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[Burning Issue] Glasgow Climate Change Conference (COP 26)

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United Nations Climate Change Conference (UNFCCC), also known as COP26 is scheduled to be held in the city of Glasgow, Scotland, between 31 October and 12 November 2021.

Let us look at in detail the UNFCCC and the latest COP26.

Climate change: A disaster in making

  • Anthropogenic climate change can be traced back to the industrial revolution.
  • The atmospheric concentration of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) greenhouse gas has increased to 415 parts per million (ppm) from 280 ppm since then.
  • A global momentum, therefore, was required to get all countries on board.

Realization of climate action: Birth of UNFCCC

  • The idea led to the formation of the United Nations Framework for Climate Change Convention (UNFCCC, also known as ‘The Convention’) in 1992, at the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro.
  • The convention divided the countries on the basis of their differing commitments: Annex I and II consisted of industrialized and developed countries and Non-Annex I comprised developing countries.

A timeline

The Conference of Parties (CoP) is the supreme decision-making body at the convention and comprises states that are party to it.

COP 1:

  • At CoP1 in Berlin 1995, the Convention highlighted the shortcomings of UNFCCC — the voluntary nature of the agreement.
  • It stressed how no substantive action was taken to address the cause against climate change, which in turn put forward the need for “legally binding” actions.

COP 2:

  • The proposal of legally binding targets was further emphasised upon in COP2 in Geneva in 1996.

COP 3:

  • In COP3 in Kyoto in 1997, the legally binding targets were approved of by different countries. They came to be known as the Kyoto Protocol.
  • It is considered to be one of the most important steps despite its late acceptance for it paved the way for further negotiations through legally binding targets for Annex I countries and establishment of carbon markets.
  • The mechanisms proposed by Kyoto Protocol to reduce emissions included Joint Implementation, Clean Development Mechanisms (CDM) and Emissions Trading.

COP 4 and COP 5:

  • In COP4 in 1998 and COP5 in 1999, the rulebook for implementing the Kyoto Protocol was on the process with the adoption of the Buenos Aires Plan of Action in COP4, along with continued negotiation efforts in COP5.

COP 7:

  • In COP7 in Marrakesh in 2001, the guidelines for flexible mechanisms of joint implementation, CDM markets, emissions trading was agreed upon. It came to be known as the Marrakesh Accord.
  • It was particularly important because mitigation efforts had already started and special attention was given to developing countries.
  • It asked them to build their capacities and ensuring technology transfer through least developed countries (LDC) Fund, special climate change fund (SCCF) and adaptation fund.

COP 8:

  • The COP8 in 2002, which was held in “New Delhi”, emphasised on adaptation measures and stressed that poverty alleviation and development were the utmost priority of developing countries.

COP 10:

  • The future course of action was discussed in COP10 in Montreal in 2005 after Russia ratified the Protocol in 2004 at COP10 in Argentina.
  • A two-track approach was formed, which included the constructive implementation of UNFCCC as well as formation an ad-hoc committee for the Kyoto Protocol.

COP 15:

  • Copenhagen COP 2009 was set by the ad-hoc working group on Kyoto protocol formed during Montreal COP 2005.
  • The group agreed to have a deal in 2009 regarding a legally binding climate regime from 2012-2020.
  • The discussions lost track when developed countries started advocating for burden-sharing with developing countries.

COP 16:

  • The disappointment of Copenhagen was turned into an opportunity in Cancun 2010, where the Copenhagen Accord was accepted.
  • It looked forward to a second commitment period for the Kyoto Protocol and established the Cancun Adaptation Framework.
  • For the first time, a temperature target of 2 degrees Celsius was included. The Green climate fund was formed and developed countries agreed to contribute.

COP 17:

  • Following Cancun, Durban COP 2011 took place wherein the seed of the Paris Agreement was sown.
  • The seed started sprouting in Doha COP 2012, where countries decided to avoid the gap between Kyoto and next legal climate regime.
  • So, the second regime of Kyoto was decided from 2012-2020. The third pillar of loss and damage was incorporated for the first time.

COP 20:

  • In COP in Lima in 2014, countries submitted their own climate ambitions in the form of intended nationally determined contributions (INDCs).

COP 21: The Pathbreaker

  • In 2015, the Paris agreement was finally adopted and the INDCs were annexed to it.
  • It was agreed that the Paris agreement would start from 2021.
  • 2015 was known as a year of multilateral agreements because, in addition to the Paris agreement, sustainable development goals and Sendai Framework was also adopted.
  • 2015, therefore, came out to be a successful year.

Being a very important conference with respect to climate change, let us look at the topic in short.

  • The key vision of Paris Agreement is to keep global temperatures “well below” 2.0C (3.6F) above pre-industrial times and “endeavour to limit” them even more, to 1.5C.
  • Paris Accord talks about limiting the amount of greenhouse gases emitted by human activity to the same levels that trees, soil and oceans can absorb naturally, beginning at some point between 2050 and 2100.
  • It also mentions the need to review each country’s contribution to cutting emissions every five years so they scale up to the challenge.
  • Rich countries should help poorer nations by providing “climate finance” to adapt to climate change and switch to renewable energy.
  • The Paris Agreement has a ‘bottom up’ structure in contrast to most international environmental law treaties which are ‘top down.
  • The agreement is binding in some elements like reporting requirements, while leaving other aspects of the deal such as the setting of emissions targets for any individual country as non-binding.

Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC)

  • The national pledges by countries to cut emissions are voluntary.
  • The Paris Agreement requires all Parties to put forward their best efforts through “nationally determined contributions” (NDCs) and to strengthen these efforts in the years ahead.
  • This includes requirements that all Parties report regularly on their emissions and on their implementation efforts.
  • In 2018, Parties will take stock of the collective efforts in relation to progress towards the goal set in the Paris Agreement.
  • There will also be a global stock take every 5 years to assess the collective progress towards achieving the purpose of the Agreement and to inform further individual actions by Parties.

India’s Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC)

  • India’s INDC include a reduction in the emissions intensity of its GDP by 33 to 35 per cent by 2030 from 2005 level.
  • India has also pledged to create an additional carbon sink of 2.5 to 3 billion tonnes of CO2 equivalent through additional forest and tree cover by 2030.
  • India will anchor a global solar alliance, INSPA (International Agency for Solar Policy & Application), of all countries located in between Tropic of Cancer and Tropic of Capricorn.

