Water Governance

GS 3 Environment Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment. Introduction            Water governance refers to the political, social, economic and administrative systems in place that influence water’s use and management. Every place and every community have their unique problems associated with water, Scarce water resource is to be allocated, Generate livelihood in theContinue reading “Water Governance”

Answer Synopsis 14/01/2021

Question : India has witnessed many instances of invocation of Article 356 and the issues circling it. Highlight the constitutional conditions for valid exercise of Article 356 and the consequences of invocation of Article 356? Structure of the answer Define Article 356. Point out recent issues in relation to Article 356. Enlist the constitutional provisionsContinue reading “Answer Synopsis 14/01/2021”

Daily GS Answer Writing 14.01.2021

Question India has witnessed many instances of invocation of Article 356 and the issues circling it. Highlight the constitutional conditions for valid exercise of Article 356 and the consequences of invocation of Article 356? Referencehttps://www.thehindu.com/opinion/lead/article-356-and-an-activist-judiciary/article33419769.ece?homepage=true Structure of the answer Define Article 356. Point out recent issues in relation to Article 356. Enlist the constitutional provisionsContinue reading “Daily GS Answer Writing 14.01.2021”

Answer Synopsis 13/01/2021

Question : Disaster management in India has undergone change throughout the years from relief centric to proactive prevention, mitigation and preparedness oriented approach. Discuss the evolution of this new approach and how has this been put into effect? Structure of the answer Give a short description on Disaster Management. Point out the structural evolution inContinue reading “Answer Synopsis 13/01/2021”

Daily GS Answer Writing 13.01.2021

Question Disaster management in India has undergone change throughout the years from relief centric to proactive prevention, mitigation and preparedness oriented approach. Discuss the evolution of this new approach and how has this been put into effect? Referencehttps://www.google.com/amp/s/www.thehindubusinessline.com/opinion/india-is-not-prepared-for-natural-disasters/article30463153.ece/amp/ Structure of the answer Give a short description on Disaster Management. Point out the structural evolution inContinue reading “Daily GS Answer Writing 13.01.2021”

Daily GS Answer Writing 12.01.2021

Question Multiple fissures has emerged in the sound relation between India and Nepal, highlight the issues aggravating this relation? Bring out the areas where India can work in future to resolve this issues? Referencehttps://www.thehindu.com/opinion/op-ed/recalibrating-india-nepal-ties/article33215647.ece Structure of the answer Give a short introduction on long-lasting relationship between India and Nepal. Point out the issues aggravating thisContinue reading “Daily GS Answer Writing 12.01.2021”

Answer Synopsis 12/01/2021

Question : In the recent Covid era we have seen increasing presence of many OTT platforms and social media platforms. Discuss the issues emanating from this increased influence and the need for controlling these platforms? What are the possible solutions to overcome this issue? (15 marks, 250 words) Synopsis OTT platforms have become a stressContinue reading “Answer Synopsis 12/01/2021”

Answer Synopsis 11/01/2021

Question : Multiple fissures has emerged in the sound relation between India and Nepal, highlight the issues aggravating this relation? Bring out the areas where India can work in future to resolve this issues? Structure of the answer Give a short introduction on long-lasting relationship between India and Nepal. Point out the issues aggravating thisContinue reading “Answer Synopsis 11/01/2021”

Daily GS Answer Writing 11.01.2021

Question Multiple fissures has emerged in the sound relation between India and Nepal, highlight the issues aggravating this relation? Bring out the areas where India can work in future to resolve this issues? Referencehttps://www.thehindu.com/opinion/op-ed/recalibrating-india-nepal-ties/article33215647.ece Structure of the answer Give a short introduction on long-lasting relationship between India and Nepal. Point out the issues aggravating thisContinue reading “Daily GS Answer Writing 11.01.2021”

Answer Synopsis 08/01/2021

Question : The devolution of funds to the states have seen a downfall. In this very outset discuss the reasons for the decreased allocation in funds along with its aftereffects? (10 marks, 150 words) Synopsis State government funds has been a constant support to the various development programmes which was directly helpful to the peopleContinue reading “Answer Synopsis 08/01/2021”

Daily GS Answer Writing 08.01.2021

Question The devolution of funds to the states have seen a downfall. In this very outset discuss the reasons for the decreased allocation in funds along with its aftereffects? (10 marks, 150 words) Referencehttps://www.hindustantimes.com/business-news/cut-in-states-share-in-tax-may-become-next-big-flashpoint/story-R77aApdxDN1UXfuqYgKIEM.html Upload/write your answers in the comment section

Answer Synopsis 06/01/2021

Question : India – Canada relations have seen a blow due to remarks of Canadian PM. What would be the possible impacts of this deteriorating relation with Canada? (10 marks, 150 words) Synopsis Recently Canadian Prime Minister expressed his views on Indian farm Bills and supported farmer’s protest. Similarly, Canadian PM’s coalition partner also praisedContinue reading “Answer Synopsis 06/01/2021”

