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[Insights Secure – 2020] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 12 October 2019

[Insights Secure – 2020] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 12 October 2019

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General Studies – 2

Topic: Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or
affecting India’s interests

1) The impact of turkey trying to redraw the map of Syria will be manifold with a ripple effect across the world. Elucidate.(250 words)



Topic: India and its neighborhood- relations.

2) Experts and analysts agree that it is a good idea to make Informal Summits such as Wuhan as a regular feature of diplomatic exchanges between India and other countries. Discuss the impact of such meets highlighting importance.(250 words)



General Studies – 3

Topic:  Awareness in the fields of IT, Space, Computers, robotics, nano-technology, bio-
technology and issues relating to intellectual property rights.

3) Artificial Intelligence, is it an end to human miseries or an end to humanity itself? Critically analyse.(250 words)

The hindubuisnessline


TOPIC: Infrastructure: Energy, Ports, Roads, Airports, Railways etc.

4) “Prevention is better than cure”. Appreciate the statement in the context of fighting disasters. Also, discuss the role that the Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure can play in addressing this aspect.(250 words)


TOPIC: Linkages between development and spread of extremism.

5) Discuss the significance of community-based natural resource management. Also, analyse to what extent it can aid in better provisioning of ecological services of a region.( 250 words)


General Studies – 4

Topic: Human Values – lessons from the lives and teachings of great leaders, reformers
and administrators;

6) Whether a man accumulates material or moral wealth, he does so only through the help or cooperation of other members of society. Has he then the moral right to use any of it mainly for personal advantage? Discuss in the light of idea of Trusteeship propounded by Mahatma Gandhi.(250 words)

Ethics by Lexicon Publications

TOPIC: Emotional intelligence-concepts, and their utilities and application in administration
and governance.

7) In the context of Emotional Intelligence, discuss the relevance of “Emotional well -being”, how can one bring about psychological well-being in life? Illustrate with suitable examples.(250 words)



We are giving hints for each question. Please use your creativity and originality to come up with answers that are unique to you. But do so without deviating from core demand of each question. Ultimately you should use your reason and judgement to write your own answer. 

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