COP22 :

  • To move forward on writing the rule book of the Paris Agreement.
  • Launched the Marrakech Partnership for Climate Action.

COP23:

  • Countries continued to negotiate the finer details of how the agreement will work from 2020 onwards.
  • First set of negotiations since the US, under the presidency of Donald Trump, announced its intention earlier this year to withdraw from the Paris deal.
  • It was the first COP to be hosted by a small-island developing state with Fiji taking up the presidency, even though it was being held in Bonn.

COP 24:

  • It finalized a “rulebook” to operationalise the 2015 Paris Agreement.
  • The rulebook covers climate financing facilities and the actions to be taken as per Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC).

COP25, Madrid:

  • It was held in Madrid (Spain).
  • There were no concrete plans regarding the growing climatic urgency.

Why COP26  is important?

The agreement works on a five-year cycle of climate actions, which is part of the reason COP26 is so important to tackle climate change: it’s the first five-year meeting since Paris.

The agreement required signatories to:

  • Announce ‘nationally determined contributions’ (NDCs) – i.e., the self-determined goals to reduce national emissions and adapt to the impacts of climate change (required update in 2020 and every 5-years after);
  • Provide a long-term strategy to decarbonise their economies by 2050; and 
  • For ‘developed’ countries to collectively scale up their climate finance under the UNFCCC to at least a collective USD $100 billion per year by 2020.

COP26

What are the COP26 goals?

According to the UNFCCC, COP26 will work towards four goals:

(1) Secure global net-zero by mid-century and keep 1.5 degrees within reach

  • Countries are being asked to come forward with ambitious 2030 emissions reductions targets that align with reaching net zero by the middle of the century.
  • For achieving these ambitious targets, countries will have to follow the following roadmap:
  • Accelerate the phase-out of coal
  • Curtail deforestation
  • Speed up the switch to electric vehicles
  • Encourage investment in renewables.

(2) Adapt to protect communities and natural habitats

  • Countries will work together to ‘protect and restore ecosystems and build defences, warning systems and resilient infrastructure and agriculture to avoid loss of homes, livelihoods and even lives.’

(3) Mobilise finance

  • To deliver on first two goals, developed countries must make good on their promise to mobilise at least $100bn in climate finance per year by 2020.

(4) Work together to deliver

  • Another important task at the COP26 is to ‘finalise the Paris Rulebook’.
  • Leaders will work together to frame a list of detailed rules that will help fulfil the Paris Agreement.

Why COP26  is important?

The agreement works on a five-year cycle of climate actions, which is part of the reason COP26 is so important to tackle climate change: it’s the first five-year meeting since Paris.

The agreement required signatories to:

  • Announce ‘nationally determined contributions’ (NDCs) – i.e., the self-determined goals to reduce national emissions and adapt to the impacts of climate change (required update in 2020 and every 5-years after);
  • Provide a long-term strategy to decarbonise their economies by 2050; and 
  • For ‘developed’ countries to collectively scale up their climate finance under the UNFCCC to at least a collective USD $100 billion per year by 2020.

What Needs to Happen at COP26

  • COP 26 is shaping up as the most important meeting since 2015. Not only is it the first 5-year review, but it also encompasses several important issues that were deferred from COP25.
  • The meeting will “set the trajectory for future generations” and will be the “last, best chance of making progress” towards meeting the 2015 Paris Agreement goals.
  • Member states have the opportunity to re-evaluate their targets against more recent climate science. This is especially important because current targets will fall short of the Paris goals for global temperature rise.
  • Climate Action Tracker, a leading independent research organization that assesses climate policies, estimates that current pledges would only limit global heating to 30C.

What India could do to reach its targets?

  1. Update NDCs: It is time for India to update its Nationally Determined Contributions or NDCs. (NDCs detail the various efforts taken by each country to reduce the national emissions)
  2. Effective planning: Sector by sector plans are needed to bring about development. We need to decarbonise the electricity, transport sector and start looking at carbon per passenger mile.
  3. Energy transition: Aggressively figure out how to transition our coal sector
  4. Robust legal framework: India also needs to ramp up the legal and institutional framework of climate change.

What is next after COP26

  • COP26 may well be the most important climate meeting of our generation. Not only does it mandate a review of progress towards the 2015 Paris Agreement.
  • But it allows members to re-evaluate 2015 goals in the light of new science and generate new targets.

Conclusion

  • Asia and particularly India’s size, population, and economic might is critical to any global climate change targets. COP26 is a great opportunity for Asia to show leadership and be a positive example for other regions.
  • Asia has started to make good strides towards a cleaner future, in particular with clean energy investment.
  • However, the latest predictions show that all nations must continue to drive towards ever-decreasing emissions if we are to limit global warming to 1.50C.
  • This trend will continue to create opportunities for public and private investment in Asia’s growing renewable energy network.

What are the goals for UNFCCC COP26 and why it is so important? What India can do to reach the targets? (250 words)

Post your answers in comments below.

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“When the results were out and I knew I finally made it, I sat down and cherished all the 8 years of preparation. For me, they are the best years of my life, regardless I cleared the exam or not. The civil services exam is worth your time, efforts and sacrifices even if there is a 1% chance of clearing it!”

So many aspirants in Shahansha’s position would have given up by now. They will not wait until all the attempts got exhausted. They would have already decided UPSC is not for them. But Shahansha is among the 1% who wanted to show up sincerely for every attempt given to him. And that’s why he cleared an exam where the probability of failure is 99%.

UPSC or Job? Better still, UPSC and Job!

Shahansha had a demanding job as an Indian Railway Protection Force Officer, he was a son and a husband as well. Yet, he wouldn’t have had it any other way. “If I was preparing for this exam with no job, with no family and friends to support me, then I don’t think I would have been successful.”, he says. According to him, stability in life is essential to deal with the psychological and emotional stress of the exam.

Don’t miss the chance to interact with him, get answers to all your questions and discover solutions to the issues bothering you! This webinar is free for all aspirants to attend.

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“You are your own best friend and enemy”, says Shahansha as he believes negativity feeds on more negativity.

More than IQ, one requires EQ (Emotional Intelligence) to clear this exam. UPSC is looking for just above-average marks in all the subjects. But, it requires officers who don’t have excuses or run away from solving people’s issues. The more mentally adept you are, the more happy UPSC will be to select you. So, work on controlling your emotional impulses early on.

Shahansha will teach how to inculcate patience, perseverance and study through the stress. For anyone struggling in this area, this webinar is going to be useful.

