Insights into Editorial: Growth matters but income levels matter more

  Introduction: The provisional estimates of annual national income (2020-21), released on May 31 by the National Statistical Office, did not have any surprises, but for one, that is, there is nothing encouraging in the numbers. India’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) contracted 7.3% in 2020-21, as per provisional National Income estimates released by the National …

[Insights Secure STHIR– 2021] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 15 July 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 …

Companies adhering to the norms of corporate governance emerge as winners in the long run. Evaluate with the help of suitable examples.

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. 7. Companies adhering …

Tolerance is not enough, it is the idea of acceptance that accommodates diversities and makes a society inclusive. Elaborate.

Topic: Aptitude and foundational values for Civil Service, integrity, impartiality and nonpartisanship, objectivity, dedication to public service, empathy, tolerance and compassion towards the weaker-sections. 6. Tolerance is not enough, it is the idea of acceptance that accommodates diversities and makes a society inclusive. Elaborate. (250 words) Reference:  Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude by Lexicon Publications Why …

There is a view that India is naturally a circular economy. In this context examine the opportunities and challenges in realizing the potential of India’s Circular Economy.

Topic: Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization, of resources, growth, development and employment. 5. There is a view that India is naturally a circular economy. In this context examine the opportunities and challenges in realizing the potential of India’s Circular Economy. (250 words) Reference:  Hindustan Times Why the question: The question is based …

The recent Covid crisis has exposed India’s vulnerability to the dependence on global electronics supply chains. By analyzing the reasons, discuss the measures taken by the government for making self-sufficient electronic industry in India.

Topic: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. 4. The recent Covid crisis has exposed India’s vulnerability to the dependence on global electronics supply chains. By analyzing the reasons, discuss the measures taken by the government for making self-sufficient electronic industry in India. (250 …

In 2026, there will be the challenge of addressing the conflict between the democratic principles and the federal principles, when there will be a reallocation of Lok Sabha seats. India needs to reimagine the current federal compact to address the challenges to federalism. 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. In 2026, there will be the challenge of addressing the conflict between the democratic principles and the federal principles, when there will be a …

What are the main criticisms of the World Bank and the IMF? Discuss.

Topic: Important International institutions, agencies and fora- their structure, mandate. 2. What are the main criticisms of the World Bank and the IMF? Discuss. (250 words) Reference:  brettonwoodsproject.org Why the question: The question is based on the topic of international institutions namely the World Bank and the IMF. Key Demand of the question: Discuss the …

Elaborate the significance of social media in the lives of women. What are the challenges faced by women on social media?

Topic: Role of women and women’s organization, population and associated issues, poverty and developmental issues, urbanization, their problems and their remedies. 1. Elaborate the significance of social media in the lives of women. What are the challenges faced by women on social media? (250 words) Reference:  orfonline.org Why the question: The article explains in what …