Page-3 of UPSC Mains Model Questions - November, 2022
Examine the case for liberalizing the tax regime for expatriates. How would it help with India’s goal of becoming a global financial hub?
With FDI inflows reaching an all-time high of $83.5 billion in FY22, India has certainly become a desirable location for investment. However, as of 2022, none of the world’s top 50 Fortune 500 corporations has decided to establish their Asia-Pacific headquarters here. Singapore and China continue to be favoured destinations for multinational businesses. Rationale ..
Topics: GS-III: Economic Growth Development
What is the significance of the increase in the number of oil and gas industry lobbyists attending the ongoing COP27?
At the Cop27 climate summit, there are more fossil fuel lobbyists than any single frontline group touched by the climate issue, with a figure that is up more than 25% from last year. Significance: Fossil fuel lobbyists have more sway than frontline nations and people. Representatives of business interests dwarf those from other nations ..
Topics: GS-III: Conservation Environmental Pollution Degradation • GS-III: Environmental Impact Assessment
The 2022 World Toilet Day is being observed on the theme of ‘Making the Invisible Visible’. In this context, discuss various government’s programs to improve sanitation.
Every year on November 19, the UN observes World Toilet Day. The major goal is to increase public knowledge of more extensive sanitation systems, including hand washing, stormwater management, and wastewater treatment. Aim: It is about taking action to address the global sanitation issue and realise Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 6: sanitation and water ..
Topics: GS-II: Social Sector Services Health
Comment on India’s dependence on imports for the electric vehicle market from China. What should be India’s strategy to beat the Chinese influence over the EV market?
Climate change is once again in the spotlight as COP27 gets underway in Egypt. The global effort to reduce carbon emissions relies heavily on electric cars (EVs). The switch to EVs is essential in India, which is grappling with major air pollution challenges. However, there is a supply chain risk for electric vehicles because ..
Topics: GS-II: Government Policies and Interventions for Development in Various Sectors • GS-III: Indigenization of Technology and Developing New Technology
Evaluate the Global North’s efforts to fulfill the annual $100 billion climate finance promise to the Global South. How far can private climate finance help here?
Prior to the 27th Conference of the Parties (COP) of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the UNFCCC Standing Committee on Finance (SCF) recently published a report on the advancements made by developed nations towards the achievement of the target of mobilizing $100 billion annually. Climate finance: Local, national, or international money ..
Topics: GS-II: Developed Versus Developing Countries Indias Interests • GS-II: Important International Institutions Agencies and Fora • GS-III: Conservation Environmental Pollution Degradation
Comment on the situation of tuberculosis in India. What are the challenges and way ahead?
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the number of tuberculosis (TB) cases worldwide increased in 2021 for the first time in decades. Situation of TB in India: While the public sector is overburdened and deficient in infrastructure, the private sector has a history of using tests and treatments excessively. Over 60% of all ..