answer-synopsis-current-affairs-based-mains-drill-11-march-2020

  1. Examine issues with the current waste collection systems, and suggest remedies. 

Demand of the question:

The question aims to ask for the issues that are persisting with the waste collection process, their negative impacts, the reasons behind such issues, and the solutions for the same. 

Keywords to be included:

Waste collection, Manual scavenging, labor, caste, women, reforms, lack of technology, planning, lethargy, funding, modernization, safety, disposal, solid waste management plants, etc. 

Introduction: Mention the prevalence of traditional waste collection methods to introduce the answer. 

Body:

  • Mention the issues with the current waste collection systems. 
  • How these affect the backward sections like lower castes and women? 
  • Reason for the existence of these issues. 
  • Solutions that can be adopted. 
  • Way forward. 

Conclusion: Highlight the growing urbanization of the nation and the need for development of waste collection and processing methods due to the same. 

  1. Publicly shaming criminals has a lot of repercussions. Comment. 

Demand of the question:

Public shaming by the government leads to moral as well as legal hazards. Explore these domains in the answer. 

Keywords to be included:

Moral hazard, legal repercussions, media trial, rule of law, right to privacy, article 21, article 19, right to life with dignity, etc. 

Introduction: Use the news regarding public posters showing images of those alleged to have indulged in violence in UP. 

Body:

  • The moral implication of such a public declaration
  • The legal implication of these. 
  • Benefits desired out of these
  • Alternative solutions for the same. 
  • Way forward. 

Conclusion: Mention the need for sensitization of the government machinery, and focusing on reformative justice. 

  1. Distribution, as well as disposal of sanitary pads, remains a challenge. Comment. 

Demand of the question:

Distribution fo sanitary pads have become a national mission, but their disposal remains a challenge. You need to discuss both these aspects equally in the answer. 

Keywords to be included:

Distribution, taboo, rural, tribal, religious issues, myths, recollection, unhygienic disposal, disposal bags, norms, flaunted norms, etc. 

Introduction: Mention the recent missions like Saheli sanitary Napkins for introducing the answer. 

Body:

  • Highlight the need of wider acceptance of sanitary napkins in the country. 
  • Mention the issues with the distribution of the sanitary pads. 
  • Issues with unsafe disposal of these pads.
  • Challenges in implementing safe disposal. 
  • Solutions for the same. 
  • Way forward.

Conclusion: Mention the need for complete menstrual hygiene, especially among rural women, in the country. 

  1. Public transportation has its own fair share of challenges in controlling epidemics. Comment. 

Demand of the question:

Public transport can become a major factor behind the spread of coronavirus. Examine the possibilities for the same and suggest solutions to check this. 

Keywords to be included:

Social distancing, a huge burden on public transport, overcrowding, contagious diseases, increased chances, sterilization, regular cleaning, means of awareness, etc. 

Introduction: Coronavirus has been spreading too quickly, and there have been fears that it may become a nightmare in India, given the status of public transportation in the country. 

Body:

  • Mention the issues with public transportation that can increase epidemics. 
  • Examine why is it difficult to control these. 
  • Provide for some solutions. 
  • Give examples of the actions being taken in various countries. 
  • Conclude with a positive way forward.

Conclusion: Public transport can become an important factor in spreading awareness against the disease in the country. 

  1. Identify the threats and examine the solutions for making workplaces more secure for all in the country. 

Demand of the question:

Workplaces in India suffer from many issues, and there is a need for improving the workers’ safety. Highlight the issues, the solutions, and suggest a path forward. 

Keywords to be included:

Workplace, hygiene, disaster resilience, safe working conditions, mental well-being, sexual harassment, inclusiveness, work from home, counseling and medical assistance, etc. 

Introduction: Highlight the need for having a healthy workplace for the growth of the organization for better growth of the company as well as the individual. 

Body:

  • Mention the issues with the workplaces in the country. 
  • Reasons behind the poor condition. 
  • Highlight the benefits of having quality workplaces. 
  • Suggest solutions that will help in achieving this goal. 
  • Provide a way forward. 

Conclusion: Highlight the importance of having a safe workplace in order to enjoy the demographic dividend in the country fruitfully.

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