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[MISSION 2022] SECURE 2022 : Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 26 October 2021

 

 

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General Studies – 1


 

Topic: Salient features of world’s physical geography.

1. Discuss the development of pressure belts and their distribution over the globe. (250 words)

Difficulty level: Easy

Reference: Insights on India

Why the question:

The question is part of the static syllabus of General studies paper – 1 and mentioned as part of Mission-2022 Secure timetable.

Key Demand of the question:

To write about factors affecting horizontal movement of air, causes behind pressure belts and their distribution.

Directive word: 

Discuss – This is an all-encompassing directive – you must debate on paper by going through the details of the issues concerned by examining each one of them. You must give reasons for both for and against arguments.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction: 

Define pressures belts.

Body:

First, draw a neat labelled diagram showing the global distribution of various pressure belts and explain each belt in detail.

Next, explain the factors that lead to the development of pressures belts – Atmospheric Pressure Gradient, Coriolis Effect, Frictional Force etc, Earth’s revolution, Seasonal variations.

Conclusion:

Write about the significance of pressure belts.

 

Topic: Salient features of world’s physical geography.

2. Though Local winds occur on a small spatial scale and are short-lived, local winds can have profound impact on the livelihood of the region. Comment. (250 words)

Difficulty level: Moderate

Reference: Insights on India

Why the question:

The question is part of the static syllabus of General studies paper – 1 and mentioned as part of Mission-2022 Secure timetable.

Key Demand of the question:

To write about impact of local winds on livelihood of the people in the region they flow.

Directive word:

Comment– here we must express our knowledge and understanding of the issue and form an overall opinion thereupon.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction: 

Start by writing about the nature of local winds and their features.

Body:

First, write the major local winds witnessed across the globe and causes for it.

Next, write their impact of livelihood of the people – positive impact – influencing climate, agriculture etc. Cite examples for the same.

Next, write the negative impact of the local winds – destruction of crops, extreme conditions. Cite examples for the same.

Conclusion:

Conclude by mentioning ways to adapt to the negative impacts.

 


General Studies – 2


 

Topic: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.

3. Pradhan Mantri Ayushman Bharat Health Infrastructure Mission reiterates the need for a smart Healthcare infrastructure for a robust healthcare system. Discuss the lacunae in the present healthcare system and how technology can be augmented to create a robust system (250 words)

Difficulty level: Easy

Reference: The HinduIndian Express

Why the question:

Prime Minister launched the Ayushman Bharat Health Infrastructure Mission for strengthening healthcare infrastructure.

Key Demand of the question:

To understand the gaps in the present healthcare system and role of digital technology in strengthening the same.

Directive word: 

Discuss – This is an all-encompassing directive – you must debate on paper by going through the details of the issues concerned by examining each one of them. You must give reasons for both for and against arguments.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction: 

Begin by mentioning some of the features of Pradhan Mantri Ayushman Bharat Health Infrastructure Mission.

Body:

First, mention the gaps in the present healthcare system such as lack of well-equipped primary as well as critical care units both in urban and rural areas, manpower issues, lack of diagnostic laboratories, large population, high out of pocket expenditure etc.

Next, bring out the role of digital technology to address the above issues such as teleconsultation, digital health records, digital training of frontline workers etc

Conclusion:

Conclude by stating that health system forms the backbone of any nation and given the population and challenges of healthcare systems in India, it is essential to augment the best of digital technology.

 

Topic: Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability, e-governance applications, models, successes, limitations, and potential; citizens charters, transparency & accountability and institutional and other measures.

4. A more transparent Judiciary can lead to efficient and accountable judicial System. In the larger public interest, do you think the Legal Information Management and Briefing System (LIMBS) should be made accessible to public? Comment. (250 words)

Difficulty level: Tough

Reference: scroll.in

Why the question:

Over the last few years, various institutions studying the issue of government litigation, such as the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Law & Justice, National Law School of India and Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy have all reported an inability to collect accurate information on the pendency of government litigation before Indian courts.

Key Demand of the question:

To write about the importance of transparency and ways to achieve in judicial matters.

