“Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.” ― Aristotle

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) “Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.” ― Aristotle Difficulty level: Moderate Why the question: The question is part of the static syllabus of General …

“You are what you do, not what you say you’ll do.” ― Carl Gustav Jung

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) “You are what you do, not what you say you’ll do.” ― Carl Gustav Jung Difficulty level: Moderate Why the question: The question is part of the static syllabus of …

Discuss the contributions of Satyendra Nath Bose to the field of physics and inspiring the advancement of spirit of scientific inquiry among Indians.

Topic: Achievements of Indians in science & technology; 5. Discuss the contributions of Satyendra Nath Bose to the field of physics and inspiring the advancement of spirit of scientific inquiry among Indians.  (250 words) Difficulty level: Moderate Reference: The Hindu , Insights on India Why the question: A paper from an unknown Indian scientist was initially …

Freebies may be implemented without adequate fiscal planning, potentially leading to budgetary deficits and financial instability over time. Examine.

Topic: Inclusive growth and issues arising from it. 4. Freebies may be implemented without adequate fiscal planning, potentially leading to budgetary deficits and financial instability over time. Examine. (250 words) Difficulty level: Tough Reference: Live Mint Why the question: Freebies or cash transfer are easy to implement and yield political rewards but divert resources from …

The characterization of the tensions between the United States and China as a new Cold War or Cold War 2.0 is a manifestation of a geopolitical rivalry with potential global implications as well implications for India. Comment.

Topic: Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, Indian diaspora.. 3. The characterization of the tensions between the United States and China as a new Cold War or Cold War 2.0 is a manifestation of a geopolitical rivalry with potential global implications as well implications for India. Comment. (250 …

The enforcement of Fundamental Duties can play an educational role in shaping the values and ethics of citizens. Examine.

Topic: Indian Constitution—historical underpinnings, evolution, features, amendments, significant provisions and basic structure. 2. The enforcement of Fundamental Duties can play an educational role in shaping the values and ethics of citizens. Examine. (250 words) Difficulty level: Moderate Reference: Insights on India Why the question: The question is part of the static syllabus of General studies …

Article 32 of the Indian Constitution is a crucial provision that empowers the Supreme Court to issue writs for the protection and enforcement of fundamental rights, making the Constitution a living document with practical and enforceable guarantees for individuals. Discuss.

Topic: Structure, organization and functioning of the Executive and the Judiciary—Ministries and Departments of the Government; 1. Article 32 of the Indian Constitution is a crucial provision that empowers the Supreme Court to issue writs for the protection and enforcement of fundamental rights, making the Constitution a living document with practical and enforceable guarantees for …

“The only end of man is enjoyment produced by sensual pleasures”. Critically examine this statement.

Topic: Contributions of moral thinkers and philosophers from India and world. 7. “The only end of man is enjoyment produced by sensual pleasures”. Critically examine this statement. (150 word) Difficulty level: Tough Reference: plato.stanford.edu Why the question: The question is part of the static syllabus of General studies paper – 4. Key Demand of the …

What do you understand by altruism? Discuss.

Topic: Attitude: content, structure, function; its influence and relation with thought and behaviour; 6. What do you understand by altruism? Discuss. (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. Directive: Discuss – This is an all-encompassing directive – you …

Through a combination of technical improvements, rigorous testing, and successful launches, ISRO managed to change the GSLV’s image from a “naughty boy” to a disciplined and reliable launch vehicle. Discuss the evolution of GSLV technology.

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. Through a combination of technical improvements, rigorous testing, and successful launches, ISRO managed to change the GSLV’s image from a “naughty boy” …

Payments banks are often seen as crucial for promoting financial inclusion, especially in regions with limited access to traditional banking services. As payments banks play a vital role in the financial ecosystem, stricter regulations can help prevent systemic risks and protect the interests of depositors. Discuss.

Topic: Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization, of resources, growth, development and employment. 4. Payments banks are often seen as crucial for promoting financial inclusion, especially in regions with limited access to traditional banking services. As payments banks play a vital role in the financial ecosystem, stricter regulations can help prevent systemic risks …

Indian constitution’s preamble is a powerful expression of the collective will and aspirations of the people, providing a moral and philosophical compass for the constitutional framework and governance of the country. Elaborate.

Topic: Indian Constitution—historical underpinnings, evolution, features, amendments, significant provisions and basic structure. 3. Indian constitution’s preamble is a powerful expression of the collective will and aspirations of the people, providing a moral and philosophical compass for the constitutional framework and governance of the country. Elaborate. Difficulty level: Easy Reference: Insights on India Why the question: …

The parliamentary form of government adopted by India has both strengths and weaknesses. Analyse.

Topic: Indian Constitution—historical underpinnings, evolution, features, amendments, significant provisions and basic structure. 2. The parliamentary form of government adopted by India has both strengths and weaknesses. Analyse. (250 words) Difficulty level: Moderate Reference: Insights on India Why the question: The question is part of the static syllabus of General studies paper – 2 and mentioned …

Throw light on varieties of coffee grown in India and examine the major issues in the coffee industry.

Topic: Distribution of key natural resources across the world (including South Asia and the Indian sub-continent); 1. Throw light on varieties of coffee grown in India and examine the major issues in the coffee industry. (250 words) Difficulty level: Moderate Reference: The Hindu , Insights on India Why the question: Late Dr K.T. Achaya, in his …

Anonymous donations of high value tend to undermine electoral democracy and governance as they facilitate a quid pro quo culture involving donors and beneficiaries. Critically analyse the statement in the light of SC judgement on electoral bonds.

8. Anonymous donations of high value tend to undermine electoral democracy and governance as they facilitate a quid pro quo culture involving donors and beneficiaries. Critically analyse the statement in the light of SC judgement on electoral bonds. Reference: The Hindu , Indian Express.

Prioritizing women’s equality and equity is not only a matter of social justice but also a key driver of sustainable development. Analyse the statement in the context of launch of the “Alliance for Global Good – Gender Equity and Equality” by India at the World Economic Forum (WEF).

7. Prioritizing women’s equality and equity is not only a matter of social justice but also a key driver of sustainable development. Analyse the statement in the context of launch of the “Alliance for Global Good – Gender Equity and Equality” by India at the World Economic Forum (WEF). Reference: The Hindu