Mains answer writing programme

  • Question 19. Fixing teachers accountable for student test scores is important but not the only way to achieve the vision of the UN Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) to ensure inclusive and quality education for all. Comment.                                                                                                                                                                                              (Ref: 10th November,  The Hindu)

  • Question 18. Providing universal quality education depends not on the performance of teachers alone, but is the shared responsibility of several stakeholders. Discuss.

  • Question 17. The current smog and poor air quality in the National Capital Region has been blamed in part on stubble burning by farmers, especially in neighbouring Punjab and Haryana. What is the genesis of the problem? What are its potential solutions?                                                                                                                            (Ref: 10th November,  Indian Express)

  • Question 16. Breathing in fresh air is a part of right to life but in case of Delhi it seems to be a threat to life. The State governments can make it easier for millions to breathe if it acts with sense of urgency. Discuss.  (Ref: 9th November,  The Hindu)

  • Question 15. Demonetisation was a fundamental corrective to the economy much like liberalisation of the 1990s. Critically examine.                                                                                                                                       (Ref: 9th November,  The Hindu)  

  • Question 14. Demonetisation’s initial objectives remain unmet but it did certain goods in disguise. Examine.

  • Question 13. Revolutions are often paradoxical things and demonetization was one among them. Critically examine.                                                                                                                                                                   (Ref: 8th November,  Indian Express)

  • Questions 12. Moralism forgot that “black” is not an inherent property of money. Discuss.

  • Question 11. India has to expand its geopolitical footprint both regionally and globally which is more driven by innovation and increased focus on research and development in science and technology. Justify the statement.   (Ref: 25th August, Livemint)

  • Question 10. The idea of lateral entry into civil services can be a big reforming step in improving governance but enough measures will also required to counter its adverse effects. Discuss.                       (Ref: 22nd August, Indian Express, Page 9)

  • Question 9. Explain how plate tectonics is upgradation of continental drift theory? Mention limitations of plate tectonic theory.

  • Question 8. Wetlands are contributing to ecosystem services. Discuss their ecological significance.                                                                                                                                                                               (Ref: 17th August, Indian Express, Page 13)

  • Question 7. The code on Wages Bill which proposes to make minimum wage a statutory right for all citizens and aims to take people out of poverty, may prove to be counter-effective. Discuss.                                                (Ref: 17th August, Livemint)

  • Question 6. The black carbon ejected from aeroplanes and reaching stratosphere, may pose a great environmental damage. Analyse.                                                                                                                            (Ref: 16th August, The Hindu, Page 11)

  • Question 5. There are multiple problems in judiciary whose resolution requires a broader strategy, establishing an All India Judicial Service alone may not be fruitful. Discuss.                                                         (Ref: 16th August, The Hindu, Page 11) 

  • Question 4. All the policies related to improve educational outcomes, must address deprivations in early years of children’s lives. Discuss.                                                                                                                    (Ref: 14th August, Indian Express, Page 12)

  • Question 3. Though energy is the most important input for an rapidly developing economy like India, public health considerations are no less important. In the light of the above statement, discuss briefly the draft National Energy Policy.                                                                                                                                                        (Ref: 11th August, The Hindu, Page 8)

  • Question 2. Not the loan waivers but addressing the core issues of agriculture, can rid the farmers of the their farm distress. Discuss.                                                                                                                                                    (Ref: 21st July, Livemint) 

  • Question 1. ‘The right to procreate or to abstain from procreating is one the dimensions of personal liberty as  understood under Article 21 of the Constitution’. In the light of the above statement, discuss, with the help of a few cases, the issue of abortion of foetus. Mention the views of the Supreme Court.                                                                    (Ref: 4th July, The Hindu, Page 7)