Attitude [IAS (Admin.) IAS Mains GS Paper 4 (Ethics)]: Questions 15 - 18 of 23

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Question 15

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Appeared in Year: 2019

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Tolerance comprises of allowing people to exercise their rights, religious or constitutional. Explain?

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  • Tolerance comprises of allowing people to exercise their rights, religious or constitutional. It is the midpoint on a spectrum ranging between prohibition/unacceptance at one end to acceptance at the other. For example, a vegetarian might be convinced it is wrong to eat animals. Such a person may never accept the practice as part of their own life.…

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Question 16

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Appeared in Year: 2016

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“Persuasion makes society work smoothly while physical coercion grinds it to a halt” . Giving examples, compare the effectiveness of persuasion as an influence tactic vis-a-vis coercion in bringing change in society. In what ways persuasion can be used by civil servants to remove social evils existing in society?

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The basic theme of the question is to compare the importance of persuasion vis-à-vis coercion to influence others and bring change in society. The answer can be framed in the following manner:

  • In brief define persuasion and coercion.
  • Citing examples examine the conditions under which persuasion proves to be better tactic vs coercion.
  • Thirdly, suggest …

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Question 17

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Appeared in Year: 2019

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Young people with ethical conduct are not willing to come forward to join active politics. Suggest steps to motivate them to come forward. (150 words, 10 marks)

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In one old Hindi patriotic song it has been said addressing to the youth:

“Ye Desh hai tumhara, Neta tumhi ho kal k” (This country is yours; you are the leader of tomorrow!) Youth are the trustees of national progress. Their positive attitude in active politics is important to meet this end. For this a comprehensive strategy covering all aspects (co…

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Question 18

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Appeared in Year: 2016

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“Those who say religion has nothing to do with politics do not know what religion is” . Explain. Further examine the role of religion in formation of political attitude in the Indian context.

  • Elaborate the statement and its assumptions in detail.
  • Discuss how religion played an important role in shaping political attitude in India.

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  • Approach: This is the quote given by Mahatma Gandhi, which underlines the importance of religion in shaping political and moral attitude of people. The answer can be framed in the following manner:
  • Partition of India on communal lines and existence of political parties adhering to a particular religious ideology are examples and validation of the ab…

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