Bring out the key highlights of the draft National logistic policy, analyse the benefits and challenges involved in implementing the same.

Topic:  Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. Food Processing and Related Industries in India- Scope’ and Significance, Location, Upstream and Downstream Requirements, Supply Chain Management. 2. Bring out the key highlights of the draft National logistic policy, analyse the benefits and challenges involved …

Highlight the challenges associated with Demographic Dividend in India. Discuss the steps taken by the government of India to enhance the capacity of the population and make it more productive.

Topic:  population and associated issues, poverty and developmental issues, urbanization, their problems and their remedies. 1.Highlight the challenges associated with Demographic Dividend in India. Discuss the steps taken by the government of India to enhance the capacity of the population and make it more productive.  (250 words) Reference: Business Today Why this question: The question …

World Wetlands Day 2019

Topics covered: Conservation related issues. World Wetlands Day 2019 What to study? For Prelims and Mains: Significance of the day, wetlands conservation related issues.  Context: World Wetlands Day is celebrated on February 2 each year to mark the Day the Convention on Wetlands was adopted in the Iranian City of Ramsar in 1971. India is a …

Green India Mission

Topics Covered: Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment. Green India Mission What to study? For Prelims: GIM- Key features, NAPCC. For Mains: Performance analysis of GIM, challenges and concerns highlighted, need for reforms. Context: A sum of Rs 343.08 crore has been released under the Green India Mission (GIM) for undertaking afforestation activities …

Quantum computing gets funds

Topics Covered: Awareness in the fields of IT, Space, Computers, robotics, nano-technology, bio-technology and issues relating to intellectual property rights. Quantum computing gets funds What to study? For Prelims and mains: What is it? Significance. Context: Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman’s Union Budget for 2020-21, presented on February 1, 2020, proposed Rs 8,000 crore over five …

Commonwealth

Topics Covered: Important International institutions, agencies and fora, their structure, mandate. Commonwealth What to study? For Prelims: About commonwealth. For Mains: Relevance of Commonwealth today and the need for reorganization. Context: The Maldives re-joined the Commonwealth, more than three years after the Indian Ocean island nation quit amid mounting criticism of its human rights. In …

Finance Commission of India

Topics Covered:  Appointment to various Constitutional posts, powers, functions and responsibilities of various Constitutional Bodies. Finance Commission of India What to study? For Prelims and Mains: About FC- roles, objectives, functions, criteria used and need for reforms. Context: The report of the Fifteenth Finance Commission, along with an Action Taken Report, has been tabled in …

Bodo Language

Bodo Language What to study? For Prelims: Bodo Language and it’s scripts. For Mains: Significance, need for protection. Context: Bodo language is one of the key thrust areas in the Bodo Accord which was signed recently. Bodo language- Key facts: Estimated to have 1.5 million speakers (Census 2011), Bodo is listed in the Eighth Schedule …

Compare and contrast Distributive and social justice. Do you think Distributive justice can prove to be a better philosophy to bring social justice? Give your opinion with suitable examples.

Topic:  Public/Civil service values and Ethics in Public administration: Status and problems; ethical concerns and dilemmas in government and private institutions; laws, rules, regulations and conscience as sources of ethical guidance; accountability and ethical governance; strengthening of ethical and moral values in governance; ethical issues in international relations and funding; corporate governance. 7. Compare and …

The recent budget proposals with respect to the power and the renewable energy sector will not only help fulfill India’s obligations towards global climate action but will also serve as an impetus to the economy. Elucidate.

Topic:  Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment. 6. The recent budget proposals with respect to the power and the renewable energy sector will not only help fulfill India’s obligations towards global climate action but will also serve as an impetus to the economy. Elucidate. (250 words) Reference: …

Examine the role of cybersecurity in securing digital India.

Topic:  Challenges to internal security through communication networks, role of media and social networking sites in internal security challenges, basics of cyber security; money-laundering and its prevention. 5. Examine the role of cybersecurity in securing digital India. (250 words) Reference: Analytics Training   Why this question: The question is direct and aims to examine the aspects …

Discuss in detail the components of Cyber Security. Explain various mechanisms available at the international level to handle it.

Topic:  Challenges to internal security through communication networks, role of media and social networking sites in internal security challenges, basics of cyber security; money-laundering and its prevention. 4. Discuss in detail the components of Cyber Security. Explain various mechanisms available at the international level to handle it.(250 words) Reference:  DSCI Why this question: The question …

Discuss the key features of National Mission on Quantum Technologies & Applications (NM-QTA).

Topic:  Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. 3. Discuss the key features of National Mission on Quantum Technologies & Applications (NM-QTA).  (250 words) Reference: News On AIR Why this question: The government in its budget 2020 has announced a National Mission on Quantum …

Will Trump’s peace plan help resolve Israel-Palestine crisis? Discuss the possibilities and suggest way forward.

Topic:  Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, Indian diaspora. 2. Will Trump’s peace plan help resolve Israel-Palestine crisis? Discuss the possibilities and suggest way forward.(250 words) Reference: The Hindu Why this question: The West Asia peace plan has been unveiled recently by U.S. President Donald Trump. Thus the …

India has witnessed a rapid degradation of its wetlands in recent times, Discuss the causes and explain in what way they will lead to water, food and climate insecurity in the country? Suggest solutions to address the issue.

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. Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment. 1. India has witnessed a rapid degradation of its wetlands in recent times, Discuss the causes and explain in what …

What is Anticipatory bail?

Topics Covered: Challenges to internal security through communication networks, role of media and social networking sites in internal security challenges, basics of cyber security; money-laundering and its prevention. What is Anticipatory bail? What to study? For Prelims and Mains: Meaning, features, significance and issues involved. Context: A constitution bench of the Supreme Court has ruled …

Yellow Rust

Topics Covered: Major crops cropping patterns in various parts of the country. Yellow Rust What to study? For Prelims and Mains: What is Yellow Rust, how it occurs, spread, impact and prevention? Context: Yellow Rust was recently detected in wheat crops in parts of Punjab and Haryana. What is Yellow Rust? It is a disease …

Brexit Deal 

Topics Covered: Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, Indian diaspora. Brexit Deal  What to study? For Prelims and mains: What is Brexit? Why does Uk wants it? Implications and challenges ahead, overview of the deal. Context: Britain has officially left the European Union (EU) and has become the first country …

Insurance cover on bank FDs, deposits increased to ₹5 lakh

Topics Covered: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. Insurance cover on bank FDs, deposits increased to ₹5 lakh What to study? For Prelims: What is Deposit Insurance? How is it regulated? For Mains: Reforms needed. Context: In Budget 2020, finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman has proposed …

What is Dividend Distribution Tax?

Topics Covered: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. What is Dividend Distribution Tax? What to study? For Prelims and Mains: Meaning, significance, features and need. Context: Dividend Distribution Tax shifted to individuals instead of companies, says FM. What is it? It is a tax …