Page-3 of UPSC Mains Model Questions - October, 2022

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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Outline the recommendations of the official language committee. What are the implications for the official language debate in India?

The 11th volume of the Report of the Official Language Committee has been submitted to the President of India. It has triggered sharp criticism from some of the Southern states and has been viewed as an attempt to impose Hindi. ..

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India has taken up the presidency of G20 for 2022-23. What are the opportunities presented by the presidency for India’s leadership in climate action?

India will hold the G20 Presidency from 1 December 2022 to 30 November 2023. Each year, the Presidency invites guest countries, which take part in the G20 exercise. Several international and regional organizations also participate, granting the forum an even ..

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Explain how are green crackers better than the conventional crackers.

Green Crackers are environmentally friendly fireworks that can help to reduce the air pollution caused by traditional firecrackers. These have been developed by the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR). Green crackers: They are expected to cause at least ..

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India has been proactive in listing terrorists at the UNSC forum. Discuss the challenges posed by China in India’s fight against terrorism. What can be done to overcome these challenges?

Terrorism undermines the core values of humanity, peace and growth. It also poses a major threat to international peace and security. India’s role against terrorism: India since its independence, has been at the forefront of global action against terrorism. India, ..

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