Mains answer writing programme

  • 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)

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

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

  • 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 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)