“In spite of temporary victories, violence never brings permanent peace.” Do you agree with this view? Justify your argument with examples.

Q7. “In spite of temporary victories, violence never brings permanent peace.” Do you agree with this view? Justify your argument with examples. [10M]  Difficulty level: Hard Reference:         The Hindu  Why the question: Recently in Bangladesh students are rioting over the quote and reservation issue leading to large disruption in cities. The same question can …

The need of the hour is to move from basic food security to nutritional security. Elucidate.

Topic: Agriculture/ Food Security Q6. The need of the hour is to move from basic food security to nutritional security. Elucidate. (250 words) Difficulty level: Moderate Reference: PIB Why the question: INDIAN AGRICULTURE SECTOR IS A SUCCESS STORY: ECONOMIC SURVEY 2023-24. ECONOMIC SURVEY HIGHLIGHTS FIVE POLICY RECOMMENDATIONS FOR AGRICULUTAL SECTOR. THE NEED OF THE HOUR …

Distinguish between ‘care economy’ and ‘monetized economy’. How can care economy be brought into monetized economy through women empowerment?

Topic: Indian Economy  Q5. Distinguish between ‘care economy’ and ‘monetized economy’. How can care economy be brought into monetized economy through women empowerment? (UPSC 2023) (Answer in 250 words)  Difficulty level: Moderate  Reference: The Hindu, Insights Why the question: India has moved from women’s development to women-led development: Economic Survey There has been over 218% increase in budgetary …

What are the current trends in female labour force participation in India? Discuss the challenges and potential solutions.

Topic: Issues relating to development: Human Resources  Q4. What are the current trends in female labour force participation in India? Discuss the challenges and potential solutions. (15M)  Difficulty level: Moderate  Reference: Business Today  Why the question: Women achieve landmark 37% labour force participation, driven by rural empowerment, according to recent economic survey. Key Demand of …

How does the European Union’s Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM) impact India? What measures can India adopt to mitigate the impact?

Topic: Effect of Policies and Politics of Developed and Developing Countries on India’s interests  Q3. How does the European Union’s Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM) impact India? What measures can India adopt to mitigate the impact? (10M)  Difficulty level: Moderate  Reference:  The Hindu Why the question: The Economic Survey has noted that the forthcoming Carbon …

“While the government recognises the potential of offshore wind, translating policy into action appears to be a significant challenge”. critically comment.

Topic: Energy resources Q2.  “While the government recognises the potential of offshore wind, translating policy into action appears to be a significant challenge”. critically comment. 15M Difficulty level: Moderate Reference: Down to Earth Why the question: The Indian government recognises the significance of offshore wind energy. However, the progress report shows that, while the government …

Cultural and linguistic diversity is largely driven by migration. Comment.

Topic: Language and literature Q1.  Cultural and linguistic diversity is largely driven by migration. Comment. 10M Difficulty level: Moderate Reference: The Indian Express Why the question: There were migrations before and after the first Out of Africa migration into India. How did these migrations shape genetic variation and affect languages across India? The above article …

Uranium

Source: IE Context: A new study by the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) concludes that up to 60 µg/l of uranium in drinking water is safe, challenging the Bureau of Indian Standards’ (BIS) 2021 limit of 30 µg/l. The BIS standard aligns with WHO recommendations but the BARC study argues it may be counterproductive, adding …

Phlogacanthus Sudhansusekharii

Source: NDTV Context: Researchers from the Botanical Survey of India (BSI) have discovered a new plant species, ‘Phlogacanthus Sudhansusekharii,’ in Arunachal Pradesh. This species, belonging to the Acanthaceae family and Phlogacanthus genus, has been named in honor of Dr. Sudhansu Sekhar Dash for his significant contributions to plant and ecological research in the Indian Himalayan …

