Page-2 of UPSC Mains Model Questions - October, 2022

In light of the recent debate on Hindi vs English, examine the status of vernacular in India. What are some benefits of using vernacular in education?

Linguistic diversity of India poses two different challenges. One being the imposition of Hindi as the primary language across the country. This has met with resistance across different states. And second being the status of vernacular languages. Vernacular language is ..

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With reference to the recent release of MBBS textbooks in Hindi, what are the advantages and challenges in switching the medium of instruction in such courses?

Recently, the Madhya Pradesh government has released textbooks in Hindi for MBBS students, as part of the government’s ambition to provide medical and technical education in vernacular languages. The initiative was characterized as a “renaissance and reconstruction” of India’s education ..

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Climate change is affecting everyone on the planet, but the most severe crisis will be faced by the coastal areas. In this context, discuss the challenges faced by coastal cities due to climate change.

Given India’s vast coastline of more than 7500 Km. The coastal cities are very much susceptible to climate change. The effects of climate change are being witnessed in the form of changes in rainfall patterns, increased intensity & frequency of ..

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Discuss the pros and cons of the free-UPI MODEL.

Recently, the government and the payment industry stakeholders have been locking horns with one another regarding charging a minimum amount for digital payments mainly concerning with UPI payments. The banks, payment apps and payment infrastructure providers are strongly demanding to ..

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While global trade is estimated to decline. India is keeping its export numbers afloat by increasing trade with the global South. In this context, examine the rising importance of the global south in geopolitics and India’s response to it.

The global trend is going through a tough time with growth volumes dropping to 1% in 2023 according to WTO. However, India is diversifying its exports and increasing trade ties with the global South. Global South: The term global south ..

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In light of the Indian worker deaths in Qatar, examine the need to reorient public policy for migrant workers.

A very huge Indian workforce live and work in the gulf countries and their annual remittances is a major part of forex reserves. A majority of them are semi-skilled or unskilled. Hence, they are vulnerable to exploitation by employers. Migrant ..

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