What is the importance of studying pre-history? What information do we have on the cultural aspects of stone age in India?

Topic: Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times. 1. What is the importance of studying pre-history? What information do we have on the cultural aspects of stone age in India? (250 words) Difficulty level: Easy Reference: Insights on India Why the question: The question …

What are the ways to deal with cognitive dissonance?

Topic: Attitude: content, structure, function; its influence and relation with thought and behaviour; moral and political attitudes; 7. What are the ways to deal with cognitive dissonance? (150 Words) Difficulty Level: Moderate Why the question: The question is part of the static syllabus of General studies paper – 4 and part of ‘Conceptual Tuesdays’ in …

What are the various measures taken by government to fight drug menace in the country? How can the country’s fight against illicit drugs be made more effective?

Topic: Security challenges and their management in border areas – linkages of organized crime with terrorism. 6. What are the various measures taken by government to fight drug menace in the country? How can the country’s fight against illicit drugs be made more effective? (250 words) Difficulty level: Moderate. Reference: Indian Express Why the question: …

What is crypto lending? How does crypto lending further complicate the crypto currency paradigm? Discuss the measures that are needed to overcome the complications.

Topic: Science and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life. 5. What is crypto lending? How does crypto lending further complicate the crypto currency paradigm? Discuss the measures that are needed to overcome the complications. (250 words) Difficulty level: Easy Reference: Indian Express Why the question: Crypto lending is essentially banking – …

Evaluate the performance of Member of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme (MPLADS). The issue underutilisation and misutilisation of MPLADS funds poses some serious question to the viability of the scheme in the future. Analyse.

Topic: Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States and the performance of these schemes; mechanisms, laws, institutions and Bodies constituted for the protection and betterment of these vulnerable sections. 4. Evaluate the performance of Member of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme (MPLADS). The issue underutilisation and misutilisation of MPLADS …

Tensions over centralisation in certain spheres of governance has adversely affected centre-state relations in the recent past. Do you agree the view that there has been a rise of unitary tendencies? Critically analyse.

Topic: issues and challenges pertaining to the federal structure 3. Tensions over centralisation in certain spheres of governance has adversely affected centre-state relations in the recent past. Do you agree the view that there has been a rise of unitary tendencies? Critically analyse. (250 words) Difficulty level: Tough Reference: Insights on India Why the question: …

Explain in detail various landforms of glaciation and their significance. Analyse the threats posed by black carbon to glaciers?

Topic: Salient features of world’s physical geography. 2. Explain in detail various landforms of glaciation and their significance. Analyse the threats posed by black carbon to glaciers? (250 words) Difficulty level: Easy Reference: Insights on India Why the question: Why the question:  The question is part of the static syllabus of General studies paper – …

What is your understanding of India’s civilisational heritage? How can it play a part in uniting Indians and giving a sense of fraternity to all citizens?

Topic: Social empowerment, communalism, regionalism & secularism. 1. What is your understanding of India’s civilisational heritage? How can it play a part in uniting Indians and giving a sense of fraternity to all citizens? (250 words) Difficulty level: Tough Reference: The Hindu Why the question: India’s civilisational heritage must be treated as a matter of …

What is moral absolutism? Explain with examples.

Topic: Contributions of moral thinkers and philosophers from India and the world to the concepts of morality; 7. What is moral absolutism? Explain with examples. (250 words) Difficulty level: Moderate Why the question: The question is part of the static syllabus of General studies paper – 4 and part of ‘Philosophical Mondays’ in Mission-2022 Secure. …

Analyse the implications of high rates of unemployment on the Economy. Suggest measures to create long-term and sustainable employment amidst global volatility.

Topic: Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization, of resources, growth, development and employment. 6. Analyse the implications of high rates of unemployment on the Economy. Suggest measures to create long-term and sustainable employment amidst global volatility.  (250 words) Difficulty level: Tough Reference:  Economic Times Why the question:  Former Reserve Bank of India Governor …

Do you agree with the view that the President of India is just a titular head? Critically comment.

Topic: Structure, organization and functioning of the Executive and the Judiciary—Ministries and Departments of the Government; pressure groups and formal/informal associations and their role in the Polity. 5. Do you agree with the view that the President of India is just a titular head? Critically comment. (250 words) Difficulty level: Moderate Reference: Indian Express ,Insights …

The Indian constitution tries to accommodate diversity in India through asymmetrical federal provisions of power sharing between states. Discuss.

Topic: Functions and responsibilities of the Union and the States, issues and challenges pertaining to the federal structure, devolution of powers and finances up to local levels and challenges therein. 4. The Indian constitution tries to accommodate diversity in India through asymmetrical federal provisions of power sharing between states. Discuss. (250 words) Difficulty level: Moderate …

What are the factors behind the continuance of child labour in India? Can universal social protection help end the menace of child labour? Examine.

Topic: population and associated issues, poverty and developmental issues, urbanization, their problems and their remedies. 3. What are the factors behind the continuance of child labour in India? Can universal social protection help end the menace of child labour? Examine. (250 words) Difficulty level: Moderate Reference: Money Control Why the question: World Day Against Child …

The simmering discontent of the tribal people broke out into popular uprisings in different parts of India at different points of time due to the shared experience of colonial oppression. Elaborate.

Topic: Modern Indian history from about the middle of the eighteenth century until the present- significant events, personalities, issues. 2. The simmering discontent of the tribal people broke out into popular uprisings in different parts of India at different points of time due to the shared experience of colonial oppression. Elaborate. (250 words) Difficulty level: …

Throw light on the administration of the Maratha’s under Shivaji with a special emphasis on his agricultural policy. What lessons can the present-day policy makers learn from it?

Topic: Modern Indian history from about the middle of the eighteenth century until the present- significant events, personalities, issues. 1. Throw light on the administration of the Maratha’s under Shivaji with a special emphasis on his agricultural policy. What lessons can the present-day policy makers learn from it?  (250 words) Difficulty level: Tough Reference: firstpost.com …

Insights IAS Agriculture Optional Year-Long Mains (YLM) Test Series 2023

  CLICK HERE TO SUBSCRIBE   Fee: 14000/- incl .GST Early Bird Offer: 10% discount till 19th June 2022 CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE TIMETABLE    In the current trend of UPSC optional is playing a major role in being in the selection list and missing marginally. Agriculture optional has been a good scoring optional. …

The formation of the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework for Prosperity (IPEF) holds good potential for India with respect to economic growth and integration but India must be careful of the pitfalls it may pose in the future. Analyse.

  8. The formation of the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework for Prosperity (IPEF) holds good potential for India with respect to economic growth and integration but India must be careful of the pitfalls it may pose in the future. Analyse. (250 words) Reference: The Hindu

For India to transform into a deeply participatory democracy, India needs a strong Pre-Legislative Consultative Policy which strengthens the legitimacy and credibility of the legislative action and facilitates accountability. Examine.

  7. For India to transform into a deeply participatory democracy, India needs a strong Pre-Legislative Consultative Policy which strengthens the legitimacy and credibility of the legislative action and facilitates accountability. Examine. (250 words) Reference: Live Mint