Insights into Editorial: This is how we prevent future pandemics, say 22 leading scientists

Context: The emergence of COVID-19 in late 2019 as a major global pandemic is part of a pattern of disease emergence that highlights linkages among biodiversity, global environmental change and human health. COVID-19 and other pandemics are rooted in biodiversity. They are caused by micro-organisms that are themselves a critical part of biodiversity and are …

[Insights Secure STHIR– 2021] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 28 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:  population and associated issues, poverty and developmental issues, urbanization, their problems and their …

Service delivery should bring desired outcomes and make significant changes to the peoples’ lives as envisaged by the public policy. Explain with examples.

Topic: Information sharing and transparency in government, Right to Information, Codes of Ethics, Codes of Conduct, Citizen’s Charters, Work culture, Quality of service delivery; 7. Service delivery should bring desired outcomes and make significant changes to the peoples’ lives as envisaged by the public policy. Explain with examples. (150 words) Reference: Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude …

Why is dowry so deeply entrenched in our society? Analyse ethically.

Topic: role of Family society and educational institutions in inculcating values; 6. Why is dowry so deeply entrenched in our society? Analyse ethically. (150 words) Why the question: The question is part of the static syllabus of General studies paper – 4. Key Demand of the question: To examine the ethical perspective for the prevalence …

What is a sunrise industry? Examine the potential of Floriculture as a sunrise industry in India.

Topic:  Food processing and related industries in India- scope’ and significance, location, upstream and downstream requirements, supply chain management; 5. What is a sunrise industry? Examine the potential of Floriculture as a sunrise industry in India. (250 words) Reference: Business Standard Why the question: The government has recognized Floriculture as an export-oriented sunrise industry. Key …

With its ‘wolf warrior diplomacy’ fueled by assertive nationalism more visible than ever, China has turned a page in its foreign policy. Evaluate.

Topic:   India and its neighborhood- relations; 4. With its ‘wolf warrior diplomacy’ fueled by assertive nationalism more visible than ever, China has turned a page in its foreign policy. Evaluate. (250 words) Reference: The Hindu  Why the question: Recently Beijing’s recourse to nationalistic aggression as a foreign policy stratagem has gained the euphemism of ‘wolf …

With a Vaccine at its doorstep, India needs proper planning, a prudent distribution policy and vigilant monitoring post vaccination to ensure holistic vaccination of the masses. Elaborate.

Topic:   Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources; 3.  With a Vaccine at its doorstep, India needs proper planning, a prudent distribution policy and vigilant monitoring post vaccination to ensure holistic vaccination of the masses. Elaborate. (250 words) Reference: The Hindu  , The Hindu  Why the question: As many …

The greatest and most fundamental challenge of the new decade is to adjust to a world population of 8.4 billion people eager to achieve higher standards of living, while minimizing the negative impact of human activity on the environment. Comment.

Topic: population and associated issues, poverty and developmental issues, urbanization, their problems and their remedies; 2. The greatest and most fundamental challenge of the new decade is to adjust to a world population of 8.4 billion people eager to achieve higher standards of living, while minimizing the negative impact of human activity on the environment. …

Slums are not ‘problems’ that have to be ‘solved’ – but are indeed a result of lopsided and vested urban policies covering land ownership, infrastructure provision and maintenance, and other socio-economic issues. Analyse.

Topic:  population and associated issues, poverty and developmental issues, urbanization, their problems and their remedies. 1. Slums are not ‘problems’ that have to be ‘solved’ – but are indeed a result of lopsided and vested urban policies covering land ownership, infrastructure provision and maintenance, and other socio-economic issues. Analyse. (250 words) Reference: Social Problems in …