RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- GROUNDWATER EXTRACTION NORMS

 Introduction: With around one-sixth of assessed ground water units in the country facing over-exploitation, the Centre Govt has issued revised guidelines for groundwater use. The new guidelines prohibits new industry and mining projects in over-exploited zones and makes it mandatory for existing industries, commercial units and big housing societies to take no objection certificate’ …

Insights into Editorial: Challenges in achieving herd immunity through vaccination

  Context: On December 1, Health Secretary said that the government has never spoken about vaccinating the entire country against COVID-19. Adding to that, Director-General of ICMR said: “If we’re able to vaccinate a critical mass of people and break virus transmission, then we may not have to vaccinate the entire population.” The government’s idea …

[Insights Secure STHIR– 2021] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 9 December 2020

Click on EACH question to post/upload you answers. How to Follow Secure Initiative? How to Self-evaluate your answer?  STHIR – 2021: YEARLONG TIMETABLE Join IPM 3.0 to get an assured review of 2 secure answers everyday   General Studies – 1   Topic: Theories (continental drift theory, sea floor spreading, plate tectonics theory) 1. What do …

Explain the factors which determine an employee’s dedication to public service.

Topic : Public/Civil service values and Ethics in Public administration: Status and problems; ethical concerns and dilemmas in government and private institutions; laws, rules, regulations and conscience as sources of ethical guidance; accountability and ethical governance; strengthening of ethical and moral values in governance; ethical issues in international relations and funding; corporate governance. 7. Explain …

What are the cognitive approaches to persuasion? Discuss with examples.

Topic : Attitude: content, structure, function; its influence and relation with thought and behaviour; moral and political attitudes; social influence and persuasion. 6. What are the cognitive approaches to persuasion? Discuss with examples.(250 words) Reference: Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude by Lexicon Publications Why the question: The question is based on the theme of Persuasion and …

“Exposure to lead pollution undermines a generation of potential”, Critically analyse the statement in the light of recent incidence of Eluru mystery disease in the country.

Topic:GS-2: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources.  GS-3: Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment. 5. “Exposure to lead pollution undermines a generation of potential”, Critically analyse the statement in the light of recent incidence of Eluru mystery disease in the country. (250 words) Reference: …

Evaluate the role of telemedicine in effective disease management in the country. Also reckon the measures taken by the government in this regard.

Topic: Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability, e-governance applications, models, successes, limitations, and potential; citizens charters, transparency & accountability and institutional and other measures. 4. Evaluate the role of telemedicine in effective disease management in the country. Also reckon the measures taken by the government in this regard.(250 words) Reference: The Hindu  Why the …

Discuss the concept of Sea-floor spreading and explain the relationship between underwater ocean ridges and the seafloor spreading theory.

Topic: Theories (continental drift theory, sea floor spreading, plate tectonics theory) 2. Discuss the concept of Sea-floor spreading and explain the relationship between underwater ocean ridges and the seafloor spreading theory. (250 words) Reference: National Geographic Why the question: The question is from the static portions of GS paper I, section geography. Key Demand of …

What do you understand by the continental drift theory ? Discuss the evidences in support of it and also throw light on the criticism faced by it.

Topic: Theories (continental drift theory, sea floor spreading, plate tectonics theory) 1. What do you understand by the continental drift theory ? Discuss the evidences in support of it and also throw light on the criticism faced by it. (250 words) Reference: Fundamentals of Physical Geography NCERT class XI Why the question: The question is …