Floods are known to cause devastation but they also play a key role in the making of the floodplain ecosystem. Elucidate. Also, explain what adaptation measure would you suggest for building resilience against recurring floods.

Topic: changes in critical geographical features (including water bodies and polar ice caps) and, in flora and fauna and the effects of such changes. 3. Floods are known to cause devastation but they also play a key role in the making of the floodplain ecosystem. Elucidate. Also, explain what adaptation measure would you suggest for …

Discuss the nature of the moderate phase of the Indian National Congress. Do you think their great faith in the British sense of justice and fair play was their major drawback?

2. Discuss the nature of the moderate phase of the Indian National Congress. Do you think their great faith in the British sense of justice and fair play was their major drawback? (250 words) Difficulty Level: Moderate  Reference: A Brief History of Modern India by Spectrum Publishers.  Why the question: The question is part of …

The rise of Indian Nationalism was a reaction against the discriminatory and devious policies and nature of the British rule. Critically Analyze.

Topic:  Modern Indian history from about the middle of the eighteenth century until the present- significant events, personalities, issues; 1. The rise of Indian Nationalism was a reaction against the discriminatory and devious policies and nature of the British rule. Critically Analyze. (250 words) Difficulty Level: Moderate Reference: A Brief History of Modern India by Spectrum …

“Codes of conduct for government employees that primarily consist of restrictions on improper behaviour indicate the ‘low road’ to ethics”. Examine

  7. “Codes of conduct for government employees that primarily consist of restrictions on improper behaviour indicate the ‘low road’ to ethics”. Examine (10M) Difficulty level: Moderate Reference: Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude by Lexicon Publications. Why the question: The question tests the conceptual understanding of an aspirant on an important topic which is part of …

What do you understand by the term ‘Ethical altruism’? Do you believe in the criticism about altruism that it can hinder an individual’s pursuit of self-development, excellence, and creativity? Analyze.

Syllabus: Application of Ethics 6. What do you understand by the term ‘Ethical altruism’? Do you believe in the criticism about altruism that it can hinder an individual’s pursuit of self-development, excellence, and creativity? Analyze. (10M). Difficulty level: Moderate Reference: Ethics, Integrity, and Aptitude by Lexicon Publications. Why the question: There is a growing tendency …

Enumerate the main goals of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). How will it help us to understand the evolution of the universe.

Topic: Awareness in the fields of IT, Space, Computers, robotics, nano-technology, bio-technology and issues relating to intellectual property rights. 5. Enumerate the main goals of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). How will it help us to understand the evolution of the universe. 10M Difficulty level: Moderate Reference: The Indian Express, CERN Why the question: The world’s …

Multi-lateral negotiations will be increasingly difficult in the present chaotic global situation. Do you think India should shift its focus towards ‘multilateralism’, given that ‘Bilateral’, ‘Pluri-laterals’, etc. are gaining more traction in contemporary international relations? Discuss.

Topic:  Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests  4. Multi-lateral negotiations will be increasingly difficult in the present chaotic global situation. Do you think India should shift its focus towards ‘multilateralism’, given that ‘Bilateral’, ‘Pluri-laterals’, etc. are gaining more traction in contemporary international relations? Discuss.  Difficulty level: Difficult Reference: The …

Discuss the pitfalls in ICDS and Poshan Abhiyan interventions as a cause of concern in so far eradicating nutritional deficiency in mother and child in India. What interventions would you suggest to overcome these pitfalls?

Topic: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources. 3. Discuss the pitfalls in ICDS and Poshan Abhiyan interventions as a cause of concern in so far eradicating nutritional deficiency in mother and child in India. What interventions would you suggest to overcome these pitfalls? (15M) Difficulty level: …

Discuss the factors responsible for the growth of communalism and its impact on Indian society.

