Urban areas are increasingly shaping water security as they grapple with the sustainable availability of water and navigate the barriers and options involved in protecting people and ecosystems against water-borne stresses and water-related hazards. Analyse.

  6. Urban areas are increasingly shaping water security as they grapple with the sustainable availability of water and navigate the barriers and options involved in protecting people and ecosystems against water-borne stresses and water-related hazards. Analyse. Reference: Down to Earth , Insights on India

Depleting and decreasing status of water resources may be one of the most critical resource issues of the 21st century. Critically analyse the issues and challenges in interlinking of rivers in India as a measure to overcome water crisis.

  2. Depleting and decreasing status of water resources may be one of the most critical resource issues of the 21st century. Critically analyse the issues and challenges in interlinking of rivers in India as a measure to overcome water crisis. Reference: Down to Earth , Insights on India

An elevated corridor is being constructed to reduce traffic congestion in the capital of a particular state. You have been selected as project manager of this prestigious project on your professional competence and experience. The deadline is to complete the project in the next two years by 30 June 2021, since the project is to be inaugurated by the Chief Minister before the elections are announced in the second week of July 2021. While carrying out the surprise inspection by the inspecting team, a minor crack was noticed in one of the piers of the elevated corridor possibly due to poor material used.

Topic: Case Study 7. An elevated corridor is being constructed to reduce traffic congestion in the capital of a particular state. You have been selected as project manager of this prestigious project on your professional competence and experience. The deadline is to complete the project in the next two years by 30 June 2021, since the …

Do you think that the brand ambassadors of products should be held accountable for misleading advertisements and endorsements? Examine.

Topic: ethical concerns and dilemmas in government and private institutions; laws, rules, regulations and conscience as sources of ethical guidance; accountability and ethical governance; 6. Do you think that the brand ambassadors of products should be held accountable for misleading advertisements and endorsements? Examine. (250 words) Difficulty level: Moderate Reference: The Hindu Why the question: …

Th Electronic waste, or e-waste, is one of the fastest-growing waste streams worldwide. Discuss the measures that are needed for safe disposal of e-wate in the country.

Topic: Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment. 5. Th Electronic waste, or e-waste, is one of the fastest-growing waste streams worldwide. Discuss the measures that are needed for safe disposal of e-wate in the country. (250 words) Difficulty level: Moderate Reference: Down to Earth, Insights on India Why the question: India’s share in global …

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.

Topic: Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization, of resources, growth, development and employment. 4. 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. …

Do you think that the Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime has adversely impacted the centre-state relationship, undermining the principles of cooperative federalism? Critically examine.

Topic: Functions and responsibilities of the Union and the States, issues and challenges pertaining to the federal structure, 3. Do you think that the Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime has adversely impacted the centre-state relationship, undermining the principles of cooperative federalism? Critically examine. (250 words) Difficulty level: Tough Reference: Live Mint ,  The Print …

What are the reasons for high rate of poverty in India? How does it affect India’s developmental ambitions? What measures are needed to completely alleviate poverty in the country?

Topic: poverty and developmental issues 2. What are the reasons for high rate of poverty in India? How does it affect India’s developmental ambitions? What measures are needed to completely alleviate poverty in the country? (250 words) Difficulty level: Easy Reference: Insights on India , Insights on India  Why the question: The question is part of …

In the backdrop of smart cities mission, can it address the contemporary and future needs of India’s urbanization? Critically analyse.

Topic: urbanization, their problems and their remedies. 1. In the backdrop of smart cities mission, can it address the contemporary and future needs of India’s urbanization? Critically analyse. (250 words) Difficulty level: Tough Reference: Insights on India , Insights on India Why the question: The question is part of the static syllabus of General studies paper …

In the era of competition and commercialisation, it is a herculean task to sustain as a leader who stays true to their ethics. Analyse.

Topic: Attitude: content, structure, function; its influence and relation with thought and behaviour; moral and political attitudes; social influence and persuasion 7. In the era of competition and commercialisation, it is a herculean task to sustain as a leader who stays true to their ethics. Analyse. (150 words) Difficulty level: Moderate Reference: Ethics, Integrity and …

According to you, which are the five traits/vices that must not be present in a civil servant as they hamper ones ethical and professional competence. How can one avoid or eliminate them?

Topic: Ethics and Human Interface: Essence, determinants and consequences of Ethics in-human actions; dimensions of ethics; ethics – in private and public relationships. 6. According to you, which are the five traits/vices that must not be present in a civil servant as they hamper ones ethical and professional competence. How can one avoid or eliminate …

What are Payments for Ecosystem Services (PES)? Evaluate the feasibility of PES projects in India for conserving and sustainable use of bio-diversity.

Topic: Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment. 5. What are Payments for Ecosystem Services (PES)? Evaluate the feasibility of PES projects in India for conserving and sustainable use of bio-diversity. (250 words) Difficulty level: Tough Reference: The Hindu Why the question: Incentives for biodiversity protection and sustainable use include biodiversity-relevant taxes, fees, levies, …

Can the complete privatization of state-owned banks be the panacea to all the aliments that affect the public sector banks (PSBs)? Critically analyse.

Topic: Inclusive growth and issues arising from it. 4. Can the complete privatization of state-owned banks be the panacea to all the aliments that affect the public sector banks (PSBs)? Critically analyse. (250 words) Difficulty level: Moderate Reference: Live Mint , Insights on India Why the question: A clamour for complete privatization of state-owned banks seems …

Traditionally dominated by the trade, energy and Diaspora ties, the India-UAE relationship has been growing substantially in the security arena. Analyse.

Topic: Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, Indian diaspora. 3. Traditionally dominated by the trade, energy and Diaspora ties, the India-UAE relationship has been growing substantially in the security arena. Analyse. (250 words) Difficulty level: Tough Reference: Indian Express , Insights on India Why the question: Prime Minister Narendra …