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9th February 2022 (6 Topics)

9th February 2022

QUIZ - 9th February 2022

5 Questions

5 Minutes

Mains Question:

Q1. Developing an efficient transport network is a big challenge in hilly areas. Suggest convenient and safe alternate transport mode to improve connectivity and convenience for commuters, besides promoting tourism. (150 words)


  • Connectivity in hilly regions and issues
  • Current transport network
  • Recent government measures for connectivity
  • Conclusion


Q2. The underlying cause of plastic pollution is rooted in unsustainable levels of production and consumption.  (150 words)


  • Plastic pollution & its current status
  • Causes of pollution
  • Unsustainable production and consumption and impact on environment
  • Impact
  • Conclusion


Q3. India is close to achieving full access to electricity for all, however, there persists challenges faced across the power distribution sector. Discuss effective solutions to solve the complex problems in power distribution and to ensure quality and reliable power supply.  (250 words)


  • India’s energy sector and power distribution sector
  • Briefly assess its performance and development of the last 5-10 years
  • Discuss important government schemes and policies for the sector
  • Current Challenges and Issues
  • Required measures


While the overall budgetary allocation towards the agricultural sector has marginally increased by 4.4% in the Union Budget 2022-23, the rate of increase is lower than the current inflation rate of 5.5%-6%. The picture changes and rather looks disappointing when we look at the Agriculture Orientation Index (AOI) 

What is Agriculture Orientation Index (AOI)?

  1. It is an index which was developed as part of the Goal 2 (Zero Hunger) of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in 2015.
  2. The AOI is calculated by dividing the agriculture share of government expenditure by the agriculture value added share of GDP.
  3. It measures the ratio between government spending towards the agricultural sector and the sector’s contribution to GDP. India’s index is one of the lowest, reflecting that the spending towards the agricultural sector is not commensurate with the sector’s contribution towards GDP.
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