Green Revolution was hugely successful in terms of improving agricultural productivity but its broader impact at social and environmental was limited. Elaborate.

Topic: Post-independence consolidation and reorganization within the country. 1. Green Revolution was hugely successful in terms of improving agricultural productivity but its broader impact at social and environmental was limited. Elaborate.  (250 words) Difficulty level: Easy Reference: Chapter – 33 – India Since Independence by Bipan Chandra Why the question: Why the question: The question …

Core values guide the judgement of public servants on how to perform their tasks in daily operations effectively and empathetically. Discuss.

Topic: Aptitude and foundational values for Civil Service, integrity, impartiality and nonpartisanship, objectivity, dedication to public service, empathy, tolerance and compassion towards the weaker-sections. 7. Core values guide the judgement of public servants on how to perform their tasks in daily operations effectively and empathetically. Discuss. (150 words) Difficulty level: Moderate Why the question: The …

Integrating ethical decision making into all levels of management of the organization is a way to ensure an ethical work culture. Elaborate.

Topic: Codes of Ethics, Codes of Conduct, Citizen’s Charters, Work culture, Quality of service delivery. 6. Integrating ethical decision making into all levels of management of the organization is a way to ensure an ethical work culture. Elaborate. (150 words) Difficulty level: Moderate Why the question: The question is part of the static syllabus of …

Examine the various obstacles to an energy secure India. How can the government ensure energy security while honouring its net zero commitments?

Topic: Infrastructure: Energy, Ports, Roads, Airports, Railways etc. 5. Examine the various obstacles to an energy secure India. How can the government ensure energy security while honouring its net zero commitments? (250 words) Difficulty level: Moderate Reference: Live Mint Why the question:  The Centre’s drive to plug power shortages must proceed with care. Relaxing bad …

Hunger and malnutrition have a negative and a disproportionate impact on various socio-economic indicators. Examine the causes and suggest long term solutions to address this issue.

Topic: Issues relating to poverty and hunger. 4. Hunger and malnutrition have a negative and a disproportionate impact on various socio-economic indicators. Examine the causes and suggest long term solutions to address this issue. (250 words) Difficulty level: Moderate Reference: Down to Earth Why the question: India has 5,772,472 children below five years affected by …

Lok Adalats were established to make justice accessible and affordable to all. Analyse the performance of Lok Adalats in achieving their stated objectives.

Topic: Statutory, regulatory and various quasi-judicial bodies. 3. Lok Adalats were established to make justice accessible and affordable to all. Analyse the performance of Lok Adalats in achieving their stated objectives. (250 words) Difficulty level: Tough Reference: New Indian Express Why the question: The Supreme Court Wednesday said the award of a Lok Adalat cannot …

What are the causes of inequality in the Indian society?  Enumerate various steps that are needed ensure an equitable society.

Topic:  Salient features of Indian Society, Diversity of India. 2. What are the causes of inequality in the Indian society?  Enumerate various steps that are needed ensure an equitable society. (250 words) Difficulty level: Moderate Reference: Live Mint Why the question: The Oxfam report shows that the bottom 50% of the Indian population’s income has …

The open yet restricted rivalry that developed after World War II between the United States and the Soviet Union and their respective allies, was waged on political, economic, and propaganda fronts and had only limited recourse to weapons. Analyse.

Topic: History of the world will include events from 18th century such as industrial revolution, world wars, redrawal of national boundaries, colonization, decolonization, political philosophies like communism, capitalism, socialism etc.— their forms and effect on the society. 1. The open yet restricted rivalry that developed after World War II between the United States and the …

“Be content with what you have, rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you.” ― Lao Tzu

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) “Be content with what you have, rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you.” ― Lao Tzu Difficulty level: …

The health impacts of pollution remain enormous, and low- and middle-income countries bear most of the brunt of this burden. Discuss.

Topic: Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment. 6. The health impacts of pollution remain enormous, and low- and middle-income countries bear most of the brunt of this burden. Discuss. (250 words) Difficulty level: Moderate Reference: The Hindu Why the question: Pollution caused nearly nine million deaths in 2019, or about one in six …

Dams, and riverine barriers at large, lead to the loss of habitat for species belonging to riverine ecosystems and severely impact the routes of migratory fish. Critically analyse.