Elephant

Source: TH  Context: The elephant population in Kerala has declined from 1,920 in 2023 to 1,793, as revealed by a recent synchronized population estimation across southern Indian states. This reduction, is attributed to climatic variations that prompted elephant migration to neighbouring states. The report emphasizes the need for conservation and management of elephant populations, noting …

Carbon crediting mechanism

Source: TH Context: India and Japan are planning to establish a Joint Crediting Mechanism (JCM) for carbon trading and credit adjustment, formalized through a Memorandum of Cooperation. Under this mechanism, carbon credits will be allocated through a structured process and tracked via a registry. These credits will contribute to each country’s Nationally Determined Contributions under …

The Voice box

Source: PIB Context: The National Film Development Corporation (NFDC) and Netflix India have partnered to launch “The Voicebox,” an upskilling program for voice-over artists in India. This initiative, aims to promote Indian cinema and nurture talent in the media and entertainment industry. The Voicebox program will provide Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) training in eight …

Immunity to governors

 Source: TH  Context: The Supreme Court agreed to examine Article 361 of the Constitution, which grants immunity to governors from criminal prosecution. The plea calls for judicial scrutiny of the immunity provided under Article 361. Article 361 exempts the president and governors from court accountability for their official actions, making it an exception to Article …

Government inaugurates National Landslide Forecasting Centre

Syllabus: Disaster Management Source: PIB Context: Union Minister G Kishan Reddy Inaugurates National Landslide Forecasting Centre and Launches Bhusanket Web Portal & Bhooskhalan Mobile App   What is National Landslide Forecasting Centre (NLFC)? The National Landslide Forecasting Centre (NLFC) aims to mitigate landslide hazards in India. It provides early warning bulletins for landslide-prone states and …

Issues with India’s Forest Conservation

Syllabus: Environment Conservation Source: TH Context: The article discusses that the exploitation of forest resources due to uncontrolled and unsustainable practices has degraded forest landscapes.   The UN’s Decade of Ecosystem Restoration (2021-2030) has spurred global tree-planting initiatives. Despite media attention and public participation, these efforts face criticism in India and world for limited community …

With appropriate examples, Discuss the various ethical challenges associated with the utilization of public funds in India. Suggest strategies to effectively deal with these challenges.

Q7. With appropriate examples, Discuss the various ethical challenges associated with the utilization of public funds in India. Suggest strategies to effectively deal with these challenges. (10M, 150 Words)  Difficulty level: Medium Reference: The Hindu  Why the question: Recently several issues regarding the utilization of service have been in the news including the Karnataka Valmiki …

The recent Microsoft Azure outage underscores global dependency on digital infrastructure. Analyse the importance of robust fail-safes and multi-cloud strategies. What steps has India taken in this regard?

Q6. The recent Microsoft Azure outage underscores global dependency on digital infrastructure. Analyse the importance of robust fail-safes and multi-cloud strategies. What steps has India taken in this regard? (15M, 250 words) Difficulty level: Moderate Reference: The Hindu  Why the question:  Microsoft CrowdStrike outage: On July 19, supermarkets, banks, hospitals, airports, and many other services in between suffered …

The increasing female labour force participation rate (LFPR) in rural India presents an untapped opportunity for employment generation. Discuss the potential benefits and strategies for enhancing female employment.

Topic-Indian Economy: Unemployment Q5. The increasing female labour force participation rate (LFPR) in rural India presents an untapped opportunity for employment generation. Discuss the potential benefits and strategies for enhancing female employment. (250 words) Difficulty level: Moderate Source: The Hindu  Why this question: The India Employment Report (IER) 2024, published by the Institute for Human Development …

The Indian Constitution is not just a legal document; it is a living instrument that evolves with the times and reflects the contemporary spirit. Elucidate.

Topic: Indian Constitution- Amendments and various interpretations of Judiciary.  Q4. The Indian Constitution is not just a legal document; it is a living instrument that evolves with the times and reflects the contemporary spirit. Elucidate. (15M) Difficulty level: Moderate  Reference: Insights on India Why the question: The question is part of the static theme of …