Page-5 of UPSC Questions

India needs a targeted region-specific action plan in order to achieve an equitable distribution of fruits of prosperity, owing to its geographical diversity and varied levels of development across regions. Elaborate.

India has a wide variety of geographical challenges which are compounded further by the wide spread regional disparities. It has led some to opine that a targeted region-specific action plan is the way forward. Geographical Challenges: The complete North India along the Himalayas is prone to earthquakes. The Western area of India is mostly arid ..

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To achieve the goal of $5 trillion economy, it is imperative to put primary focus on private investments. Discuss. Also, highlight the steps taken by government to boost private investments.

The GDP of any country is dependent on four engines of growth, viz, consumption, government expenditure, private investment, and trade. As per classical economics theories, the savings in an economy turns into investment which turns into growth. But as per the recent economic survey, it has been found that the Investments create growth in an ..

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There is a need to shift focus from food security to nutritional security in India, comment. Also, suggest a framework to achieve nutritional self-reliance.

Hunger is the distress that arises from insufficient calorie intake. Thus, early policymakers focus was ensuring adequate calorie consumption via food security. Hence, India adopted the PDS/T-PDS/I-PDS, and recently the National Food Security Act, 2013. Challenges: While, food security has improved in India, yet many children suffer from nutrient, mineral and vitamin deficiencies. E.g. Kwashiorkor ..

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India has not been able to implement land reforms in an efficient manner even after many decades. Enumerate the key hurdles in accomplishing land reforms in India. Also, discuss the advantages which can be reaped by accomplishing them in contemporary times.

Land Reforms refer to the redistribution of land resources in an equitable manner. At the time of independence, Aacharya Vinod Bhave and JP Narayan had led the Gramdan and Bhoodan movement with these noble ideas. Even our first Prime Minister Jawahar Lal Nehru, was devoted to this cause. He enacted first Constitutional Amendment Act in ..

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Throw some light on the recent reforms that have been undertaken by India in strengthening its National Security Architecture.

The National security is one of the primary responsibilities of the state. With rise of state sponsored terrorism, organised crime, asymmetric warfare, and lone wolf attacks, following changes have been made. The post of the Chief of Defence Staff has been created, based on recommendations of the Kargil review committee. CDS is the head of ..

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The Financial Action Task Force has played a very crucial in fighting with the menace of money laundering. Elaborate.

Financial action task force is an intergovernmental organisation started by G7. It is headquartered in Paris and its secretariat services are provided by OECD. Features: Prevent the money laundering, state sponsoring of terror, and terror financing. Ensures a economic order, that is free of smuggling, human trafficking and other social menace. Works through its regional ..

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