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General Studies – 1


Topic: Role of women and women’s organization, population and associated issues, poverty and developmental issues, urbanization, their problems and their remedies.

1) Women’s crusade in India has not addressed the issues of women of lower societal strata.’ Discuss and substantiate your view.(250 words)

 Indian society class XI NCERT

Why this question:

The question is straight forward from the static portions of GS I syllabus.

Key demand of the question:

One must explain in detail the significance of women movement and their role in addressing women issues. One as to highlight in what way the crusade didn’t address women from lower strata.

Directive:

DiscussThis is an all-encompassing directive – you have to debate on paper by going through the details of the issues concerned by examining each one of them. You have to give reasons for both for and against arguments.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction: 

In brief narrate the details of women’s movement in India.

Body:

One has to examine whether the women’s movement of India has failed to successfully address or bring into limelight the problems faced by women of lower strata in India. Thereafter, we need to substantiate our view with examples of such movement and actions taken by the government and its impact on women. We need to highlight the severity of problem and discuss way forward.

Conclusion:

Conclude by Highlighting that the society should be forthcoming to support women and the way forward.


Topic: Role of women and women’s organization, population and associated issues, poverty and developmental issues, urbanization, their problems and their remedies.

2) Examine the report recently published in economic outlook comparing the growth rate of Developing Asia with the rest of the world. (250 words)

Indianexpress

Why this question:

The economic outlook update released by the Asian Development Bank recently highlighted that the number of urban inhabitants in ‘Developing Asia’ has increased “almost five-fold since 1970”.

Key demand of the question:

One has to explain the report tracking World Urbanization Prospects data and explain in detail the Developing Asia and compare its growth rate with other countries.

Directive:

ExamineWhen asked to ‘Examine’, we must look into the topic (content words) in detail, inspect it, investigate it and establish the key facts and issues related to the topic in question. While doing so we should explain why these facts and issues are important and their implications.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction: 

Briefly provide for data from the report.

Body:

Explain What is developing Asia? – refers to a group of 45 countries that are members of the ADB.

Then use the statistics provided in the article and highlight the growth of urbanization like Developing Asia’s urbanization rate in 2017 was lower than the average in other developing economies (which stood at 58 per cent) and the average in the developed economies (which stood at 81 per cent) etc. 

Conclusion:

Conclude by highlighting significance of such a change.


General Studies – 2


Topic: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment.

3)  The Indian textile and apparels industry does not suffer from the lack of a market but weakness in terms of competitive price and quality. Examine. (250 words)

Reference

Why this question:

The article discusses about the issues facing the Indian textile industry.

Key demand of the question:

One should bring out the problems of Indian textile industry, what issues have been plaguing the sector and in what way it can be addressed.

Directive:

ExamineWhen asked to ‘Examine’, we must look into the topic (content words) in detail, inspect it, investigate it and establish the key facts and issues related to the topic in question. While doing so we should explain why these facts and issues are important and their implications.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction: 

In brief provide statistics on Indian textile industry.

Body:

Explain the issues facing the Indian textile and apparels industry in detail.

Explain why there is a problem of competitive prices and quality.

 Highlight that in order to follow the goal of making India’s development inclusive, the central government is focusing on a number of policies in providing best manufacturing and infrastructure to local artisans, technology and innovation, enhancing skills and strengths of the local industry.

List down some of the major initiatives in this direction.

Conclusion:

Conclude with way forward.


Topic:Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.  

4) Criminal justice is directionless and in a state of policy ambiguity. Do you think India needs to draft a clear policy that should inform the changes to be envisaged in the IPC or CrPC? Comment. (250 words)

The hindu

 

Why this question:

The article deals with importance of criminal justice system and the ambiguities associated with it.

Key demand of the question:

One has to bring out reasons that have necessitated the need for drafting a clear policy that should inform the changes to be envisaged in the IPC or CrPC.

Directive:

Commenthere we have to express our knowledge and understanding of the issue and form an overall opinion thereupon.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction: 

In short throw light on the existing criminal justice system in the country.

Body:

Explain that recently home minister proposed that the Bureau of Police Research and Development should work on a proposal to amend various sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC).

Bring out the issues associated with criminal justice system in detail first.

Suggest what changes are required and how they should be brought about.

Conclusion:

Conclude with way forward.


General Studies – 3


TOPIC:Awareness in the fields of IT, Space, Computers, robotics, nano-technology, bio-technology and issues relating to intellectual property rights.

5) Internet has emerged as a potent tool that can cause unimaginable disruption to the democratic polity, do you agree? Give your opinion with suitable justification. (250 words)

The hindu

Why this question:

Recently the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) told the top court that though technology had led to economic growth and societal development, there was also an exponential rise in hate speech, fake news and anti-national activities.  

Key demand of the question:

Highlight the emergence of Internet as a technological advancement and its possible role in unimaginable disruption to the democratic polity. Justify by giving suitable examples.

Directive:

JustifyWhen you are asked to justify, you have to pass a sound judgement about the truth of the given statement in the question or the topic based on evidences.  You have to appraise the worth of the statement in question using suitable case studies or/ and examples.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction: 

In brief highlight the significance of internet as a tool.

Body:

First bring out both pros and cons of use of internet.

Explain using examples in what way Internet had led to development, but it had also been a platform for spreading hate and fake news. Internet had led to an exponential rise in “anti-national activities.”

Discuss the need for effective, robust and comprehensive rules to govern the internet.

Conclusion:

Conclude with way forward.


TOPIC: Science and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life

6) Explain how the Li-ion battery, which won for its developers the Chemistry Nobel, set off a technology revolution. ( 250 words)

The hindu

Why this question:

The 2019 Nobel Prize for Chemistry was awarded to John B. Goodenough, M. Stanley Whittingham and Akira Yoshino for working towards the development of practical lithium ion batteries. Thus it is important for us to learn from the examination perspective the utility of the concept.

Key demand of the question:

One must bring out in detail the merits associated with Li-ion batteries and in what way they have set a technological revolution.

Directive:

Explain – Clarify the topic by giving a detailed account as to how and why it occurred, or what is the particular context. You must be defining key terms where ever appropriate, and substantiate with relevant associated facts.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction: 

In brief define what lithium-ion batteries are. 

Body:

Explain that these batteries are the edifice of the wireless technology revolution that made possible portable compact disc players, digital wrist watches, laptops and the mobile phones of today. It is also seen as important to a fossil free future of electric cars that governments envisage to address climate change.

Discuss the contributions of Goodenough and Yoshino.

Conclusion:

Conclude with applications of such a revolutionary discovery.


General Studies – 4


Topic: 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.

7) “If men were angels, no government would be necessary”. Critically examine the statement with suitable examples.(250 words) 

Reference

Why this question:

The question is based on the quote and aims to examine the role and necessity of the government. 

Key demand of the question:

Explain the significant role that government has to play to govern the country.

Directive:

Critically examineWhen asked to ‘Examine’, we have to look into the topic (content words) in detail, inspect it, investigate it and establish the key facts and issues related to the topic in question. While doing so we should explain why these facts and issues are important and their implications. When ‘critically’ is suffixed or prefixed to a directive, one needs to look at the good and bad of the topic and give a fair judgment.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction: 

In brief explain the context of the question. 

Body:

James Madison once said that if people were angels, we would have no use for law. 

Explain that law can serve morally important purposes, even when it’s unenforced or under enforced. Law can be morally binding on us quite apart from the effect that any sanctions have. Consider an income tax law that’s either entirely unenforced or under enforced.

Explain using more suitable examples.

Conclusion:

Conclude with way forward.



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