7) The concept of Citizens’ Charter enshrines the trust between the service provider and its users. What aspects should be covered by an ideal Citizen’s Charter? Do you think Citizen’s Charter should also be made compulsory for government organizations?  (250 words)

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6) What is Blue Water Force? Discuss the significance for India as she aspires to be a net security provider in the Indian Ocean region.

Topic:  Various Security Forces, Agencies & Their Mandates. 6) What is Blue Water Force? Discuss the significance for India as she aspires to be a net security provider in the Indian Ocean region. The Indian Express   Why this question: Mankind’s progress has had unintended consequences on the environment. These include climate change, extreme weather …

5) Indian and Palestine relations are old and time tested. India’s development assistance for Palestine has been consistent and has grown over the years. Discuss. What are the irritants in the relations? What are the measures needed to strengthen ties?

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4) Women SHGs have emerged as vibrant community institutions of the poor. Examine.

Topic: Development processes and the development industry —the role of NGOs, SHGs, various groups and associations, donors, charities, institutional and other stakeholders. 4) Women SHGs have emerged as vibrant community institutions of the poor. Examine. Hindustan Times Why this question: The question is based on the Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana-National Rural Livelihood Mission (DAY-NRLM), which is …

3) Despite its transformative potential, the mid-day meal scheme is perceived as charity, not a civic responsibility. Discuss.

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. 3) Despite its transformative potential, the mid-day meal scheme is perceived as charity, not a civic responsibility. Discuss. The Hindu PRS …

2) Punishments must reinforce people’s faith in the rule of law, not undermine it. 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. 2) Punishments must reinforce people’s faith in the rule of law, not undermine it. Comment. The Hindu The Indian Express The Indian Express Why this question: The killing …

1) Internet has emerged as a potent tool that can lead to socio- economic empowerment. In the light of this, is right to internet a good idea? Critically comment. (250 words)

Topic: Indian Constitution – features, amendments, significant provisions and basic structure; basics of cyber security 1) Internet has emerged as a potent tool that can lead to socio- economic empowerment. In the light of this, is right to internet a good idea? Critically comment. (250 words) The Hindu Livemint   Why this question: With the …

[Insights into Editorial] National shame: On gender sensitisation

Insights into Editorial: National shame: On gender sensitisation   Recent Issue: The outrage expressed in Parliament over the Hyderabad gangrape-murder of a veterinary doctor must translate into actions that make a tangible difference to women’s safety. Some MPs like Jaya Bachchan overshot their ambit by prescribing patently illegal punishments like lynching and burning rapists alive. …

QUIZ – 2019: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 06 December 2019

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[Insights into Editorial] – Taking stock of the anti-AIDS fight

Insights into Editorial: Taking stock of the anti-AIDS fight   Context: The Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), adopted by member countries of the United Nations in 2015, set a target of ending the epidemics of AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria by 2030 (SDG 3.3). The key indicator chosen to track progress in achieving the target for HIV-AIDS …

[Insights Secure – 2020] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 06 December 2019

[Insights Secure – 2020] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 06 December 2019 Click on EACH question to post/upload you answers. How to Follow Secure Initiative? How to Self-evaluate your answer?  INSIGHTS NEW SECURE – 2020: YEARLONG TIMETABLE     General Studies – 2 Topic: Parliament and State Legislatures – structure, functioning, conduct of business, powers …

7) Equality is the essence of an ethical society. Discuss Dr. Ambedkar’s contributions of moral philosophy stating your view.

Topic: Contributions of moral thinkers and philosophers from India and world 7) Equality is the essence of an ethical society. Discuss Dr. Ambedkar’s contributions of moral philosophy stating your view. The Hindu Why this question: Despite 72 years of independence, the conditions of Dalits still remain deplorable. There is an urgent need to address the …

6) “Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference”. Examine with respect to successful implementation of Government schemes.

Topic:Attitude: content, structure, function; its influence and relation with thought and behavior; moral and political attitudes; social influence and persuasion. 6) “Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference”. Examine with respect to successful implementation of Government schemes. Why this question: The question is based on the theme of attitude and its importance …

5) It is evident that our challenges related to the environment are interwoven with challenges from societal, technological and philosophical perspectives. Analyse.

Topic: Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment. 5) It is evident that our challenges related to the environment are interwoven with challenges from societal, technological and philosophical perspectives. Analyse. Livemint Why this question: Mankind’s progress has had unintended consequences on the environment. These include climate change, extreme weather events and the reduced availability …