Directive word: 

Comment– here we must express our knowledge and understanding of the issue and form an overall opinion thereupon.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction: 

Begin by writing about transparency and its importance in judicial proceedings.

Body:

In the first part, mention the various impediments and limitations to transparency in judicial proceedings. Link it as to how this becomes an inefficient and an obstacle to rule of law.

Next, write about Legal Information Management and Briefing System (LIMBS) – its features and functioning – analyse the pros and cons making LIMBS accessible to public.

Conclusion:

Comment as to whether LIMBS should be made accessible to public.

 


General Studies – 3


 

Topic: Issues related to direct and indirect farm subsidies and minimum support prices; Public Distribution System- objectives, functioning, limitations, revamping; issues of buffer stocks and food security; Technology missions; economics of animal-rearing.

5. India’s relationship with ASEAN is a key pillar of our foreign policy and the foundation of our Act East Policy. Analyse the significance of India- ASEAN strategic partnership and its implications on India (250 words)

Difficulty level: Moderate

Reference: New Indian Express

Why the question:

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will attend virtually the annual ASEAN-India summit that will review the status of strategic partnership between the two sides and take stock of progress made in areas of trade and investment, post-COVID-19 economic recovery and connectivity.

Key Demand of the question:

To understand the role of strategic partnership with ASEAN and its mutual benefits for both sides.

Directive word: 

Analyse – When asked to analyse, you must examine methodically the structure or nature of the topic by separating it into component parts and present them in a summary.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction: 

Begin by mentioning the historic engagement of India-ASEAN relationship.

Body:

Bring out the importance of geographical proximity of the ASEAN countries and its strategic, security and economic implications to India. Also mention about the sociocultural dynamics, mobilisation of group level funds and promotion of domestic infrastructure projects based on few examples.

Next, write about the implications of the above on India.

Conclusion:

Conclude by stating that a good relation with ASEAN nations is crucial for India, in order for India to look beyond its neighbours, in its global diplomatic journey.

 

Topic: Major crops-cropping patterns in various parts of the country, – different types of irrigation and irrigation systems storage, transport and marketing of agricultural produce and issues and related constraints;

6. To overcome import-dependency in pulses, adequate attention must be paid to structural issues as well as to undertake catalysing policy actions in India’s pulse economy. Examine. (250 words)

Difficulty level: Moderate

Reference: Down to Earth

Why the question:

The government takes the usual market-regulatory steps every time there is a surge in prices of pulses — the primary source of protein for a majority of Indians. But shortfall in domestic production, the main reason behind the price rise, remains unaddressed.

Key Demand of the question:

To suggest steps to reduce import dependency of pulses.

Directive word: 

Examine – When asked to ‘Examine’, we must investigate the topic (content words) in detail, inspect it, investigate it and establish the key facts and issues related to the topic in question. While doing so we should explain why these facts and issues are important and their implications.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction: 

Begin by giving statistic about the import dependency of pulses.

Body:

First, write about the causes that leads to domestic shortfall in production. Lack of price stability and Volatility of pulse prices, lack of technological advancement, over dependence of irrigation, differences in procurement.

Next, write about the steps – structural and incentivising – that are needed in this regard.

Conclusion:

Conclude with a way forward

 


General Studies – 4


 

Topic: accountability and ethical governance; strengthening of ethical and moral values in governance;

7. What are the ways to build and maintain a culture of accountability in government organisations?  (150 words)

Difficulty level: Moderate

Why the question:

The question is part of the static syllabus of General studies paper – 4 and part of ‘Conceptual Tuesdays’ in Mission-2022 Secure.

Key Demand of the question:

To write about ways to build and maintain a culture of accountability in government organisations

Structure of the answer:

Introduction:

Start by defining accountability.

Body:

With relevant examples elaborate on how an culture of accountability can be instilled – citizen charters, RTI, Reward & Recognition, Autonomy & Trust, Feedback & Coaching, communication etc.

Conclusion:

Complete the answer writing about the link between accountability and efficiency.


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