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20th November 2018 | Daily Answer Writing Enhancement

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Question 1)

The theory of plate tectonics has greatly contributed to our understanding of the earth. Comment. (150 W/ 10 M)

Question 2)

“Mere constructing toilets will not serve the issue, but it’s the perception of people which needs to be changed”. Analyse this statement and discuss ways to change and influence mindsets of people regarding toilet use in India. (150 W/ 10 M)

Question 3)

Recently India launched GSAT – 29 Satellite which is intended to serve as a test bed for several new emerging technologies. Examine the features of GSAT – 29 and analyze how it will cater to communication requirements of users from remote areas of the country? (150 W/ 10 M)

Question 4)

On what ethical grounds do countries justify possession of nuclear weapons? What is your stand on the issue? (150 W/ 10 M)

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19th November 2018 | Daily Answer Writing Enhancement

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Question 1)

Without magma man’s survival and progress would have been difficult. Comment. (150 W/ 10 M)

Question 2)

Regulatory institutions in India are still a “work in progress”, and they have not attained the kind of maturity that is needed for the emerging economy. Comment?(150 W/10 M)

Question 3)

What do you understand by artificial intelligence? How will it affect India? Discuss India’s preparedness in this field (250 W/15 M)

Question 4)

The climate change raises some serious ethical issues on the part of all stakeholder, the individuals, the nation, the next generation and the nature. Most arguments against climate change policies are short-term economic arguments of various types that almost always raise serious ethical problems. Elaborate. (150 W/10 M)

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17th November 2018 | Daily Answer Writing Enhancement

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Question 1)

1857 revolt was something more than a sepoy mutiny, but something less than a national revolt. (150 Words/ 10 Marks)

Question 2)

While Regionalism is a major problem in Pakistan, Nepal, Sri Lanka, and almost all of India’s neighbours, India has been able to maintain relative peace regarding regional violence, except Kashmir. Discuss. (250 Words/ 15 Marks)

Question 3)

Is it true that the Indian Economy has headed for a serious crisis or it’s just a myth? Analyse with respect to the Performance of Indian Economy Since 2008. Bring examples to support your points. (250 Words/ 15 Marks)

Question 4)

Corporate social responsibility makes companies more profitable and sustainable. Analyse. (150 Words/ 10 marks)

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16th November 2018 | Daily Answer Writing Enhancement

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Question 1)

Discuss the changes in the nature & character of later Revolutionary Movements (1920-1940’s) in India compared to the early revolutionary Movements. (150 Words/ 10 Marks)

Question 2)

Amongst the prime duties of the Supreme Court is to protect the constitution. How well has the SC discharged this function. Critically analyse.(250 Words/15 Marks)

Question 3)

What is blockchain technology and what are its advantages? Assess India’s global positioning in blockchain technology and identify hurdles which lag India behind and suggest suitable measures. (250 Words/ 15 Marks)

Question 4)

What do you mean by virtue? How virtue leads to happiness and excellency? Discuss the role of five constituents of Confucius concept of perfect virtue. (250 Words/ 15 Marks)

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15th November 2018 | Daily Answer Writing Enhancement

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Question 1)

“Paramountcy is a thing of gradual growth…… shaped partly by conquest, partly by treaty and partly by usage”. Elucidate in the context of distinct stages of British Evolution. (250 Words/15Marks)

Question 2)

What do you understand by Quad arrangement? Discuss its motive. What are the major issues Quad arrangements is facing? (150Words/10Marks)

Question 3)

The 2017 Nobel Physics Prize was awarded “for decisive contributions to the LIGO detector and the observation of gravitational waves”. What is Gravitational Wave and how are they detected? How does India’s association in LIGO-India project matters? Examine in the context of gain which India aspires. (250Words/15Marks)

Question 4)

“Great ambition is the passion of a great character. Those endowed with it may perform very good or very bad acts. All depends on the principles which direct them.” – Napoleon Bonaparte. Stating examples mention the rulers (i) who have harmed society and country, (ii) who worked for the development of society and country. (150 Words/ 15 Marks)

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14th November 2018 | Daily Answer Writing Enhancement

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Question 1)

Discuss the changes in the nature and character of Peasant Movements of 1920’s compared to early uprisings/movements? (150 Words/15 Marks)

Question 2)

India needs a reinvented secularism 2.0 rooted in complete separation of religion and state. Critically comment (250 Words/15 Marks)

Question 3)

