EDITORIAL ANALYSIS: The ambiguity of reservations for the poor

Source: The Hindu   Prelims:EWS, Article 15, Article 16, 103rd Constitution Amendment Act, Indra Sawhney etc   Mains GS Paper II:Government policies and interventions for development of various sectors, weaker sections of society and interventions for their development etc   ARTICLE HIGHLIGHTS The 103rd Constitution Amendment Act introducing special measures and reservations for ‘economically weaker sections’ …

[Mission 2023] INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY 01 November 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 …

The wind sector in India needs an overhaul

GS Paper 3: Syllabus: Science & Technology   Source: Down to Earth Direction: In this article, it is important to know about the capacity potential and challenges to generating wind energy in India. Context: Globally, India has the fourth-highest installed capacity to generate wind energy. However, the potential is higher and can be accelerated with …

How suspension bridges work and the tragedy in Morbi

GS Paper 3 Syllabus: DM+ Governance   Sources: Indian Express  Context: The century-old cable suspension bridge in Gujarat’s Morbi, collapsed into the river, sending hundreds plunging into the water. The bridge was a tourist attraction and had long been hailed as a magnificent engineering marvel.    Technical reasons for the collapse of the 19th Century …

Status of Sri Lankan Tamil Refugees

GS paper 2 Syllabus: Parliament-Structure, functioning and conduct of business, Indian Constitution-features, amendments, significant provisions and basic structure etc Source: The Hindu Context: The Supreme Court will hear petitions challenging the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA). The hearing could have an impact on the unresolved status of Indian-origin Tamils who repatriated from Sri Lanka Background of …

Where Does India Stand On Anti-Superstition And Black Magic Legislations?

GS Paper 1 Syllabus: Salient features of Indian Society; Women empowerment   Source: The Hindu, Outlook India Context:  In the aftermath of the alleged human sacrifice of two women in Kerala, the ruling CPI (M) in the state has stressed the need for new legislation to curb such superstitious practices.   Prevalence of superstitious killings …

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[MISSION 2023] SECURE : Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 1 November 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: Role of women and women’s organization 1. Patriarchy continues to affect the …

what do you understand by a ‘efficient civil servant’? Identify the five essential traits of a efficient civil servant.

Topic: Aptitude and foundational values for Civil Service 7. what do you understand by a ‘efficient civil servant’? Identify the five essential traits of a efficient civil servant. (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’ …

The wildlife sanctuaries and national parks faces serious threat of habitat loss and fragmentation due to developmental projects and encroachment. Examine.

Topic: Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment. 6. The wildlife sanctuaries and national parks faces serious threat of habitat loss and fragmentation due to developmental projects and encroachment. Examine. (250 words) Difficulty level: Easy Reference: Insights on India Why the question: The question is part of the static syllabus of General studies paper …

Project Tiger has put the species on an assured course of recovery from the brink of extinction, apart from conserving the floral and faunal genetic diversity in our ecosystem. Analyse.

Topic: Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment. 5. Project Tiger has put the species on an assured course of recovery from the brink of extinction, apart from conserving the floral and faunal genetic diversity in our ecosystem. Analyse. (250 words) Difficulty level: Moderate Reference: Insights on India Why the question: The question is …

While the intent of central bank digital currency (CBDC) and the expected benefits are well understood, it is important to identify innovative methods and compelling use cases that will make CBDC as attractive as cash if not more. Discuss.

Topic: Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization, of resources, growth, development and employment. 4. While the intent of central bank digital currency (CBDC) and the expected benefits are well understood, it is important to identify innovative methods and compelling use cases that will make CBDC as attractive as cash if not more. Discuss. …

Critically examine the performance of Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA), 2005. What are the various issues that need addressing to improve the performance of MGNREGA?

Topic: Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States and the performance of these schemes; mechanisms, laws, institutions and Bodies constituted for the protection and betterment of these vulnerable sections. 2. Critically examine the performance of Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA), 2005. What are the various issues …

The decision to remove the unscientific ban on Genetically Modified (GM) crops reflects the determination of the government to move towards Atmanirbhar Bharat. It also meets the aspirations of our scientific community and farmers can derive the benefits of innovative technology. Critically analyse.

Topic: Technology missions; 3. The decision to remove the unscientific ban on Genetically Modified (GM) crops reflects the determination of the government to move towards Atmanirbhar Bharat. It also meets the aspirations of our scientific community and farmers can derive the benefits of innovative technology. Critically analyse. (250 words) Difficulty level: Tough Reference: Indian Express …

Critically examine the performance of Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA), 2005. What are the various issues that need addressing to improve the performance of MGNREGA?

Topic: Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States and the performance of these schemes; mechanisms, laws, institutions and Bodies constituted for the protection and betterment of these vulnerable sections. 2. Critically examine the performance of Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA), 2005. What are the various issues …