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Q) The COVID19 pandemic will by and large affect the lives of thousands of children leaving them in dire situations. In this context, examine the consequences of the pandemic on children and suggest an approach to deal with them.

Why this Question?

Issue of current importance

Key demand of the Question 

Impact of the pandemic on children and an effective approach to deal with them.

Directive 

Examine - When asked to ‘Examine’, we must 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.

Introduction 

Give a brief context of the question.

Body 

In the first part, categorically highlight the consequences of the pandemic on children.

In the next part, suggest an approach that should be adopted by the government to deal with these challenges.

Conclusion 

Conclude with a way forward. 

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Q) How do you think the pattern of Indian monsoon has changed in the past decade? Discuss its impact on various facets of our lives.

Why this Question?

Important part of GS paper- I.

Key demand of the Question 

Changing monsoon pattern in India and its impact.

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 

Start by defining currency swap arrangement.

Body 

In the first part, categorically highlight the changing pattern of Indian monsoon in the last decade. 

In the next part, discuss how it has impacted lives.

Conclusion 

Conclude by giving a brief of the importance of monsoon in India. 

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Q) Given the new challenges grappling the Indian economy, there is an urgent need for wider structural reforms as those taken during the first wave of the pandemic. Discuss.

Why this Question?

Important part of GS paper- III.

Key demand of the Question 

Major problems that the Indian economy is currently facing and measures (structural) needed to tackle them.

Directive 

Critically examine- Look in close detail and establish the key facts and important issues surrounding the topic. Try and offer reasons as to why the facts and issues identified are most important, as well as explain the different ways they could be construed.

Introduction 

Start by briefly giving a context about the question.

Body 

In the first part, categorically highlight the challenges prevailing in the Indian economy.

In the next part, highlight the structural measures needed to tackle the challenges.

Conclusion 

Conclude with a way forward. 

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