Role of Punjab and Haryana in de-risking the Indian Economy

GS Paper 3  Syllabus: Agriculture and related issues   Source: IE  Context: Assured irrigation access has made the two states (Punjab and Haryana) the most reliable producers of rice and wheat, which will matter in a bad monsoon year.   Importance of Punjab and Haryana: Both have been India’s breadbasket and lynchpins of its food …

Why India is watching the El Niño forecast with bated breath

GS Paper 1 Syllabus: Important Geophysical phenomena such as earthquakes, tsunamis, Volcanic activity, cyclones, etc.   Source: The Hindu  Context: The La Niña itself is going on for a record-breaking third consecutive year; forecasts for 2023 are predicting that El Niño– will occur with more than a 50% probability.    About El Niño and La …

Throw light on the importance of monsoon for India and account for variations in Indian monsoon year after year.

Topic: Salient features of world’s physical geography. 2. Throw light on the importance of monsoon for India and account for variations in Indian monsoon year after year. (250 words) Difficulty level: Moderate Reference:  Insights on India Why the question: The question is part of the static syllabus of General studies paper – 1 and mentioned …

How does El-Nino impact affect the Indian Monsoon? Analyse the impact of the early arrival of Indian monsoon.

Topic: Important Geophysical phenomena such as earthquakes, Tsunami, Volcanic activity, cyclone etc., geographical features and their location-changes in critical geographical features (including water-bodies and ice-caps) and in flora and fauna and the effects of such changes. 2. How does El-Nino impact affect the Indian Monsoon? Analyse the impact of the early arrival of Indian monsoon. …

Dalit women leaders and their struggle against caste and gender barriers are a source of inspiration for modern day feminist movement. Discuss.

Topic: Role of women and women’s organization 2.  Dalit women leaders and their struggle against caste and gender barriers are a source of inspiration for modern day feminist movement. Discuss. (250 words) Difficulty level: Moderate Reference: Indian Express Why the question: The historical and cultural narratives of India have failed to acknowledge the contributions of …

Examine the various factors affecting the Indian monsoons. How climate change is changing the Indian monsoon?

Topic: geographical features and their location-changes in critical geographical features (including water-bodies and ice-caps) and in flora and fauna and the effects of such changes. 1. Examine the various factors affecting the Indian monsoons. How climate change is changing the Indian monsoon? (250 words) Difficulty level: Moderate Reference: Economic Times Why the question: India is …

Accounting for seasonal variations in the Indian monsoons, examine how climate change is impacting the monsoon patterns across the subcontinent. What steps are needed to mitigate such impact?

Topic: geographical features and their location-changes in critical geographical features (including water-bodies and ice-caps) and in flora and fauna and the effects of such changes. 2. Accounting for seasonal variations in the Indian monsoons, examine how climate change is impacting the monsoon patterns across the subcontinent. What steps are needed to mitigate such impact? (250 …

Why there are seasonal variations in the Indian monsoons? Strong monsoon may not always be a welcome news for farmers. Critically Analyse.

Topic: geographical features and their location-changes in critical geographical features (including water-bodies and ice-caps) and in flora and fauna and the effects of such changes. 2. Why there are seasonal variations in the Indian monsoons? Strong monsoon may not always be a welcome news for farmers. Critically Analyse. (250 words) Difficulty level: Moderate Reference: Insights …

Drought, Monsoon, and El Nino – Their Mutual Relationship In The Indian Context

Monsoon brings showers and cheers to India. If it fails, it is a disaster both for people and economy. This year all forecasts of good monsoon have been belied and government is preparing to combat drought. Thankfully we have enough food reserves to meet emergency requirements. Last year India produced record 252 million tonnes of …