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12th October 2022 (6 Topics)

12th October 2022

QUIZ - 12th October 2022

5 Questions

5 Minutes

Mains Question:

Question: How far do you think that the Right to Information in India has brought in a sense of ‘transparency’ the governance structure?  (150 words)


  • Introduction- brief about RTI (implicit in the “right to life” under Article 21)
  • Need in India
    • Rapid increase in corruption
    • Unawareness about utilisation of public fund
  • Significance of RTI
    • strongest pieces of legislation at the disposal of the common man
    • promoting transparency, and demanding accountability
    • against corruption
  • Discuss how good governance and RTI are complimentary to each other
    • natural corollary of good governance
    • effective means to promote democratic ideology
    • Free flow of information, informed citizenry
  • Conclude accordingly 



Policy-making has to become more inclusive and less dominated by the powerful and the wealthy, while a paradigm shift is needed in problem-solving at global and national levels.

Need for a shift:

  • Health of Planet: In pursuit of GDP, the Club of Rome gave a wake-up call in 1972, by introducing the health of the planet into calculations of profit and growth.
  • Thatcher-Reagan-Chicago” model of neoliberalism: It marks a transition from welfarist to monetarist. In a way, it wants governments out of the way to let private entrepreneurs loose.
  • Unfair Global Financial System: Global financial system protects the interests of large corporations. Now the demand to include the needs of ‘People’ in economic policy is becoming louder.
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