs) are growing in popularity and certainly in mind space. They are cleaner and more efficient, easy to maintain and there is an advantage of regenerative braking. On the whole it is a package to fight against climate change and global warming as greenhouse gas emissions are reduced.

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