As a civil servant, Ethics is more about understanding the right thing to do and the rights that you have to do? Explain.

Topic: Public/Civil service values and Ethics in Public administration: Status and problems; ethical concerns and dilemmas in government and private institutions; laws, rules, regulations and conscience as sources of ethical guidance; accountability and ethical governance; strengthening of ethical and moral values in governance; ethical issues in international relations and funding; corporate governance. 7. As a …

What is the difference between economic value and social value? Do you think Social values are more important than economic values? examine with suitable justifications.

Topic: Ethics and Human Interface: Essence, determinants and consequences of Ethics in-human actions; dimensions of ethics; ethics – in private and public relationships. Human Values – lessons from the lives and teachings of great leaders, reformers and administrators; role of Family society and educational institutions in inculcating values. 6. What is the difference between economic …

Why farmers today need to take up precision farming? Discuss the associated prospects in bringing modern agricultural revolution.

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. Why farmers today need to take up precision farming? Discuss the associated prospects in bringing modern agricultural revolution. …

What kind of practices need to be adopted to develop a robust pandemic response? Examine the pandemic preparedness and discuss both short-term and long term measures.

Topic: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources. 4. What kind of practices need to be adopted to develop a robust pandemic response? Examine the pandemic preparedness and discuss both short-term and long term measures. (250 words) Reference:  nationalheraldindia.com Why the question: An Independent Panel for Pandemic …

Sedition law has been a matter of debate for long in the country especially with the concerns of its misuse, In this context do you think the law needs to be scrapped? Analyse.

Topic: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. 3. Sedition law has been a matter of debate for long in the country especially with the concerns of its misuse, In this context do you think the law needs to be scrapped? Analyse. (250 words) …

Discuss in what way the policies of Jawaharlal Nehru aided in the nation-building and post-independence consolidation of India.

Topic: The Freedom Struggle — its various stages and important contributors/contributions from different parts of the country. Post-independence consolidation and reorganization within the country. 2. Discuss in what way the policies of Jawaharlal Nehru aided in the nation-building and post-independence consolidation of India. (250 words) Reference:  jetir.org Why the question: The question is from the …

Is the Arabian Sea becoming cyclone-friendly? Don’t you think in recent years, strong cyclones have been developing in the Arabian Sea more frequently than earlier? Explain.

Topic: Important Geophysical phenomena such as earthquakes, Tsunami, Volcanic activity, cyclone etc., geographical features and their location-changes in critical geographical features (including water-bodies and ice-caps) and in flora and fauna and the effects of such changes. 1. Is the Arabian Sea becoming cyclone-friendly? Don’t you think in recent years, strong cyclones have been developing in …

186 elephants killed on rail tracks in over 10 years

Topics Covered: Conservation related issues. 186 elephants killed on rail tracks in over 10 years: According to the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC), a total of 186 elephants were killed after being hit by trains across India between 2009-10 and 2020-21. Assam accounted for the highest number of elephant casualties on railway …

Air India begins zeolite cargo flight service

Topics Covered: Indigenization of technology. Air India begins zeolite cargo flight service: Context: National carrier Air India has begun the first of its “zeolite cargo flights” with the government of India having commenced the process of importing zeolite from across the world for use in medical oxygen plants. The government has appointed the Defence Research …

Why has Indian manufacturing been losing jobs since 2016?

Topics Covered: Employment related issues. Why has Indian manufacturing been losing jobs since 2016? Context: The words “lives” and “livelihoods” are often mentioned together. But the ongoing Covid pandemic has created a difference between these two: Measures aimed at saving lives are proving to be terrible for livelihoods. What is the current scenario? Impact on livelihoods …

PM CARES

Topics Covered: Separation of powers between various organs dispute redressal mechanisms and institutions. PM CARES: Context: A plea was filed in the Supreme Court seeking a direction to utilise the PM-CARES fund for immediate procurement of vaccines and establishment of oxygen plants, generators and their installation in 738 district hospitals across the country. The petition …

Article 164 (3) of the Constitution

Topics Covered: Indian Constitution- historical underpinnings, evolution, features, amendments, significant provisions and basic structure. Article 164 (3) of the Constitution: Context: As the demand for online swearing-in of the new government in Kerala gets louder, jurists say there is no legal infirmity in a government assuming office through online mode. What does the Constitution of India …

What is Ethical Climate and why is it important for any organisation? Explain with suitable example.

Topic: Work culture 7. What is Ethical Climate and why is it important for any organisation? Explain with suitable example. (250 words) Reference:  researchgate.net Why the question: The question is based on the concept of Ethical climate and its importance. Key Demand of the question: Explain the principle of ethical climate, its relevance and significance …

Explain the challenges facing medical education in India. Is the value-added role of the private sector in medical education a befitting response to these concerns?

Topic: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources. Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability, e-governance applications, models, successes, limitations, and potential; citizens charters, transparency & accountability and institutional and other measures. 6. Explain the challenges facing medical education in India. Is the value-added role of the …

Establishing the National Tribunal commission could possibly entail a radical restructuring of the present tribunals system. Discuss in the backdrop of the recent issues facing the functioning of Tribunals in India.

Topic: Statutory, regulatory and various quasi-judicial bodies. 5. Establishing the National Tribunal commission could possibly entail a radical restructuring of the present tribunals system. Discuss in the backdrop of the recent issues facing the functioning of Tribunals in India. (250 words) Reference:  The Hindu Why the question: The article explains the importance of radical restructuring …

Discuss the phenomena of cloudburst, how is it different from regular rainfall? Analyse the Indian dimension of it.

Topic: Important Geophysical phenomena such as earthquakes, Tsunami, Volcanic activity, cyclone etc., geographical features and their location-changes in critical geographical features (including water-bodies and ice-caps) and in flora and fauna and the effects of such changes. 2. Discuss the phenomena of cloudburst, how is it different from regular rainfall? Analyse the Indian dimension of it. …

As this ‘pandemic generation’ joins the workforce in an economy that is failing to provide adequate employment opportunities to its current strength, India’s chances of levering upon its demographic dividend looks overemphasized. Comment.

Topic: population and associated issues, poverty and developmental issues, urbanization, their problems and their remedies. 1. As this ‘pandemic generation’ joins the workforce in an economy that is failing to provide adequate employment opportunities to its current strength, India’s chances of levering upon its demographic dividend looks overemphasized. Comment.  (250 words) Reference:  Economic Times. Why …