Daily GS Answer Writing 06.01.2021

Question India – Canada relations have seen a blow due to remarks of Canadian PM. What would be the possible impacts of this deteriorating relation with Canada? (10 marks, 150 words) Referencehttps://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/blogs/toi-editorials/political-games-trudeaus-comments-on-farmer-protests-can-undermine-india-canada-relations/ https://www.indiawrites.org/india-and-the-world/turning-over-a-new-leaf-in-india-canada-relations/ Upload/write your answers in the comment section

Answer Synopsis 05/01/2021

Question : This COVID-19 pandemic has exposed how differently the population groups in different economic strata are affected by pandemics. What in your opinion are the most adversely impacted populations? What measures would you suggest to provide relief to those groups? Discuss. Structure of the answer Discuss at first the different economic groups have beenContinue reading “Answer Synopsis 05/01/2021”

Daily GS Answer Writing 05.01.2021

Question This COVID-19 pandemic has exposed how differently the population groups in different economic strata are affected by pandemics. What in your opinion are the most adversely impacted populations? What measures would you suggest to provide relief to those groups? Discuss. Referencehttps://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/readersblog/covid-19-and-its-impact-on-india/covid-19-and-its-impact-on-indian-society-27565/ Structure of the answer Discuss at first the different economic groups have beenContinue reading “Daily GS Answer Writing 05.01.2021”

Answer Synopsis 04/01/2021

Question :Examine the appositeness of Urban Forest Programme launched recently in changing the face of cities and helps in biodiversity conservation. Explain the different kinds of forestry in the vogue and its benefits? Structure of the answer Recent introduction of Nagar Van or Urban Forest programme would make a better introduction. Discuss the significance ofContinue reading “Answer Synopsis 04/01/2021”

Daily GS Answer Writing 04.01.2021

Question Examine the appositeness of Urban Forest Programme launched recently in changing the face of cities and helps in biodiversity conservation. Explain the different kinds of forestry in the vogue and its benefits? Referencehttps://www.thehindu.com/sci-tech/energy-and-environment/world-environment-day-centre-launches-programme-to-increase-forest-cover-in-urban-areas/article31754582.ece Structure of the answer Recent introduction of Nagar Van or Urban Forest programme would make a better introduction. Discuss the significanceContinue reading “Daily GS Answer Writing 04.01.2021”

Answer Synopsis 21/12/2020

Question :Covid stricken India have witnessed the plight of migrant laborers.  Point out the reasons for this and the measures needed to tackle it? Synopsis Migrant workers are considered as the backbone of the industrial sector. The disturbing visuals of these migrant workers on the roads and their deaths on the way to native placesContinue reading “Answer Synopsis 21/12/2020”

Daily GS Answer Writing 21.12.2020

Question Covid stricken India have witnessed the plight of migrant laborers.  Point out the reasons for this and the measures needed to tackle it? Referencehttps://www.epw.in/journal/2020/16/editorials/plight-stranded-workers.html Upload/write your answers in the comment section

Answer Synopsis 18/12/2020

Question :Differently abled are among one of the most vulnerable sections of the society in the age of social dynamics. Comment. What are the measures taken by the government for the welfare of this section of people? Structure of the answer Write down how the differently abled are vulnerable to the changing situations in society.Continue reading “Answer Synopsis 18/12/2020”

Daily GS Answer Writing 18.12.2020

Question Differently abled are among one of the most vulnerable sections of the society in the age of social dynamics. Comment. What are the measures taken by the government for the welfare of this section of people? Referencehttps://www.thehindu.com/opinion/op-ed/beyond-the-barriers-of-disability/article32624953.ece Structure of the answer Write down how the differently abled are vulnerable to the changing situations inContinue reading “Daily GS Answer Writing 18.12.2020”

Answer Synopsis 17/12/2020

Question :Discuss the unparallell role played by Birsa Munda in the history of India? Structure of the answer Describe the role and importance of Birsa Munda in the Indian history. Synopsis Birsa Munda was an important figure in the Indian history due to his efforts to strengthen tribal community. Birsa Munda’s parents were Sugana Munda,Continue reading “Answer Synopsis 17/12/2020”

Daily GS Answer Writing 17.12.2020

Question Discuss the unparallell role played by Birsa Munda in the history of India? Referencehttps://indianexpress.com/article/who-is/who-was-birsa-munda/ Structure of the answer Describe the role and importance of Birsa Munda in the Indian history. Upload/write your answers in the comment section

Answer Synopsis 16/12/2020

Question :Pharmaceutical sector has seen an exponential surge in FDI coming in the recent weeks. Even then Indian pharmaceutical sector has not reached its full potential. Discuss the challenges and reforms necessary for the rejuvenated performance of pharmaceutical sector? Structure of the answer Give a short background on the recent surge in FDI. Point outContinue reading “Answer Synopsis 16/12/2020”

