Insights into Editorial: There is no doubt that Indian higher education requires reforms

  Context: Earlier this month, three foreign academic publishers sued two foreign websites for copyright infringement in a case before the Delhi High Court. Elsevier, Wiley, and American Chemical Society, among the world’s largest publishers of academic papers, wanted the court to block Sci-Hub and LibGen, the largest providers of ‘free downloads’ of their content …

[Insights Secure STHIR– 2021] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 20 January 2021

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:  Modern Indian history from about the middle of the eighteenth century until the …

Assess the role that the credibility of the speaker plays in persuasion. Suggest ways to build credibility.

Topic:  social influence and persuasion; 7. Assess the role that the credibility of the speaker plays in persuasion. Suggest ways to build credibility. (150 words) Reference: Ethics by Lexicon publications. Why the question: The question is part of the static syllabus of General studies paper – 4. Key Demand of the question: To highlight the …

Justify how the Romanticisation of poverty by media and in popular culture is ineffective and un-empathetic in poverty alleviation.

Topic:  Tolerance and compassion towards the weaker-sections. 6. Justify how the Romanticisation of poverty by media and in popular culture is ineffective and un-empathetic in poverty alleviation. (150 words) Why the question: The question is part of the static syllabus of General studies paper – 4. Key Demand of the question: To write about how …

What are deepfakes? What are the threats associated with them? Existing laws in India are clearly inadequate to safeguard individuals and entities against deepfakes. Discuss.

Topic:  Challenges to internal security through communication networks, role of media and social networking sites in internal security challenges, basics of cyber security; money laundering and its prevention. 5. What are deepfakes? What are the threats associated with them? Existing laws in India are clearly inadequate to safeguard individuals and entities against deepfakes. Discuss. (250 …

The government’s export policy rooted in Atmanirbhar Bharat needs a robust and effective strategy aimed at improving export competitiveness for it to be successful. Analyse.

Topic:  Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization, of resources, growth, development and employment. 4. The government’s export policy rooted in Atmanirbhar Bharat needs a robust and effective strategy aimed at improving export competitiveness for it to be successful. Analyse. (250 words) Reference: Live Mint Why the question: The government’s focus on Atmanirbhar Bharat, …

India’s Nepal policy is heading towards deeper engagement with all sections. Discuss in the light of recent developments between the nations and internal turmoil within Nepal.

Topic:  India and its neighborhood- relations. 3. India’s Nepal policy is heading towards deeper engagement with all sections. Discuss in the light of recent developments between the nations and internal turmoil within Nepal. (250 words) Reference: The Hindu Why the question: Amidst the domestic political chaos, the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Nepal, Pradeep Kumar …

When Mountbatten announced that independence would happen ten months earlier than anticipated, newly established Indian and Pakistan states had to deal with mass migration, widespread violence and anarchy. Examine the responsibility of British administration in the crisis faced after partition.

Topic:  Modern Indian history from about the middle of the eighteenth century until the present- significant events, personalities, issues; 2. When Mountbatten announced that independence would happen ten months earlier than anticipated, newly established Indian and Pakistan states had to deal with mass migration, widespread violence and anarchy. Examine the responsibility of British administration in …

Quit India movement was a revolution in itself in the long process of India’s national movement. Comment on the nature of the Quit India movement.

Topic:  Modern Indian history from about the middle of the eighteenth century until the present- significant events, personalities, issues; 1. Quit India movement was a revolution in itself in the long process of India’s national movement. Comment on the nature of the Quit India movement. (250 words) Reference: India’s Struggle for Independence by Bipan Chandra. …