What will you Learn from this Webinar?

1. Despite qualifying for IAS why did Shahansha choose IPS?

2. Why is it important to unwind when you’re feeling low? Importance of hobbies and friends.

3. The brighter side of his failures. How did Shahansha improve with every attempt?

4. Shahansha’s Prelims and Mains Strategy. How did he divide his time into before-work and after-work slots?

5. Six years of wrong optional versus one year of right optional How did it make the difference for him in Mains?

6. General Do’s and Don’ts while preparing. What are the mistakes of his previous attempts he avoided?

All aspirants are encouraged to participate in the Q&A Session by Shahansha. Learn from your doubts, learn from others’ doubts and learn from Shahansha’s answers.

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This Ask me Anything session is free for all aspirants to attend but is perfect for anyone looking for a refreshing break from their grueling studies. Only limited slots are available, so register ASAP.

Date: 31 October, 2021

Time: 3 P.M.

About Shahansha

Son of a shopkeeper father and school teacher mother, Shahansha was a professional athlete, trained by the Sports Authority of India (SAI). He cleared prelims in all his seven attempts and even reached the interview round thrice. He gave multiple government exams and worked as the Assistant Commander in the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) and Indian Railway Protection Officer.

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“When the results were out and I knew I finally made it, I sat down and cherished all the 8 years of preparation. For me, they are the best years of my life, regardless I cleared the exam or not. The civil services exam is worth your time, efforts and sacrifices even if there is a 1% chance of clearing it!”

So many aspirants in Shahansha’s position would have given up by now. They will not wait until all the attempts got exhausted. They would have already decided UPSC is not for them. But Shahansha is among the 1% who wanted to show up sincerely for every attempt given to him. And that’s why he cleared an exam where the probability of failure is 99%.

UPSC or Job? Better still, UPSC and Job!

Shahansha had a demanding job as an Indian Railway Protection Force Officer, he was a son and a husband as well. Yet, he wouldn’t have had it any other way. “If I was preparing for this exam with no job, with no family and friends to support me, then I don’t think I would have been successful.”, he says. According to him, stability in life is essential to deal with the psychological and emotional stress of the exam.

Don’t miss the chance to interact with him, get answers to all your questions and discover solutions to the issues bothering you! This webinar is free for all aspirants to attend.

Why Attend this Webinar?

“You are your own best friend and enemy”, says Shahansha as he believes negativity feeds on more negativity.

More than IQ, one requires EQ (Emotional Intelligence) to clear this exam. UPSC is looking for just above-average marks in all the subjects. But, it requires officers who don’t have excuses or run away from solving people’s issues. The more mentally adept you are, the more happy UPSC will be to select you. So, work on controlling your emotional impulses early on.

Shahansha will teach how to inculcate patience, perseverance and study through the stress. For anyone struggling in this area, this webinar is going to be useful.

What will you Learn from this Webinar?

1. Despite qualifying for IAS why did Shahansha choose IPS?

2. Why is it important to unwind when you’re feeling low? Importance of hobbies and friends.

3. The brighter side of his failures. How did Shahansha improve with every attempt?

4. Shahansha’s Prelims and Mains Strategy. How did he divide his time into before-work and after-work slots?

5. Six years of wrong optional versus one year of right optional How did it make the difference for him in Mains?

6. General Do’s and Don’ts while preparing. What are the mistakes of his previous attempts he avoided?

All aspirants are encouraged to participate in the Q&A Session by Shahansha. Learn from your doubts, learn from others’ doubts and learn from Shahansha’s answers.

Webinar Details

This Ask me Anything session is free for all aspirants to attend but is perfect for anyone looking for a refreshing break from their grueling studies. Only limited slots are available, so register ASAP.

Date: 31 October, 2021

Time: 3 P.M.

About Shahansha

Son of a shopkeeper father and school teacher mother, Shahansha was a professional athlete, trained by the Sports Authority of India (SAI). He cleared prelims in all his seven attempts and even reached the interview round thrice. He gave multiple government exams and worked as the Assistant Commander in the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) and Indian Railway Protection Officer.

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29th October 2021| Daily Answer Writing Enhancement(AWE)

Topics for Today’s questions:

GS-1    Important Geophysical phenomena such as earthquakes, Tsunami, Volcanic activity, cyclone etc, 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.

GS-2    Government Policies and Interventions for Development in various sectors and Issues arising out of their Design and Implementation.

GS-3   Conservation, Environmental Pollution and Degradation, Environmental Impact Assessment.

GS-4    Probity in Governance: Information sharing and_ transparency in government, Right to Information, Codes of Ethics, Codes of Conduct, Citizen’s Charters, Work culture, Quality of service delivery, Utilization of public funds, challenges of corruption.

Questions:

Question 1)

 

Q.1 Describe the process of rift valley formation, with special emphasis on the Great Rift Valley System. (15 Marks)

 

Question 2)

Q.2 What are the various suggestions made in the new National Water Policy (NWP)? How these suggestions can help India deal with the water crisis. (10 Marks)

Question 3)

Q.3 What are the issues with ‘net zero’ emission targets in their effectiveness to deal with climate change. Should India adopt commit to these targets? (10 Marks)

Question 4)  

Q.4 Highlighting the significance of ethical work culture, suggest ways by which it can be imbibed in an organization. (10 Marks)

 

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Lack of Time or Lack of Time-Management?

UPSC-CSE is not only one of the toughest exams of the world, but one of the longest as well. An exam that is a year long, needs a preparation of 2 years to clear it.

Some of us have family responsibilities that cannot and should not be neglected. Maybe you are the only earning member of your family. But, is it impossible to juggle UPSC CSE and work? Not at all. It might be challenging, but it’s an achievable ambition. One needs the discipline to study everyday, whether they had a good or a bad day at work.

All aspirants get only 24 hours in a day, how they spend every hour determines their final result.

Does this mean there will be no scope for rest as a Working Junta? Don’t be surprised if we tell you toppers like Srishti Jayant Deshmukh (AIR 5, 2018) and Roman Saini (AIR 18, 2013) found time to take breaks in between their college studies (engineering and medical respectively) and UPSC preparation! While Srishti took a 5 minute break after every 30 minutes, Roman took a 10 minute break after every 1 hour.

Why should you attend this webinar?

When we asked Vaibhav Rawat and Ravi Kumar their secret of topping the exam despite working 8-9 hours everyday, their answer was time management and syllabus completion.

