Insights into Editorial: Aadhaar as a hurdle: On authentication failures and welfare delivery

    Context: Recently, the Supreme Court did the right thing by terming as serious the allegation by a petitioner that three crore ration cards were cancelled for not being linked with the Aadhaar database without prior notice to the beneficiaries, and that these were connected to reported starvation deaths in some States. The unique …

[Insights Secure STHIR– 2021] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 23 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: Role of women and women’s organization, population and associated issues, poverty and developmental …

What are the various sources through which humans can judge the rightness of their actions? In the context of public life discuss how these sources are vital in offering a clear and practical direction.

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. What are the various sources through …

The double whammy of climate change and the COVID-19 pandemic has provided an impetus when it comes to valuing water. In this context discuss what it implies to value water? Account for the different economic, social, political or environmental perspectives.

Topic: Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment. 6. The double whammy of climate change and the COVID-19 pandemic has provided an impetus when it comes to valuing water. In this context discuss what it implies to value water? Account for the different economic, social, political or environmental perspectives. (250 words) Reference:  unwater.org Why …

Restoration and sustainable management of forests can help address climate change and biodiversity crisis. Discuss.

Topic: Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment. 5. Restoration and sustainable management of forests can help address climate change and biodiversity crisis. Discuss. (250 words) Reference:  Indian Express Why the question: The article explains importance of International Day of forests and why it is celebrated. Key Demand of the question: Discuss the role …

Explain what is fiscal policy in India? Fiscal policy and it’s relationship with monetary policy Discuss its objectives while differentiating it with monetary policy.

Topic: Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization, of resources, growth, development and employment. 4. Explain what is fiscal policy in India? Fiscal policy and it’s relationship with monetary policy Discuss its objectives while differentiating it with monetary policy. (250 words) Reference:  Indian economy by Dutta and Sundaram , Financial Express Why the question: The …

Critically analyse the risks of economic policy parochialism at the state level in India with respect to Job Quotas.

Topic: GS-2: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. GS-3: Government Budgeting. 3. Critically analyse the risks of economic policy parochialism at the state level in India with respect to Job Quotas. (250 words) Reference:  Live Mint Why the question: The article explains in …

“Women’s unpaid domestic work contributes to overall well-being at the household and national level, yet it is invisible in the national database and policies” , Discuss.

Topic: Role of women and women’s organization, population and associated issues, poverty and developmental issues, urbanization, their problems and their remedies. 2. “Women’s unpaid domestic work contributes to overall well-being at the household and national level, yet it is invisible in the national database and policies” , Discuss.  (250 words) Reference:  The Hindu Why the …

To tackle the water crisis, women’s leadership in water management is crucial. Comment.

Topic: Role of women and women’s organization, population and associated issues, poverty and developmental issues, urbanization, their problems and their remedies. 1. To tackle the water crisis, women’s leadership in water management is crucial. Comment. (250 words) Reference:  Hindustan Times Why the question: A study conducted on water supply projects in Gujarat in 2000 showed …