Bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG) vaccination

GS Paper 2: Topic covered: Issues related to Health   Context: 100years has passed since the Bacillus Calmette–Guérin (BCG) vaccine was introduced to combat tuberculosis (TB) on 18 July, 1921.   What is BCG Vaccine? Bacillus Calmette–Guérin (BCG) vaccine is a vaccine primarily used against tuberculosis (TB). BCG was developed by modifying a strain of Mycobacterium …

Can’t curtail right to move freely or reside anywhere on flimsy grounds

GS Paper 2: Topic covered: Significant provisions of the Indian constitution   Context: Recent opinion tendered by the Supreme Court of India on an externment order passed by Maharashtra police More on this issue What is an externment order? Externment orders prevent the movement of a person in certain areas. Grounds for issuing such an …

Insights into Editorial: Making sure that girls don’t drop out of school

    Introduction: Indian women excelled in the most decorated Olympic Games for India so far. There is no reason for it to be otherwise in any other field, especially education, given the right support. As a nation, we can ill-afford to ignore half the potential workforce if we aspire to be an economic powerhouse. …

[MISSION 2022] SECURE 2022 : Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 31 August 2021

    Click on EACH question to post/upload you answers. How to Follow Secure Initiative? How to Self-evaluate your answer?  MISSION – 2022: YEARLONG TIMETABLE Join IPM 3.0 to get an assured review of 2 secure answers everyday   General Studies – 1    Topic: The Freedom Struggle — its various stages and important contributors/contributions from …

The Malabar 2021 naval exercises with India’s Quad partners highlight the convergence of views among the participating countries on maritime security issues and their shared commitment to an open, inclusive Indo-Pacific. Discuss.

Topic: Security challenges and their management in border areas – linkages of organized crime with terrorism. 6. The Malabar 2021 naval exercises with India’s Quad partners highlight the convergence of views among the participating countries on maritime security issues and their shared commitment to an open, inclusive Indo-Pacific. Discuss. (250 words) Difficulty level: Moderate Reference: …

Distinguish between persuasion and influence. Do you agree with the view that persuasion is often more effectual than force? Justify your stand with examples.

Topic: social influence and persuasion.   7. Distinguish between persuasion and influence. Do you agree with the view that persuasion is often more effectual than force? Justify your stand with examples. (250 words) Difficulty level: Moderate Reference: A Practical Approach to Ethics Integrity and Aptitude by D.K Balaji. Why the question: The question is part …

Critically Analyse India’s performance so far to achieve its Paris obligations. What policy and behavioural changes are further required to stay on course to achieve its targets by 2030?

Topic: Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment. 5. Critically Analyse India’s performance so far to achieve its Paris obligations. What policy and behavioural changes are further required to stay on course to achieve its targets by 2030? (250 words) Difficulty level: Moderate Reference: The Hindu Why the question: At the fifth anniversary of …

In the context of international relations, what do you understand by phrase ‘rules based international order’? Examine the multitude of threats to the rules based international order.

Topic: Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests. 4. In the context of international relations, what do you understand by phrase ‘rules based international order’? Examine the multitude of threats to the rules based international order. (250 words) Difficulty level: Tough Reference: The Hindu Why the question: As we …

What is a tropical cyclone and how are they classified in the Atlantic-North eastern Pacific Ocean region? Explain the mechanism of formation of a tropical cyclone.

Topic: Important Geophysical phenomena such as earthquakes, Tsunami, Volcanic activity, cyclone etc. 3. What is a tropical cyclone and how are they classified in the Atlantic-North eastern Pacific Ocean region? Explain the mechanism of formation of a tropical cyclone. (250 words) Difficulty level: Easy Reference: The Hindu Why the question: On Monday, Hurricane Ida knocked …

A paradigm shift was witnessed in the Indian politics between 1936-1939, as the Indian National Congress opted for constitutional politics over the path of agitation and confrontation. Evaluate the 28-month long rule of Congress in the provinces.

Topic: The Freedom Struggle — its various stages and important contributors/contributions from different parts of the country. 2. A paradigm shift was witnessed in the Indian politics between 1936-1939, as the Indian National Congress opted for constitutional politics over the path of agitation and confrontation. Evaluate the 28-month long rule of Congress in the provinces. …

Discuss the causes for the rising popularity of socialism among the Indian leaders post world war-I. What changes did it bring with respect to the Indian national movement?

Topic: The Freedom Struggle — its various stages and important contributors/contributions from different parts of the country. 1. Discuss the causes for the rising popularity of socialism among the Indian leaders post world war-I. What changes did it bring with respect to the Indian national movement? (250 words) Difficulty level: Easy Reference: Chapter 24- India’s …