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[MISSION 2023] Insights SECURE : Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 05 April 2023

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General Studies – 1


 

Topic: Important Geophysical phenomena such as earthquakes, Tsunami, Volcanic activity, cyclone etc.,

1. What is an avalanche? Examine the natural and anthropogenic causes of an avalanche. (250 words)

Difficulty level: Moderate

Reference: The HinduInsights on IndiaDown to Earth

Why the question:

Seven people were killed while 20 others have been rescued after five or six vehicles along with 20-30 tourists were hit by an avalanche near Nathu La in East Sikkim on Tuesday morning. Search and rescue efforts were called off after another avalanche at the same location.

Key Demand of the question:

To write about avalanche, its natural and anthropogenic causes.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction: 

Begin by defining avalanche.

Body:

First, write about the natural causes of an avalanche – snowfall, wind, temperature changes, and earthquakes etc.

Next, write about the anthropogenic causes of an avalanche – human activity, explosives, land use, and climate change etc.

Next, write about the measures avalanche mitigation.

Conclusion:

Conclude by writing a way forward.


General Studies – 2


 

Topic: India and its neighborhood- relations.

2. India and Bhutan have a strong and enduring relationship that has stood the test of time. To continue this relationship, both countries need to address the issues that have arisen and take measures to strengthen ties in all areas. Elaborate. (250 words)

Difficulty level: Moderate

Reference: The HinduInsights on India

Why the question:

At their meeting, Bhutan’s King and Prime Minister Narendra Modi discussed “entire gamut” of ties, including China-Bhutan boundary talks, with a focus on development cooperation, says Foreign Secretary.

Key Demand of the question:

To write about history of India Bhutan relations, teething issues in India Bhutan relations and discuss how such issues can be resolved.

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:

Bring out the historic context of Indo-Bhutanese relations.

Body:

In the first part of the body, write about the evolution of strong ties between India and Bhutan.

In the next part, write about the various issues in Indo-Bhutanese relations – including border disputes, concerns about India’s involvement in Bhutan’s hydropower sector, and China’s attempts to expand its influence in Bhutan.

Next, write about the measures that can be taken to overcome the above – strengthen diplomatic ties, enhance economic cooperation, strengthen cultural ties, address border disputes and environmental concerns etc.

Conclusion:

Conclude with a way forward.

 

Topic: Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, Indian diaspora.

3. India can become a powerful force in shaping the future of the Global South. Critically analyse India’s potential to become the capital of the Global South. (250 words)

Difficulty level: Tough

Reference: Indian Express

Why the question:

The author believes that India’s current government is taking the necessary steps to position the country as a global leader and that with the right policies and initiatives.

Key Demand of the question:

To write about the potential and limitations of India to become the capital of global south.

Directive word: 

Critically analyze – When asked to analyse, you must examine methodically the structure or nature of the topic by separating it into component parts and present them in a summary. When ‘critically’ is suffixed or prefixed to a directive, one needs to look at the good and bad of the topic and give a balanced judgment on the topic.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction: 

Begin by giving context.

Body:

In the first part, write about the potential of India to be the leader of the global south – strategic location, large population, and growing economy etc. Write about how India can shape the global south.

Next, write about the limitations of India to be the leader of the global south – economic inequality, infrastructure challenges, foreign policy challenges, and environmental issues etc.

Conclusion:

Conclude with a balanced opinion on the above issues.


General Studies – 3


 

Topic: Awareness in the fields of IT, Space, Computers, robotics, Nano-technology, biotechnology and issues relating to intellectual property rights.

4. Throw light on the different types of cloud services and analyse the opportunities and challenges associated with cloud computing. (250 words)

Difficulty level: Moderate

Reference: Insights on India

Why the question:

The question is part of the static syllabus of General studies paper – 3 and mentioned as part of Mission-2023 Secure timetable.

Key Demand of the question:

To write about the different type of cloud services, opportunities and challenges associated with it.

Directive word:

Analyse – When asked to analyse, you must examine methodically the structure or nature of the topic by separating it into component parts and present them in a summary.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction: 

Briefly by defining cloud computing.

Body:

First, write about the different type of cloud services – Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), and Software as a Service (SaaS).

Next, write about the opportunities offered by cloud computing – cost savings, scalability, flexibility, and improved efficiency etc and mention various initiatives taken by the government to promote it.

Next, write about the challenges associated with cloud computing – data privacy and security concerns, vendor lock-in, and issues related to service availability and reliability etc.

Conclusion:

Conclude by writing a forward.

 

Topic: Science and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life.

5. Explain the technology behind Internet of things (IoT)? Discuss its applications in various industries and sectors. (250 words)

Difficulty level: Moderate

Reference: Insights on India

Why the question:

The question is part of the static syllabus of General studies paper – 3 and mentioned as part of Mission-2023 Secure timetable.

Key Demand of the question:

To write about the working of IoT and its applications.

Directive word: 

Discuss – This is an all-encompassing directive – you must debate on paper by going through the details of the issues concerned by examining each one of them. You must give reasons for both for and against arguments.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction: 

Begin by defining IoT.

Body:

First, in detail explaining about the working of IoT. Use a small and labelled diagram for better representation.

Next, write about the various applications of IoT – smart homes, wearable technology, industrial automation, agriculture, smart cities, healthcare, energy management, and logistics and supply chain management. Cite examples.

Conclusion:

Conclude by summarising


General Studies – 4


 

Topic: Human Values – lessons from the lives and teachings of great leaders, reformers and administrators;

6. What does this quote means to you? (150 words)

“Integrity is not a conditional word. It doesn’t blow in the wind or change with the weather. It is your inner image of yourself, and if you look in there and see a man who won’t cheat, then you know he never will.” – John D. MacDonald

Difficulty level: Moderate

Why the question:

The question is part of the static syllabus of General studies paper – 4 and part of ‘Quotes Wednesdays’ in Mission-2023 Secure.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction:

Begin by explaining the literal meaning of the quote and the context in which it was said.

Body:

Write about integrity is a core value that is not subject to change based on external circumstances. It’s not something that can be turned on or off depending on the situation. Rather, it’s a reflection of one’s inner character and values. Cite examples to substantiate.

Conclusion:

Summarise by highlighting the importance of this quote in this present day.

 

Topic: Human Values – lessons from the lives and teachings of great leaders, reformers and administrators;

7. What does this quote means to you? (150 words)

“Moral courage is not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it.” – Nelson Mandela

Difficulty level: Easy

Why the question:

The question is part of the static syllabus of General studies paper – 4 and part of ‘Quotes Wednesdays’ in Mission-2023 Secure.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction:

Begin by explaining the literal meaning of the quote.

Body:

Emphasize that moral courage is not the absence of fear, but the ability to overcome fear in order to do what is right and just. It is about standing up for your beliefs and values, even when it is difficult, uncomfortable, or even dangerous to do so. By triumphing over fear, one can demonstrate their strength, integrity, and commitment to their principles. Cite examples to substantiate.

Conclusion:

Summarise by highlighting the importance of this quote in this present day.

 


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