Why is objectivity important for a civil servant? Discuss with examples.

Topic: Aptitude and foundational values for Civil Service, integrity, impartiality and nonpartisanship, objectivity, dedication to public service, empathy, tolerance and compassion towards the weaker-sections. 7. Why is objectivity important for a civil servant? Discuss with examples. (150 words) Difficulty level: Moderate Why the question: The question is part of the static syllabus of General studies …

Emotional intelligence is about being aware of how emotions affect your communication and even leveraging human emotions to make yourself more persuasive. Explain.

Topic: Emotional intelligence-concepts, and their utilities and application in administration and governance. 6. Emotional intelligence is about being aware of how emotions affect your communication and even leveraging human emotions to make yourself more persuasive. Explain. (150 words) Difficulty level: Moderate Reference: Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude by Lexicon Publications. Why the question: The question is …

Making of an effective flood risk management strategy and its implementation require active participation and role of the flood prone local community. Examine.

Topic: Disaster and disaster management 5. Making of an effective flood risk management strategy and its implementation require active participation and role of the flood prone local community. Examine. (250 words) Difficulty level: Moderate. Reference: Live Mint Why the question: At least 25 people have lost their lives in Kerala’s floods that took on alarming …

India and Israel’s ties have become significantly much stronger in the recent years. Though the defence trade deals forms the bedrock of their partnership, both states can have mutual benefits by formalising a Free Trade Agreement (FTA). Analyse.

Topic: Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests. 4. India and Israel’s ties have become significantly much stronger in the recent years. Though the defence trade deals forms the bedrock of their partnership, both states can have mutual benefits by formalising a Free Trade Agreement (FTA). Analyse. (250 words) …

We need to re-examine the aims being pursued by disenfranchising undertrials as denying undertrial prisoners their right to vote undermines the very law and policy that is meant to give them a fair trial. Comment.

Topic: Salient features of the Representation of People’s Act.   3. We need to re-examine the aims being pursued by disenfranchising undertrials as denying undertrial prisoners their right to vote undermines the very law and policy that is meant to give them a fair trial. Comment. (250 words) Difficulty level: Tough Reference: Live Law Why …

Karst landforms are created by water sinking and circulating underground, and the resulting chemical erosion of bedrock. Elaborate on the various types of Karst landforms.

Topic: Salient features of world’s physical geography. 2. Karst landforms are created by water sinking and circulating underground, and the resulting chemical erosion of bedrock. Elaborate on the various types of Karst landforms. (250 words) Difficulty level: Easy Reference: Insights on India Why the question: The question is part of the static syllabus of General …

Winds may erode, transport, and deposit materials and are effective agents in regions with sparse vegetation. Discuss.

Topic: Salient features of world’s physical geography. 1. Winds may erode, transport, and deposit materials and are effective agents in regions with sparse vegetation. Discuss. (250 words) Difficulty level: Moderate Reference: Insights on India Why the question: The question is part of the static syllabus of General studies paper – 1 and mentioned as part …

Peace begins with tolerance and respect for others. Define tolerance and mention the various ways of countering Intolerance.

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. Peace begins with tolerance and respect for others. Define tolerance and mention the various ways of countering Intolerance. (150 words) Difficulty level: Moderate Reference: plato.stanford.edu Why the question: The question …

Due to our high dependence on fossil fuels, it is high time for India to relook into its energy policies and shift greater focus towards nuclear energy. Analyse the potential as well as challenges of mainstreaming nuclear energy as a source of power.

Topic: Infrastructure: Energy, Ports, Roads, Airports, Railways etc. 6. Due to our high dependence on fossil fuels, it is high time for India to relook into its energy policies and shift greater focus towards nuclear energy. Analyse the potential as well as challenges of mainstreaming nuclear energy as a source of power. (150 words) Difficulty level: …

Climate smart farming in India is the only pathway to poverty alleviation, food security, and climate adaptation and mitigation. Comment.

Topic: Issues related to direct and indirect farm subsidies and minimum support prices; Public Distribution System- objectives, functioning, limitations, revamping; issues of buffer stocks and food security; Technology missions; economics of animal-rearing. 5. Climate smart farming in India is the only pathway to poverty alleviation, food security, and climate adaptation and mitigation. Comment. (250 words) …

Analyse the need for a Non-Personal Data Governance Framework in order to harness useful data for public good.

Topic: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation 4. Analyse the need for a Non-Personal Data Governance Framework in order to harness useful data for public good. (250 words) Difficulty level: Tough Reference: Live Mint Why the question:  In December 2020, a Committee of …

Identify types of mass movements and how they occur? Evaluate the contributing factors to landslides in India.

Topic: Salient features of world’s physical geography. 3. Identify types of mass movements and how they occur? Evaluate the contributing factors to landslides in India. (250 words) Difficulty level: Moderate Reference: NCERT – fundamentals of physical Geography for Class 11 Why the question: The question is part of the static syllabus of General studies paper …

What is weathering? What are the various types of weathering? Explain the various factors that affect the weathering process.

Topic: Salient features of world’s physical geography. 2. What is weathering? What are the various types of weathering? Explain the various factors that affect the weathering process. (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 …

Sir Syed Ahmad Khan was a reformer, educationist and a moderniser within the Muslim community in the late nineteenth century. Discuss.

Topic: Modern Indian history from about the middle of the eighteenth century until the present- significant events, personalities, issues. 1. Sir Syed Ahmad Khan was a reformer, educationist and a moderniser within the Muslim community in the late nineteenth century. Discuss. (250 words) Difficulty level: Easy Reference: The Hindu Why the question: Sir Syed Ahmad …

Although the Indian pharmaceutical industry has emerged as the third global producer in the generic medicine manufacturing, many regulations are still archaic. Elaborate on the reforms needed in the pharmaceutical industry to meet the present-day needs.

  9. Although the Indian pharmaceutical industry has emerged as the third global producer in the generic medicine manufacturing, many regulations are still archaic. Elaborate on the reforms needed in the pharmaceutical industry to meet the present-day needs. (15 marks, 250 words) Reference: Live Mint

The greater the reach of modern technologies like Artificial Intelligence, the bigger the threat to our privacy. An organic data protection law that accommodates the dynamism of technology is the pressing need of the hour.

  8. The greater the reach of modern technologies like Artificial Intelligence, the bigger the threat to our privacy. An organic data protection law that accommodates the dynamism of technology is the pressing need of the hour. (15 marks, 250 words) Reference: Indian Express

Tracing the development of “One-China Policy”, analyse as to how the civic nationalism of Taiwan is in conflict with the Chinese Communist Party’s nationalist legitimacy. What role did U.S play in this issue?

  7. Tracing the development of “One-China Policy”, analyse as to how the civic nationalism of Taiwan is in conflict with the Chinese Communist Party’s nationalist legitimacy. What role did U.S play in this issue? (15 marks, 250 words) Reference: The Hindu