Date of Interview: 24/02/2023
Board: Smita Nagraj
Daf key words: ecotourism, science fiction, leisure time counselling, anti tobacco drives Best sportsman
First 2 members interviewed with mask on, rest no mask( m3 asked me to remove it
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- What is ajay in ajay vision pvt limited? ( job )
- You did anti tobacco drives, but tell me about your opinion on state promoting alcohol! Is state promoting it by opening shops everywhere?
- Should alcohol be banned completely?
- Many cross questions.
- Asked about old science fiction movies, which i was not aware of.
- Startrek? Yes, whats so unique about it? Said no!( he said it exactly depicted the emergence of smart phones?
- Start wars? Said no
- What have you watched? Said snowpiercer, avatar, interstellar, lost in space, asked me to tell about the theme of lost in space.
- What is ecotourism?
- Why ecotourism more important in andamans
- Audible but couldn’t understand his pronounciation
- Unethical issues in dentistry and as a DM how will you solve it?
- Schemes in your state covering everything from birth to death, don’t you think people will become lazy?
- Child labour issues in tobacco industry
Member 3 & 4
- Why best sportsman?
- Which sports? Said cricket, volleyball, 100mts sprint
- India Australia cricket pitch issue, pressurized me to accept that winning at any cost is more important, i said sportsmanship more important.
- He said do we play cricket for leisure or winning, i said winning, he said then what’s wrong in making pitches that suits us, I sticked to my stance.
- Rich countries used up their carbon quota, now asking us not to go for it, it’s our right no? ( I didn’t concurred with his views) forced me to change my stance, I politely said sorry I don’t think so, asked me to justify logically, gave him some justification.
- Your opinion on indias stance on ukraine russia? I said neutral and emphasised on peace and dialogue.
- He said, how can it be a stance, when india preaches vasudaiva kutumbikam, it should intervene, i said not taking sides aligns with the idea of vk, he said it can’t be , russia battering ukraine, i said in in foreign relations national interests matters.
- If you are PM , what will be your foreign policy priorities? Said improve bilateral ties with china
Overall cordial, light movements, but at three instances tried to exert pressure to change opinions. 99% daf , one current affair, that too russia ukraine.
Unable to decipher, how it went.
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