Poverty is not just lack of money; it is not having capabilities to realize one’s full potential as human being. Comment with respect to contemporary poverty alleviation and measurement strategy of the Indian government. (250 Words/15 Marks)

Question 4)

In the 21st century, should traditional modes of education (eg. Madrasas, gurukuls) be allowed to function? Identify the ethical issues and suggest a way forward. (150 Words/10 Marks)

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13th November 2018 | Daily Answer Writing Enhancement

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Question 1)

What do you mean by stateless society? What are the political and social principles of stateless society? What is the role of state in stateless society and how it is different from modern society? (250 Words/ 15 Marks)

Question 2)

What is the mandate and structure of the Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO) of the UN? How has the nature of UN peacekeeping operations changed over the years? How can the operations be made more effective? (250 Words/ 15 Marks)

Question 3)

“The autonomy for the central bank, within the framework of the RBI Act, is an essential and accepted governance requirement”. Examine where does RBI stand in terms of autonomy? (150 Words/ 10 Marks)

Question 4)

Ethics Case Study: You are posted in a government office. Recently a peon was appointed in your office. Ever since his appointment he has been more of a burden than any help in the office. He doesn’t do any work and is always found to be talking with anyone he encounters. You have been receiving complaints about him from other staff members too that he is not obeying their orders in the office. The peon was appointed on sympathy grounds after his father’s death since his mother is ill. His income is the only source for his family after his father’s death. He was appointed by your predecessor on humanitarian grounds. You are very strict and disciplined in your office and you expect others to be the same. You have also observed that his behaviour is unfit to continue in his job. He appears to suffer from some psychological problem too. Identify your moral and professional responsibilities in this case study and explain how will you deal with the situation? (250 Words/ 15 Marks)

 

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12th November 2018 | Daily Answer Writing Enhancement

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Question 1)

Discuss the Key features of the Mughal Paintings? How did it reflected the contemporary socio-cultural and political realities? (150 words/10 marks)

Question 2)

What do you mean by anti-defection law? Do you think it protects defector more instead preventing defections? Give argument in favour of suitably amending the said law. (150 words/10 marks)

Question 3)

What do you understand by ‘convective storms’? Why are they climatically atypical?(250 words/15 marks)

Question 4)

Discipline generally implies following the order and subordination. However, it may be counter-productive for the organisation. Discuss. (150 words/10 marks)

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10th November 2018 | Daily Answer Writing Enhancement

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Question 1)

Discuss the similarities & differences between Dravida type of architecture and Vesara type of architecture? (150W/10M)

Question 2)

Do you think Article 35A should be abolished? Critically comment. (150W/10M)

Question 3)

Stubble burning seriously affects the environment very badly causing serious health hazards in people. What do you mean by stubble burning and what are its effects on environment? What measures should be taken by the Government to persuade farmers not to follow this practice? Discuss. (250W/15M)

Question 4)

Conflict of interest in the public sector arises when (a) official duties, (b) public interest, and (c) personal interest are taking priority one above the other. How can this conflict in administration be resolved? Describe with an example. (150W/10M)

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9th November 2018 | Daily Answer Writing Enhancement

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Question 1)

Account for the failure of the Indian Powers in resisting British Imperialism. (150W/10M)

Question 2)

It is commented that Pressure groups tend to empower the already powerful. Thus, they increase rather than reduce political inequality. Do you agree with this view. Critically discuss? (150W10M)

Question 3)

Critically examine the failures and achievements of Demonetization in its second year. How far do you think it has been successful in its aims and aspirations? (250W/15M)

Question 4)

Increased national wealth did not result in equitable distribution of its benefits. It has created only some “enclaves of modernity and prosperity for a small minority at the cost of the majority.” Justify. (150W/10M)

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7th November 2018 | Daily Answer Writing Enhancement

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Question 1)

Multiculturalism is before anything else a theory about culture and its value. Suggest approaches to further reinforce India’s multiculturalism? (150W/10M)

Question 2)

Why the Government of India Act of 1858 is also known as the Act of Good Governance? Mention some of its provisions to support your statement(s). (150W/10M)

Question 3)

Resource distribution is a key factor influencing its price. Justify this statement in the context of contemporary crude oil prices. (150W/10M)

Question 4)

One of the tests of integrity is complete refusal to be compromised. Explain with reference to a real life example. (150W/10M)

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6th November 2018 | Daily Answer Writing Enhancement

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Question 1)

Distinguish between the twin concept of Imperialism and Colonialism and identify the three distinct ages of British colonial in India. (250W/15M)

Question 2)

