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Q) There is a continuous lack of awareness, poor coverage of mental health services and a huge stigma attached to mental disorders in India. In this context discuss the challenges and concerns associated with mental health in the country.

Why this question?

Issue of current importance

Key demand of the Question 

One must discuss the challenges and concerns associated with mental health in the country.

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 

Give an overview of the context of the question.

Body

In the first part, highlight the challenges and concerns associated with mental health in the country. Mention some key statistics related to it.

In the next part, mention some policies by the government regarding mental health.

Conclusion

Conclude with suggestions.

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Q) In accordance with the “Neighbourhood First Policy” of the government, India remains a committed development partner for a stable, prosperous and peaceful Maldives. Comment.

Why this Question?

Maldives has recently won the UNGA election.

Key demand of the Question 

Significance of India-Maldives relations.

Directive 

Comment- here we have to express our knowledge and understanding of the issue and form an overall opinion thereupon.

Introduction 

Give a brief context of India- Maldives relations.

Body 

In the first part, write about the significance of Maldives for India.

In the next part, write about challenges that have emerged in the engagement between the two countries.

Conclusion 

Conclude with a way forward. 

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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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