There is a disaster prone state having frequent landslides, forest fires, cloudbursts, flash floods and earthquakes, etc. Some of these are seasonal and often unpredictable. The magnitude of the disaster is always unanticipated. During one of the seasons a cloudburst caused a devastating floods and landslides leading to high casualties. There was major damage to infrastructure like roads, bridges and power generating units. This led to more than 100000 pilgrims, tourist and other locals trapped across different routes and locations. The people trapped in your area of responsibility includes senior citizens, patients in hospitals, women and children, hiker, tourist, ruling parties, regional presidents along with his family, additional chief secretary of the neighboring state and prisoners in jail.

Topic: Case Study 7. There is a disaster prone state having frequent landslides, forest fires, cloudbursts, flash floods and earthquakes, etc. Some of these are seasonal and often unpredictable. The magnitude of the disaster is always unanticipated. During one of the seasons a cloudburst caused a devastating floods and landslides leading to high casualties. There was …

The draft E-waste Management Rules notified by the government can be a game changer in safe handling and disposal of e-wate if implemented in letter and spirit. Analyse.

Topic: Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment. 6. The draft E-waste Management Rules notified by the government can be a game changer in safe handling and disposal of e-wate if implemented in letter and spirit. Analyse. (250 words) Difficulty level: Moderate Reference: The Quint Why the question:  The Environment Ministry this week released …

Explain the concept of open market operations (OMO) in order to manage liquidity and financial conditions in the country. What is its impact on various macroeconomic parameters?

Topic: Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization, of resources, growth, development and employment. 5. Explain the concept of open market operations (OMO) in order to manage liquidity and financial conditions in the country. What is its impact on various macroeconomic parameters? (250 words) Difficulty level: Easy Reference: Insights on India Why the question: …

The disruption in education caused by the pandemic resulted in an alarming regression in children’s foundational skills which can have long term repercussions on the learning outcomes. Suggest steps to bridge the gap in education.

Topic: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources. 4. The disruption in education caused by the pandemic resulted in an alarming regression in children’s foundational skills which can have long term repercussions on the learning outcomes. Suggest steps to bridge the gap in education. (250 words) Difficulty …

Compare and contrast the pardoning powers of president and Governor in India as enumerated in the constitution.

Topic: Indian Constitution—historical underpinnings, evolution, features, amendments, significant provisions and basic structure. 3. Compare and contrast the pardoning powers of president and Governor in India as enumerated in the constitution.  (250 words) Difficulty level: Easy Reference: The Hindu Why the question: The Governor’s powers of pardon or remission under Article 161 of the Constitution have …

Examine the impact that the Supreme Court judgement, essentially recognising sex work as ‘profession’ will have in ensuring dignity of sex workers and ending their abuse.

Topic: Social empowerment. 2. Examine the impact that the Supreme Court judgement, essentially recognising sex work as ‘profession’ will have in ensuring dignity of sex workers and ending their abuse. (250 words) Difficulty level: Tough Reference: The Hindu , The Hindu Why the question: With the Centre yet to come up with a law on sex …

On the one hand, modern education introduced by British has been seen as the key tool to elicit the consent and loyalty of the Indian elite to British rule. On the other hand, education was also thought to have generated nationalist resistance. Discuss.

Topic: Modern Indian history from about the middle of the eighteenth century until the present- significant events, personalities, issues. 1. On the one hand, modern education introduced by British has been seen as the key tool to elicit the consent and loyalty of the Indian elite to British rule. On the other hand, education was …

Stopping the lack-of-empathy microaggressions that occur in everyday life leading to changes in attitude can help stop gun violence along stricter gun control laws. Discuss.

Topic: Attitude: content, structure, function; its influence and relation with thought and behaviour; moral and political attitudes; social influence and persuasion. 7. Stopping the lack-of-empathy microaggressions that occur in everyday life leading to changes in attitude can help stop gun violence along stricter gun control laws. Discuss. (150 words) Difficulty level: Moderate Reference: The Hindu …

Core values are the deeply ingrained principles that guide all of a company’s actions; they serve as its cultural cornerstones. Elaborate.

