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[Insights Secure – 2020] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 11 January 2020

[Insights Secure – 2020] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 11 January 2020

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General Studies – 1


1. In a world where girls have breached gender gaps in primary and secondary education, and are striving to be heard and seen, it is anachronistic to whitewash the presence of women in key decision-making. Comment. (250 words)

Hindustan Times

General Studies – 2


2. “It is for majority community to realize its duty not to discriminate against minorities”, critically examine the statement with recent incidences that substantiate it. (250 words)

Indian Express


3. The recent JNU incident is a reflection of the fact that our education system is consistently failing the youth leading to a condition of demographic wasteland from a very potent demographic dividend, critically analyse the causes and suggest way forward. (250 words)

Indian Express

General Studies – 3


4. Although various benefits have been rendered, the idea of Minimum support price needs to be reconsidered and made flexible to adapt to the dynamic changes happening in the economy. Do you agree? Debate. (250 words)

The Hindu Business Line


5. Write a short note on Kisan Urja Suraksha evam Utthaan Mahabhiyan (PM_KUSUM). Discuss in what way it is furthering the production of solar power in India and aiding the farmers in augmenting income. (250 words)



6. Is zero budget natural farming working? Discuss the benefits and challenges ZBNF is facing in the Indian context and examine if it can aid doubling farmer’s income in the country. (250 words)

The Hindu

General Studies – 4


7. Why is it important to have high ethical standards in the civil services? Examine in the light of the current bureaucratic discourse. (250 words)

Ethics by Lexicon Publications