Insights into Editorial: Railways and a question of transparency

  Context: A surprising feature of the post-Budget discourse in Parliament and in the media these past few weeks has been the total absence of one topic: Railways. Apparently, the understated objective of doing away with a separate Budget for the Railways, namely, shifting the spotlight away from it, has been handsomely achieved. However, sweeping …

[Insights Secure STHIR– 2021] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 10 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: Modern Indian history from about the middle of the eighteenth century until the …

Should circumstances be the sole criterion for judging the morality of human action or the nature of the action and its purpose must also be considered? Explain and Justify your stand with examples.

Topic: Ethics and Human Interface: Essence, determinants and consequences of Ethics in-human actions; dimensions of ethics; ethics – in private and public relationships. Human Values – lessons from the lives and teachings of great leaders, reformers and administrators; role of Family society and educational institutions in inculcating values. 7. Should circumstances be the sole criterion …

Propose some measures for the enhancement of Indian bureaucracy for effective public administration.

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. 6. Propose some …

The unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA), 1967 and the NIA act where recently amended in the wake of strengthening the security environment in the country. Analyze the changes in this context while discussing the scope and reasons for opposing the UAPA by human rights organizations.

Topic: Security challenges and their management in border areas – linkages of organized crime with terrorism. 5. The unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA), 1967 and the NIA act where recently amended in the wake of strengthening the security environment in the country. Analyze the changes in this context while discussing the scope and reasons for …

Swachh Bharat Mission 2 .0 speaks of sustained behavioral change while embarking on the newer agendas of sustainable solid waste management and safe disposal of wastewater and reuse. Elaborate.

Topic: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. 4. Swachh Bharat Mission 2 .0 speaks of sustained behavioral change while embarking on the newer agendas of sustainable solid waste management and safe disposal of wastewater and reuse. Elaborate. (250 words) Reference: Indian Express   Why …

The nativist labour laws of Andhra Pradesh and Haryana victimizes the low-income migrant workers.do you agree? Critically analyse.

Topic: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. 3. The nativist labour laws of Andhra Pradesh and Haryana victimizes the low-income migrant workers.do you agree? Critically analyse. (250 words) Reference:  Indian Express Why the question: Haryana Governor’s assent to The Haryana State Employment of …

What are Electoral bonds? Critically examine its role in ensuring transparency in electoral financing.

Topic: Salient features of the Representation of People’s Act. 2. What are Electoral bonds? Critically examine its role in ensuring transparency in electoral financing. (250 words) Reference:  The Hindu Why the question: The question is based on the theme of electoral bonds. Key Demand of the question: Discuss the concept of electoral bonds and examine …

Account for the journey of working-class movement in India since the advent of modern industries. How did this contrasting group emerge as an organized class in late 1920s? Comment. (250 words)

Topic: Modern Indian history from about the middle of the eighteenth century until the present- significant events, personalities, issues. 1. Account for the journey of working-class movement in India since the advent of modern industries. How did this contrasting group emerge as an organized class in late 1920s? Comment. (250 words) Reference:  Modern Indian history …