Examine the non-geographical factors that determine location and presence of industries and industrial corridors in India.

Topic: factors responsible for the location of primary, secondary, and tertiary sector industries in various parts of the world (including India). 1. Examine the non-geographical factors that determine location and presence of industries and industrial corridors in India. (250 words) Difficulty level: Moderate Reference: Insights on India Why the question: The question is part of …

Efforts must be intensified to improve governance frameworks and strengthen actions to improve the prevention, detection and sanctioning of corruption. Discuss.

Topic: challenges of corruption. 7. Efforts must be intensified to improve governance frameworks and strengthen actions to improve the prevention, detection and sanctioning of corruption. Discuss. (150 Words) Difficulty level: Moderate Reference: Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude by Lexicon Publications. Why the question: The question is part of the static syllabus of General studies paper – …

What is tax-GDP ratio? What are the reasons behind India’s low tax-GDP ratio? What implications does it have on the Indian economy?

Topic: Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization, of resources, growth, development and employment. 6. What is tax-GDP ratio? What are the reasons behind India’s low tax-GDP ratio? What implications does it have on the Indian economy? (250 words) Difficulty level: Moderate Reference: Indian Express , Insights on India Why the question: One of the …

Analyse the role of good governance and pragmatic policy making in sustaining high growth, create jobs and make Atmanirbhar Bharat a success.

Topic: Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability, e-governance applications, models, successes, limitations, and potential; 5. Analyse the role of good governance and pragmatic policy making in sustaining high growth, create jobs and make Atmanirbhar Bharat a success. (250 words) Difficulty level: Tough Reference: Live Mint , Indian Express Why the question: India’s policy focus needs …

Explain the roles and responsibilities of the Vice-President of India. How can the Vice-President play a role forging better ties between the opposition and the executive?

Topic: Structure, organization and functioning of the Executive and the Judiciary—Ministries and Departments of the Government; 4. Explain the roles and responsibilities of the Vice-President of India. How can the Vice-President play a role forging better ties between the opposition and the executive?  (250 words). Difficulty level: Moderate Reference: The Hindu , Insights on India Why …

India is endowed with a rich variety of mineral resources due to its varied geological structure. Discuss the distribution of major metallic and non-metallic minerals in India.

Topic: Distribution of key natural resources across the world (including South Asia and the Indian sub-continent); 3. India is endowed with a rich variety of mineral resources due to its varied geological structure. Discuss the distribution of major metallic and non-metallic minerals in India. (250 words) Difficulty level: Easy Reference: Insights on India Why the …

Examine the role of livestock in India farmers’ economy. How can this be further improved to ensure better returns for farmers?

Topic: Distribution of key natural resources across the world (including South Asia and the Indian sub-continent); 2. Examine the role of livestock in India farmers’ economy. How can this be further improved to ensure better returns for farmers? (250 words) Difficulty level: Moderate Reference: Insights on India Why the question: The question is part of …

How was quit India movement different from earlier mass movements for India’s struggle for independence? Evaluate its role in India achieving Independence.

Topic: The Freedom Struggle — its various stages and important contributors/contributions from different parts of the country. 1. How was quit India movement different from earlier mass movements for India’s struggle for independence? Evaluate its role in India achieving Independence. (250 words) Difficulty level: Moderate Reference: Indian Express , Insights on India Why the question: …

Explain the application of Kant’s Categorical Imperative to self-development of civil servants.

Topic: Contributions of moral thinkers and philosophers from India and world.. 7. Explain the application of Kant’s Categorical Imperative to self-development of civil servants.  (150 words) Difficulty level: Tough Why the question: The question is part of the static syllabus of General studies paper – 4 and part of ‘Philosophical Mondays’ in Mission-2023 Secure. Directive …

Artificial intelligence (AI) is being increasingly applied to healthcare. It has the potential to transform many aspects of patient care and treatment, as well as administrative processes related to healthcare sector. Analyse.

Topic: Science and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life 6. Artificial intelligence (AI) is being increasingly applied to healthcare. It has the potential to transform many aspects of patient care and treatment, as well as administrative processes related to healthcare sector. Analyse. (250 words) Difficulty level: Easy Reference: Live Mint Why …

How is the Small Satellite Launch Vehicle (SSLV) different from existing rocket fleet of ISRO? Discuss the significance of addition of SSLV to the group of Indian rockets.

Topic: Awareness in the fields of IT, Space, Computers, robotics, Nano-technology, biotechnology and issues relating to intellectual property rights. 5. How is the Small Satellite Launch Vehicle (SSLV) different from existing rocket fleet of ISRO? Discuss the significance of addition of SSLV to the group of Indian rockets.  (250 words) Difficulty level: Moderate Reference: Indian …

What is the ‘One China Policy’? Examine as to how the Taiwan issue exemplifies the volatile cocktail of geopolitical contestations between U.S and China.

Topic: Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests. 4. What is the ‘One China Policy’? Examine as to how the Taiwan issue exemplifies the volatile cocktail of geopolitical contestations between U.S and China. (250 words) Difficulty level: Tough Reference: The Hindu , Indian Express Why the question: The August 3 …

The establishment of Panchayati Raj was to promote democratic decentralization and empower women in administration. However, the practice of Sarpanch Pati negates both. How can this practice be ended?

Topic: issues and challenges pertaining to the federal structure, devolution of powers and finances up to local levels and challenges therein. 3. The establishment of Panchayati Raj was to promote democratic decentralization and empower women in administration. However, the practice of Sarpanch Pati negates both. How can this practice be ended? (250 words) Difficulty level: …

What is a drought? Explain the classification and characteristics of a drought. Why do droughts recur in India?

Topic: Salient features of world’s physical geography. 2. What is a drought? Explain the classification and characteristics of a drought. Why do droughts recur in India? (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 as …

Diversity in climatic conditions has resulted into a marked diversity in natural vegetation. Elaborate upon the major types of vegetation in India and its features.

Topic: Salient features of world’s physical geography. 1. Diversity in climatic conditions has resulted into a marked diversity in natural vegetation. Elaborate upon the major types of vegetation in India and its features. (250 words) Difficulty level: Moderate Reference: Insights on India Why the question: The question is part of the static syllabus of General …

Economic growth cannot be a substitute for jobs and job creation, and increasing growth does not align itself well with declining labour force participation as jobless growth is unsustainable. Critically examine. Reference: Live Mint

  10. Economic growth cannot be a substitute for jobs and job creation, and increasing growth does not align itself well with declining labour force participation as jobless growth is unsustainable. Critically examine. Reference: Live Mint

Apart from being a critical driver of economic growth, foreign direct investment (FDI) is a major source of non-debt financial resource for the economic development of India. Examine its importance to the Indian economy.

    9. Apart from being a critical driver of economic growth, foreign direct investment (FDI) is a major source of non-debt financial resource for the economic development of India. Examine its importance to the Indian economy. Reference: Indian Express

Breaking myths and stereotypes around Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) is crucial to achieve the UN’s Sustainable Development Goal 5 (gender equality) and to accelerate technology-led economic growth and development. Discuss.

  6. Breaking myths and stereotypes around Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) is crucial to achieve the UN’s Sustainable Development Goal 5 (gender equality) and to accelerate technology-led economic growth and development. Discuss. (250 words) Reference: Indian Express Insights on India