[UPSC Interview 2020] – Transcript #206 : Smita Nagraj  Board, Andhra Pradesh Home State

Date of interview: 17 September 2021
Board: Smita Nagraj
Home State: Guntur, Andhra Pradesh
Background: IT Engineering Graduation


  1. Tell me only one particular thing that Andhra lost due to Bifurcation
  2. Which one city in Andhra pradesh can be developed similar to hyd in all fronts?
  3. whom all do you consult before forming a new capital city?
  4. what will you do to address the current stalemate on capital issues?

Member 1 

  1. what are the future industrial prospects of A.P?
  2. what all issues should be considered while developing new port?
  3. continental shelf of eastern and western coasts differences?

Member 2

  1. Why is India not performing well in the 100 mts sprint when it can perform well in other athletics events like the recent javelin gold?
  2. why are the negritos doing exceptionally well in 100mts?

Member 3 

  1. Can you name the space center in Sriharikota?
  2. India has linked up with one country recently to launch communication satellites, Which is that?
  3. What rocket do we use to launch communication satellites?
  4. Tobbaco board is in Guntur. On one hand, the government. Supporting tobacco cultivation and on the other hand prohibiting tobacco consumption. How can this be justified?

Member 4

  1. What is a free trade agreement?
  2. Is fta only linked with reduction in tariffs?
  3. How many countries does India have fta with?
  4. Guess how many countries
  5. Does India – USA have fta?
  6. current status of India and US trade relations?

Chairman Thank you

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