Daily GS Answer Writing 16.12.2020

Question Pharmaceutical sector has seen an exponential surge in FDI coming in the recent weeks. Even then Indian pharmaceutical sector has not reached its full potential. Discuss the challenges and reforms necessary for the rejuvenated performance of pharmaceutical sector? Referencehttps://www.thehindubusinessline.com/opinion/india-can-become-the-pharmacy-of-the-world/article31516558.ece Structure of the answer Give a short background on the recent surge in FDI. PointContinue reading “Daily GS Answer Writing 16.12.2020”

Answer Synopsis 15/12/2020

Question :Indian coastal areas were recently threatened by different cyclones like Amphan and Nivar. Enlist the factors influencing the origin and development of tropical cyclones and why Bay of Bengal remains constant source of cyclones? Structure of the answer A brief background on cyclone prone nature of Indian coastal areas would do as the introduction.Continue reading “Answer Synopsis 15/12/2020”

Daily GS Answer Writing 15.12.2020

Question Indian coastal areas were recently threatened by different cyclones like Amphan and Nivar. Enlist the factors influencing the origin and development of tropical cyclones and why Bay of Bengal remains constant source of cyclones? Referencehttps://www.thehindu.com/news/national/what-are-tropical-cyclones-and-super-cyclones/article31657893.ece Structure of the answer A brief background on cyclone prone nature of Indian coastal areas would do as theContinue reading “Daily GS Answer Writing 15.12.2020”

Answer Synopsis 14/12/2020

Question :For Modernization of railways privatization is the need of the hour. But we cannot do it carelessly. Critically evaluate. Synopsis The Indian Railways is among the world‘s largest rail networks. The Government of India has focused on investing on railway infrastructure by making investor-friendly policies. It has moved quickly to enable Foreign Direct InvestmentContinue reading “Answer Synopsis 14/12/2020”

Daily GS Answer Writing 14.12.2020

Question For Modernization of railways privatization is the need of the hour. But we cannot do it carelessly. Critically evaluate. Referencehttps://www.thehindu.com/business/Industry/the-hindu-explains-why-has-indian-railways-opened-doors-for-private-players/article31991149.ece Upload/write your answers in the comment section

Answer Synopsis 11/12/2020

Question :India’s women who are enrolled in education and employment are far less than their counterparts. Examine the reasons and probable solutions for this gap in India? Synopsis 2011 census showed the male literacy rate to be 82.14% while for females it lags behind at 65.46%. Estimates show that for every 100 girls in rural IndiaContinue reading “Answer Synopsis 11/12/2020”

Daily GS Answer Writing 11.12.2020

Question India’s women who are enrolled in education and employment are far less than their counterparts. Examine the reasons and probable solutions for this gap in India? Referencehttps://www.epw.in/engage/article/women-and-girls-access-and-experience-education Upload/write your answers in the comment section

Answer Synopsis 10/12/2020

Question :WTO’s mandate as a trade body is decreasing day by day. In the light of recent incidents happening in the international arena critically analyze the above statement Structure of the answer Write in short what WTO is Write the achievements of WTO and challenges faced by it. Enlist the possible measures to overcome theContinue reading “Answer Synopsis 10/12/2020”

Daily GS Answer Writing 10.12.2020

Question WTO’s mandate as a trade body is decreasing day by day. In the light of recent incidents happening in the international arena critically analyze the above statement Referencehttps://www.hindustantimes.com/opinion/for-wto-it-is-now-or-never-opinion/story-mGh8cVG8J2O6sUBF0OkZDJ.html Structure of the answer Write in short what WTO is Write the achievements of WTO and challenges faced by it. Enlist the possible measures to overcomeContinue reading “Daily GS Answer Writing 10.12.2020”

Answer Synopsis 09/12/2020

Question : There are growing concerns about the falling efficiency of the parliament. Enumerate the key issues. What has been done so far in this regard? Suggest measures to improve this condition. Structure of the answer Give a brief intro on falling efficiency of parliament. List out the key issues with the facts. Mention the effortsContinue reading “Answer Synopsis 09/12/2020”

Daily GS Answer Writing 09.12.2020

Question There are growing concerns about the falling efficiency of the parliament. Enumerate the key issues. What has been done so far in this regard? Suggest measures to improve this condition. Referencehttps://www.google.com/amp/s/www.thehindu.com/opinion/lead/parliament-stifled-business-and-a-word-of-advice/article32526621.ece/amp/ Structure of the answer Give a brief intro on falling efficiency of parliament. List out the key issues with the facts. Mention theContinue reading “Daily GS Answer Writing 09.12.2020”

Answer Synopsis 08/12/2020

Question :COVID-19 pandemic and zoonotic disease in recent years has brought into highlight the need for One Health Approach. Explain what is one health approach and its significance? Synopsis One Health is a collaborative, multi-sectorial, and trans-disciplinary approach – working at local, regional, national, and global levels – to achieve optimal health and well-being outcomesContinue reading “Answer Synopsis 08/12/2020”

Daily GS Answer Writing 08.12.2020

Question COVID-19 pandemic and zoonotic disease in recent years has brought into highlight the need for One Health Approach. Explain what is one health approach and its significance? Reference https://www.thehindu.com/opinion/op-ed/weaker-germs-stronger-cures/article33163281.ece Upload/write your answers in the comment section