Instead of complaining about the limited time they had, they completed modules assigned by us within that time. Sometimes, they got 6 hours in a day and sometimes 5 hours. But after office, they never let the stress of work distract them. Nor did they compare their preparation to other full-time aspirants and get demotivated.

Every topper has their own time-management technique. As a working junta, its about time you learnt them. This is what Sudhanshu Sir will address in this upcoming webinar. You will not only get to know how to balance work and study in a day, but also when to take breaks in between the two!

What will you learn in this Webinar?

1. The 4 different phases of UPSC preparation. What to study in each phase?

2. Our 5-hour Step-by-Step learning plan. Also time-management techniques of other toppers.

3. Avoiding mistakes that cost you an attempt. How to kickstart your preparation in the right direction?

4. Advantages of being a UPSC aspirant as a working professional. What do you have that others don’t?

5. Studying smartly. How can you use the Civilsdaily App to get consolidated material that can save your time?

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At the end of the session, Sudhanshu sir will hold an interactive Q&A session where all beginners and veterans are welcome to get solutions for their issues.

Webinar Details

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Date: 28 October, 2021

Time: 6 PM

About Sudhanshu Sir

Sudhanshu Sir has served in the Defense Ministry for 10 years. He has a keen interest in regional and global geopolitics and has ample experience of various other competitive exams as well. Experienced with UPSC CS and Several State PSCs.

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Our Hall of Fame boasts of nearly 150 aspirants who have cleared the exam as working professionals. This year, our Civilsdaily students — Vaibhav Rawat (AIR 25) and Ravi Kumar (AIR 84) worked really hard in their respective jobs and studies before they tasted success. This busts the myth that only full-time aspirants can clear the exam.

Lack of Time or Lack of Time-Management?

UPSC-CSE is not only one of the toughest exams of the world, but one of the longest as well. An exam that is a year long, needs a preparation of 2 years to clear it.

Some of us have family responsibilities that cannot and should not be neglected. Maybe you are the only earning member of your family. But, is it impossible to juggle UPSC CSE and work? Not at all. It might be challenging, but it’s an achievable ambition. One needs the discipline to study everyday, whether they had a good or a bad day at work.

All aspirants get only 24 hours in a day, how they spend every hour determines their final result.

Does this mean there will be no scope for rest as a Working Junta? Don’t be surprised if we tell you toppers like Srishti Jayant Deshmukh (AIR 5, 2018) and Roman Saini (AIR 18, 2013) found time to take breaks in between their college studies (engineering and medical respectively) and UPSC preparation! While Srishti took a 5 minute break after every 30 minutes, Roman took a 10 minute break after every 1 hour.

Why should you attend this webinar?

When we asked Vaibhav Rawat and Ravi Kumar their secret of topping the exam despite working 8-9 hours everyday, their answer was time management and syllabus completion.

Instead of complaining about the limited time they had, they completed modules assigned by us within that time. Sometimes, they got 6 hours in a day and sometimes 5 hours. But after office, they never let the stress of work distract them. Nor did they compare their preparation to other full-time aspirants and get demotivated.

Every topper has their own time-management technique. As a working junta, its about time you learnt them. This is what Sudhanshu Sir will address in this upcoming webinar. You will not only get to know how to balance work and study in a day, but also when to take breaks in between the two!

What will you learn in this Webinar?

1. The 4 different phases of UPSC preparation. What to study in each phase?

2. Our 5-hour Step-by-Step learning plan. Also time-management techniques of other toppers.

3. Avoiding mistakes that cost you an attempt. How to kickstart your preparation in the right direction?

4. Advantages of being a UPSC aspirant as a working professional. What do you have that others don’t?

5. Studying smartly. How can you use the Civilsdaily App to get consolidated material that can save your time?

See the source image

At the end of the session, Sudhanshu sir will hold an interactive Q&A session where all beginners and veterans are welcome to get solutions for their issues.

Webinar Details

Everyone is welcome to attend our free webinar for working professionals by Sudhanshu Sir. All you have to do is register your details.

Date: 28 October, 2021

Time: 6 PM

About Sudhanshu Sir

Sudhanshu Sir has served in the Defense Ministry for 10 years. He has a keen interest in regional and global geopolitics and has ample experience of various other competitive exams as well. Experienced with UPSC CS and Several State PSCs..

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28th October 2021| Daily Answer Writing Enhancement(AWE)

Topics for Today’s questions:

GS-1    Factors responsible for the location of primary, secondary, and tertiary sector industries in various parts of the world (including India).

GS-2   Issues Relating to Development and Management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources.

GS-3   Indian Economy and issues relating to Planning, Mobilization of Resources, Growth, Development and Employment.

GS-4   Case Studies

Questions:

Question 1)

 

Q.1 How can eco-tourism be used to sustainably harness the potential of tourism industry in India? Discuss the challenges and steps taken by the government in this context. (15 Marks)

 

Question 2)

Q.2 The Pradhan Mantri Ayushman Bharat Health Infrastructure Mission (ABHIM) is another addition to the arsenal we have to prepare for the outbreak of pandemics in the future. In this context, examine various provisions under ABHIM and how it seeks to achieve its aims. (10 Marks)

Question 3)

Q.3 What are the factors affecting the cost of doing business in India? Suggest the measures to reduce it. (10 Marks)

Question 4)  

Q.4 A manufacturing company is located in a small town where it is not easy for people to find jobs otherwise. The company has stayed in the town even though it could find cheaper workers elsewhere, because workers are loyal to the company due to the jobs it provides. Over the years, the company has developed a reputation in the town for taking care of its employees and being a responsible corporate citizen, owing to its CSR activities. The manufacturing process used by the company produces a by-product that has been flowing into the town river for some time now. According to some media reports people living near the river have started reporting illnesses off late and there is also damage to aquatic life. People, however, have refused to come forward as their livelihood depends on the company. You being the Sustainability Officer of the company believe it to be your duty to report this to the higher management. You are of the opinion that this matter is associated with the prestige of the company and should be taken seriously. In the meanwhile the new CEO, who has just joined the company, has called you for briefing and understanding the local issues. On the basis of the above case, answer the following: (a) Identify the stakeholders in the case above. (b) What arguments would you put forth to the CEO to convince him to act on this matter? (20 Marks)

 

HOW TO ATTEMPT ANSWERS IN DAILY ANSWER WRITING ENHANCEMENT(AWE)?

