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Q) What do you understand about desertification? Discuss its major causes and impacts. Also highlight the steps taken by India to combat desertification.

Why this question?

Important part of GS Paper-III.

Key demand of the Question 

Discuss major causes and impacts of desertification and the steps taken by India to combat it.

Directive

Discuss – This is an all-encompassing directive – you have to debate on paper by going through the details of the issues concerned by examining each one of them. You have to give reasons for both for and against arguments.

Introduction 

Start by defining desertification.

Body

In the first part, highlight the major causes and impacts of desertification.

In the next part, discuss the steps that have been taken by India to combat it.

Conclusion

Conclude with a way forward.

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Q) What do you understand about Global Minimum Tax? Highlight its underlying principle and purpose. Also analyse its impact on India.

Why this Question?

Issue of current importance.

Key demand of the Question 

Explain the possible concerns of cyber security threats posing the country, discuss what needs to be done to handle them and specifically provide for a detailed discussion on solutions to address.

Directive 

Analyse – When asked to analyse, you have to examine methodically the structure or nature of the topic by separating it into component parts and present them as a whole in a summary. 

Introduction 

Briefly introduce the concept of global minimum tax and why it has been in news.

Body 

In the first part, explain how a global minimum tax works and discuss the underlying reasons for it.

In the next part, discuss its significance and the underlying challenges

Conclusion 

Conclude with a way forward and its impact on India.

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Q) Among the exponential technologies shaping the world today, the biological revolution is of exceptional importance. In this context, critically examine the biosecurity concerns of synthetic biology and India’s preparedness in the domains of biosafety and biosecurity.

Why this Question?

Important part of GS Paper-III.

Key demand of the Question 

Discuss in detail the biosecurity concerns of synthetic biology and India’s preparedness in the domains of biosafety and biosecurity. 

Directive 

Critically examine – When asked to ‘Examine’, we have to look into the topic (content words) in detail, inspect it, investigate it and establish the key facts and issues related to the topic in question. While doing so we should explain why these facts and issues are important and their implications. When ‘critically’ is suffixed or prefixed to a directive, one needs to look at the good and bad of the topic and give a fair judgment. 

Introduction 

Start with the definition of Synthetic biology. 

Body 

In the first part, categorically explain the risks involved in synthetic biology.

Next Discuss the mechanism for regulation in existence and highlight the concerns for India. 

Conclusion

Conclude with a way forward.

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