UPSC Mains Model Questions - July, 2022
Discuss the need for setting up of social stock exchange in India. What are the key challenges in their effective implementation?
Social stock exchange (SSE) refers to a stock exchange platform, to enable funding for enterprises with social benefits. An expert panel constituted by the SEBI has recommended allowing non-profit organisations to directly list on Social Stock Exchanges (SSE). Need for ..
Topics: GS-I: Social Empowerment Communalism Regionalism Secularism • GS-II: Government Policies and Interventions for Development in Various Sectors • GS-II: Social Sector Services Education Human Resources • GS-II: Social Sector Services Health
Asset monetization is imperative to achieve the goal of $5 trillion economy and fund India’s massive infrastructure needs. In the light of above statement, critically discuss the need of national monetization pipeline. Also discuss the issues that need to be addressed for its success.
Government of India has announced National monetization pipeline for asset monetization. Asset monetization refers to deriving value from public assets through means such as leasing (TOT model), selling dysfunctional assets, PPP investments, etc. Need for asset monetization in India: Harnessing ..
Topics: GS-II: Development Processes and Development Industry in India • GS-II: Government Policies and Interventions for Development in Various Sectors • GS-III: Economic Growth Development • GS-III: Indian Economy Issues Relating to Planning
National security guard has emerged as a world-class trained force to tackle various facets of terrorism. Discuss the mandate and achievements of this force.
National Security guards (NSG) is a specialized agency to tackle advanced forms of terrorism in India. It formally came into existence in 1986 by an act of Parliament. The idea behind raising such force came in the aftermath of Operation ..
Keeping in view, the complex and new forms of security threats emerging in recent times, discuss how technology is a major stakeholder in addressing the internal security challenges of India.
Globalization and fourth Industrial Revolution have given rise to new and complex forms of internal security challenges, calling for a harmonious mix of both man and machine to combat them. Man and machine both have an important role in national ..
Topics: GS-III: Challenges to Internal Security Through Communication Networks • GS-III: Cyber Security in India • GS-III: Role of Media and Social Networking Sites in Internal Security Challenges • GS-III: Various Security Forces and Agencies and Their Mandate
To enhance the diffusion of space technology and boost the space economy, the government is encouraging the participation of private sector in space activities. In light of the statement, discuss the significance of Indian space Association in providing an impetus to space technology in India.
Government’s announcement for the formation of NSIL and In-Space as a step towards privatization of India’s space initiative drew the attention to the current public dominated set up. Current setup – dominated by government: ISRO – only major organisation launching ..
There is a need for realizing projects under ‘open source’ license for the welfare of society at large. Critically examine the above statement in the context of intellectual property rights.
Intellectual Property Rights provide protection to innovation – in products, processes, etc to incentivize investments and outputs in innovation. India’s IPR policy provides overarching framework for same. Open source licence, refers to making innovation public, at no cost to all. ..