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General Studies – 1


 

Topic: Effects of globalization on Indian society.

1. Globalization has facilitated the exchange of ideas, knowledge, and technology between India and the rest of the world. Critically analyse the impact of globalization on Indian society and culture. (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-2024 Secure timetable.

Key Demand of the question:

To write about positive and negative effects of globalization on Indian society and culture.

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 defining Globalisation.

Body:

First, write about the positive effects of globalisation on Indian society and culture – cite examples and statistics to substantiate.

Next, write about the negative effects of globalisation on Indian society and culture – cite examples and statistics to substantiate.

Conclusion:

Conclude by writing a way forward to minimise the negatives and maximise the positives.

 


General Studies – 2


 

Topic: Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability, e-governance applications, models, successes, limitations, and potential; citizens charters, transparency & accountability and institutional and other measures.

2. Although Corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives are voluntary in nature, there is a need for stronger mechanisms to ensure accountability and enforce responsible business practices. Without proper monitoring and enforcement, companies may not fulfil their CSR commitments or may engage in unethical practices. Analyse. (250 words)

Difficulty: Moderate

Reference: Live MintInsights on India

Why the question:

The article discusses the importance of expertise and strategic planning in implementing Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives by businesses. It highlights that while CSR projects aim to make a positive social impact, they often require specialized knowledge and skills to be effective.

Key Demand of the question:

To wrote about the issues with CSR and steps needed to make it more effective.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction:

Begin by defining CSR and its evolution in India.

Body:

First, write about the various aims and objectives behind CSR in India.

In the next part, write about the various issues in CSR – lack of community participation in CSR activities, need to build local capacities, issues of transparency and non-availability of clear CSR guidelines.

Next, write about the various measures that are needed to make CSR more effective.

Conclusion:

Conclude with a way forward.

 


General Studies – 3


 

Topic: issues relating to intellectual property rights.

3. It is crucial to strike a balance between granting patent rights and promoting the public interest, particularly in sectors such as healthcare, agriculture, and environment. Examine. (250 words)

Difficulty: Tough

Reference: Indian Express ,Insights on India

Why the question:

The Delhi High Court last week upheld an order by the Protection of Plant Varieties and Farmers’ Rights Authority (PPVFRA), revoking the intellectual property protection granted to PepsiCo India Holdings Pvt. Ltd with respect to a potato variety developed by it.

Key Demand of the question:

To write about the issues with the granting of patents and the need for a balanced approach regarding it.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction:

Give a brief introduction of what is Patent.

Body:

Give its significance to India. Mention section 146(2), Patents Act, 1970 a unique provision not found in patent laws of most other countries. Talk about its needs for India as a developing country and mention the example of a Compulsory license for the production of Bayer Corporation’s Nexavar. You may mention, the amendment to the Patent Rules, 2020 and form 27 which has caused dilution of section 146(2).

Next, list down a few issues- at the national as well as at the International level.

Then, suggest solutions for it.

Conclusion:

Conclude with a way forward.

 

Topic: Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment.

4. Carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS) technology holds significant potential in mitigating emissions from fossil fuels. CCUS involves capturing carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from power plants and industrial facilities, utilizing the captured CO2 for various purposes, and storing it underground to prevent its release into the atmosphere. Analyse. (250 words)

Difficulty level: Moderate

Reference: Indian Express

Why the question:

Experts say carbon capture and storage — a way to grab a planet-heating gas and lock it underground — is sorely needed to cut pollution in sectors where other clean technologies are farther behind.

Key Demand of the question:

To write about carbon capture utilisation technologies and their significance in mitigating emissions.

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 explain the concept of carbon capture utilisation technologies.

Body:

Explain the coming of carbon capture utilisation technologies; Carbon Capture and Storage, is a technology which captures carbon dioxide (CO2) from the burning of coal and gas for power generation, and from the manufacturing of steel, cement and other industrial facilities.  It involves the transportation of CO2 either by pipeline or ship, for safe and permanent underground storage. Thus, it helps in preventing it from entering the atmosphere and contributing to anthropogenic climate change.

Next, write about the limitations of CCUS technologies.

Conclusion:

Conclude by writing a forward and efforts needed to explore this technology.

 

Topic: Disaster and disaster management.

5. Examine the factors contributing to internal child trafficking, its socio-economic impact, and the measures needed to combat this heinous crime. (250 words)

Difficulty level: Tough

Reference: Down to Earth

Why the question:

The article sheds light on the prevalence of internal child trafficking and its implications worldwide.

Key Demand of the question:

To analyse the issue of internal child trafficking, including its causes, impact, and necessary countermeasures.

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:

Introduce the issue of child trafficking and highlight the concerning statistic that over half of the victims are trafficked within their own countries.

Body:

Mention the factors the factors contributing to internal child trafficking – poverty, lack of education, and unemployment that make children vulnerable to trafficking. Highlight systemic issues such as weak law enforcement, corruption, and inadequate social protection mechanisms that facilitate trafficking networks.

Next, write about the socio-economic impact of internal child trafficking – Physical and psychological consequences faced by trafficked children, including exploitation, abuse, and denial of basic rights. Address the long-term consequences on their education, health, and overall well-being.

Next, write about the measures needed to combat internal child trafficking.

Conclusion:

Conclude with a way forward.

 


General Studies – 4


 

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

6. The philosophy of focusing on the action rather than the fruits of action encourages us to find meaning and fulfilment in the process itself, rather than being solely driven by the end results. Elaborate. (150 Words)

Difficulty Level: Moderate

Why the question:

The question is part of the static syllabus of General studies paper – 4 and part of ‘Philosophical Mondays’ in Mission-2024 Secure.

Key Demand of the question:

To write about the importance of focussing on the intent and not on the outcome.

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 giving context regarding the difference between intent and action.

Body:

Mention as to what happens when the outcome of the action more emphasised rather than the intent of the action. One tends to lose their path to have favourable outcomes rather than sticking to original intent. Cite examples to elaborate.

Conclusion:

Give a concise summation of your views to conclude the answer.

 

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

7. Buddhist ethics aims to guide individuals towards moral conduct and a compassionate way of life, rooted in an understanding of the interconnected nature of existence. Explain. (150 words)

Difficulty level: Moderate

Reference: plato.stanford.edu

Why the question:

The question is part of the static syllabus of General studies paper – 4 and part of ‘Philosophical Mondays’ in Mission-2024 Secure.

Key Demand of the question:

To write the how Buddhist ethics help in shaping ones character.

Directive:

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

Structure of the answer:

Introduction:

In the introduction, given brief of major aspects of Buddhist ethics.

Body:

Explain the detail that Buddhism proposes a way of thinking about ethics based on the assumption that all sentient beings want to avoid pain. Thus, the Buddha teaches that an action is good if it leads to freedom from suffering.

Next, Mention the Do No Harm principle, Compassion, Justice and Accountability etc which the Buddhist philosophy emphasises.

Mention its application in daily life,

Conclusion:

Conclude by mentioning Buddhist moral claims of compassion and equality can contribute to the thinking of modern educational issues, such as peace education, ecological education


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