“Contentment is natural wealth; luxury is artificial poverty.” ― Socrates

Topic : Human Values – lessons from the lives and teachings of great leaders, reformers and administrators; 6. What does this quote means to you? (150 words) “Contentment is natural wealth; luxury is artificial poverty.” ― Socrates Difficulty level: Moderate Why the question: The question is part of the static syllabus of General studies paper – …

What is ethanol blending? Differentiate between first generation and second generation ethanols. Analyse the economic and ecological benefits of promoting ethanol blending in India.

Topic:  Awareness in the fields of IT, Space, Computers, robotics, Nano-technology, biotechnology and issues relating to intellectual property rights. 5. What is ethanol blending? Differentiate between first generation and second generation ethanols. Analyse the economic and ecological benefits of promoting ethanol blending in India. (250 words) Difficulty level: Moderate. Reference: The Hindu Why the question: …

Discuss the contributions of Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) in developing the science, technology and innovation ecosystem in the nation.

Topic: Achievements of Indians in science & technology; indigenization of technology and developing new technology. 4. Discuss the contributions of Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) in developing the science, technology and innovation ecosystem in the nation.  (250 words) Difficulty level: Easy Reference: The Hindu Why the question: Reflecting on 75 years of Independence …

The shortcomings of the UN system is manifestation of its structural inadequacy.  Without comprehensive reforms of UN structure and without democratisation in decision-making, the UN might progressively lose its effectiveness and relevance. Critically examine.

Topic: Important International institutions, agencies and fora- their structure, mandate. 3. The shortcomings of the UN system is manifestation of its structural inadequacy.  Without comprehensive reforms of UN structure and without democratisation in decision-making, the UN might progressively lose its effectiveness and relevance. Critically examine. (250 words) Difficulty level: Tough Reference: Indian Express , Insights on …

Raja Ram Mohan Roy (1772-1833) was one of the makers of modem India. He is generally hailed as “the father of Modern India”. Though Roy was modernist in his approach, he always tried to link modernity with tradition. Elaborate.

Topic: The Freedom Struggle — its various stages and important contributors/contributions from different parts of the country. 2. Raja Ram Mohan Roy (1772-1833) was one of the makers of modem India. He is generally hailed as “the father of Modern India”. Though Roy was modernist in his approach, he always tried to link modernity with …

The revolutionaries contributed a great deal in their own way towards the freedom of the country. Although they could not penetrate deeply into the hearts of the masses, they certainly infused in them a sense of patriotism and a determination to drive out foreigners from their soil. Discuss.

Topic: The Freedom Struggle — its various stages and important contributors/contributions from different parts of the country. 1. The revolutionaries contributed a great deal in their own way towards the freedom of the country. Although they could not penetrate deeply into the hearts of the masses, they certainly infused in them a sense of patriotism …