India-Maldives Relations

GS Paper 2  Syllabus: Bilateral Relation   Source: IE  Context: India and the Maldives have marked a milestone in their defence ties with the laying of the foundation stone for the Coast Guard ‘Ekatha Harbour’ in the Uthuru Thila Falhu atoll.   About the project:   Importance of Maldives for India: Long-standing ties with the …

COVID-19 is no more a public health emergency of international concern

GS Paper 2  Syllabus: Issues Relating to Development and Management of Social Sector/Services Relating to Health   Source: TH Context: The World Health Organization (WHO) declared that COVID-19 was no longer a public health emergency of international concern (PHEIC).   When was it declared PHEIC? COVID-19 was announced as a ‘PHEIC’ by the WHO on …

[Mission 2023] STATIC QUIZ, 9 May 2023 – Polity

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EDITORIAL ANALYSIS : With COVID-19 ‘over’, applying the lessons learnt

                Source: The Hindu, 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 Approximately 1,192 days since January 30, 2020, when COVID-19 was announced …

EDITORIAL ANALYSIS : The horizon for India beyond the G-20, SCO summits

  Source: The Hindu Prelims: Current events of international importance, G20, Global south, Inflation etc. Mains GS Paper II & III: Significance of G20 countries, Bilateral, regional and global grouping and agreements involving India or affecting India’s interests.   ARTICLE HIGHLIGHTS India is presiding over a year-long G-20, and leadership of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation …

EDITORIAL ANALYSIS A boost for science, a wider window to the universe

  Source: The Hindu Prelims: Gravitational waves, LIGO, RRCAT, general theory of relativity, electromagnetic spectrum etc Mains GS Paper II and III: Science and technology-Development and their applications and effects in everyday life etc   ARTICLE HIGHLIGHTS In 2015, the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) observed the phenomenon of gravitational waves for the first time, …

[MISSION 2023] Insights SECURE : Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 9 May 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: Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, literature and Architecture from …

Integrity is a crucial moral virtue that is foundational to building good character. It helps us establish trust and reliability in our interactions with others, cultivates self-respect and self-esteem, and guides us to act in accordance with our values and principles. Substantiate.

Topic: Aptitude and foundational values for Civil Service, integrity, impartiality and non-partisanship, objectivity, dedication to public service, empathy, tolerance and compassion towards the weaker-sections. 7. Integrity is a crucial moral virtue that is foundational to building good character. It helps us establish trust and reliability in our interactions with others, cultivates self-respect and self-esteem, and …

Maoist insurgency continues to pose a threat in some parts of India, despite efforts to curb their activities. The government should focus on addressing the root causes of the Maoist movement, such as poverty and social inequality, rather than relying solely on military force. Comment.

Topic: Role of external state and non-state actors in creating challenges to internal security 6. Maoist insurgency continues to pose a threat in some parts of India, despite efforts to curb their activities. The government should focus on addressing the root causes of the Maoist movement, such as poverty and social inequality, rather than relying …

The role of Farmers Producers Organisations (FPOs) is crucial in promoting sustainable, income-oriented farming practices by utilizing efficient and cost-effective methods to increase productivity. Discuss.

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. 5. The role of Farmers Producers Organisations (FPOs) is crucial in promoting sustainable, income-oriented farming practices by utilizing efficient …

Discuss the key outcomes of the new “Quad” meeting held between India, the United States, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates, with a focus on infrastructure initiatives in the Gulf region. What significance does India’s increasing engagement with the new “Quad hold for its presence in the region?

Topic: Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests. 4. Discuss the key outcomes of the new “Quad” meeting held between India, the United States, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates, with a focus on infrastructure initiatives in the Gulf region. What significance does India’s increasing engagement with the …

The initiative of implementing a national tele-mental health program is a positive action towards closing the loopholes in mental health care in the country. However, the program’s effectiveness in reaching a broad population and diminishing the negative attitudes surrounding mental illnesses in the community will determine its triumph. Examine.

Topic: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources. 3. The initiative of implementing a national tele-mental health program is a positive action towards closing the loopholes in mental health care in the country. However, the program’s effectiveness in reaching a broad population and diminishing the negative attitudes …

The reform movements had a broad focus beyond just religion and aimed to improve society as a whole. They presented a vision of a prosperous, modern India that was ultimately adopted by the Indian National Movement. Analyse.

Topic: Modern Indian history from about the middle of the eighteenth century until the present- significant events, personalities, issues. 2. The reform movements had a broad focus beyond just religion and aimed to improve society as a whole. They presented a vision of a prosperous, modern India that was ultimately adopted by the Indian National …

Explain the continuing relevance of the Buddha’s teachings in today’s world. How can India play a lead role in shaping the discourse around Buddhist issues across the world?

Topic: Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times. 1. Explain the continuing relevance of the Buddha’s teachings in today’s world. How can India play a lead role in shaping the discourse around Buddhist issues across the world? (150 words) Difficulty level: Moderate Reference: The …