Answer Synopsis 04/12/2020

Question :What are the constitutional provisions governing the financial relations between the Union and the States. Comment on the role of Finance Commission in this regard. Structure of the answer Write about the constitutional scheme governing financial relations between Union and states. Discuss the role of Finance Commission in fiscal federalism. Synopsis The Financial relationshipContinue reading “Answer Synopsis 04/12/2020”

Answer Synopsis 07/12/2020

Question :Micro irrigation methods would not only lead to increased productivity but also conservation of water. Enumerating the different methods of micro irrigation, identify the bottlenecks in their implementation and benefits that can accrue once they are implemented. Structure of the answer Enumerate different methods of micro irrigation. Mention the bottlenecks in their implementation. BenefitsContinue reading “Answer Synopsis 07/12/2020”

Daily GS Answer Writing 07.12.2020

Question Micro irrigation methods would not only lead to increased productivity but also conservation of water. Enumerating the different methods of micro irrigation, identify the bottlenecks in their implementation and benefits that can accrue once they are implemented. Reference https://www.downtoearth.org.in/blog/agriculture/micro-irrigation-the-way-ahead-for-sustainable-agriculture-73153 Structure of the answer Enumerate different methods of micro irrigation. Mention the bottlenecks in theirContinue reading “Daily GS Answer Writing 07.12.2020”

Daily GS Answer Writing 04.12.2020

Question What are the constitutional provisions governing the financial relations between the Union and the States. Comment on the role of Finance Commission in this regard. Reference https://www.google.com/amp/s/indianexpress.com/article/opinion/editorials/centre-and-state-tax-revenues-7048283/lite/ Structure of the answer Write about the constitutional scheme governing financial relations between Union and states. Discuss the role of Finance Commission in fiscal federalism. Upload/write yourContinue reading “Daily GS Answer Writing 04.12.2020”

Answer Synopsis 03/12/2020

Question : Fundamental Duties, though significant, have certain limitations. Examine. Structure of the answer The first part of the answer, after briefly introducing fundamental duties, should focus on its importance. The second part should contain the primary drawbacks which hinder its unanimous acceptance. Synopsis The fundamental duties were enshrined in the constitution via the 42ndContinue reading “Answer Synopsis 03/12/2020”

Daily GS Answer Writing 03.12.2020

Question Fundamental Duties, though significant, have certain limitations. Examine. Reference https://www.thehindu.com/opinion/lead/rights-duties-and-the-constitution/article30915951.ece Structure of the answer The first part of the answer, after briefly introducing fundamental duties, should focus on its importance. The second part should contain the primary drawbacks which hinder its unanimous acceptance. Upload/write your answers in the comment section

GS Paper IV Syllabus

Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude Ethics and Human Interface: Essence, determinants and consequences of Ethics in human actions; dimensions of ethics; ethics in private and public relationships. Human Values – lessons from the lives and teachings of great leaders, reformers and administrators; role of family, society and educational institutions in inculcating values. Attitude: content, structure, function;Continue reading “GS Paper IV Syllabus”

Answer Synopsis 02/12/2020

Question : The differently abled are turned into ‘disabled’ because the society is built in a manner that does not cater to their needs. Comment. (10 marks, 150 words) Structure of the answer First of all give a brief introduction about the difficulties faced by differently abled people.  Give an explanation on how perception ofContinue reading “Answer Synopsis 02/12/2020”

Daily GS Answer Writing 02.12.2020

Question The differently abled are turned into ‘disabled’ because the society is built in a manner that does not cater to their needs. Comment. (10 marks, 150 words) Reference https://www.thehindu.com/opinion/op-ed/beyond-the-barriers-of-disability/article32624953.ece Structure of the answer First of all give a brief introduction about the difficulties faced by differently abled people.  Give an explanation on how perceptionContinue reading “Daily GS Answer Writing 02.12.2020”

Answer Synopsis 01/12/2020

Question : In contrast to state agencies, non-state actors have certain characteristics that make them better suited to developmental activities. Discuss. Also, highlight the problems that NGOs have been facing in India and give remedial measures to deal with them. (10 marks, 150 words) Structure of the answer Firstly, describe the unique ways in whichContinue reading “Answer Synopsis 01/12/2020”

Daily GS Answer Writing 01.12.2020

Question In contrast to state agencies, non-state actors have certain characteristics that make them better suited to developmental activities. Discuss. Also, highlight the problems that NGOs have been facing in India and give remedial measures to deal with them. (10 marks, 150 words) Reference https://www.thehindu.com/opinion/open-page/demystifying-ngos/article32249068.ece Structure of the answer Firstly, describe the unique ways inContinue reading “Daily GS Answer Writing 01.12.2020”

GS Paper III Syllabus

Technology, Economic Development, Bio-diversity, Environment, Securityand Disaster Management Economic Development Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment. Inclusive growth and issues arising from it. Government Budgeting. Major crops cropping patterns in various parts of the country, different types of irrigation and irrigation systems storage, transport and marketing ofContinue reading “GS Paper III Syllabus”