  1. Daily 4 questions from General studies 1, 2, 3, and 4 will be provided to you.

  2. A Mentor’s Comment will be available for all answers. This can be used as a guidance tool but we encourage you to write original answers.

  3. You can write your answer on an A4 sheet and scan/click pictures of the same.

  4.  Upload the scanned answer in the comment section of the same question.

  5. Along with the scanned answer, please share your Razor payment ID, so that paid members are given priority.

  6. If you upload the answer on the same day like the answer of 11th  October is uploaded on 11th October then your answer will be checked within 72 hours. Also, reviews will be in the order of submission- First come first serve basis

  7. If you are writing answers late, for example, 11th October is uploaded on 13th October, then these answers will be evaluated as per the mentor’s schedule.

  8. We encourage you to write answers on the same day. However, if you are uploading an answer late then tag the mentor like @Staff so that the mentor is notified about your answer.

*In case your answer is not reviewed, reply to your answer saying *NOT CHECKED*. 

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Our Hall of Fame boasts of nearly 150 aspirants who have cleared the exam as working professionals. This year, our Civilsdaily students — Vaibhav Rawat (AIR 25) and Ravi Kumar (AIR 84) worked really hard in their respective jobs and studies before they tasted success. This busts the myth that only full-time aspirants can clear the exam.

Lack of Time or Lack of Time-Management?

UPSC-CSE is not only one of the toughest exams of the world, but one of the longest as well. An exam that is a year long, needs a preparation of 2 years to clear it.

Some of us have family responsibilities that cannot and should not be neglected. Maybe you are the only earning member of your family. But, is it impossible to juggle UPSC CSE and work? Not at all. It might be challenging, but it’s an achievable ambition. One needs the discipline to study everyday, whether they had a good or a bad day at work.

All aspirants get only 24 hours in a day, how they spend every hour determines their final result.

Does this mean there will be no scope for rest as a Working Junta? Don’t be surprised if we tell you toppers like Srishti Jayant Deshmukh (AIR 5, 2018) and Roman Saini (AIR 18, 2013) found time to take breaks in between their college studies (engineering and medical respectively) and UPSC preparation! While Srishti took a 5 minute break after every 30 minutes, Roman took a 10 minute break after every 1 hour.

Why should you attend this webinar?

When we asked Vaibhav Rawat and Ravi Kumar their secret of topping the exam despite working 8-9 hours everyday, their answer was time management and syllabus completion.

Instead of complaining about the limited time they had, they completed modules assigned by us within that time. Sometimes, they got 6 hours in a day and sometimes 5 hours. But after office, they never let the stress of work distract them. Nor did they compare their preparation to other full-time aspirants and get demotivated.

Every topper has their own time-management technique. As a working junta, its about time you learnt them. This is what Sudhanshu Sir will address in this upcoming webinar. You will not only get to know how to balance work and study in a day, but also when to take breaks in between the two!

What will you learn in this Webinar?

1. The 4 different phases of UPSC preparation. What to study in each phase?

2. Our 5-hour Step-by-Step learning plan. Also time-management techniques of other toppers.

3. Avoiding mistakes that cost you an attempt. How to kickstart your preparation in the right direction?

4. Advantages of being a UPSC aspirant as a working professional. What do you have that others don’t?

5. Studying smartly. How can you use the Civilsdaily App to get consolidated material that can save your time?

See the source image

At the end of the session, Sudhanshu sir will hold an interactive Q&A session where all beginners and veterans are welcome to get solutions for their issues.

Webinar Details

Everyone is welcome to attend our free webinar for working professionals by Sudhanshu Sir. All you have to do is register your details.

Date: 28 October, 2021

Time: 6 PM

About Sudhanshu Sir

Sudhanshu Sir has served in the Defense Ministry for 10 years. He has a keen interest in regional and global geopolitics and has ample experience of various other competitive exams as well. Experienced with UPSC CS and Several State PSCs..

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Our Hall of Fame boasts of nearly 150 aspirants who have cleared the exam as working professionals. This year, our Civilsdaily students — Vaibhav Rawat (AIR 25) and Ravi Kumar (AIR 84) worked really hard in their respective jobs and studies before they tasted success. This busts the myth that only full-time aspirants can clear the exam.

Lack of Time or Lack of Time-Management?

UPSC-CSE is not only one of the toughest exams of the world, but one of the longest as well. An exam that is a year long, needs a preparation of 2 years to clear it.

Some of us have family responsibilities that cannot and should not be neglected. Maybe you are the only earning member of your family. But, is it impossible to juggle UPSC CSE and work? Not at all. It might be challenging, but it’s an achievable ambition. One needs the discipline to study everyday, whether they had a good or a bad day at work.

All aspirants get only 24 hours in a day, how they spend every hour determines their final result.

Does this mean there will be no scope for rest as a Working Junta? Don’t be surprised if we tell you toppers like Srishti Jayant Deshmukh (AIR 5, 2018) and Roman Saini (AIR 18, 2013) found time to take breaks in between their college studies (engineering and medical respectively) and UPSC preparation! While Srishti took a 5 minute break after every 30 minutes, Roman took a 10 minute break after every 1 hour.

Why should you attend this webinar?

When we asked Vaibhav Rawat and Ravi Kumar their secret of topping the exam despite working 8-9 hours everyday, their answer was time management and syllabus completion.

Instead of complaining about the limited time they had, they completed modules assigned by us within that time. Sometimes, they got 6 hours in a day and sometimes 5 hours. But after office, they never let the stress of work distract them. Nor did they compare their preparation to other full-time aspirants and get demotivated.

Every topper has their own time-management technique. As a working junta, its about time you learnt them. This is what Sudhanshu Sir will address in this upcoming webinar. You will not only get to know how to balance work and study in a day, but also when to take breaks in between the two!

What will you learn in this Webinar?

1. The 4 different phases of UPSC preparation. What to study in each phase?

2. Our 5-hour Step-by-Step learning plan. Also time-management techniques of other toppers.

3. Avoiding mistakes that cost you an attempt. How to kickstart your preparation in the right direction?

4. Advantages of being a UPSC aspirant as a working professional. What do you have that others don’t?

5. Studying smartly. How can you use the Civilsdaily App to get consolidated material that can save your time?

See the source image

At the end of the session, Sudhanshu sir will hold an interactive Q&A session where all beginners and veterans are welcome to get solutions for their issues.

Webinar Details

Everyone is welcome to attend our free webinar for working professionals by Sudhanshu Sir. All you have to do is register your details.

