People’s manifesto, Datajam, OpenCity.in, The Civil Society Forum, Janaagraha, Governance

People’s manifesto and Datajam  Source: TH Various civil society groups (The Civil Society Forum, Janaagraha and OpenCity.in) in Karnataka have released a “people’s manifesto” in the hope that political parties will include the issues in their manifestos for the upcoming assembly elections.   Demands: Curbing corruption, urban governance, housing, slums, panchayat raj, agriculture, right to …

ICCR plans to build its brand ambassador programme

Content for Mains Enrichment (CME) Source: TH   The Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) aims to promote India’s cultural and creative heritage globally by using the experiences of over 48,000 foreign students studying in India as brand ambassadors.   ICCR will organize Exit Engagement Evenings (E-3) with foreign students in various Central and State …

Japan’s New Plan for a Free and Open Indo-Pacific (FOIP)

GS Paper 2   Syllabus: International Relations  Source: TH  Context: During his visit to India, the Japanese PM unveiled Japan’s New Plan for a FOIP and exchanged views about deepening the Japan-India Special Strategic and Global Partnership.   Japan’s New Plan for the FOIP: It lays stress on the need to uphold the rules-based order …

[MISSION 2023] Insights SECURE : Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 03 April 2023

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 organizations; Social empowerment. 1. How does the patriarchal social structure …

According to the Yoga school of philosophy, the goal of life is to attain self-realization and liberation from suffering. How can the principles of yoga be applied to contemporary ethical dilemmas, such as those related to environmental conservation, social justice, and human rights?

Topic: Contributions of moral thinkers and philosophers from India and the world. 7. According to the Yoga school of philosophy, the goal of life is to attain self-realization and liberation from suffering. How can the principles of yoga be applied to contemporary ethical dilemmas, such as those related to environmental conservation, social justice, and human rights?  …

Based on the concepts presented in Thiruvalluvar’s Thirukkural, discuss the ethical responsibilities of a leader in modern political systems. In what ways can these principles be used to promote ethical governance and ensure the well-being of the people in a modern state?

Topic: Contributions of moral thinkers and philosophers from India and world. 6. Based on the concepts presented in Thiruvalluvar’s Thirukkural, discuss the ethical responsibilities of a leader in modern political systems. In what ways can these principles be used to promote ethical governance and ensure the well-being of the people in a modern state? (150 Words) …

What were Acharya J C Bose’s multidisciplinary contributions and how did his work impact the Indian scientific community?

Topic: Science and Technology in everyday life, Contribution of Indians to Science & Technology  5. What were Acharya J C Bose’s multidisciplinary contributions and how did his work impact the Indian scientific community? (10M) Difficulty level: Moderate Reference: Insights On India Why the question: The question is part of the static syllabus of General studies …

In light of Mission Prarambh, elucidate the need and challenges to the participation of private industries in the space sector.

Topic: Awareness in the fields of IT, Space, Computers, robotics, Nano-technology, biotechnology and issues relating to intellectual property rights.  4. In light of Mission Prarambh, elucidate the need and challenges to the participation of private industries in the space sector. (15M) Difficulty level: Moderate Why the question: The question is part of the static syllabus of …

Highlight the issues and concerns surrounding the UN’s decision to allow deep sea mining operations. Also, list down provisions of national and international conventions regulating deep sea mining.

Topic -Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment 3. Highlight the issues and concerns surrounding the UN’s decision to allow deep sea mining operations. Also, list down provisions of national and international conventions regulating deep sea mining.  (250 words)  Difficulty level: Medium Reference: Indian Express Why the question: Recently, Japanese Prime Minister, Fumio Kishida visited …

In view of the recently announced, Japan’s plan for a Free and Open Indo-Pacific, discuss the geopolitical challenges facing the region, and how will the new initiative help resolve them.

Topic: Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests 2. In view of the recently announced, Japan’s plan for a Free and Open Indo-Pacific, discuss the geopolitical challenges facing the region, and how will the new initiative help resolve them. (250 Words) Difficulty level: Tough Reference: The Hindu Why the question: Recently, …

How does the patriarchal social structure in India contribute to occupational segregation within the labour market, and what steps can be taken to address this issue?

Topic: Role of women and women’s organizations; Social empowerment. 1. How does the patriarchal social structure in India contribute to occupational segregation within the labour market, and what steps can be taken to address this issue? (250 Words) Difficulty level: Moderate Reference:  Indian Express Why the question: Data on women’s market and domestic work in India …