Ethics – II (Case Studies) Previous Year Questions (Mains)

2019 2018 Rakesh is a responsible district level officer, who enjoys the trust of his higher officials. Knowing his honesty, the government entrusted him with the responsibility of identifying the beneficiaries under a health care scheme meant for senior citizens.The criteria to be a beneficiary are the following:(a) 60 years of age or above.(b) BelongingContinue reading “Ethics – II (Case Studies) Previous Year Questions (Mains)”

Answer Synopsis 30/11/2020

Question : Discuss the structure, powers and limitations of NHRC? Structure of the answer Write about the purpose of NHRC, its structure, powers. Highlight limitations to its functioning. Provide some suggestions. Synopsis NHRC is a statutory body, setup in 1993, as the watchdog of human rights in India. Structure NHRC consists of a chairperson andContinue reading “Answer Synopsis 30/11/2020”

Daily GS Answer Writing 30.11.20

Question Discuss the structure, powers and limitations of NHRC? Reference https://www.thehindu.com/opinion/lead/giving-human-rights-commissions-more-teeth/article31111463.ece Structure of the answer Write about the purpose of NHRC, its structure, powers. Highlight limitations to its functioning. Provide some suggestions. Upload/write your answers in the comment section

GS Paper II Syllabus

Governance, Constitution, Polity, Social Justice and International relations Indian Constitution- historical underpinnings, evolution, features, amendments, significant provisions and basic structure. Functions and responsibilities of the Union and the States, issues and challenges pertaining to the federal structure, devolution of powers and finances up to local levels and challenges therein. Separation of powers between various organsContinue reading “GS Paper II Syllabus”

Ethics – I Previous Year Questions ( Mains)

2019 2018 (a) State the three basic values, universal in nature, in the context of civil services and bring out their importance.(b) Distinguish between “Code of ethics” and “Code of conduct” with suitable examples.      (a) What is meant by public interest? What are the principles and procedures to be followed by civil servantsContinue reading “Ethics – I Previous Year Questions ( Mains)”

Agriculture Previous Year Questions ( Mains)

2019 2018 What do you mean by Minimum Support Price (MSP)? How will MSP rescue the farmers from the low income trap?   Examine the role of supermarkets in supply chain management of fruits, vegetables, and food items. How do they eliminate number of intermediaries? Assess the role of National Horticulture Mission (NHM) in boosting theContinue reading “Agriculture Previous Year Questions ( Mains)”

Science & Technology Previous Year Questions ( Mains)

2019 2018 Discuss the work of ‘Bose-Einstein Statistics’ done by Prof. Satyendra Nath Bose and show how it revolutionized the field of Physics. Why is there so much activity in the field of biotechnology in our country? How has this activity benefitted the field of biopharma? With growing energy needs should India keep on expandingContinue reading “Science & Technology Previous Year Questions ( Mains)”

Internal Security Previous Year Questions ( Mains)

2019 2018 The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is viewed as a cardinal subset of China’s larger ‘One Belt One Road’ initiative. Give a brief description of CPEC and enumerate the reasons why India has distanced itself from the same.                      Left Wing Extremism (LWE) is showing a downward trend, but still affects many parts ofContinue reading “Internal Security Previous Year Questions ( Mains)”

Disaster Management Previous Year Questions ( Mains)

2019 2018 Describe various measures taken in India for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) before and after signing ‘Sendai Framework for DRR (2015-30)’. How is this framework different from ‘Hyogo Framework for Action, 2005’? 2017 On December 2004, tsunami brought havoc on fourteen countries including India. Discuss the factors responsible for occurrence of tsunami and itsContinue reading “Disaster Management Previous Year Questions ( Mains)”

Environment and Ecology Previous Year Questions ( Mains)

2019 2018 What are the impediments disposing the huge quantities of discarded solid waste which are continuously being generated? How do we remove safely the toxic wastes that have been accumulated in our habitable environment?            What is wetland? Explain the Ramsar concept of ‘wise use’ in the context of wetland conservation. Cite two examples ofContinue reading “Environment and Ecology Previous Year Questions ( Mains)”

Answer Synopsis 27/11/2020

Question : Telemedicine has been a blessing for the general public during the Covid pandemic. But it is mired with many issues. Discuss the concerns and the benefits as well as the efforts taken by the government? Synopsis Telemedicine refers the use of online platforms to consult doctor instead of the age old face toContinue reading “Answer Synopsis 27/11/2020”

Daily GS Answer Writing 27.11.20

Question Telemedicine has been a blessing for the general public during the Covid pandemic. But it is mired with many issues. Discuss the concerns and the benefits as well as the efforts taken by the government? Reference https://www.thehindu.com/opinion/editorial/virtual-reality-the-hindu-editorial-on-telemedicine/article31359228.ece Upload/write your answers in the comment section

