Anti-defection law, for independent legislators:

GS Paper 2 Topics Covered: Indian Constitution- historical underpinnings, evolution, features, amendments, significant provisions and basic structure.   Anti-defection law Context: Independent MLA from Gujarat’s Vadgam constituency, Jignesh Mevani, has pledged support to the Congress party, saying though he has not formally joined the Congress, he has joined the party’s ideology. Hence, provisions of the Tenth …

Bhagat Singh:

GS Paper 1 Topics Covered: The Freedom Struggle – its various stages and important contributors/contributions from different parts of the country.   Context: 28th September is the birth anniversary of revolutionary freedom fighter Bhagat Singh.   Key facts about him: Bhagat Singh was born in 1907 in Lyallpur district (now in Pakistan), and grew up …

Insights into Editorial: Revitalising PM-KUSUM

     Context: The Union Minister of Power, New and Renewable Energy recently reviewed the progress of the PM-KUSUM scheme and reaffirmed the government’s commitment to accelerating solar pump adoption. Launched in 2019, PM-KUSUM aims to help farmers access reliable day-time solar power for irrigation, reduce power subsidies, and decarbonise agriculture. But pandemic-induced disruptions, limited …

[MISSION 2022] SECURE 2022 : Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 29 September 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: History of the world will include events from 18th century such …

 “Be happy with what you have and are, and you won’t ever have to hunt for happiness”

Topic: Human Values – lessons from the lives and teachings of great leaders, reformers and administrators; 7. What does this quote means to you? (150 words)  “Be happy with what you have and are, and you won’t ever have to hunt for happiness” Difficulty level: Easy Why the question: The question is part of the …

The menace of Left-wing extremism which is the single largest internal security threat in India is on a decline. It is indeed a welcome news but the Maoist threat remains a potent challenge to be overcome. Discuss.

Topic: Role of external state and non-state actors in creating challenges to internal security 6. The menace of Left-wing extremism which is the single largest internal security threat in India is on a decline. It is indeed a welcome news but the Maoist threat remains a potent challenge to be overcome. Discuss. (250 words) Difficulty …

The ever-growing uncertainty of crude oil prices and geopolitical instability surrounding its supply, make it imperative for India to approach alternative fuels which are cleaner and cheaper on a mission mode. Critically Analyse.

Topic: Infrastructure: Energy, Ports, Roads, Airports, Railways etc. 5. The ever-growing uncertainty of crude oil prices and geopolitical instability surrounding its supply, make it imperative for India to approach alternative fuels which are cleaner and cheaper on a mission mode. Critically Analyse. (250 words) Difficulty level: Moderate Reference: Live Mint Why the question: With Goldman …

Outer space is becoming an extension of the terrestrial geopolitical competition. Interventions led by U.N Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space are urgently needed, so that domain of space is used only for peaceful purposes. Examine

Topic: Important International institutions, agencies and fora- their structure, mandate. 4. Outer space is becoming an extension of the terrestrial geopolitical competition. Interventions led by U.N Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space are urgently needed, so that domain of space is used only for peaceful purposes. Examine (250 words) Difficulty level: Tough Reference: …

A major area of concern has been the number of pending cases in the courts which not only hampers justice delivery but also has economic costs. Analyse the causes for huge pendency of cases and suggest measures to reduce the burden.

Topic: Structure, organization and functioning of the Executive and the Judiciary—Ministries and Departments of the Government 3. A major area of concern has been the number of pending cases in the courts which not only hampers justice delivery but also has economic costs. Analyse the causes for huge pendency of cases and suggest measures to …

In March 1921, a serious naval mutiny occurred at Kronstadt, the island naval base in the Gulf of Finland. What is the significance of this event in the economic history of Russia? Discuss.

Topic: History of the world will include events from 18th century such as industrial revolution, world wars, redrawal of national boundaries, colonization, decolonization, political philosophies like communism, capitalism, socialism etc.— their forms and effect on the society. 2. In March 1921, a serious naval mutiny occurred at Kronstadt, the island naval base in the Gulf …

“Long live the Soviets and down with the Commissars”. Examine this slogan in the context of the Russian Civil War in 1918. Why did the White army lose against the Red?

Topic: History of the world will include events from 18th century such as industrial revolution, world wars, redrawal of national boundaries, colonization, decolonization, political philosophies like communism, capitalism, socialism etc.— their forms and effect on the society. 1. “Long live the Soviets and down with the Commissars”. Examine this slogan in the context of the …