[MISSION 2022] Insights SECURE 2022 : Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 18 January 2022

    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 4.0 to get an assured review of 2 secure answers everyday   General Studies – 1   Topic: Important Geophysical phenomena such as earthquakes, Tsunami, Volcanic activity, cyclones, etc. 1. …

What do you understand by the term ‘prejudice’? Discuss the factors that contribute to the formation of prejudice in an individual.

Topic: Human attitude: Content, structure, and function of attitude. 7. What do you understand by the term ‘prejudice’? Discuss the factors that contribute to the formation of prejudice in an individual. (15M) Introduction Define the term ‘prejudice’. Give some examples as to what you consider as prejudiced attitudes and behaviors in society. Body List the …

Why are bad habits difficult to discontinue? Also, suggest measures to overcome the negative attitudes that fuel these bad habits.

Topic: Human attitude: Content, structure, and function of attitude. 6. Why are bad habits difficult to discontinue? Also, suggest measures to overcome the negative attitudes that fuel these bad habits. (15M) Structure of the question Introduction Define the term ‘habit’ in a brief manner. Give some examples of what you consider a bad habit. Body …

“Start-ups are the backbone of New India”. In this context, analyze the role played by startups in augmenting the economic image of India.

Topic: Effects of liberalization on the economy, changes in industrial policy, and their effects on industrial growth. 5. “Start-ups are the backbone of New India”. In this context, analyze the role played by startups in augmenting the economic image of India. (10M) Difficulty level: Moderate. Reference: The New Indian Express Why the question: The PM has …

“We must move away from ‘take, make, use and dispose economy’ to ‘circular economy’”. Describing the concept of circular economy, highlight the steps taken by India to achieve it.

Topic: Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization, of resources, growth, development, and employment. 4. “We must move away from ‘take, make, use and dispose economy’ to ‘circular economy’”. Describing the concept of circular economy, highlight the steps taken by India to achieve it. (250 Words) Level: Tough Reference:  The Hindu Why the question: The PM …

In India parliamentary control of administrative rule-making is implicit as a Constitutional function; but in reality, the control is not that effective as it ought to be. Analyze the statement in light of Parliamentary control over delegated legislation in India.

Topic: Parliament and State Legislatures—Structure, Functioning, Conduct of Business, Powers & Privileges and Issues Arising out of these. 3. In India parliamentary control of administrative rule-making is implicit as a Constitutional function; but in reality, the control is not that effective as it ought to be. Analyze the statement in light of Parliamentary control over …

Elaborate on the constitutional status of Rajya Sabha with respect to Lok Sabha.

Topic: Parliament and State Legislatures—Structure, Functioning, Conduct of Business, Powers & Privileges and Issues Arising out of these. 2. Elaborate on the constitutional status of Rajya Sabha with respect to Lok Sabha. (150 Words) Difficulty Level: Easy Reference: Polity by M. Laxmikanth Why the question: The question is part of the static syllabus of General …

Discuss the factors that cause earthquakes. Why are Earthquakes more common in certain parts of the world than others?

Topic: Important Geophysical phenomena such as earthquakes, Tsunami, Volcanic activity, cyclones, etc. 1. Discuss the factors that cause earthquakes. Why are Earthquakes more common in certain parts of the world than others? (250 words) Difficulty level: Easy Reference: India Today Why the question: Earthquakes are very common in Hindu Kush Himalayas and even this year, UPSC has …

Insights into Editorial: Why is India challenging WTO verdict on sugar?

Context: India this week filed an appeal with the Appellate Body of the World Trade Organization (WTO) disputing a verdict by the WTO’s dispute settlement panel on sugar subsidies. The WTO’s dispute settlement panel had ruled that India, by subsidising sugar producers, was breaking rules framed under the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) …