GS Paper I Syllabus

INDIAN HERITAGE AND CULTURE, HISTORY AND GEOGRAPHY OF THEWORLD AND SOCIETY Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, Literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times. Modern Indian history from about the middle of the eighteenth century until the present significant events, personalities, issues The Freedom Struggle – its various stages andContinue reading “GS Paper I Syllabus”

International Relations Previous Year Questions ( Mains)

2019 2018  “India’s relations with Israel have, of late, acquired a depth and diversity, which cannot be rolled back.” Discuss. A number of outside powers have entrenched themselves in Central Asia, which is a zone of interest to India. Discuss the implications, in this context, of India’s joining the Ashgabat Agreement, 2018. What are theContinue reading “International Relations Previous Year Questions ( Mains)”

Social Justice Previous Year Questions ( Mains)

2019 2018 Appropriate local community-level healthcare intervention is a prerequisite to achieve ‘Health for All’ in India. Explain. How far do you agree with the view that the focus on lack of availability of food as the main cause of hunger takes the attention away from ineffective human development policies in India? 2017  ‘To ensureContinue reading “Social Justice Previous Year Questions ( Mains)”

Governance Previous Year Questions ( Mains)

2019 2018 “Policy Contradictions among various competing sectors and stakeholders have resulted in inadequate ‘protection and prevention of degradation’ to environment.” Comment with relevant illustrations. E-governance is not only about utilization of the power of new technology, but also much about critical importance of the ‘use value’ of information. Explain. The Citizens’ Charter is anContinue reading “Governance Previous Year Questions ( Mains)”

Polity Previous Year Questions ( Mains)

2019 2018 In the light of recent controversy regarding the use of Electronic Voting Machine (EVM), what are the challenges before the Election Commission of India to ensure the trustworthiness of elections in India? Whether National Commission for Scheduled Castes (NCSC) can enforce the implementation of constitutional reservation for the Scheduled Castes in the religiousContinue reading “Polity Previous Year Questions ( Mains)”

Answer Synopsis 26/11/2020

Question : Define Urban Heat Island effect? Enlist and describe the causes and effect of urban heat island effect? Synopsis Urban Heat Island effect is defined as the presence of significantly higher temperatures in urban areas compared to the temperatures in surrounding rural zones mainly due to human factors. Usually urban heat islands have aContinue reading “Answer Synopsis 26/11/2020”

World History Previous Year Questions ( Mains)

2019 2017 What problems were germane to the decolonization process in the Malay Peninsula? 2016 The anti-colonial struggles in West Africa were led by the new elite of Western educated Africans. Examine. 2015 Why did the industrial revolution first occur in England? Discuss the quality of life of the people there during the industrialization. HowContinue reading “World History Previous Year Questions ( Mains)”

Post Independent India Previous Year Questions ( Mains)

2019 2018 Discuss whether formation of new states in recent times is beneficial or not for the economy of India? 2016 Has the formation of linguistic states strengthened the cause of Indian unity? 2013 Write a critical note on the evolution and significance of the slogan, ‘Jai Jawan Jai Kisan’. Discuss the contributions of MaulanaContinue reading “Post Independent India Previous Year Questions ( Mains)”

Modern History Previous Year Questions ( Mains)

2019 2018 Throw light on the significance of thoughts of Mahatma Gandhi in the present times. Why indentured labour was taken by British from India to other colonies? Have they been able to preserve their cultural identity over there? 2017 Clarify how mid-eighteenth century India was beset with the spectre of a fragmented polity? WhyContinue reading “Modern History Previous Year Questions ( Mains)”

Geography Previous Year Questions ( Mains)

2019 2018 Why is Indian Regional Navigational Satellite System (IRNSS) needed? How does it help in navigation? Why is India taking keen interest in resources of Arctic region? Define mantle plume and explain its role in plate tectonics. What are the consequences of spreading of ‘Dead Zones’ on marine ecosystems? “The ideal solution of depletingContinue reading “Geography Previous Year Questions ( Mains)”

Ancient History and Art & Culture Previous Year Questions ( Mains)

2019 2018 Safeguarding the Indian art heritage is the need of the moment. Discuss. The Bhakti movement received a remarkable re-orientation with the advent of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu. Discuss. Assess the importance of the accounts of the Chinese and Arab travellers in the reconstruction of the history of India. 2017 How do you justify theContinue reading “Ancient History and Art & Culture Previous Year Questions ( Mains)”

Answer Synopsis 25/11/2020

Question : What is the importance of NAM (Non alignment policy). Do you think India’s foreign policy seems to be moving away from “non-alignment.” Comment. Structure of the answer Describe policy of Non alignment and historical stand India has taken over the years. Mention what led to the recent shift in the policy. Give examplesContinue reading “Answer Synopsis 25/11/2020”

Daily GS Answer Writing 25.11.20

Question What is the importance of NAM (Non alignment policy). Do you think India’s foreign policy seems to be moving away from “non-alignment.” Comment. Reference https://www.thehindu.com/opinion/op-ed/what-is-in-a-nam-and-indias-alignment/article32555378.ece Structure of the answer Describe policy of Non alignment and historical stand India has taken over the years. Mention what led to the recent shift in the policy. GiveContinue reading “Daily GS Answer Writing 25.11.20”

