Duration: 25 mins, Forenoon Session
Board: Bassi Sir
Background: B Tech, IIT D, Chemical Engineering
- Is this your photo?
- why no mustache now?
- tell me about this CAA, why people are protesting?
- how will you handle protesters who are blocking a connecting road?
- What chemical is used for cloud seeding?
- What is the problem of locust, which pesticide we use
- what is the problem i=of killing locust with pesticide
- which states are affected
- what is the long term solution (was not prepared on this topics, things didn’t go well)
- what are the challenges between India US relations ( i said sir 4 points – better military co-operation, IP laws of India, VISA rules for Indians, opening up farm sector of India, etc )
- which President according to you has been best for India ( i was going to say Obama, but read somewhere that it was Bush, Civil Nuclear Cooperation, and all that, he seemed satisfied
- can you tell which all presidents have visited India, I said Nixon, Kennedy, Clinton, bush, Obama, and now Donald Trump, not sure if I missed someone )
- what is the main dilemma before the USA in promoting India in indo-pacific
- what chemical is used as nerve gas, phosgene, etc
- convention on the use of chemical warfare is India signatory to it
- what will be the impact of coronavirus in trade and overall impact on Indian economy ( i said sir mobile, ac, medicines, will become expensive ), he said what we can do, I said sir make in India
- what is the challenge before the steel industry from China, the USA
- solar issue wrt USA and china ( mainly trade questions, I answered some, some I said I don’t know ) – are subsidies good or bad
- you read books, which book you have read last
- tell me what you liked about the book
- last question, why you want to join IAS
(was not convinced at all )