Topic: Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment. 5. Dams, and riverine barriers at large, lead to the loss of habitat for species belonging to riverine ecosystems and severely impact the routes of migratory fish. Critically analyse. (250 words) Difficulty level: Moderate Reference: The Hindu Why the question: At least 239 barriers – a …

The institution of the Lokpal is yet to play any significant role in tackling corruption in the country.  Examine.

Topic: Appointment to various Constitutional posts, powers, functions and responsibilities of various Constitutional Bodies. 4. The institution of the Lokpal is yet to play any significant role in tackling corruption in the country.  Examine. (250 words) Difficulty level: Moderate Reference: Insights on India Why the question: The question is part of the static syllabus of …

Explain the phenomenon of deglobalisation that is being witnesses across the world. What are the causes for it? Are there any positives for the Indian society in deglobalisation?

Topic: Effects of globalization on Indian society. 3. Explain the phenomenon of deglobalisation that is being witnesses across the world. What are the causes for it? Are there any positives for the Indian society in deglobalisation? (250 words) Difficulty level: Moderate Reference: The Hindu Why the question: The phenomenon of “deglobalisation” has its regional implications …

Museums play a crucial role in preserving our culture and heritage, have the power to create unity on both a social and political level, but also on a local one. Elaborate.

Topic: Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times. 2. Museums play a crucial role in preserving our culture and heritage, have the power to create unity on both a social and political level, but also on a local one. Elaborate.  (250 words) Difficulty level: …

Our planet earth is surrounded by a gaseous layer called Atmosphere which is divided into various other layers having its own specific traits and functions. Elaborate.

Topic: Salient features of world’s physical geography. 1. Our planet earth is surrounded by a gaseous layer called Atmosphere which is divided into various other layers having its own specific traits and functions. Elaborate. (250 words). Difficulty level: Easy Reference: Insights on India Why the question: The question is part of the static syllabus of …

Corruption erodes trust, weakens democracy, hampers economic development and further exacerbates inequality, poverty, social division and the environmental crisis. Analyse.

Topic: Probity in Governance: Concept of public service; Philosophical basis of governance and probity; 7. Corruption erodes trust, weakens democracy, hampers economic development and further exacerbates inequality, poverty, social division and the environmental crisis. Analyse. (150 words) Difficulty level: Easy Why the question: The question is part of the static syllabus of General studies paper …

Evaluate the various measures initiated towards tiger conservation and protection in India which has resulted in steady increase in population of tigers. What are the key learnings from these measures towards conservation efforts of other species?

Topic: Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment. 6. Evaluate the various measures initiated towards tiger conservation and protection in India which has resulted in steady increase in population of tigers. What are the key learnings from these measures towards conservation efforts of other species? (250 words) Difficulty level: Tough Reference: Down to Earth …

Niche banking will lead to Indian financial sector getting some niche and specialised players of global and Indian origin and create a focus on specific areas, which will help industries as well as the banking sector become more competitive and innovative. Elaborate.

Topic: Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization, of resources, growth, development and employment. 5. Niche banking will lead to Indian financial sector getting some niche and specialised players of global and Indian origin and create a focus on specific areas, which will help industries as well as the banking sector become more competitive …

Critically analyse India’s efforts towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030. What course corrections are required to meet the targets?

Topic: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. 4. Critically analyse India’s efforts towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030. What course corrections are required to meet the targets? (250 words) Difficulty level: Tough Reference: The Hindu Why the question: NITI Aayog’s …

Analyse the role of public health engineering in ensuring clean water and sanitation as well as addressing the growing demands for water consumption and preservation in India.

Topic: urbanization, their problems and their remedies. 3. Analyse the role of public health engineering in ensuring clean water and sanitation as well as addressing the growing demands for water consumption and preservation in India. (250 words) Difficulty level: Moderate Reference: The Hindu Why the question: As we confront public health challenges emerging out of …