Q.1) What is carbon capture utilisation and storage (CCUS)? Highlight the progress made by India in developing CCUS technology. (15 Marks - 250 Words)
Why this question? - According to a report by International Energy Agency (IEA), global progress on the development of carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology from 2010-2020 was not on track.
Intro - About CCUS
- Significance of CCUS
- Progress made by India
Way ahead - Policy support for indigenous innovation etc
Conclusion - Summarize based on above discussion
Q.2) Discuss the contribution of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose in the Indian Freedom Struggle. (15 Marks - 250 Words)
Why this question? - The Government of India has decided to constitute a High Level Committee to commemorate the 125th Birth Anniversary of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose.
Intro - A Brief about Netaji
- Contribution of Netaji in the freedom struggle -
- As a member of INC
- After resigning from INC
- As a member of Indian National Army
Conclusion - Summarize based on above discussion.
Q.3) In ‘Digital India’, human intermediaries are significant in brokering trust between governments and citizens. Discuss. (150 words)
Why this question?
- eGovernments Foundation (eGov) and Aapti Institute have explored how digitally excluded communities engage with governance.
Introduction: Discuss briefly about e-governance and definition of intermediaries.Intermediaries support individuals by placing complaints, directing them to the right authorities, and following up.
Significance of intermediaries:
Overcoming digital barriers
Responsible, responsive and data driven governance
Concerns : No formal backing in e-governance
- Leveraging intermediaries in extension of governance model
- Incentivising intermediaries
Conclusion: Summarize the above points.