Iran celebrates 1979 Islamic Revolution

Topics Covered: World History. Iran celebrates 1979 Islamic Revolution What to study? For Prelims and Mains: Causes, effects and outcomes of the revolution. Context: Iran celebrates 1979 Islamic Revolution. About Islamic Revolution: Also called Islamic Revolution, it was a popular uprising in Iran in 1978–79 that resulted in the toppling of the monarchy on February 11, 1979, and led to the …

Hampi

Topics Covered: Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, Literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times. Hampi What to study? For Prelims: Overview, rule of Hampi and various associated dynasties. For Mains: Challenges to it’s protection, concerns and ways to address them. Context: SC backs move of Karnataka government to demolish …

The success of persuasion depends on three factors: source, message and target. Comment.

Topic:  Attitude: content, structure, function; its influence and relation with thought and behavior; moral and political attitudes; social influence and persuasion. 7. The success of persuasion depends on three factors: source, message and target. Comment. (250 words) Reference: Ethics by Lexicon Publications Why this question: The question based on the concept of Persuasion and the …

Compare and contrast moral attitudes with political attitudes.

Topic:  Attitude: content, structure, function; its influence and relation with thought and behavior; moral and political attitudes; social influence and persuasion. 6. Compare and contrast moral attitudes with political attitudes. (250 words) Reference: Ethics by Lexicon Publications Why this question: The question is from the static portions of GS paper IV and is based on …

The world’s rivers are under unprecedented pressure from contamination, damming, and diversion, in such a situation International cooperation is the only way forward to saving of these rivers. Comment.

Topic:  Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment 5. The world’s rivers are under unprecedented pressure from contamination, damming, and diversion, in such a situation International cooperation is the only way forward to saving of these rivers. Comment. (250 words) Reference: Live Mint Why this question: The article explains that It will take global …

Do you consider that the Medical Termination of Pregnancy Bill doesn’t do enough to safeguard women’s choices and interests in the country? Critically analyse.

Topic:  Social empowerment. Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources. 4.Do you consider that the Medical Termination of Pregnancy Bill doesn’t do enough to safeguard women’s choices and interests in the country? Critically analyse. (250 words) Reference: The Hindu Why this question: The article discusses in detail …

Discuss the Key components of the Delhi model of education. Explain how it has successfully tried to bridge the gaps between the education for masses and that for the classes.

Topic:  Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources. 3.Discuss the Key components of the Delhi model of education. Explain how it has successfully tried to bridge the gaps between the education for masses and that for the classes. (250 words) Reference: The Hindu Why this question: The …

“Indian national Congress was just an outcome of the political developments of second half of 19th century.” Do you agree to the statement? Examine.

Topic:  The Freedom Struggle – its various stages and important contributors /contributions from different parts of the country. 2. “Indian national Congress was just an outcome of the political developments of second half of 19th century.” Do you agree to the statement? Examine. (250 words) Reference: Indian freedom struggle by Bipin Chandra Why this question: …

To what extent you believe that Indigo rebellion in Bengal carried both old and new characteristics of peasant movements?

Topic:  Modern Indian history from about the middle of the eighteenth century until the present 1. To what extent you believe that Indigo rebellion in Bengal carried both old and new characteristics of peasant movements? (250 words) Reference: Indian freedom struggle by Bipin Chandra Why this question: The question is from the static portions of …

Global conservation list

Topics Covered: Conservation related issues. Global conservation list What to study? For Prelims and Mains: Implications and significance of the move, about CMS. Context: India will be moving to include the Asian Elephant and the Great Indian Bustard in global conservation list- the list of species that merit heightened conservation measures. The list will be …

Solar Orbiter Mission

Topics Covered: Awareness in space. Solar Orbiter Mission What to study? For Prelims and Mains: Objectives, features and significance of the mission. Context: Solar Orbiter mission was launched recently. The mission is a collaboration between ESA (the European Space Agency) and NASA. The spacecraft was launched from Cape Canaveral on a United Launch Alliance Atlas …

Protected Special Agricultural Zone’ (PSAZ)

Topics Covered: Conservation related issues. Protected Special Agricultural Zone’ (PSAZ) What to study? For Prelims and Mains: PSAZ- features, need for and significance. Context: Tamil Nadu CM declares Cauvery Delta as Protected Special Agriculture Zone. A law in this regard will be enacted soon. The protected zone will include Thanjavur, Tiruvarur, Nagapattinam districts and delta …

National Deworming Day

Topics Covered: Issues related to health and management of human resources. National Deworming Day What to study? For Prelims and Mains: NDD- features and need, what is deworming and the need for it, and what are Intestinal parasitic worms? Context: NDD is observed bi-annually on 10th February and 10th August in all states and UTs followed …

Special category status

Topics Covered:Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. Special category status What to study? For Prelims: SCS- features, implications and criteria. For Mains: Significance, the need for and concerns associated. Context: Andhra Pradesh has revived its demand for Special Category Status (SCS). Background: It …

Supreme Court upholds changes to SC/ST atrocities law

Topics Covered: Social empowerment and Indian society. Supreme Court upholds changes to SC/ST atrocities law What to study? For Prelims: What is Anticipatory bail? Supreme Court Judgment, over of SC/ST atrocities law. For Mains: Concerns over misuse, impact of Supreme Court ruling, implications and way ahead. What’s the issue? The Supreme Court has upheld a …

Insights into Interview : A Motivational Article for Interview by Mr. Saurabh Kumar- IFS Rank 16

Insights into Interview : A Motivational Article for Interview by Mr. Saurabh Kumar- IFS Rank 16   Written for : IFS interview (Scheduled 10-14 Feb, 2020) appearing candidates … Especially those who are facing UPSC for the first time… Ideally, by now, You should have given many interview mocks and received good feedback in all …

Discuss the role of family in inculcating values in a person.

Topic:  Ethics and Human Interface: Essence, determinants and consequences of Ethics in-human actions; dimensions of ethics; ethics – in private and public relationships. Human Values – lessons from the lives and teachings of great leaders, reformers and administrators; role of Government strives to have a workforce which reflects gender balance and women candidates are encouraged …

Worsening ecological ethics is one of the principal reasons for Environmental degradation. Discuss.

Topic:  Ethics and Human Interface: Essence, determinants and consequences of Ethics in-human actions; dimensions of ethics; ethics – in private and public relationships. Human Values – lessons from the lives and teachings of great leaders, reformers and administrators; role of Government strives to have a workforce which reflects gender balance and women candidates are encouraged …

Discuss the concept of Agricultural Protection Zoning (APZ). Explain in what way such methods can help control the extent of urban sprawls.

Topic:  Land reforms in India. 5. Discuss the concept of Agricultural Protection Zoning (APZ). Explain in what way such methods can help control the extent of urban sprawls. (250 words) Reference: The Hindu Why this question: The question is based on the concept of Agricultural Protection Zoning (APZ) and its significant contributions in curtailing the …