Date: 28 October, 2021

Time: 6 PM

About Sudhanshu Sir

Sudhanshu Sir has served in the Defense Ministry for 10 years. He has a keen interest in regional and global geopolitics and has ample experience of various other competitive exams as well. Experienced with UPSC CS and Several State PSCs.

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27th October 2021| Daily Answer Writing Enhancement(AWE)

Topics for Today’s questions:

GS-1    Distribution of key natural resources across the world (including South Asia and the Indian subcontinent)

GS-2   Bilateral, Regional and Global Groupings and Agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests.

GS-3   Effects of Liberalization on the Economy, Changes in Industrial Policy and their Effects on Industrial Growth.

GS-4    Probity in Governance: Information sharing and_ transparency in government, Right to Information, Codes of Ethics, Codes of Conduct, Citizen’s Charters, Work culture, Quality of service delivery, Utilization of public funds, challenges of corruption

Questions:

Question 1)

 

Q.1 Enumerate the factors which are responsible for the location of the cement industry in India. Also, explain why the cement industry is mainly concentrated along the Vindhyas range. (10 Marks)

 

Question 2)

Q.2 The evolving situation has thrown up renewed challenges for India’s regional and bilateral ties with Central Asia and the Caucasus, prompting India to recalibrate its rules of engagement with the region. In this context, elaborate on India’s regional engagements. (10 Marks)

Question 3)

Q.3 How asymmetric globalisation favoured China? What are its implications for globalisation? Suggest the way forward. (10 Marks)

Question 4)  

Q.4 ‘The Citizens’ Charter sees public services through the eyes of those who use them.’ Discuss how emergence of citizens’ charters have altered the concept of accountability and improved the delivery of public services. (10 Marks)

 

HOW TO ATTEMPT ANSWERS IN DAILY ANSWER WRITING ENHANCEMENT(AWE)?

  1. Daily 4 questions from General studies 1, 2, 3, and 4 will be provided to you.

  2. A Mentor’s Comment will be available for all answers. This can be used as a guidance tool but we encourage you to write original answers.

  3. You can write your answer on an A4 sheet and scan/click pictures of the same.

  4.  Upload the scanned answer in the comment section of the same question.

  5. Along with the scanned answer, please share your Razor payment ID, so that paid members are given priority.

  6. If you upload the answer on the same day like the answer of 11th  October is uploaded on 11th October then your answer will be checked within 72 hours. Also, reviews will be in the order of submission- First come first serve basis

  7. If you are writing answers late, for example, 11th October is uploaded on 13th October, then these answers will be evaluated as per the mentor’s schedule.

  8. We encourage you to write answers on the same day. However, if you are uploading an answer late then tag the mentor like @Staff so that the mentor is notified about your answer.

*In case your answer is not reviewed, reply to your answer saying *NOT CHECKED*. 

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Our Hall of Fame boasts of nearly 150 aspirants who have cleared the exam as working professionals. This year, our Civilsdaily students — Vaibhav Rawat (AIR 25) and Ravi Kumar (AIR 84) worked really hard in their respective jobs and studies before they tasted success. This busts the myth that only full-time aspirants can clear the exam.

Lack of Time or Lack of Time-Management?

UPSC-CSE is not only one of the toughest exams of the world, but one of the longest as well. An exam that is a year long, needs a preparation of 2 years to clear it.

Some of us have family responsibilities that cannot and should not be neglected. Maybe you are the only earning member of your family. But, is it impossible to juggle UPSC CSE and work? Not at all. It might be challenging, but it’s an achievable ambition. One needs the discipline to study everyday, whether they had a good or a bad day at work.

All aspirants get only 24 hours in a day, how they spend every hour determines their final result.

Does this mean there will be no scope for rest as a Working Junta? Don’t be surprised if we tell you toppers like Srishti Jayant Deshmukh (AIR 5, 2018) and Roman Saini (AIR 18, 2013) found time to take breaks in between their college studies (engineering and medical respectively) and UPSC preparation! While Srishti took a 5 minute break after every 30 minutes, Roman took a 10 minute break after every 1 hour.

Why should you attend this webinar?

When we asked Vaibhav Rawat and Ravi Kumar their secret of topping the exam despite working 8-9 hours everyday, their answer was time management and syllabus completion.

Instead of complaining about the limited time they had, they completed modules assigned by us within that time. Sometimes, they got 6 hours in a day and sometimes 5 hours. But after office, they never let the stress of work distract them. Nor did they compare their preparation to other full-time aspirants and get demotivated.

Every topper has their own time-management technique. As a working junta, its about time you learnt them. This is what Sudhanshu Sir will address in this upcoming webinar. You will not only get to know how to balance work and study in a day, but also when to take breaks in between the two!

What will you learn in this Webinar?

1. The 4 different phases of UPSC preparation. What to study in each phase?

2. Our 5-hour Step-by-Step learning plan. Also time-management techniques of other toppers.

3. Avoiding mistakes that cost you an attempt. How to kickstart your preparation in the right direction?

4. Advantages of being a UPSC aspirant as a working professional. What do you have that others don’t?

5. Studying smartly. How can you use the Civilsdaily App to get consolidated material that can save your time?

See the source image

At the end of the session, Sudhanshu sir will hold an interactive Q&A session where all beginners and veterans are welcome to get solutions for their issues.

Webinar Details

Everyone is welcome to attend our free webinar for working professionals by Sudhanshu Sir. All you have to do is register your details.

Date: 28 October, 2021

Time: 6 PM

About Sudhanshu Sir

Sudhanshu Sir has served in the Defense Ministry for 10 years. He has a keen interest in regional and global geopolitics and has ample experience of various other competitive exams as well. Experienced with UPSC CS and Several State PSCs.

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Civilsdaily is looking to hire across multiple roles.

Dear All,

Civilsdaily has become a force to reckon with. With our bold initiatives and maturing innovations, we are pushing the boundaries even further constantly thinking about bettering the learning outcomes for so many students.

Inviting applications for open positions is a rare event for us. We don’t remember the last time we did something like this. This means it is an extremely rare opportunity for you.

A career in education with Civilsdaily empowers you to help students, to be respected by them and by others, and to experience job satisfaction in a way that is impossible in many other careers.

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Our Hall of Fame boasts of nearly 150 aspirants who have cleared the exam as working professionals. This year, our Civilsdaily students — Vaibhav Rawat (AIR 25) and Ravi Kumar (AIR 84) worked really hard in their respective jobs and studies before they tasted success. This busts the myth that only full-time aspirants can clear the exam.

