Bioethics is a field of applied ethics which involves ethical issues related to living beings and concerns three broad areas namely medical ethics (health care, health science, and health policy), animal ethics, and environmental ethics. It involves not just doctors, but patients,scientists, activists and policy makers and public at large. The increase of the importance of bioethics can be attributed primarily to parallel and exponential … Continue reading Q.What are bio ethics? Why has its importance increased recently? Discuss one bio ethical issue of eminence in recent times.
For any country to survive and prosper there should be a continuous growth, optimal utilization of resources using state of the art technology and reduction of economic disparities so that all sections and regions of the country contribute to its growth. It is even more a necessity for a country like India where a sizable population lives under poverty line,there are problems related to basic … Continue reading What is the relevance of probity in governance? What steps can be taken to promote it.
You are the Secretary of a State IAS Officers Association(SIOA). Recently, a senior IAS Officer posted as Chairman of the State Staff Selection Commission was arrested in connection with a question paper leak scam. Following his arrest, many IAS officers have approached you to organize a collective action to seek justice for him. They are proposing that an emergency meeting of all members of the … Continue reading Ethics case study
A close friend of your joins a reputed construction firm. He is assigned to a project under which the company is building a flyover in a metropolitan city. In his very first week on the job, as he inspects the construction designs, he realizes that there is a potentially dangerous flaw in the design, which so far has gone unnoticed. He informs his immediate superior … Continue reading Ethics Case Study-1
A jawan in the Indian Army is extremely disillusioned with his present working conditions. Stationed at a high-altitude border post, he struggles with the hostile weather, the risk of enemy gunfire and the stress of constantly being in a state of high alertness. Such stress if further compounded by the poor living conditions and a very meagre, often inedible diet. He approaches his seniors on … Continue reading Case Study Ethics
Dynamic pricing is a pricing strategy wherein the price is not firmly set; instead it changes based on changing circumstances, such as increases in demand at certain times, type of customer being targeted or changing marketing conditions. The fundamental concern w.r.t. dynamic pricing strategies is the availability of viable alternatives. This ensures that any such mechanism provides benefits to the organization but not at the expense of … Continue reading What is dynamic pricing? Examine the ethical issues involved in dynamic pricing by a private firm and by a govt. organization. (150 words – 10 marks)
The Nolan Committee provides 7 Principles which state that holders of public office should: i) Selflessness: act solely in terms of the public interest. They should not do so in order to gain financial or other benefits for themselves, their family or their friends. ii) Integrity: Not place themselves under any financial or other obligation to outside individuals or organisations that might seek to influence … Continue reading Discuss the Seven Principles of Public Life given by the Nolan Committee. (150 words – 10 marks)