[ RESULTS ] UPSC Civil Services Mains Examination 2022 Results Announced !

  The wait is over and UPSC has announced UPSC Civil Services Mains Examination 2022 Results today . We congratulate all the aspirants who have cleared the Mains Exam and wish you the best for the final leg of UPSC CSE Exam – Personality Test.   DOWNLOAD UPSC CSE 2022 MAINS RESULTS HERE   UPSC …

[Mission 2023] INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY 6 December 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 lingering crisis of labour post-pandemic

 GS Paper 3 Syllabus: Indian Economy and issues relating to employment   Source: TH  Direction: The article highlights crises in global and Indian employment scenarios, their impact and remedies.   Context: The International Labour Organisation (ILO) recently published two reports (The Global Wage Report 2022-2023 and Asia-Pacific Employment and Social Outlook 2022) that provided insight …

What are exit polls, and what rules govern them in India?

GS Paper 2 Syllabus: Salient Features of the Representation of People’s Act   Source: IE  Direction: As exit polls are always in news in India, the article discusses all aspects of exit polls – meaning, regulatory backing, significance, and criticism.    Context: Exit polls for the Gujarat elections are now available, as the results of …

Mahaparinirvan Diwas: Comparing Ambedkar’s views on Buddhism and Marxism

GS Paper 1 Syllabus: Indian Culture/Political philosophies like communism   Source: IE  Direction: The article helps to understand the similarities and differences between Marxism and Buddhism.  Context: The death anniversary of Dr BR Ambedkar, the Father of the Indian Constitution, is celebrated on December 6 as the Mahaparinirvan Diwas. Parinirvan: It translates as “nirvana” after …

EDITORIAL ANALYSIS : Climate talks as shortchanging international law   

  Source: The Hindu   Prelims: Current events of international importance, COP, IPCC, G20 etc Mains GS Paper II: Bilateral, regional and global grouping and agreements involving India or affecting India’s interests, Important international institutions etc   ARTICLE HIGHLIGHTS At COP27, the policy debate was not legitimized by science. There seems to be a concerted …

EDITORIAL ANALYSIS : The COVID-19 pandemic, food and socializing

  Source: The Hindu   Prelims: Current events of national importance, Government policies, Covid-19, pandemic treaty). Mains GS Paper II: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementations etc   ARTICLE HIGHLIGHTS Study by CMIE-CPHS (Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy which conducts Consumer Pyramids Household …

[MISSION 2023] SECURE : Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 6 December 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: Modern Indian history from about the middle of the eighteenth century until …

Is it the lack of values or prevalence of greed, that leads to corruption in the country? State your opinion.

Topic: Probity in Governance: Concept of public service; Philosophical basis of governance and probity; 7. Is it the lack of values or prevalence of greed, that leads to corruption in the country? State your opinion. (150 words) Difficulty level: Moderate Why the question: The question is part of the static syllabus of General studies paper …

Schools and religious institutions also play a role in inculcating values. Elaborate.

Topic: Human Values – lessons from the lives and teachings of great leaders, reformers and administrators; 6. Schools and religious institutions also play a role in inculcating values. Elaborate. (150 words) Difficulty level: Easy Reference: Insights on India Why the question: The question is part of the static syllabus of General studies paper – 4 …

Protecting forests and grasslands can help slow climate change by promoting carbon storage in soil and plants. Elaborate. Throw light on the potential of 30×30 initiative in conserving and protecting at least 30 per cent of Earth’s surface, on land and at sea, by 2030.

Topic: Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment. 5. Protecting forests and grasslands can help slow climate change by promoting carbon storage in soil and plants. Elaborate. Throw light on the potential of 30×30 initiative in conserving and protecting at least 30 per cent of Earth’s surface, on land and at sea, by 2030. …

What are Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs)? How do they impact the environment and human health? Evaluate the various measures taken by the government to combat Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs).

Topic: Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment 4. What are Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs)? How do they impact the environment and human health? Evaluate the various measures taken by the government to combat Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs). (250 words) Difficulty level: Tough Reference: Down to Earth  , Insights on India Why the question: It …

Differentiate between an opinion poll and an exit poll. Do you think these polls can impact free and fair elections by affecting voting patterns? Critically comment.

Topic: Salient features of the Representation of People’s Act. 3. Differentiate between an opinion poll and an exit poll. Do you think these polls can impact free and fair elections by affecting voting patterns? Critically comment. (250 words) Difficulty level: Moderate Reference: Indian Express , Indian Express Why the question: As voting for Gujarat elections ends …

Examine the various issues in India’s fundamental right to religion. How can the issue of “forced” or “deceitful” conversions be addressed?

Topic: Indian Constitution—historical underpinnings, evolution, features, amendments, significant provisions and basic structure. 2. Examine the various issues in India’s fundamental right to religion. How can the issue of “forced” or “deceitful” conversions be addressed? (250 words) Difficulty level: Moderate Reference: The Hindu , Insights on India Why the question: The Supreme Court is hearing a purported …