Topic: Work culture, Quality of service delivery. 6. Core values are the deeply ingrained principles that guide all of a company’s actions; they serve as its cultural cornerstones. Elaborate. (150 words) Difficulty level: Tough Why the question: The question is part of the static syllabus of General studies paper – 4 and part of ‘Abstract …

Assess the scope of nuclear energy in the context of India’s energy security scenario as well as clean energy generation, in order to move towards net zero by 2070.

Topic: Science and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life. 5. Assess the scope of nuclear energy in the context of India’s energy security scenario as well as clean energy generation, in order to move towards net zero by 2070. (250 words) Difficulty level: Moderate Reference: Insights on India Why the question: …

What do you understand by climate-smart agriculture (CSA)? How can this approach helps us in maintaining food security, while mitigating the impact of climate change on agriculture?

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 4. What do you understand by climate-smart agriculture (CSA)? How can this approach helps us in maintaining food security, while …

Mission POSHAN 2.0 strongly integrates the aspect of under-nutrition and anaemia among women, girls, and children. However, the design needs to be inclusive of the growing risk of non-communicable diseases and obesity among adolescents. Discuss.

Topic: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources. 3. Mission POSHAN 2.0 strongly integrates the aspect of under-nutrition and anaemia among women, girls, and children. However, the design needs to be inclusive of the growing risk of non-communicable diseases and obesity among adolescents. Discuss. (250 words) Difficulty …

As discrimination has an economic cost, ending harassments and exclusions at work against the LGBTQIA+ community is a vital step at their inclusion in the mainstream society. Comment.

Topic: Salient features of Indian Society, Diversity of India. 2. As discrimination has an economic cost, ending harassments and exclusions at work against the LGBTQIA+ community is a vital step at their inclusion in the mainstream society. Comment. (250 words) Difficulty level: Moderate Reference: The Hindu Why the question: A document released on Wednesday by …

While many strategies have attempted to address some of the barriers contributing to poor maternal health outcomes and women’s utilization of maternal health services. It is often influenced by perceived sociocultural and economic operating at the community level as well as within the larger social environments. Analyse.

Topic: Role of women and women’s organization, population and associated issues. 1. While many strategies have attempted to address some of the barriers contributing to poor maternal health outcomes and women’s utilization of maternal health services. It is often influenced by perceived sociocultural and economic operating at the community level as well as within the …

The controversy around the Jagannath temple Heritage Corridor Project:

GS Paper 1 Syllabus: Salient features of art form, literature, architecture.   Context: The ArchaeologicalSurvey of India (ASI) on May 17 said that a sculpture of a lion, which possibly dates back to the Ganga dynasty, was found during excavation for the controversial heritage corridor project around the 12thcentury Jagannath Temple in Puri,Odisha. This is …

“Moral excellence comes about as a result of habit. We become just by doing just acts, temperate by doing temperate acts, brave by doing brave acts.”

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) “Moral excellence comes about as a result of habit. We become just by doing just acts, temperate by doing temperate acts, brave by doing brave acts.” Difficulty level: Moderate …

“Fortitude is the guard and support of the other virtues.” ― John Locke

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) “Fortitude is the guard and support of the other virtues.” ― John Locke Difficulty level: Moderate Why the question: The question is part of the static syllabus of General …

The potential applications of metaverse are not just restricted to entertainment and gaming. Opportunities for the metaverse will also be in online learning and government services. Discuss.

Topic: Science and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life. 5. The potential applications of metaverse are not just restricted to entertainment and gaming. Opportunities for the metaverse will also be in online learning and government services. Discuss. (250 words) Difficulty level: Moderate Reference: ft.com Why the question: Big tech companies such …