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[MISSION 2023] Insights SECURE : Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 15 March 2023

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General Studies – 1


 

Topic: Post-independence consolidation and reorganization within the country.

1. The Bhopal gas tragedy continues to be a tragic reminder of the need for strong safety regulations and corporate responsibility in order to protect lives and livelihoods while minimising negative impact from industries. Discuss. (250 words)

Difficulty level: Moderate

Reference:  Indian Express ,  Insights on India

Why the question: 

The Supreme Court on March 14 dismissed a curative petition filed by the Centre, seeking additional funds from Union Carbide Corporations’ successor firms for extending higher compensation to victims of the 1984 Bhopal gas tragedy, which led to the deaths of 3,000 people and caused significant environmental damage.

Key Demand of the question:

To write about Bhopal gas tragedy and the steps that are put in place to prevent such incidents from happening again.

Directive word: 

Discuss – This is an all-encompassing directive – you must debate on paper by going through the details of the issues concerned by examining each one of them. You must give reasons for both for and against arguments.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction: 

Begin by writing about the Bhopal Gas tragedy, the deadliest chemical disaster witnessed in India.

Body:

First, write about chemical disasters and impact of such disasters such as loss of lives, property, harm to surrounding environment etc.

Next, mention the steps that are put in place to prevent such disasters – Explosives Act 1884 Petroleum Act 1934, Factories Act 1948, Insecticides Act 1968, Environment Protection Act 1986              Motor Vehicles Act 1988, Public Liability Insurance Act 1991, Disaster Management Act 2005

Next, write about remaining vigilant in order to prevent such disasters from recurring.

Conclusion:

Conclude by writing about a way forward.


General Studies – 2


 

Topic: Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, Indian diaspora.

2. The UN’s High Seas Treaty establishes rules for the conservation and sustainable use of marine biodiversity, as well as the sharing of benefits from the use of these resources. Discuss. How will it impact India? (250 words).

Difficulty level: Tough

Reference: The Hindu ,Insights on India

Why the question:

The international ocean, the last frontier for uncivilised and uncontrolled human behaviour, is on the verge of being tamed. The Biodiversity Beyond National Jurisdiction (BBNJ) treaty, also known as the ‘High Seas Treaty’, has been accepted in principle.

Key Demand of the question:

To write about the UN’s High Seas Treaty and its impact on India.

Directive word: 

Discuss – This is an all-encompassing directive – you must debate on paper by going through the details of the issues concerned by examining each one of them. You must give reasons for both for and against arguments.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction: 

Begin by giving aims and objectives behind the Biodiversity Beyond National Jurisdiction (BBNJ) treaty, also known as the ‘High Seas Treaty’.

Body:

First, write about the major features of the treaty – Environmental impact assessments for activities taken up on high seas, Conservation of marine genetic resources, Capacity building, Technology transfer, Cross-cutting issues such as institutional structure and financial support.

Next, write about the impact on India from the above treaty – potential and limitations.

Conclusion:

Conclude by writing a way forward to overcome the limitations.

 


General Studies – 3


 

Topic: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.

3. Discuss the major features of PM Gati Shakti- National Master Plan for infrastructure development. Examine its potential in creating an integrated, seamless, and efficient logistics and transportation network in country.  (250 words)

Difficulty level: Moderate

Reference: Live Mint ,Insights on India

Why the question: 

A reduction in the cost of logistics will ensure India becomes more competitive internationally. The incumbent government has with foresight concentrated on infrastructure over the last few years, and particularly so in the last two years, with the launch of the PM Gati Shakti initiative.

Key Demand of the question: 

To write about PM Gati Shakti and its potential.

Directive word: 

Examine – When asked to ‘Examine’, we must investigate the topic (content words) in detail, inspect it, investigate it and establish the key facts and issues related to the topic in question. While doing so we should explain why these facts and issues are important and their implications.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction: 

Start by writing about aims and objectives of PM Gati Shakti.

