[ Day 74 – September 2 , 2022] 75 Days Mains Revision Plan 2022 – Ethics

Ethics Q1.Do you agree that civil servants are expected to be morally sound compared with corporate executives? In this regard evaluate the relationship between development of moral competencies and formation of professional identities. 10M Q2.How did social influence and persuasion contribute to the changes in attitude during the corona pandemic. Discuss the various measures utilized …

EDITORIAL ANALYSIS : Academia, research and the glass ceiling in India

 Source: The Hindu   Prelims: Government initiative for Research and higher education(GATI, KIRAN, STEM) etc Mains GS Paper I & II: Social empowerment, development and management of social sectors/services related to Education and women empowerment etc ARTICLE HIGHLIGHTS Gender issues, particularly gender inequality and discrimination in academia relating to higher education, perhaps came under the …

[Mission 2023] INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY 2 September 2022

  InstaLinks :  help you think beyond the issue but relevant to the issue from UPSC prelims and Mains exam point of view. These linkages provided in this ‘hint’ format help you frame possible questions in your mind that might arise(or an examiner might imagine) from each current event. InstaLinks also connect every issue to …

Single-use plastic

GS Paper 3 Syllabus: Environment Conservation/ Science and Technology   Source: The Hindu Direction: Keep the basic concept of SUP, harmful effects, alternatives available, and rules governing it ready.  Context: MoEFCC has notified the Plastic Waste Management Amendment Rules, 2021 on August 12, 2021 India has signed a resolution to draw up an agreement (under …

UGC proposes clustering of colleges

GS paper 2 Syllabus: Issues related to the development of the social sector relating to education, government policies and interventions for the development of various sectors etc   Source: The Hindu, Indian Express Context: The University Grants Commission (UGC) has finalized guidelines for transforming colleges and universities into multidisciplinary institutions. Background: Promoting multidisciplinary institutions was …

Can civil servants express their views on law and governance?

GS Paper 2 Syllabus: Governance/ Ethics   Source: The Hindu Directions: Important for mains as it can be asked as case studies in ethics Context: A senior IAS officer, Smita Sabharwal from Telangana, tweeted from her personal account in support of Bilkis Bano and questioned the Gujarat government’s decision, sparking off a row over whether …

[MISSION 2023] SECURE : Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 2 September 2022

Click on EACH question to post/upload you answers.   How to Follow Secure Initiative? How to Self-evaluate your answer?  MISSION – 2023: YEARLONG TIMETABLE Join IPM 4.0 to get an assured review of 2 secure answers everyday   General Studies – 1   Topic: Salient features of Indian Society, Diversity of India. 1. Indian family structures …

Suppose you are an officer in-charge of implementing a social service scheme to provide support to old and destitute women. An old and illiterate woman comes to you to avail the benefits of the scheme. However, she has no documents to show that she fulfills the eligibility criteria. But after meeting her and listening to her you feel that she certainly needs support. Your enquirers also show that she is really destitute and living in a pitiable condition. You are in a dilemma as to what to do. Putting her under the scheme without necessary documents would clearly be violation of rules. But denying her the support would be cruel and inhuman. a) Can you think of a rational way to resolve this dilemma? b) Give your reasons for it.

Topic: Case Study 7. Suppose you are an officer in-charge of implementing a social service scheme to provide support to old and destitute women. An old and illiterate woman comes to you to avail the benefits of the scheme. However, she has no documents to show that she fulfills the eligibility criteria. But after meeting her …

Do you think that Urban flooding which is being witnessed in metropolitan cities across the nation is a man-made disaster? Critically analyse.

Topic: Disaster and disaster management. 6. Do you think that Urban flooding which is being witnessed in metropolitan cities across the nation is a man-made disaster? Critically analyse. (250 words) Difficulty level: Moderate Reference: Indian Express Why the question: It was near apocalypse beyond the western outskirts of Bengaluru last weekend, as the government’s marquee …

In keeping with the spirit of the ‘Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav’, the country is taking steps to curb littered and unmanaged plastic waste pollution. Elaborate upon the efforts to eliminate single-use plastics in the country.

Topic: Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment. 5. In keeping with the spirit of the ‘Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav’, the country is taking steps to curb littered and unmanaged plastic waste pollution. Elaborate upon the efforts to eliminate single-use plastics in the country. (250 words) Difficulty level: Easy Reference: The Hindu , Insights on …

The fiscal year 2021–22 ended with a somewhat mixed picture on the trade deficit front. What are its implications on the Indian economy? Enumerate the measures that are needed to bridge the trade deficit.

Topic: Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization, of resources, growth, development and employment. 4. The fiscal year 2021–22 ended with a somewhat mixed picture on the trade deficit front. What are its implications on the Indian economy? Enumerate the measures that are needed to bridge the trade deficit. (250 words) Difficulty level: Moderate …