Especially since the 14th Finance Commission award, the existence of ‘Special Category States’ has been called into question. Examine? (150W/10M)

Question 3)

Highlighting the water-stressed regions of India, discuss how reforming agriculture will go a long way in ensuring water security in India. (250W/15M)

Question 4)

Ethics Case Study: You are the DM of a district. The education and health inspector of the region has submitted a report which stated that the local goons and people of the so called higher caste are not allowing ASHAs and school teachers to provide facilities to the downtrodden people. They sell the education and health kits in open market and even sarpanch is not able to take action due to social boundations. 1. What will be your course of action? Evaluate each with respective merits and demerits. (250W/15M)

 

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5th November 2018 | Daily Answer Writing Enhancement

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Question 1)

Prohibiting women entry and worshiping in spaces dominated by male custodian of religion is not just a matter of violating women’s equality in matters of faith but also their dignity and continuation of male appropriation of religion. Critically analyse in the context of recent landmark judgment given by Supreme Court. (250W/15M)

Question 2)

What are the merits of the idea of conducting simultaneous elections for state assemblies and Parliament? Are there compelling reasons for India to consider this option? Critically examine. (150W/10M)

Question 3)

What are the myths and realities associated with GM food? Do you think India should maintain its still-rich genetic diversity for the future of our agriculture instead of going for GM crops? Critically comment. (150W/10M)

Question 4)

What do you mean by SMART Governance? Highlight its significance in the context of Indian Bureaucracy. (150W/10M)

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3rd November 2018 | Daily Answer Writing Enhancement

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Question 1)

Trace the evolution of different land revenue systems in different parts of British India. (250W/15M)

Question 2)

How is the National Green Tribunal (NGT) different from the regular judiciary? Critically analyse the performance of the NGT with respect to its mandate.(250W/15M)

Question 3)

The double burden of malnutrition threatens India’s demographic dividend. Assess India’s strategy to counter the same.(150W/10M)

Question 4)

Examine the relevance of the following in the context of civil service citing examples. (10 Marks) a)Probity b)Taking Accountability c)Delegation d)Developing Others e)Consultation and Consensus Building

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2nd November 2018 | Daily Answer Writing Enhancement

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Question 1)

Why did the February Revolution in 1917 ultimately fail? What were the consequences for Russia of the failure of Kerensky’s Provisional Government? (250 W/15M)

Question 2)

Discuss the problems that impeded the integration of the princely states into the Indian Union. How were these problems tackled? (250W/15M)

Question 3)

While Globalization has destroyed many traditional practices and Industries in India it has also given new lease of life to some of them who were on the ventilator. Examine. (250W/15M)

Question 4)

What do you mean by Emotional Intelligence? How will you apply emotional intelligence in administrative practices? (150W/10M)

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1st November 2018 | Daily Answer Writing Enhancement

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Question 1)

While social movements seek to bring in social change, counter movements sometimes arise in defence of status quo. Comment and bring examples to support your point.       (150W/10M)

Question 2)

It is said that article 239AA gives responsibility without power to the Delhi Government? Do you agree with the view? What should be done to remove this anomaly? (150W/10M)

Question 3)

RTI Amendment Bill 2018 will make CICs servile subordinates of the central Government? Examine (150W/10M)

Question 4)

Young people with ethical conduct are not willing to come forward to join active politics. Suggest steps to motivate them to come forward. (150W/10M)

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31st October 2018 | Daily Answer Writing Enhancement

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Question 1)

What is the Indian Ocean Dipole? Explain its connection with the Indian monsoons

Question 2)

The fourth industrial revolution will be based on artificial intelligence which in turn depends on ‘data’. What are the factors affecting the location of AI industry globally? Where does India stand in this context?

Question 3)

INF Treaty has been one of the major missile control treaty between Washington and Moscow which also has significant contribution to end the cold war. Analyse the pros and cons of United Nations withdrawal from INF Treaty.

Question 4)

What is ‘justice’? What are its different kinds?

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30th October 2018 | Daily Answer Writing Enhancement

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Question 1)                       

Comment on the nature of separation of powers envisaged by the constitution of India. How successful has been the constitutional scheme in the Indian context? Discuss.   

Question 2) 

Despite war-mongering and aggressive rhetoric on an upswing in international politics in recent years, diplomacy has remained critical. Comment. 

Question 3)

Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) could play strong substantive role in Geo-politics amid various challenges in fostering co-operation among the countries of the two continents. Analyze.

Question 4) 

Ethics: “Ethics is not just law rather it is broader than the law”. Do you agree? Discuss with suitable examples?