Lack of Time or Lack of Time-Management?

UPSC-CSE is not only one of the toughest exams of the world, but one of the longest as well. An exam that is a year long, needs a preparation of 2 years to clear it.

Some of us have family responsibilities that cannot and should not be neglected. Maybe you are the only earning member of your family. But, is it impossible to juggle UPSC CSE and work? Not at all. It might be challenging, but it’s an achievable ambition. One needs the discipline to study everyday, whether they had a good or a bad day at work.

All aspirants get only 24 hours in a day, how they spend every hour determines their final result.

Does this mean there will be no scope for rest as a Working Junta? Don’t be surprised if we tell you toppers like Srishti Jayant Deshmukh (AIR 5, 2018) and Roman Saini (AIR 18, 2013) found time to take breaks in between their college studies (engineering and medical respectively) and UPSC preparation! While Srishti took a 5 minute break after every 30 minutes, Roman took a 10 minute break after every 1 hour.

Why should you attend this webinar?

When we asked Vaibhav Rawat and Ravi Kumar their secret of topping the exam despite working 8-9 hours every day, their answer was time management and syllabus completion.

Instead of complaining about the limited time they had, they completed modules assigned by us within that time. Sometimes, they got 6 hours in a day and sometimes 5 hours. But after office, they never let the stress of work distract them. Nor did they compare their preparation to other full-time aspirants and get demotivated.

Every topper has their own time-management technique. As a working junta, its about time you learnt them. This is what Sudhanshu Sir will address in this upcoming webinar. You will not only get to know how to balance work and study in a day, but also when to take breaks in between the two!

What will you learn in this Webinar?

1. The 4 different phases of UPSC preparation. What to study in each phase?

2. Our 5-hour Step-by-Step learning plan. Also time-management techniques of other toppers.

3. Avoiding mistakes that cost you an attempt. How to kickstart your preparation in the right direction?

4. Advantages of being a UPSC aspirant as a working professional. What do you have that others don’t?

5. Studying smartly. How can you use the Civilsdaily App to get consolidated material that can save your time?

See the source image

At the end of the session, Sudhanshu sir will hold an interactive Q&A session where all beginners and veterans are welcome to get solutions for their issues.

Webinar Details

Everyone is welcome to attend our free webinar for working professionals by Sudhanshu Sir. All you have to do is register your details.

Date: 28 October, 2021

Time: 6 PM

About Sudhanshu Sir

Sudhanshu Sir has served in the Defense Ministry for 10 years. He has a keen interest in regional and global geopolitics and has ample experience of various other competitive exams as well. Experienced with UPSC CS and Several State PSCs.

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Don’t stop your Mains preparation even if you get low marks in Prelims|| Register for Free 1-1 Mentorship for UPSC 2022 – Samanvaya

Do you know only 42% of toppers clear UPSC CSE examinations in their first attempt? The rest clear it because they didn’t give up. In our student Jayant Nahata’s (AIR 56, UPSC 2020) words, “Do you want the pain of hard work or do you want the regret of failure?”

Sajal Sir has helped over 400 aspirants secure ranks in the last 6 years. This year, he has guided over 30 students to secure ranks in the top 100 in UPSC 2020. He was the topper of GS 2017 Mains.

Our next mentor, Sudhanshu Sir has cleared mains 3 times, attended interviews twice and has served the Ministry of Defence for 10 years.

And this is what both of our mentors have to say to you —

“It doesn’t matter how much you believe you scored based on the answer key, start preparing for mains right now! Study daily, every day and CONSISTENTLY. Do not give up on studying or spend more than 2 days without preparation until your name shows up on the list.”

We understand that this year’s paper was tricky. We know you have burnt the midnight oil for months. You might be doubting yourself right now. But this is not the time to lose hope. This is not the time to give up. The Prelims results are not out yet. Do not stop preparing for Mains!

Watch this video by our Civilsdaily student Anil Kumar Rathore who failed 4 times before he cleared UPSC’19 with AIR 81.

You have already tried one way of preparation and it has not helped you get a really high score. Why waste another attempt trying to do the same things and expecting new results? Speak with us and learn a new way to prepare – the preparation technique that is specially designed to fetch high scores.

Why Samanvaya 2022?

With a dedicated 1-1 mentorship program, we use the tried and tested ‘SMART’ method of preparation that has helped more than 400 students become officers!

  1. Syllabus Completion
  2. Managing time consistently
  3. Awareness of your weak areas
  4. Revision of completed modules
  5. Test series every week

At Civilsdaily, your assigned mentors interact with you on a daily basis. They are not just teachers, but coaches, philosophers, and guides. And this is how they will help you succeed:

  • Motivating you for one whole year and pushing you to complete the modules on time.
  • Helping you restart preparation despite low scores in test series.
  • Helping you study for 6 hours everyday if you are working.
  • Guiding you on how to revise the whole syllabus 3 months before prelims and mains.
  • Providing you topic-wise notes.
  • Teaching you elimination techniques, tikdams and helpful strategies like 4-2-4 model of preparation.
  • Keeping you updated on what to study and from where to study.

Is it too early to start preparing for Mains 2022?

Aspirants who become toppers devote the first 6-7 months of preparation for mains and the next 5-6 months for prelims revision and test series. This gives them an edge; they know how to write and present facts plus they can remember the same facts for prelims. So there is no better time than NOW to start mains.

AIR 148 UPSC 2020 topper and our Civilsdaily student Ponmani explains why answer writing with mentorship for Mains is necessary.

How have UPSC Toppers benefited from our Mentorship so far?

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Ace Anthropology Optional with the Mentorship of Anthropology 2019 Topper, Rinku Lather IRS|| Last 10 Seats Left|| LINK INSIDE

A major dilemma faced by all UPSC aspirants is choosing the right Optional subject. There are 2 papers in Optional, each being 250 marks. Hence, you will be 500 marks closer to clearing Mains with an optional subject aligning to your academic background.

If you’ve already decided on Anthropology as your Optional Subject, then congrats! First, for making up your mind and next, for choosing that life-saving optional which has helped many aspirants become toppers in UPSC.

Is Anthropology Optional a Scoring Subject?

