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Q) As the Quad gains more momentum and the churn in the waters of the Indo­Pacific leads to new countervailing coalitions against China, critically examine the significance of Quad in the upcoming times.

Why this Question?

Important part of GS Paper-II.

Key demand of the Question 

Significance of Quad in the coming times for India and the world.

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 giving a context of the question.

Body 

In the first part, write about the significance of Quad in the upcoming times both for India and the world.

In the next part, highlight the concerns that must be overcome.

Conclusion

Conclude with a way forward.

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Q) AI as a technology holds tremendous potential for a country like India, which is data rich and has the requisite technological capability to create AI solutions for many of its problems. Discuss.

Why this question?

Recently the National AI Portal (INDIAai) celebrated its first anniversary.

Key demand of the Question 

Potential of development of AI in India and challenges it can address.

Directive

Discuss- back up the answer by carefully selected evidence to make a case for and against an argument, or point out the advantages and disadvantages of the given context and finally arrive at a conclusion.

Introduction 

Give an overview of AI.

Body

In the first part, highlight the potential of AI in India and the challenges it can address. 

In the next part, discuss the concerns related to it.

Conclusion

Conclude with a way forward.

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Q)  Satyagraha proved to be an extremely effective tool during the Indian freedom struggle. Elucidate. 

Why this question 

Important part of GS paper- I.

Key demand of the question:

Explain what Satyagraha is, the incidents when it was used and its efficacy in Indian freedom struggle. 

Directive:

Elucidate – means to explain and clarify the topic with the aid of examples.

Introduction:

Explain the concept of Satyagraha. 

Body:

In the first part, mention the characteristics of the Satyagraha movement.

In the next part, mention the incidents when Satyagraha was used by Mahatma Gandhi to fight against the British. Write about its success.

Conclusion:

Conclude with the impact of Satyagraha worldwide. 

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