The Forest Rights Act, 2006: What makes implementation challenging

GS Paper 2  Syllabus: Government Policies and Interventions for Development in various sectors and Issues arising out of their Design and Implementation   Source: DTE   Context: Even after 16 years, implementation provisions under the Forest Rights Act, 2006, have been far from satisfactory.   The Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of …

Natural farming

GS Paper 3  Syllabus: Agriculture   Source: DTE  Context: As per a new study, Zero Budget Natural Farming (ZBNF) in Andhra Pradesh has led to significantly higher crop yield compared to organic or conventional (synthetic fertilisers and pesticides) farming under the state’s APCNF programme.   Findings of the study: ZBNF yields were higher than both …

How can L-G act without the aid and advice of the Council of Ministers?

GS Paper 2  Syllabus: Issues and Challenges Pertaining to the Federal Structure   Source: TH  Context: The Supreme Court observed how can the Lieutenant Governor (L-G) act without aid and advice of the Council of Ministers in nominating 10 members to the MCD.   What was the case?  The petitioner’s (Delhi govt) claims: According to …

National Credit Framework (NCrF)

GS Paper 2  Syllabus: Issues Relating to the Development and Management of Social Sector/Services relating to Education, Human Resources   Source: TW   Context: The University Grants Commission (UGC) released the NCrF, which will allow students to earn educational credits at all levels, irrespective of the mode of learning i.e. homeschooling, offline, online, or blended. …

[MISSION 2023] Insights SECURE : Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 13 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: Important Geophysical phenomena such as earthquakes, Tsunami, Volcanic activity, cyclone etc., 1. Examine the …

A person who possesses moral excellence and integrity has a boundless capacity to understand and appreciate the world around them. Elucidate.

Topic: Attitude: content, structure, function; its influence and relation with thought and behaviour; moral and political attitudes; 7. A person who possesses moral excellence and integrity has a boundless capacity to understand and appreciate the world around them. Elucidate. (150 words) Difficulty level: Moderate Why the question: The question is part of the static syllabus …

What are zoonotic diseases? Analyse the challenges they present in India, and suggest ways in which India can prepare itself to tackle this issue?

Topic: Science and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life. 6. What are zoonotic diseases? Analyse the challenges they present in India, and suggest ways in which India can prepare itself to tackle this issue? Difficulty level: Moderate Reference: Insights on India Why the question: The question is part of the static …

Discuss the role of robotics in enhancing agricultural productivity and sustainability in India.

Topic: Achievements of Indians in science & technology; indigenization of technology and developing new technology. 5. Discuss the role of robotics in enhancing agricultural productivity and sustainability in India. (150 words) Difficulty level: Easy Reference: Insights on India Why the question: The question is part of the static syllabus of General studies paper – 3 …

Explain the purpose of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) and its working. Discuss some of the recent discoveries made by the LHC.

Topic: Science and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life. 4. Explain the purpose of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) and its working. Discuss some of the recent discoveries made by the LHC. (250 words) Difficulty level: Moderate Reference: The Hindu Why the question: The article provides a beginner’s guide to the …

Civil society organizations (CSOs) play a crucial role in strengthening democracy and promoting social justice, but they often face funding challenges that limit their effectiveness. Examine.

Topic: Development processes and the development industry —the role of NGOs, SHGs, various groups and associations, donors, charities, institutional and other stakeholders. 3. Civil society organizations (CSOs) play a crucial role in strengthening democracy and promoting social justice, but they often face funding challenges that limit their effectiveness. Examine. (250 words) Difficulty level: Moderate Reference: …

Discuss the significance of Dalit writing as a social movement and its potential to challenge dominant narratives and create a more inclusive society in India.

Topic: Social empowerment 2. Discuss the significance of Dalit writing as a social movement and its potential to challenge dominant narratives and create a more inclusive society in India. (250 words). Difficulty level: Tough Reference: The Hindu Why the question: The article explores the significance of Dalit writing as a social movement that has the …

Examine the potential threat of a “wet-bulb summer” in India. Is India prepared to handle such extreme events? What measures must be taken in order to mitigate the effects of extreme heat?

Topic: Important Geophysical phenomena such as earthquakes, Tsunami, Volcanic activity, cyclone etc., 1. Examine the potential threat of a “wet-bulb summer” in India. Is India prepared to handle such extreme events? What measures must be taken in order to mitigate the effects of extreme heat? Difficulty level: Moderate Reference: The Hindu Why the question: India …