After changing their optional to anthropology, Anudeep Durishetty bagged AIR 1 in his 4th attempt, Akshit Jain got AIR 2 in his 2nd attempt Apala Mishra bagged AIR 9 in her 2nd attempt, Geethanjali Sharma secured AIR 32 in her 3rd attempt and Rinku Lather secured AIR 232 in his 2nd attempt (with this optional). Anthropology is among the top 3 preferences of UPSC toppers. However, after 2019 the subject has got tougher and is no longer that easy for aspirants to score above 300 marks.

Understanding the scoring nature of Anthropology Optional, we’ve launched a marks booster cum mentorship program by Rinku Lather IRS. Rinku has been able to score top marks in both of his attempts.

How is the structure of Rinku Lather IRS’s Anthropology Optional Course?

There are two variants of the course:

  1. For Mains written aspirants (click)
  2. For other aspirants

Rinku Lather IRS sir will conduct syllabus completion classes on Google meet, which will help students write their own notes. Topic-wise discussions will be held.

He will conduct both doubt clearing and answer writing discussion sessions on a daily basis. The aim is to provide quality enrichment sessions with value-added inputs on important topics.

Apart from this, the program will have 1-on-1 mentorship calls* by Rinku Lather IRS sir with the intent to boost your scores in Anthropology Optional. (*For mains written aspirants)

What will you learn in the Free Anthropology Orientation Session?

It’s always better to learn the tricks of the trade with the best in the business. With 288 marks, Rinku Lather sir was among the Anthropology toppers of UPSC CSE 2019. In the first session, he will give an orientation on —

1. Main dimensions of Anthropology Optional. How will Paper 1 and 2 be?

2. His Go-To Preparation Strategy. What are the books he read and how many times he revised before exam?

3. What are the scoring topics in Anthropology. Why is it better to focus more on the ROI topics?

4. Difficulties faced by aspirants while preparing for Anthropology Optional and how to avoid them? Learning from experience of others’ mistakes is always the best way to go.

Session Details

The first session of the Anthropology Course by Rinku Lather sir is free for all to attend.

Anyone writing UPSC Mains in 2021 and 2022 will benefit from the session. There will be a Q&A session too where all anthropology enthusiasts can engage with the topper, Rinku Lather IRS.

To register for the free live discussion click on the link below.

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Jagrati Awasthi (AIR 2) recommends the rich quality of Civilsdaily IAS content for UPSC || UNHERD: UPSC Toppers Series (Link inside)

We, at Civilsdaily, dedicate our work to our students, and we work hard every day to make sure our students get the best guidance and study material possible. Our efforts feel magical when our students succeed and share their views. Jagrati Awasthi, AIR 2, had an interview with a television channel about her success. And in that interview, she recommended Civilsdaily for preparation. She said that the content on Civilsdaily is rich and high quality. It helped her prepare better for Mains and succeed!

Speak directly to Civilsdaily IAS Mentors: https://bit.ly/Free_One_to_One_Mentorship

To know more about Civilsdaily:-

https://www.civilsdaily.com/ias-2021-22-mentorship/

Heartiest congratulations to Jagrati Awasthi

AIR 2

UPSC Civil Services 2020

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25th October 2021| Daily Answer Writing Enhancement(AWE)

Topics for Today’s questions:

GS-1    Salient features of world’s physical geography

GS-2   Salient Features of the Representation of People’s Act.

GS-3   Infrastructure: Energy, Ports, Roads, Airports, Railways etc.

GS-4    Probity in Governance: Concept of public service;
Philosophical basis of governance and probity.

Questions:

Question 1)

 

Q.1 Identifying the factors which affect the salinity of ocean bodies, discuss the reasons behind relatively higher salinity of the North Sea, Arabian Sea and Red Sea. (10 Marks)

 

Question 2)

Q.2 How internal democracy in political parties can influence political outcomes in a representative democracy? What are the challenges in achieving it through internal elections for leadership within the party in India. (15 Marks)

Question 3)

Q.3 India’s power landscape is dominated by thermal power plants. However, the rapid growth of variable renewable energy sources has necessitated the transition plan. In context of this, suggest the broad contours of the transition from thermal to variable renewable energy sources. (10 Marks)

Question 4)  

Q.4 Examine the role of media in promoting probity in governance.(10 Marks)

 

HOW TO ATTEMPT ANSWERS IN DAILY ANSWER WRITING ENHANCEMENT(AWE)?

  1. Daily 4 questions from General studies 1, 2, 3, and 4 will be provided to you.

  2. A Mentor’s Comment will be available for all answers. This can be used as a guidance tool but we encourage you to write original answers.

  3. You can write your answer on an A4 sheet and scan/click pictures of the same.

  4.  Upload the scanned answer in the comment section of the same question.

  5. Along with the scanned answer, please share your Razor payment ID, so that paid members are given priority.

  6. If you upload the answer on the same day like the answer of 11th  October is uploaded on 11th October then your answer will be checked within 72 hours. Also, reviews will be in the order of submission- First come first serve basis

  7. If you are writing answers late, for example, 11th October is uploaded on 13th October, then these answers will be evaluated as per the mentor’s schedule.

  8. We encourage you to write answers on the same day. However, if you are uploading an answer late then tag the mentor like @Staff so that the mentor is notified about your answer.

*In case your answer is not reviewed, reply to your answer saying *NOT CHECKED*. 

For the philosophy of AWE and payment: 

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How Civilsdaily Mentorship helped UPSC 2020 AIR 25 Vaibhav Rawat || Unherd Shorts | Civilsdaily Mentorship Program: Toppers Testimonials (Link Inside)

Talk to Vaibhav’s UPSC Mentors- https://bit.ly/Free_One_to_One_Mentorship

Check out Vaibhav’s excerpt on how he cleared UPSC 2020:- https://youtu.be/hAeYOs0O

Vaibhav cracked Mains in the first attempt but only barely! With very few marks in GS, he joined Civilsdaily’s Mentorship Program for 2020 for his second attempt and the results were clear – he secured 25th rank in UPSC 2020. Vaibhav is an IT BHU graduate, school cricket captain, 7th ranker in All India Science Olympiad, a former employee at Samsung R&D and current Rank Holder for UPSC 2020.

We, at Civilsdaily IAS family, are equally thrilled and overjoyed. We wish Vaibhav Rawat, all the very best. This turn around which he has experienced in his life, may he reflect upon the society.

Guys, let’s hear more from Vaibhav himself and try to learn what a common aspirant learns in this quest to cross the threshold.

Heartiest congratulations to Vaibhav Rawat
AIR 25
UPSC Civil Services 2020