[Day 7] Target Mains: Skill Enhancement Prog. IAS Mains 2016

GS I (Historical Analysis) (Simplex)

Close to seven decades post Independence the social equations in many villages & cities in India have not changed from what they have been for centuries. Such villages & cities continue to remain what Dr. B.R. Ambedkar called “sinks of localism, dens of ignorance and narrow-mindedness” Elucidate.

Demand:

Recent atrocities on people have to be discussed in the answer.

Approach

  • – Age long atrocities still continues in the country. So explain about some of them. 
  • – Discuss the possible reasons & solutions to this problem

GS Paper II (International Relations – Hattrick)

Critically examine the West Asian Cold War between Saudi Arabia & Iran? Discuss its impact on India?

Demand:

Being neighbours, recent selling of US arms to Saudi would intensify the war with Yemen.

Approach:

  • – Explain cold war & its reasons. Pros and Cons of the war.
  • – Discuss the possible impact on India from the same.

GS Paper III (Science and Technology – Dynamic) (Simplex)

Some players in Rio Olympics are experiencing Hyperandrogenism. What does Hyperandrogenism relate to? Discuss.

Demand:

Discuss problems and extra-advantage to players due to consumption of Hyperandrogenism.

Approach:

  • – Explain definition of Hyperandrogenism. 
  • – Reason for the high Hyperandrogenism and it’s consumption.
  • – Brief about the controversy
  • – Impact and it’s advantages

GS Paper IV (Ethical Values – Hattrick)

India is a country where sex education is a taboo and neither parents nor teachers impart it. Looking at above, pornography was recently banned but the ban was lifted in a one week’s time. Do you feel that freedom to access pornography is ethically right?

Demand:

Content of pornography is cruel but at the same time, in India, sex education is not properly provided. So balanced answer is required.

Approach:

  • – Briefly explain Cruelty, Child molestation & access at very younger age can be dangerous. (Cons)
  • – Discuss the sexual education status in India and damages due to improper knowledge. (Explanation)
  • – Impacts of banning in very brief (Black marketing will be promoted)
  • – Way forward like banning child pornography, cruel sexual acts etc. (It’s impact)

  • All questions on this series are available for revision at – Target Mains
  • The DNA (Demand and Approach) Framework for each question is updated at the end of day
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