Body:

First, write about the features of the scheme – integrating various modes of transportation, such as road, rail, air, and waterways, to enhance connectivity and promote economic growth. Multi-modal transportation infrastructure development, Technology-led systems and processes, Governance and institutional reforms and Financial models for infrastructure development etc.

Next, write about the potential of the above in reducing transportation costs, improving connectivity, and boosting trade and commerce.

Conclusion:

Conclude by summarising.

 

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

4. Skill India Mission aimed at addressing the skill gap in India and provide adequate training in market-relevant skills for the youth. However, there is a need to address the implementation challenges and focus on emerging skills to make the youth industry-ready and increase their employability. Analyse. (250 words)

Difficulty level: Moderate

Reference: Insights on IndiaInsights on India

Why the question:

The question is part of the static syllabus of General studies paper – 3 and mentioned as part of Mission-2023 Secure timetable.

Key Demand of the question:

To write about successes, limitations and the improvements needed to the skill India mission.

Directive word: 

Analyse – When asked to analyse, you must examine methodically the structure or nature of the topic by separating it into component parts and present them in a summary.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction: 

Start by mentioning the aims and objectives of skill India mission.

Body:

First, write about various improvements seen in the skilling ecosystem and vocational training after the launch of Skill India. Substantiate with statistics.

Next, write about the various bottlenecks in the skill India mission – low employability and employment rates like – Shortage of well-trained and skilled personnel, low Female participation in workforce, Skill Deficit in Rural Areas etc.

Suggest steps as to how to overcome them to make India the skill capital of the world.

Conclusion:

Conclude with a way forward.

 

Topic: Investment models.

5. While PPPs can be an effective way to deliver public infrastructure and services, they require careful consideration of their advantages and limitations, and proper management and oversight to ensure their success. Examine. (250 words)

Difficulty level: Easy

Reference: Insights on IndiaInsights on India

Why the question:

The question is part of the static syllabus of General studies paper – 3 and mentioned as part of Mission-2023 Secure timetable.

Key Demand of the question:

Directive word: 

Examine – When asked to ‘Examine’, we must investigate the topic (content words) in detail, inspect it, investigate it and establish the key facts and issues related to the topic in question. While doing so we should explain why these facts and issues are important and their implications.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction: 

Start by defining PPP model of investment.

Body:

First, explain the various features of the PPP model and its various types. Write about the advantages offered by the PPP model.

Next, write about the various bottlenecks in PPP model – Regulatory hurdles related to Land Acquisition, crony capitalism, wrongful risk allocation, delays and stalled projects and conflicts between the government and the contractor etc.

Suggest steps as to how to overcome them.

Conclusion:

Conclude with a way forward.


General Studies – 4


 

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

6. What does this quote means to you? (150 words)

“If your emotional abilities aren’t in hand, if you don’t have self-awareness, if you are not able to manage your distressing emotions, if you can’t have empathy and have effective relationships, then no matter how smart you are, you are not going to get very far.” – Daniel Goleman

Difficulty level: Moderate

Why the question:

The question is part of the static syllabus of General studies paper – 4 and part of ‘Quotes Wednesdays’ in Mission-2023 Secure.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction: 

Begin by explaining the literal meaning of the quote.

Body:

Write about emotional intelligence and its importance – crucial for building better relationships, improving communication, enhancing decision-making, managing stress, boosting empathy, and fostering effective leadership. Cite examples to substantiate.

Conclusion:

Summarise by highlighting the importance of the quote in the present day.

 

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)

“Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.” – Thomas Jefferson

Difficulty level: Easy

Why the question:

The question is part of the static syllabus of General studies paper – 4 and part of ‘Quotes Wednesdays’ in Mission-2023 Secure.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction: 

Begin by explaining the literal meaning of the quote.

Body:

Write about the importance of honesty – a foundation for wisdom and knowledge. Without honesty, it would be impossible to achieve true wisdom or to build meaningful relationships with others. Cite examples to substantiate.

Conclusion:

Summarise by highlighting the importance of the quote in the present day.


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