EDITORIAL ANALYSIS : The EWS judgment and the shadow of Pandora

 Source: The Hindu, 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 Supreme Court upholds the constitutional validity of the …

INSIGHTS INTO EDITORIAL: BICKERING GOVERNOR

  SOURCE: Indian Express   Prelims: Indian Polity and Governance Mains: Constitution of India – significant provision; Structure, organisation and functioning of the Executive.   ARTICLE HIGHLIGHTS Kerala Governor Arif Mohammed Khan’s standoff with the elected government on a number of matters. These include Governor’s views on appointment of vice chancellors, open criticism of the …

[Mission 2023] INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY 10 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 …

Collegium system of appointments of judges to the higher judiciary

GS Paper 2 Syllabus: Structure, Organization and Functioning of the Executive and the Judiciary   Source: The Hindu Context: Recently, the Union Minister of Law and Justice citicised the collegium system under which appointments of judges to the High Courts (HC) and the Supreme Court (SC) are made, as opaque.   Background: The National Judicial …

Guidelines for Uplinking and Downlinking of Satellite Television Channels in India, 2022”

GS paper 2 Syllabus: Government policies and interventions for development of various sectors and issues arising out of them.   Source: PIB, The Hindu Context: The Union Cabinet has approved the “Guidelines for Uplinking and Downlinking of Television Channels in India, 2022”.   Key Highlights: Ease issue of permissions to the companies/ LLPs registered in …

[MISSION 2023] SECURE : Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 10 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: Effects of globalization on Indian society. 1. While the process of globalization …

One needs to order different virtues in a hierarchy in order to help one to make a decision in the case of a conflict. Elaborate.

Topic: Human Values – lessons from the lives and teachings of great leaders, reformers and administrators; 7. One needs to order different virtues in a hierarchy in order to help one to make a decision in the case of a conflict. Elaborate. (150 Words) Difficulty Level: Moderate Why the question: The question is part of …

What do you understand by ‘environmental integrity’?

Topic: Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment. 6. What do you understand by ‘environmental integrity’?  (250 words) Difficulty level: Moderate Why the question: The question is part of the static syllabus of General studies paper – 4 and part of ‘Abstract Thursdays’ in Mission-2023. Secure. Key Demand of the question: To write about …

As wetlands are very important for ecological processes as well as for their rich flora and fauna, the broad objectives of the Ramsar Convention are to stem the loss of wetlands and to ensure their conservation. Discuss.

Topic: Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment 5. As wetlands are very important for ecological processes as well as for their rich flora and fauna, the broad objectives of the Ramsar Convention are to stem the loss of wetlands and to ensure their conservation. Discuss. (250 words) Difficulty level: Moderate Reference: Insights on …

Enumerate the five nectar elements of Panchamrit declaration of India’s climate action. What steps are needed for India to achieve net zero by 2070?

Topic: Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment 4.  Enumerate the five nectar elements of Panchamrit declaration of India’s climate action. What steps are needed for India to achieve net zero by 2070? (250 words) Difficulty level: Easy Reference: Insights on India Why the question: The question is part of the static syllabus of …

The Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) judgment fails to uphold the constitutional values meant to end the perpetuation of discrimination against the SCs, STs and other backward classes. Critically Examine.

Topic: Indian Constitution—historical underpinnings, evolution, features, amendments, significant provisions and basic structure. 3.  The Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) judgment fails to uphold the constitutional values meant to end the perpetuation of discrimination against the SCs, STs and other backward classes. Critically Examine. (250 words) Difficulty level: Tough Reference: Indian Express , The Hindu Why the question: …

Discuss the role that television and cinema can play in fostering national interest and building social solidarity in the country. Do you think mandatory playing of national interest content on television channels can help us achieve promote the best interests of society?

Topic: Social empowerment, communalism, regionalism & secularism. 2. Discuss the role that television and cinema can play in fostering national interest and building social solidarity in the country. Do you think mandatory playing of national interest content on television channels can help us achieve promote the best interests of society? (150 words) Difficulty level: Moderate …

While the process of globalization was inevitable, it could lead to unemployment and social injustice, as well as to imposing cuts on social programme. Examine.

Topic: Effects of globalization on Indian society. 1. While the process of globalization was inevitable, it could lead to unemployment and social injustice, as well as to imposing cuts on social programme. Examine. (250 words) Difficulty level: Tough Reference: Insights on India , Indian Express Why the question: Meta Platforms Inc on Wednesday became the latest …