[UPSC Interview 2020] – Transcript #132 : Smita Nagraj Ma’am Board, Rajasthan Home State, Pranayama Hobby

Date of Interview: 01.09.2021 Forenoon
Board: Smita Nagraj Ma’am
Background: B.com, C.A
Hobby: Pranayama
Home State: Rajasthan
Others: Gold Medalist in CA, AIR Holder in C.A  IPCC


  1. Why there is contrast between stock market and Indian economy?
  2. What are unicorns?
  3. Shall I invest in IPO’s of unicorn?
  4. Why so many frauds are taking place in stock market?

Member 1

  1. What is Gem portal?
  2. Why govt is purchasing even after it is not cost-effective?
  3. Don’t you think that it amounts to wastage of taxpayer’s money?
  4. Why CSR funding is not being made in education sector?
  5. What is economic justice?

Member 2

  1. You CA people help in tax evasion and that is why INDIA’S tax to GDP ratio is very low. Your views about it?
  2. Steps to increase tax to GDP ratio?
  3. Why govt is not giving reservation to women in parliament?
  4. Why they have agreed for the same in case of local governments?

Member 3

  1. Issues between EU and UK?
  2. Difference between law and order and internal security?
  3. Major areas of Atmanirbhar Bharat?
  4. How to increase India’s trade volume?

Member 4

  1. What are the parameters for declaring drought?
  2. Why floods in Rajasthan in recent years?
  3. Suppose you are DM of a district where flood is about to come. What will be your strategy BEFORE, DURING AND AFTER FLOODS?

    Chairman- Thank you
    Duration – 30-32 Minutes

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