answer-synopsis-current-affairs-based-mains-drill-5-march-2020

  1. Examine the importance of teachers’ training in the academic arena of the nation.

The Demand of the question:

The question aims to talk about improving the quality of education through teacher training.

Keywords to be used:

NIRF, international rankings, teacher quality, ASER report, research, innovation, employability, basic education, higher education, outcomes-based learning, etc.

Introduction: Introduce the answer by mentioning the need for learned teachers in the country.

Body:

  • Use some of the recent reports to mention the need for learned teachers in the country.
  • Highlight the challenges with the current model of teacher training.
  • Examine some of the suggested models.
  • Highlight the impact it can have.
  • Give away forwards to the issue.

Conclusion: Conclude the answer by providing a path forward to improving the quality of teaching in the country.

  1. Digital India can not become a reality without bringing rural India on board. Comment.

The Demand of the question:

The urban-rural digital divide is too high in India. This question wants you to focus on this gap, the reasons, the impacts, and the solutions.

Keywords to be used:

Digital India, e-governance, digital divide, democracy, trade, exports, service exports from rural India, improved public service delivery, efficiency improvement, productivity rise, BharatNET, e-choupal, etc.

Introduction: Digital India has been on the government’s agenda for a very long time now. However, the urban-rural digital divide remains very large.

Body:

  • Examine the current status of rural digital development.
  • Mention the need for digitizing rural India.
  • Examine the challenges in doing so.
  • Highlight the provisions required for it.

Conclusion: Mention the use of AI in agriculture and public service delivery for the conclusion.

  1. Indian constitution is not a borrowed book, but an amalgamation of the best ideas of the time. Comment.

The Demand of the question:

Static question aiming to ask your views on if we should consider our constitution as a borrowed book or not.

Keywords to be used:

KC Where, Ivor Jennings, BR Ambedkar, Borrowed book, an amalgamation of ideas, live document, contemporary needs, best practices, etc.

Introduction: Introduce a quote from any scholar.

Body:

  • Mention the logic behind the borrowed book idea.
  • Why can it be called a borrowed book?
  • Why must it not be called a borrowed book?
  • Mention some of the opinions of thinkers.
  • Conclusion.

Conclusion: Remarks by Dr. Ambedakar can be used for concluding the answer.

  1. With coronavirus knocking on its doors, the country needs to emphasize the preventive measures. Comment.

The Demand of the question:

A brief introduction of the coronavirus crisis and the country’s response preparedness must be mentioned. Also, discuss the need for preventive rather than curative methods.

Keywords to be used:

COVID-19, NDRF, SDRF, Heath ministry, center-state cooperation, central health repository, identification, diagnosis, availability, pricing regulations, multi-stakeholder approach etc.

Introduction: Introduce the answer by briefly mentioning the rise of the coronavirus cases in India.

Body:

  • A brief account of the current status of coronavirus.
  • The current mechanism of control of these diseases.
  • What are the lacunae with the current model?
  • Examine the solutions that are proposed.

Conclusion: As a conclusion, you can layout the strategy for the implementation of the central health repository for better preparedness in case of future outbreaks.

  1. River linking projects have not become a reality despite efforts since the 19th century. Identify the benefits and challenges related to the implementation of the project. Also, suggest a way forward.

The Demand of the question:

The government’s plan to create a separate body to handle the river-linking projects needs to be mentioned, and also the benefits and challenges for such problems are to be covered. A brief historical overview is required.

Keywords to be used:

River linking, national water grid, Arthur cotton, Dr. K L Rao plan, benefits, waterways, biodiversity, mixing of water, water disputes, disaster management, etc.

Introduction: Begin by giving a brief account of the interlinking efforts.

Body:

  • Mention the history of interlinking.
  • What are the benefits possible from it?
  • What are the issues related to it:
    • Economic
    • Engineering
    • Political
    • Biological
  • What are the solutions?
  • Give a way forward. 

Conclusion: Conclude by giving a way forward, and showing the possibility of the national water grid.

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