3) Differentiate between Pressure Groups, Civil Society Organizations and NGOs. Discuss role played by them in achieving true values of Democracy.(250 words)

Topic : Structure, organization and functioning of the Executive and the Judiciary Ministries and Departments of the Government; pressure groups and formal/informal associations and their role in the Polity. 3) Differentiate between Pressure Groups, Civil Society Organizations and NGOs. Discuss role played by them in achieving true values of Democracy.(250 words) Polity by Lakshmikanth   …

2) Does the Rajya Sabha hold a position at equals with the Lok Sabha? Discuss any two provisions apart from money bill provisions that put the Rajya Sabha at disadvantage.(250 words)

Topic: Structure, organization and functioning of the Executive and the Judiciary Ministries and Departments of the Government; pressure groups and formal/informal associations and their role in the Polity. 2) Does the Rajya Sabha hold a position at equals with the Lok Sabha? Discuss any two provisions apart from money bill provisions that put the Rajya …

1) Induction of Women  as Jawans is a big step towards achieving full parity between men and women in the Indian forces. Discuss the significance of such steps.(250 words)

Topic : Role of women, Social empowerment. 1) Induction of Women  as Jawans is a big step towards achieving full parity between men and women in the Indian forces. Discuss the significance of such steps.(250 words) Indianexpress Why this question: In a historic first, the Indian Army has begun the process to induct women in …

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Topper’s Strategy: Rahul Sankanur, Rank 17 – Insights Core Batch and Mains Test Series Student – Highest Score in Ethics paper (119)

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Illegal cultivation of Bt brinjal suspected in Haryana

Topics Covered: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. Agricultural produce and issues and related constraints; e-technology in the aid of farmers.     Illegal cultivation of Bt brinjal suspected in Haryana   What to study? For prelims and mains: bt crops- need, concerns, …

Global Talent Competitiveness Index

Topics covered: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources.   Global Talent Competitiveness Index   What to study? For prelims and mains: GTCI- key findings, indicators and significance.   Context: Global Talent Competitive Index (GTCI) for 2019 has been released.   Background: GTCI, launched in 2013, is …

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Topics Covered: Inclusive growth and issues arising from it.   National Housing Bank   What to study? For Prelims: Role, objectives and significance of NHB, Nabard- role and objectives. For mains: divestment- meaning, need and significance.   Context: The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has sold its entire stakes in the National Bank for Agriculture …

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7) “There is no virtue without risk-taking.”  Do you agree that by simply doing your job and contributing to the economy in the form of output, you’ll be doing your bit to the country’s development? Explain in the context of the statement .(250 words)

Topic : Essence, determinants and consequences of Ethics in human actions. 7) “There is no virtue without risk-taking.”  Do you agree that by simply doing your job and contributing to the economy in the form of output, you’ll be doing your bit to the country’s development? Explain in the context of the statement .(250 words) …

6) Critically analyse the impact of carbon forestry projects such as REDD+ or the Green India Mission that are based on the neo-liberal principles of privatisation commoditisation, and marketisation on the rights and livelihoods of forest-dependent communities. (250 words)

Topic:  Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment 6) Critically analyse the impact of carbon forestry projects such as REDD+ or the Green India Mission that are based on the neo-liberal principles of privatisation commoditisation, and marketisation on the rights and livelihoods of forest-dependent communities. (250 words) epw   Why this question: The article …

5) Amidst global dynamics surrounding Oil rich countries, India is witnessing a continuous non- secular rise in the price of the commodity. Critically analyse and suggest what should be India’s way forward? (250 words)

Topic: Infrastructure: Energy. 5) Amidst global dynamics surrounding Oil rich countries, India is witnessing a continuous non- secular rise in the price of the commodity. Critically analyse and suggest what should be India’s way forward? (250 words) The hindu Why this question: The question is amidst the growing uncertainty of Oil imports for India amidst …

4) Evaluate the success of government’s urban development programme of Smart cities mission. Do you think there is much change in the approach of carrying out of the programme? Recommend what more needs to be done to transform India’s urban scenario.(250 words)

Topic: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. 4) Evaluate the success of government’s urban development programme of Smart cities mission. Do you think there is much change in the approach of carrying out of the programme? Recommend what more needs to be done …