Bill to Restore States’ rights to specify OBC groups

GS Paper 2: Topics Covered: Important constitutional amendments.   Context: The Constitution 127th Amendment Bill, 2021 was passed with unanimous support in Lok Sabha, recently. The Bill amends the Constitution to allow states and union territories to prepare their own list of socially and educationally backward classes.   Need for: On May 5, while scrapping a …

Insights into Editorial: Revisit the idea of ‘aging out’ India’s coal plants

    Introduction: Electricity is an essential requirement for all facets of our life. It has been recognized as a basic human need. It is a critical infrastructure on which the socio-economic development of the country depends. Supply of electricity at reasonable rate to rural India is essential for its overall development. Equally important is …

[Insights Secure – 2021] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 11 August 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: Important Geophysical phenomena such as earthquakes, Tsunami, Volcanic activity, cyclone etc., geographical …

The Internet has empowered society, but also created a new threat of disinformation against women. Do you agree? Comment.

Topic: role of media and social networking sites in internal security challenges, basics of cyber security 7. The Internet has empowered society, but also created a new threat of disinformation against women. Do you agree? Comment. (250 words) Reference:  The Hindu Why the question: The article tries to understand and bring out misinformation against women. …

Analyse the features of the Inland Vessels Bill 2021 in the development of Inland waterways in India.

Topic: Infrastructure: Energy, Ports, Roads, Airports, Railways etc. 6. Analyse the features of the Inland Vessels Bill 2021 in the development of Inland waterways in India. (250 words) Reference:  Indian Express Why the question: Last week, Parliament passed a new law that will bring uniformity in the rules and regulations governing inland waterways and navigation …

Plastic waste is a key societal challenge; in this context discuss the challenges and opportunities of plastics management.

Topic: Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment. 5. Plastic waste is a key societal challenge; in this context discuss the challenges and opportunities of plastics management. (250 words) Reference:  The Hindu Why the question: The Plastic pact model to address plastic pollution is now being brought to India by CII and WWF India. …

Explain the impact of pandemic on urban employment and discuss in what way an urban job guarantee scheme is the need of the hour.

Topic: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. 4. Explain the impact of pandemic on urban employment and discuss in what way an urban job guarantee scheme is the need of the hour. (250 words) Reference:  The Hindu Why the question: The article talks …

Discuss the factors which emphasize that India deserves a permanent seat in the UNSC. What are the hurdles for India in achieving this goal?

Topic: Important International institutions, agencies and fora- their structure, mandate. 3. Discuss the factors which emphasize that India deserves a permanent seat in the UNSC. What are the hurdles for India in achieving this goal? (250 words) Reference:  The Hindu Why the question: India took over the Presidency of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) …

Implementation of rights of the persons with disability needs implementation in letter and spirit and human rights based approach. Elaborate.

Topic: Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States and the performance of these schemes; mechanisms, laws, institutions and Bodies constituted for the protection and betterment of these vulnerable sections. 2. Implementation of rights of the persons with disability needs implementation in letter and spirit and human rights based approach. …

Why do you think Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC) is losing its stability? Also examine its implication on Global Climate system.

Topic: Important Geophysical phenomena such as earthquakes, Tsunami, Volcanic activity, cyclone etc., geographical features and their location-changes in critical geographical features (including water-bodies and ice-caps) and in flora and fauna and the effects of such changes. 1. Why do you think Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC) is losing its stability? Also examine its implication on …