Insights into Editorial: The state of India’s poor must be acknowledged

    Context: The coronavirus pandemic may have shrunk India’s middle-class population by 32 million and driven 75 million below the poverty line in 2020, a Pew Research Centre report said, as a severe recession walloped Asia’s third-largest economy. The report, which is based on an analysis of World Bank data, said that in comparison …

[Insights Secure STHIR– 2021] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 23 June 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: Chinese Revolution 1. Discuss the reasons owing to which the Communists led …

Define attitude. What is the process through which attitudes are formed? Explain.

Topic: Attitude: content, structure, function; its influence and relation with thought and behaviour; moral and political attitudes; social influence and persuasion. 7. Define attitude. What is the process through which attitudes are formed? Explain. (250 words) Reference: Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude by Lexicon Publications Why the question: The question is based on the theme of …

Study the impact of global trade on marine pollution while discussing remedial measures to address the same.

Topic: Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment. 6. Study the impact of global trade on marine pollution while discussing remedial measures to address the same. (250 words) Reference:  Economic Times Why the question: Recently a cargo ship X-Press Pearl, carrying hazardous chemicals, including nitric acid, caught fire, exploded, and later sank off the …

Evaluate the risk of stifling the e-commerce sector due to the government’s propensity for its regulations to protect the local traders.

Topic: Effects of Liberalization on the Economy, Changes in Industrial Policy and their effects on Industrial Growth 5. Evaluate the risk of stifling the e-commerce sector due to the government’s propensity for its regulations to protect the local traders. (250 words) Reference:  Live Mint Why the question: The article highlights the risk of stifling the …

Providing affordable housing requires multi-pronged approach. In this light, deliberate upon the government initiatives to boost affordable urban housing in India.

Topic: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. 4. Providing affordable housing requires multi-pronged approach. In this light, deliberate upon the government initiatives to boost affordable urban housing in India. (250 words) Reference:  The Hindu Why the question: The article explains how providing affordable …

A federal structure with greater economic power to the States, will allow the Centre to focus on external threats instead of internal dissensions. Do you agree? Comment.

Topic: Functions and responsibilities of the Union and the States, issues and challenges pertaining to the federal structure, devolution of powers and finances up to local levels and challenges therein. 3. A federal structure with greater economic power to the States, will allow the Centre to focus on external threats instead of internal dissensions. Do …

Critically analyse the Pakistan’s strategic dilemma, post Kashmir’s special status abrogation and comment upon the changing trajectory of India’s Pakistan policy.

Topic: India and its neighborhood- relations. 2 Critically analyse the Pakistan’s strategic dilemma, post Kashmir’s special status abrogation and comment upon the changing trajectory of India’s Pakistan policy. (250 words) Reference:  Indian Express Why the question: The article expounds upon understanding Pakistan’s Kashmir conundrum. Key Demand of the question: Analyse the Pakistan’s strategic dilemma, post …

Discuss the reasons owing to which the Communists led by Mao-Tse-Tung emerged victorious in the Chinese Civil War. Also, explain in what way Mao’s victory impacted South Asian politics?

Topic: Chinese Revolution 1. Discuss the reasons owing to which the Communists led by Mao-Tse-Tung emerged victorious in the Chinese Civil War. Also, explain in what way Mao’s victory impacted South Asian politics? (250 words) Reference:  World history by Norman Lowe Why the question: The question is from the static portions of GS paper I …