Answer Synopsis 24/11/2020

Question : Enumerate the discretionary powers of the Governor mentioned in the Indian Constitution. Why is it said that the post of governor has become highly politicized? Structure of the answer Enumerate the discretionary powers of the governor. Examine the factors that have led to the politicization of the governor’s post. Synopsis Article 153 ofContinue reading “Answer Synopsis 24/11/2020”

Daily GS Answer Writing 24.11.20

Question Enumerate the discretionary powers of the Governor mentioned in the Indian Constitution. Why is it said that the post of governor has become highly politicized? Reference https://www.orfonline.org/expert-speak/recurring-controversy-governor-role-state-politics-67433/ Structure of the answer Enumerate the discretionary powers of the governor. Examine the factors that have led to the politicization of the governor’s post. Upload/write your answersContinue reading “Daily GS Answer Writing 24.11.20”

Economic Development Mains PYQ

2019 Enumerate the indirect taxes which have been subsumed in the Goods and Services Tax (GST) in India. Also, comment on the revenue implications of the GST introduced in India since July 2017. (Answer in 150 words) Do you agree with the view that steady GDP growth and low inflation have left the Indian economyContinue reading “Economic Development Mains PYQ”

Indian Society Previous Year Questions ( Mains)

2019 2018 “Caste system is assuming new identities and associational forms. Hence caste system cannot be eradicated in India.” Comment. ‘Despite implementation of various programmes for eradication of poverty by the government in India, poverty is still existing’. Explain by giving reasons. How the Indian concept of secularism is different from the western model ofContinue reading “Indian Society Previous Year Questions ( Mains)”

Answer Synopsis 23/11/2020

Question : Parliamentary committees perform an important function of maintaining continuous accountability of the Executive. Explain. What are the factors that limit the functioning of these committees? Structure of the answer Introduce by highlighting the significance of parliamentary committees. Mention few important committees and explain how they maintain continuous accountability of the executive. Elaborate theContinue reading “Answer Synopsis 23/11/2020”

Daily GS Answer Writing 23.11.20

Question Parliamentary committees perform an important function of maintaining continuous accountability of the Executive. Explain. What are the factors that limit the functioning of these committees? Reference http://thehindu.com/opinion/lead/parliamentary-scrutiny-on-the-back-burner/article32699224.ece Structure of the answer Introduce by highlighting the significance of parliamentary committees. Mention few important committees and explain how they maintain continuous accountability of the executive. ElaborateContinue reading “Daily GS Answer Writing 23.11.20”

Answer Synopsis 20/11/2020

Question : What is financial inclusion? Discuss the various efforts of India towards achieving this goal? Structure of the answer Explain what financial inclusion is. Explain on the various efforts of India in achieving this. Synopsis Financial inclusion may be defined as the process of ensuring access to financial services and timely and adequate creditContinue reading “Answer Synopsis 20/11/2020”

Daily GS Answer Writing 20.11.20

Question What is financial inclusion? Discuss the various efforts of India towards achieving this goal? Reference https://www.epw.in/engage/article/financial-inclusion-and-digital-india-critical Structure of the answer Explain what financial inclusion is. Explain on the various efforts of India in achieving this. Upload/write your answers in the comment section

Answer Synopsis 19/11/2020

Question : Basic structure doctrine is a novel feature of Indian constitution. Discuss the events that led to its gradual evolution? Structure of the answer Firstly give a brief description of what is basic structure doctrine. Then delineate the various events and cases that led to this landmark judgement. SynopsisThe doctrine of the ‘basic structure’Continue reading “Answer Synopsis 19/11/2020”

Daily GS Answer Writing 19.11.20

Question Basic structure doctrine is a novel feature of Indian constitution. Discuss the events that led to its gradual evolution? Reference https://indianexpress.com/article/opinion/columns/kesavananda-bharati-supreme-court-lets-define-the-core-6605286/https://indianexpress.com/article/explained/explained-47-years-of-a-judgment-that-upheld-basic-structure-of-indias-constitution-6379081/ Structure of the answer Firstly give a brief description of what is basic structure doctrine. Then delineate the various events and cases that led to this landmark judgement. Upload/write your answers in theContinue reading “Daily GS Answer Writing 19.11.20”

Answer Synopsis 18/11/2020

Question : SUTRA – PIC is the latest addition to the various initiatives in upgrading the indigenous cows. Explain its objectives and criticisms raised against this project? Synopsis The Ministry of Science and Technology has launched the “Scientific Utilization through Research Augmentation-Prime Products from Indigenous Cows” (SUTRA-PIC India). SUTRA PIC The initiative, SUTRA PIC, proposedContinue reading “Answer Synopsis 18/11/2020”

