Insights into Editorial: Women’s needs are key to Swachh Bharat success

    Context: Recently, Swachh Bharat Mission (Grameen) Phase-II Approved: Swachh Bharat Mission 2 .0 speaks of sustained behavioural change while embarking on the newer agendas of sustainable solid waste management and safe disposal of wastewater and reuse. It will focus on Open Defecation Free Plus (ODF Plus), which includes ODF sustainability and Solid and …

[Insights Secure STHIR– 2021] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 9 March 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: GS-1: women issues, GS-2: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors …

You are representing India in an international bidding for oil exploration in a country. Other, richer countries are also bidding for the project. You are sure that your bid of exploration is better as well as cheaper than that of others, and that you will definitely win the bid. A day before the auction, you come to know that other countries are employing every means, including bribing the authorities for being successful. Some of the officials of the home country have also contacted you and made some demands in exchange for assurance of India winning the bid. You are aware of the criticality of this bid in terms of domestic economic and strategic implications.  What will be your course of action in the above situation? Justify with merits and demerits.

Topic: Case study 7. You are representing India in an international bidding for oil exploration in a country. Other, richer countries are also bidding for the project. You are sure that your bid of exploration is better as well as cheaper than that of others, and that you will definitely win the bid. A day …

“Gender budgeting can ensure that tax and spending policies transparently and adequately include provisions for women’s access to opportunity in education and the workplace”, Comment.

Topic: GS-1: Women issues , GS-3: Government Budgeting. 6. “Gender budgeting can ensure that tax and spending policies transparently and adequately include provisions for women’s access to opportunity in education and the workplace”, Comment. (250 words) Reference:  Financial Express Why the question: The article brings out the correlation between gender budgeting and access to opportunity …

A sound vehicle scrapping policy can certainly shore up demand across sectors in the country. Elucidate

Topic: GS-2: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.  GS-3: Infrastructure: Energy, Ports, Roads, Airports, Railways etc. 5. A sound vehicle scrapping policy can certainly shore up demand across sectors in the country. Elucidate (250 words) Reference:  Economic Times Why the question: The question …

What do you understand by lateral surveillance? How can it be used in addressing cybercrimes in our country? Discuss

Topic: GS-2: Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability, e-governance applications, models, successes, limitations, and potential; citizens charters, transparency & accountability and institutional and other measures. GS-3: basics of cyber security 4. What do you understand by lateral surveillance? How can it be used in addressing cybercrimes in our country? Discuss (250 words) Reference:  The …

“The creation of union territories is an expression of India’s geography”, Discuss in the light of recent creation of the union territory of Ladakh and J&K.

Topic: Union territories 3. “The creation of union territories is an expression of India’s geography”, Discuss in the light of recent creation of the union territory of Ladakh and J&K. (250 words) Reference:  Indian polity by Lakshmikant Why the question: The question is amidst the recent state of affairs being witnessed in the erstwhile state …

“Sixth schedule of the Indian constitution has been successful in protecting the tribal culture and inclusivity”. Analyse.

Topic: Scheduled and tribal areas 2. “Sixth schedule of the Indian constitution has been successful in protecting the tribal culture and inclusivity”. Analyse. (250 words) Reference:  Indian polity by Lakshmikant Why the question: The question is from the static portions of GS paper II, part Indian polity. Key Demand of the question: The question aims …