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Zero Hour discussions often encompass a wide range of topics, including social, economic, and political issues. Explain in detail the importance of Zero Hour.

Topic: Parliament and State legislatures—structure, functioning, conduct of business, powers & privileges and issues arising out of these.

1. Zero Hour discussions often encompass a wide range of topics, including social, economic, and political issues. Explain in detail the importance of Zero Hour. (250 words)

Difficulty level: Easy

Reference: Live Mint

Why the question:

The question is part of the static syllabus of General studies paper – 3 and mentioned as part of Mission-2024 Secure timetable (revision).

Key Demand of the question:

To write about the importance of Zero Hour.

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: 

Begin by defining Zero Hour.

Body:

First, write about the importance of Zero Hour – Vital mechanism for democratic representation, addressing urgent issues, ensuring accountability, fostering policy debate, and upholding parliamentary tradition.

Conclusion:

Conclude by summarising.