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[MISSION 2023] SECURE : Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 16 June 2022

 

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General Studies – 1


 

Topic: Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times.

1. Compare and contrast the key features of the Harappan period with that of Vedic period. Throw light on the elements of continuity to the present day from both the periods.   (250 words)

Difficulty level: Easy

Reference: Insights on IndiaInsights on India

Why the question:

The question is part of the static syllabus of General studies paper – 1 and mentioned as part of Mission-2023 Secure timetable.

Key Demand of the question:

To write about the differences and similarities between the Harappan and Vedic age and elements of continuity from them in the present day.

Directive word:

Structure of the answer:

Introduction: 

Start by giving a brief about the first two civilisations of ancient India.

Body:

First, write about the major differences between Harappan and Vedic age – nature of polity, economy, society, religion, culture etc.

Next, write about the important common aspects between both the ages.

Next, write about the continuity to present day from Harappan civilisation.

Next, write about the continuity to present day from Vedic age.

Conclusion:

Conclude by summarising.

 

Topic: population and associated issues

2. What is the need for population control in the country? Do you think there is a need for a population country law? Critically examine. (250 words)

Difficulty level: Moderate

Reference: The Hindu , Insights on India

Why the question:

A Mathura resident has asked the Supreme Court to direct the government to “ascertain the feasibility” of enacting a “stringent population control law.”

Key Demand of the question:

To write about the need of population control and feasibility of a population control law.

Directive word: 

Critically examine – When asked to ‘Examine’, we have to look into 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. When ‘critically’ is suffixed or prefixed to a directive, one needs to look at the good and bad of the topic and give a fair judgment.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction: 

Begin by citing statistic regarding the population growth in India.

Body:

First, write about the need for population control – Social problems, Environment, Scarcity of resources and services, Inflation and Standard of living etc.

Next, write about the feasibility of a population control law. Write its pros and cons in detail.

Conclusion:

Conclude by writing a way forward and a balanced opinion regarding the need of a population control law

 


General Studies – 2


 

Topic: Indian Constitution—historical underpinnings, evolution, features, amendments, significant provisions and basic structure.

3. Trace the evolution of LGBTQIA+ rights in India. Does the homophobic attitude of society go against the constitutional tenet of fraternity? Examine. What measures are further needed ensure equality in true sense for LGBTQIA+ community? (250 words)

Difficulty level: Moderate

Reference: The HinduInsights on India

Why the question:

Pride Month comes and goes; but homophobia in India is here to stay like a spectre. As a good omen for Pride Month of this year, the Kerala High Court set a trailblazing precedent recently by sanctioning a lesbian couple, Adhila Nasarin and Fathima Noora, to live together after they were coercively separated by their parents.

Key Demand of the question:

To write about the evolution of LGBTQIA+ rights, the impact of homophobia on fraternity and measure need to address it.

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 context.

Body:

First, write about the evolution of LGBTQIA+  right in India – Naz Foundation Govt. v. NCT of Delhi, Suresh Kumar Koushal vs Naz Foundation, National Legal Services Authority v. Union of India, K.S. Puttaswamy v Union of India (2017), Navtej Singh Johar V. Union of India, Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill, 2019 etc.

Next, write about homophobia and how it is ultra vires to fraternity mentioned in the constitution.

Next, suggest steps to ensure that equality in true nature is achieved for the LGBTQIA+ community.

Conclusion:

Conclude by writing a way forward.

 

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. What is Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG)? Is India ready to adopt ESG model given its diversity and developmental challenges? Analyse. (250 words)

Difficulty level: Tough

Reference: Live Mintinvestopedia.com

Why the question:

Sustainable climate funding initiatives that broadly comprise the ‘E’ of ESG transition finance have for long been paid lip service to and perceived as assurers of mere bragging rights. Yet, as Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) action assumes importance, change is in the air.

Key Demand of the question:

To write about ESG and India’s readiness in adapting it.

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 defining ESG

Body:

First, write about the various features of ESG and the benefits associated with it.

Next, write about the readiness of India to adopt ESG – mention areas which it can and mention areas which it cannot. Also mention how India can adopt ESG and still achieve its developmental objectives.

Conclusion:

Conclude with a way forward.

 


General Studies – 3


 

Topic: Inclusive growth and issues arising from it

5. Inflation further exacerbates inequalities and affects poor the most. Discuss the policy measures that are needed to ensure that inequalities do not deepen amidst rising inflation. (250 words)

Difficulty level: Moderate

Reference: Indian Express

Why the question:

The Wholesale Price Index (WPI) and the Consumer Price Index (CPI) show an upward rising trend, annually, at 13.11 per cent and 6.07 per cent respectively. Inflation is here to stay because it has much to do with the decline in value of the rupee that has fallen to its lowest, which makes imports of oil and gas more expensive.

Key Demand of the question:

To write about the relation of inflation with inequalities and measures need to ensure that inflation does not deepen inequalities.

Directive:

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 the giving context of by providing a statistic of rising inflation.

Body:

Frist, write about the impact of inflation on inequalities and how it affects poor the most. Cite statistics and examples to substantiate.

Next, write about the policy changes and tweaks that can be brought in by the government to ensure that this does not happen.

Conclusion:

Write a way forward.

 

Topic: Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment.

6. How is air pollution measured and tracked in India? What are the recent changes introduced to air pollution measurement?  (250 words)

Difficulty level: Tough

Reference: Down to EarthIndia Times ,Insights on India

Why the question:

Worsening air pollution is robbing a decade of the life expectancy of those living in Delhi, the world’s most polluted city and India’s capital, according to a new analysis by the University of Chicago. Indians, on average, are losing about five years.

Key Demand of the question:

To write about air pollution measurement and recent changes introduced in India in itss measurement.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction:

Begin by giving statistic regarding the alarming rate of air pollution in the country.

Body:

Frist, discuss the various ways that air pollutions is measured and tracked in India – AQI, NAAQS, SAFAR etc.

Next, write about the major changes brought to air pollution measurement recently and its impact.

Conclusion:

Conclude with a way forward to address air pollution in India.

 


General Studies – 4


 

Topic: role of Family society and educational institutions in inculcating values.

7. Education that does not produce good character is pointless. Discuss.

Difficulty level: Easy

Why the question:

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

Structure of the answer:

Introduction: 

Begin by explaining the various objectives of education.

Body:

Write about how the primary aim of education should be producing good character and it will impact the society along with providing livelihood. Also, mention education devoid of good character can be a menace to the society. Substantiate with examples.

Conclusion:

Summarise by highlighting the importance of education in character building.


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