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Answer Writing Enhancement (AWE) Program under the guidance of a UPSC veteran

The only daily answer writing program that you’ll ever need. Under the aegis of Pritam Sir who has faced 3 UPSC interviews. Scored exceptionally well in all Essay and GS papers during his attempts.

Daily Answer Writing for Mains has always been a point of contention at Civilsdaily. Essentially, it suffered from the following issues that made it a bad deal for the students.

  1. Forming questions from today’s news – Questions asked in UPSC are generally on an overarching theme. Very rarely will you find a question based on just one single op-ed or news item.
  2. Repetition of questions – As an issue updates with time, the answers become obsolete. That is why it is more important to frame questions on issues when 3-4 articles have already been written on them.

Moreover, the issue that we see with other platforms is that they post similar questions every 2nd 3rd day. Follow the example at the end to understand what we are talking about

  1. Quality of both questions and answer checking – If we are making questions every day, they will not be intelligent. They will come directly from op-ed/news headings.
  2. The unreliability of peer reviews – Peer reviews cannot be relied upon and show a lot of variabilities. It is very important that you get feedback from someone experienced when it comes to your style, content, and presentation.

However, we have come to realize that many students do see a value in practicing questions every day. It keeps the momentum going and incrementally builds a database of questions and answers that can be used for Mains.

So we have tried to create a program that is truly effective.

1. We have roped in a UPSC Veteran.

2. We will ask 4 questions every day covering GS 1,2,3,4. Questions will cover both contemporary and static part. 1 question will be from ethics. Questions will not be specific or formed from op-ed titles. Instead, they will be broad-based aligned with the UPSC pattern.

3. There will be a guaranteed detailed review of the answers written by the paid subscribers. Review of free subscribers will depend on the time available with mentors. Priority will be given to students who engage in peer reviews. 

4. Approach and Model answer to be published and will be accessible to all. 

5. Dedicated telegram groups for doubts and monthly call post writing answers for paid subscribers.

6. Free Monthly AWE Magazine with questions and sample solutions.

 

Program Details

Duration of the Program: 10 months

15th October – 28th Feb (Phase 1) – We stop 3 months before prelims. 

15th June – 31st August (Phase 2) – We stop a month before mains. 

7 month program. 

1. The program will operate on the Weekdays. Saturdays and Sundays will be off to allow students to contribute to other programs during the weekends.

2. Answers submitted after the last day of every month will not be considered for review. We do not guarantee when they will be reviewed but we will try to do so.

3. The program will start from the 5th of every month. 1st-4th will be kept to clear the backlog.

4. We will follow a monthly cycle. Meaning you enroll for a particular month. If you join on the 9th of December, you will have access to the month of December from the first day to the last day of December. It will *NOT* be from 9th December to 9th January. You will be expected to manage the time to submit the answers for the days you’ve missed.

5. Students joining after 25th of a particular month can opt for AWE for the next month. Meaning – if you join on 26th of November, you have the option of enrolling for the month of December(1st to last day of December). Students who join on the 23rd of November will have close to 18 days to submit all answers for the month of November. We believe it is a good enough time to clear the backlog.  

6. We are committed to providing you reviews ASAP. But we will keep a 1-week deadline for students submitting their answers on the same day and a 2-week deadline for students submitting their answers late. This is to ensure that we don’t compromise on the quality just to stick to a deadline. It is better to get a proper review than to get a quicker review.

As you can see the focus of the programme will not be on the quantity but the quality of questions and model answers.

Monthly Rs. 1k + taxes: Click2Join

Yearly Rs 8K + taxes: Click2Join

(Comes out to be Rs. 13/review which is nothing for the time and effort our mentors will be putting in)

Example

On a well-known site, the question on data localization has been asked 5 times in the last 2-3 months.

Let us further illustrate our point with an example:

Superfluous Questions from the well-known website

Q.) What do you understand by data localisation? Discuss the importance of data localisation for India and analyze India’s present and proposed policies related to data localisation with respect to their effectiveness?

Q.) The debate on data localisation must not be reduced to a simple binary of whether data localisation is good or bad. Comment.

Repeated – Q.) What do you understand by data localisation? Discuss the importance of data localisation for India and analyze India’s present and proposed policies related to data localisation with respect to their effectiveness?

Our Selected Question?

Q.) What do you understand by Data localization? Recently Draft Data protection bill and Draft E-commerce policy has recommended localisation of data. Can data localization help protect Indian national and economic interests?