3) Discuss the policy options that India should pursue to improve women’s health in India.

Topic:  Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States and the performance of these schemes; mechanisms, laws, institutions and Bodies constituted for the protection and betterment of these vulnerable sections 3) Discuss the policy options that India should pursue to improve women’s health in India. (250 Words) PRS Why this question? …

2) Tibetan refugees in India are considered the ‘most successful’ refugee community in the world. Despite this appreciation, Tibetan refugees face numerous challenges in India, especially with respect to acquiring India’s citizenship. Examine these challenges and suggest what Indian government should do to address grievances of the Tibetan community in India

Topic:   India and its neighborhood- relations; Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation 2) Tibetan refugees in India are considered the ‘most successful’ refugee community in the world. Despite this appreciation, Tibetan refugees face numerous challenges in India, especially with respect to acquiring India’s citizenship. …

1) The inclusive, humane nature of Bhakti and Sufi traditions not only threaten communalism, they can also unite humanity in India and Pakistan. Discuss critically.

Topic:  Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, Literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times. 1) The inclusive, humane nature of Bhakti and Sufi traditions not only threaten communalism, they can also unite humanity in India and Pakistan. Discuss critically. (250 Words) The Hindu DAWN Why this question? It’s in the list …

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All India Radio News Summary 23 FEBRUARY 2018

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Insights Weekly Essay Challenges 2018 – Week 8: The unprecedented advance of technologies facilitate individual empowerment but at the cost of Institutions and Democratic societies

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Insights Daily Current Affairs, 24 February 2018

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QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 24 February 2018

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[Insights Secure – 2018] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 24 February 2018

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ETHICS CASE STUDY: You are an honest and upright police officer. In your service you often observe the following

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5) Discuss the objectives and features of the Kisan Urja Suraksha evam Utthaan Mahabhiyan (KUSUM) scheme

 Topic:  Energy; Agriculture 5) Discuss the objectives and features of the Kisan Urja Suraksha evam Utthaan Mahabhiyan (KUSUM) scheme. (250 Words) The Hindu Why this question? It’s a new scheme. It’s an important question for Mains.    Key demand of the question: Direct question – write about objectives and features. But also comment on challenges and …

4) The unemployment rate among the educated is not only higher compared to the uneducated, it also increases with higher levels of education. Examine why. Also suggest measures to reduce both educated and uneducated unemployment in India.

Topic:  Employment 4) The unemployment rate among the educated is not only higher compared to the uneducated, it also increases with higher levels of education. Examine why. Also suggest measures to reduce both educated and uneducated unemployment in India. (250 Words) EPW Why this question? Employment related issues are frequently asked by UPSC. It’s an important …

3) In the light of the government’s initiative to double farmers’ income, examine the mechanisms and focus areas, especially from the perspective of small farmers and farm workers, through which this goal can be achieved. Also examine what India can learn from China’s similar initiative.

Topic:   Agriculture; Employment 3) In the light of the government’s initiative to double farmers’ income, examine the mechanisms and focus areas, especially from the perspective of small farmers and farm workers, through which this goal can be achieved. Also examine what India can learn from China’s similar initiative. (250 Words) EPW Why this question? Farmers’ issue …

2) As per the the 84th Amendment act, the constituency boundaries are frozen till the first census after 2026, that is, at least until after 2031. What are the implications of this amendment? Should India go back to the decadal revisions of the constituency boundaries keeping in mind the changing demographics of India? Comment.

Topic:   Functions and responsibilities of the Union and the States, issues and challenges pertaining to the federal structure 2) As per the the 84th Amendment act, the constituency boundaries are frozen till the first census after 2026, that is, at least until after 2031. What are the implications of this amendment? Should India go back to …

1) Urban floods are not only an ecological disturbance produced due to anthropogenic factors, they are also an occurrence within a sociopolitical space.  Analyse

Topic:  Urbanisation – problems and remedies; changes in critical geographical features (including waterbodies and ice-caps) and in flora and fauna and the effects of such changes.  1) Urban floods are not only an ecological disturbance produced due to anthropogenic factors, they are also an occurrence within a sociopolitical space.  Analyse. (250 Words) EPW Why this question? Urban …