Insights into Editorial: New National Education Policy’s 5+3+3+4 format to replace 10+2 structure

  Context: The government unveiled the new National Education Policy bringing a number of reforms almost after 34 years. One of the salient features of the new education policy is replacing the 10+2 structure of school curriculum with a 5+3+3+4 curriculum structure corresponding to age groups 3-8, 8-11, 11-14, and 14-18 years respectively. The NEP …

[Insights Secure – 2020] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 3 August 2020

Click on EACH question to post/upload you answers. How to Follow Secure Initiative? How to Self-evaluate your answer?  INSIGHTS NEW SECURE – 2020: YEARLONG TIMETABLE   General Studies – 1   Topic : Salient features of Indian Society, Diversity of India. 1. Is the caste-based discrimination in India different from the racial discrimination of the West? …

Debate upon the significance of virtues for civil services conduct.

Topic : Aptitude and foundational values for Civil Service, integrity, impartiality and nonpartisanship, objectivity, dedication to public service, empathy, tolerance and compassion towards the weaker-sections. 7.Debate upon the significance of virtues for civil services conduct. (250 words)  Reference: Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude by Lexicon publications Why the question: The question is premised on the concept …

Do you think India’s New Compensatory Afforestation Rules dilute rights of forest dwellers? Analyse.

Topic : Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment. 6. Do you think India’s New Compensatory Afforestation Rules dilute rights of forest dwellers? Analyse. (250 words) Reference: Hindustan Times  Why the question: The question is based on the New Compensatory Afforestation rules and its effect on forest dwellers. Key Demand of the question: Explain …

In the background of quite a few questions being raised about the constitutionality of governors’ actions on numerous instances in the recent, deliberate upon the discretionary powers of the Governor mentioned in the Constitution of India and explain how these discretionary powers have led to debates.

Topic : Parliament and State legislatures—structure, functioning, conduct of business, powers & privileges and issues arising out of these. 5. In the background of quite a few questions being raised about the constitutionality of governors’ actions on numerous instances in the recent, deliberate upon the discretionary powers of the Governor mentioned in the Constitution of …

Discuss the concept of Contempt of Court. Explain in detail its different forms and also the rationale behind the provision.

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. 4. Discuss the concept of Contempt of Court. Explain in detail its different forms and also the rationale behind the provision. (250 words) Reference: The Hindu  Why …

Do you agree that the Taliban’s ceasefire is a chance to kick-start intra-Afghan peace talks? Analyse.

Topic: Effect of Policies and Politics of Developed and Developing Countries on India’s interests, Indian Diaspora 3. Do you agree that the Taliban’s ceasefire is a chance to kick-start intra-Afghan peace talks? Analyse. (250 words) Reference: The Hindu  Why the question: The article presents to us the recent ceasefire of Taliban and its impact on …

Write a note Smart India Hackathon and discuss in detail the benefits of the programme for various stakeholders.

Topic: Government Policies and Interventions for Development in various sectors and Issues arising out of their Design and Implementation. 2. Write a note Smart India Hackathon and discuss in detail the benefits of the programme for various stakeholders. (250 words)  Reference: Live Mint Why the question: The question is based on Smart India Hackathon and …

Is the caste-based discrimination in India different from the racial discrimination of the West? Assess.

Topic : Salient features of Indian Society, Diversity of India. 1. Is the caste-based discrimination in India different from the racial discrimination of the West? Assess. (250 words) Reference: Indian Society class XI NCERT Why the question: The question is from the static portions of GS paper I, Subject society. Key Demand of the question: …