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[MISSION 2023] Insights SECURE : Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 26 December 2022

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General Studies – 1


 

Topic: Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times.

1. Throw light on the importance of stone tools in the study of stone age. Trace the evolution of stone tools in the various phases of stone age.  (250 words)

Difficulty level: Tough

Reference: Insights on India

Why the question:

The question is part of the static syllabus of General studies paper – 1 and mentioned as part of Mission-2023 Secure timetable.

Key Demand of the question:

To write about importance of stone tools and its evolution.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction: 

Start by giving a brief time period of pre-historic times in India and its various sub classifications.

Body:

First, write about the importance of stone tools – dating to determine age, to determine usage, understanding evolution, beginning of agricultural societies etc. Cite examples.

Next, write about the evolution of stone tool technology in the Palaeolithic, Mesolithic and Neolithic age.

Conclusion:

Conclude by summarising.

 

Topic: Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times.

2. The Indus valley cities, which represent the first urbanisation in the sub-continent, are noted for their meticulous urban planning and remarkable drainage system. Elaborate. (250 words)

Difficulty level: Easy

Reference: Insights on India

Why the question:

The question is part of the static syllabus of General studies paper – 1 and mentioned as part of Mission-2023 Secure timetable.

Key Demand of the question:

To write Harapan architecture, urban planning and drainage system.

Directive word: 

Elaborate – Give a detailed account as to how and why it occurred, or what is the context. You must be defining key terms wherever appropriate and substantiate with relevant associated facts.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction: 

Begin by context about Harappan architecture.

Body:

First, write about various remarkable features of Harappan architecture and town planning – urban planning, baked brick houses, street planning, uniformity, division of town etc. Cite examples.

Next, write about the remarkable aspects of elaborate drainage system and water supply system of Harappan towns and cities. Cite examples to substantiate.

Conclusion:

Conclude by summarising.

 

Topic: Social empowerment

3. The Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016 was aimed at ensuring inclusivity and accessibility for Persons with Disabilities. Despite progress being made in this regard, much work remains to be done in order to ensure rights and well-being of persons with disabilities in all spheres of society. Examine. (250 words)

Difficulty level: Moderate

Reference: Indian ExpressInsights on India

Why the question:

Recently, well-known Congress MP Shashi Tharoor found himself confronting the accessibility barriers that are a routine feature of the lives of who are disabled.

Key Demand of the question:

To write about Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016, its successes and limitations in ensuring accessibility and steps needed to overcome limitations.

Directive word: 

Examine – When asked to ‘Examine’, we must investigate the topic (content words) in detail, inspect it, investigate it and establish the key facts and issues related to the topic in question. While doing so we should explain why these facts and issues are important and their implications.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction: 

Begin by writing about the aims and objectives of Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016.

Body:

First, mention the major provisions of Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016 and mention how it was a landmark step to boost inclusivity and accessibility.

Next, write about various shortcomings of Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016 and also additional barriers the disabled face in India.

Conclusion:

Conclude by writing a way forward to achieve inclusivity.

 


General Studies – 2


 

Topic: Indian Constitution—historical underpinnings, evolution, features, amendments, significant provisions and basic structure.

4. One of the ‘silences’ in the Constitution is in Article 200, which has been used by some Governors to obfuscate the mandate of democratically elected governments. Can the Governor just sit on Bills endlessly? Examine. (250 words)

Difficulty level: Tough

Reference: The Hindu

Why the question:

One of the silences in the Constitution is in Article 200 which does not prescribe a timeline for the Governor to provide assent to Bills sent by the Legislative Assembly. This has been used to advantage by the Governors of various Opposition-ruled States to obfuscate the mandate of democratically elected governments. The examples range from the Tamil Nadu Prohibition of Online Gambling and Regulation of Online Games Bill, 2022 (passed by the Tamil Nadu Assembly) to the Kerala Lok Ayukta (Amendment) Bill, 2022 (passed by the Kerala Assembly). In Tamil Nadu alone, almost 20 Bills are awaiting assent by the Governor.

Key Demand of the question:

To write about role of governor in giving/withholding assent to bills passed by state legislature.

Directive word: 

Examine – When asked to ‘Examine’, we must investigate the topic (content words) in detail, inspect it, investigate it and establish the key facts and issues related to the topic in question. While doing so we should explain why these facts and issues are important and their implications.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction: 

Begin by giving context about article 200.

Body:

First, write in detail about the various options with the Governor with respect to a bill passed by the state legislature.

Next, write about the drawbacks on indefinitely sitting on the bill (pocket veto) and issues arising from such action.

Next, write about the possible solutions to the above issue.

Conclusion:

Conclude by writing a way forward.

 

Topic: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.

5. The issue of criminalising marital rape is a crucial and necessary conversation that is taking shape in courts. Should marital rape be criminalised? State your opinion. (250 words)

Difficulty level: Moderate

Reference: Indian ExpressInsights on India

Why the question:

Last week, the Karnataka government came out in support of putting a married man on trial for allegedly sexually assaulting his wife. In an affidavit filed before the Supreme Court, the state government has indicated that it does not disagree with the Karnataka High Court’s decision in March this year, refusing to quash rape charges filed by a wife against her husband, defying the exception in law.

Key Demand of the question:

To write about issues in criminalising marital rape in India.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction: 

Begin by giving context.

Body:

First, mention the need to criminalise marital rape – against right to dignity under Article 21, Gender violence, against article 14, marital rape has adverse and long-term consequences on women’s health and well-being etc.

Next, write about the factors which creates obstacles for criminalisation of marital rape – lack of consensus, investigation process, fake cases etc.

Suggest reforms to overcome the above issues.

Conclusion:

Conclude by giving a balanced way forward and with your view on the criminalisation ofmarital rape.

 


General Studies – 3


 

Topic: Major crops-cropping patterns in various parts of the country, – different types of irrigation and irrigation systems storage, transport and marketing of agricultural produce and issues and related constraints; e-technology in the aid of farmers.

6. What is regenerative agriculture? How does it ensure that farming is in harmony with nature? Discuss its advantages and potential in India.  (250 words)

Difficulty level: Moderate

Reference: Down to Earth

Why the question:

Farmers in Madhya Pradesh who follow regenerative farming methods find that they reduce the need for frequent irrigation, which conserves water and energy

Key Demand of the question:

To write about regenerative agriculture and its advantages.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction:

Begin by defining regenerative agriculture.

Body:

Frist, write about the various features of regenerative agriculture.

Next, write about the as to how regenerative agriculture ensures harmony with nature – natural inputs, minimum-till, mulching, multi-cropping and sowing of diverse and native varieties.

Next, write about the advantages of regenerative agriculture.

Next, write about its potential to be developed on a large scale in India.

Conclusion:

Conclude with a way forward.

 

Topic: role of Family society and educational institutions in inculcating values.

7. Do you think that educational qualifications and good character are interlinked? Discuss.

Difficulty level: Tough

Why the question:

The question is part of the static syllabus of General studies paper – 4.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction: 

Begin by explaining the various objectives of education.

Body:

Write about how the educational qualifications and good character are not necessarily interlinked. Mention the role of education should be producing good character and it will impact the society along with providing livelihood. Also, mention education devoid of good character can be a menace to the society. Substantiate with examples.

Conclusion:

Summarise by highlighting the importance of education in character building.

Conclude by writing a way forward.


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