Daily GS Answer Writing 18.11.20

Question SUTRA – PIC is the latest addition to the various initiatives in upgrading the indigenous cows. Explain its objectives and criticisms raised against this project? Reference https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/other-states/government-unveils-plan-for-research-on-indigenous-cows/article30845071.ece Upload/write your answers in the comment section

Answer Synopsis 17/11/2020

Question : Intertwined with various concerns new labour codes are proposing to simplify the country’s archaic labour laws and give impetus to economic activity without compromising with the workers’ benefits. Discuss Synopsis Labour falls under the Concurrent List of the Constitution. Recently, the Parliament passed three labour codes — on industrial relations; occupational safety, health and working conditions; and socialContinue reading “Answer Synopsis 17/11/2020”

Daily GS Answer Writing 17.11.20

Question Intertwined with various concerns new labour codes are proposing to simplify the country’s archaic labour laws and give impetus to economic activity without compromising with the workers’ benefits. Discuss Reference https://frontline.thehindu.com/the-nation/labours-loss/article32749705.ece Upload/write your answers in the comment section

Answer Synopsis 16/11/2020

Question : Malnutrition still remains a challenge for good governance in India today. Evaluate how far successive governments have progressed in dealing with this issue. Suggest measures for improvement. (15 marks, 250 words) Structure of the answer Mention relevant data to indicate the status of malnourishment in India. Mention various schemes by successive goverments ExplainContinue reading “Answer Synopsis 16/11/2020”

Daily GS Answer Writing 16.11.20

Question Malnutrition still remains a challenge for good governance in India today. Evaluate how far successive governments have progressed in dealing with this issue. Suggest measures for improvement. (15 marks, 250 words) Reference https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.thehindu.com/sci-tech/health/the-double-burden-of-malnutrition-need-for-urgent-policy-action/article30479202.ece/amp/ Structure of the answer Mention relevant data to indicate the status of malnourishment in India. Mention various schemes by successive govermentsContinue reading “Daily GS Answer Writing 16.11.20”

Answer Synopsis 13/11/2020

Question : Discuss in detail the concerns about the democratic functioning of parliament in light of revoking the ‘Question Hour’. (10m, 150 words) Structure of the answer Introduce by briefly writing about the ‘Question Hour’ and ‘Zero Hour’ and mention the significance of the same for democracy. Write in brief the reason for cancelling theContinue reading “Answer Synopsis 13/11/2020”

Daily GS Answer Writing 13.11.20

Question Discuss in detail the concerns about the democratic functioning of parliament in light of revoking the ‘Question Hour’. (10m, 150 words) Reference https://www.thehindu.com/opinion/lead/a-politics-of-avoidance-that-must-be-questioned/article32517468.ece Structure of the answer Introduce by briefly writing about the ‘Question Hour’ and ‘Zero Hour’ and mention the significance of the same for democracy. Write in brief the reason for cancellingContinue reading “Daily GS Answer Writing 13.11.20”

Answer Synopsis 12/11/2020

Question : “The Covid-19 pandemic has significant impact on both oil demand as well as the supply side, creating unprecedented global scenario”. Comment. (15 marks, 250 words) Structure of the answer Introduce by writing a few lines about the status of public health in India. Discuss how it impacted the oil sector. Conclude by givingContinue reading “Answer Synopsis 12/11/2020”

Daily GS Answer Writing 12.11.20

Question “The Covid-19 pandemic has significant impact on both oil demand as well as the supply side, creating unprecedented global scenario”. Comment. (15 marks, 250 words) Reference https://indianexpress.com/article/opinion/editorials/us-crude-oil-prices-crashing-covid-19-cases-coronavirus-dollar-per-barrel-6380514/ https://www.worldbank.org/en/region/mena/brief/coping-with-a-dual-shock-coronavirus-covid-19-and-oil-prices Structure of the answer Introduce by writing a few lines about the status of public health in India. Discuss how pandemic is affecting the oil sector.Continue reading “Daily GS Answer Writing 12.11.20”

Daily GS Answer Writing 11.11.20

11.11.20 Qn. “India’s evolving multi-polar foreign policy is reflected in India’s Affiance to QUAD”. Comment. (15 marks, 250 words) Reference:1.https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.thehindu.com/opinion/editorial/four-for-one-the-hindu-editorial-on-quad-india-and-the-us/article32797257.ece/amp/ 2. https://civilscafeiassc.in/2020/10/19/quad/Structure of Answer Write an Introduction abour QUAD Write how India’s multi polar foreign policy Write how it is reflected in India’s affiance to QUAD. Write a way forward and a balanced conclusion. Upload/writeContinue reading “Daily GS Answer Writing 11.11.20”

Answer Synopsis 11.11.20

“India’s evolving multi-polar foreign policy is reflected in India’s Affiance to QUAD”. Comment. (15 marks, 250 words) Structure of Answer Write an Introduction abour QUAD Write how India’s multi polar foreign policy Write how it is reflected in India’s affiance to QUAD. Write a way forward and a balanced conclusion. Introduction  Quadrilateral Security Dialogue (Quad) isContinue reading “Answer Synopsis 11.11.20”

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