Topic : Social empowerment, communalism, regionalism & secularism. 2. Discuss the factors responsible for the growth of communalism and its impact on Indian society. (250 words)  Reference: InsightsonIndia  Why the question: The question is based on the theme of communalism and its impact on Indian society. Key Demand of the question: Discuss the concept of communalism, …

Economic Empowerment of women does not necessarily translate into their Social Empowerment in our country, critically examine.

Topic : Role of women and women’s organization, population and associated issues, poverty and developmental issues, urbanization, their problems and their remedies. Social empowerment. 1. Economic Empowerment of women does not necessarily translate into their Social Empowerment in our country, critically examine. (250 Words) Difficulty Level: Moderate Reference: un.org, InsightsonIndia Why the question: The question is premised …

Moral philosophy empowers us through its method and substance to reflect upon and talk about challenging moral issues. Elaborate.

Topic: laws, rules, regulations and conscience as sources of ethical guidance; 7. Moral philosophy empowers us through its method and substance to reflect upon and talk about challenging moral issues. Elaborate. (150 words) Difficulty level: Moderate Reference: Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude by Lexicon Publications. Why the question: The question is part of the static syllabus …

Buddhist ethics is concerned with the principles and practices that help one to act in ways that help rather than harm. Explain.

Topic: Human Values – lessons from the lives and teachings of great leaders, reformers and administrators 6. Buddhist ethics is concerned with the principles and practices that help one to act in ways that help rather than harm. Explain. (150 words) Difficulty level: Moderate Reference: plato.stanford.edu Why the question: The question is part of the …

Landslides are a frequent and recurring phenomenon and most of the risks from landslides are due to inadequate attention paid to the nature of slope and material related aspects. Analyse.

Topic: Disaster and disaster management. 5. Landslides are a frequent and recurring phenomenon and most of the risks from landslides are due to inadequate attention paid to the nature of slope and material related aspects. Analyse. (250 words) Difficulty level: Easy Reference: The Hindu , Insights on India Why the question: The landslide that occurred last …

Examine how a ban on exports impacts the Indian economy in the short and long term, with a special emphasis on the agricultural sector.

Topic: Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization, of resources, growth, development and employment. 4. Examine how a ban on exports impacts the Indian economy in the short and long term, with a special emphasis on the agricultural sector. (250 words) Difficulty level: Moderate Reference: Indian Express Why the question: There are reports suggesting that …

Critically examine the role technology can play in preventing custodial violence and deaths in India. What other measures are needed to put an end to this spate of custodial violence?

Topic: Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability, e-governance applications, models, successes, limitations, and potential; citizens charters, transparency & accountability and institutional and other measures. 3. Critically examine the role technology can play in preventing custodial violence and deaths in India. What other measures are needed to put an end to this spate of custodial …

Examine the reasons as to why tribal revolts and rebellions against the colonial regime failed? Why are these revolts significant and what relevance do they have for the present day?

Topic: Modern Indian history from about the middle of the eighteenth century until the present- significant events, personalities, issues. 2. Examine the reasons as to why tribal revolts and rebellions against the colonial regime failed? Why are these revolts significant and what relevance do they have for the present day? (250 words) Difficulty level: Moderate …

As every coin has two sides, likewise, globalization also has its positive and negative effects. Critically analyse the effects of globalization on Indian society and culture.

Topic: Effects of globalization on Indian society. 1. As every coin has two sides, likewise, globalization also has its positive and negative effects. Critically analyse the effects of globalization on Indian society and culture. (250 words) Difficulty level: Easy Reference: Insights on India Why the question: The question is part of the static syllabus of …

Service sector has undergone a great evolution which in turn has given it the independent status of the productive sector of the country. It can play a vital part in India achieving the goal of five trillion-dollar economy. Discuss.

  9. Service sector has undergone a great evolution which in turn has given it the independent status of the productive sector of the country. It can play a vital part in India achieving the goal of five trillion-dollar economy. Discuss. Reference: Indian Express , Insights on India