Context: The Canadian Prime Minister, made a surprising claim by connecting the June killing of a Canadian Khalistani leader to “individuals associated with the Government of India.” His statement, in which he mentioned sharing evidence with India and discussing it with the Indian Prime Minister during a recent bilateral meeting, has initiated a series of consequential […]
ontext: In a momentous development during the Special Session’s relocation to the new Parliament House, the government presented a significant proposal in the Lok Sabha. This proposal aims to allocate one-third of the seats in the Lower House and the Assemblies for women, marking a historic step towards women’s reservation. Relevance: GS 2- Mains Question: Highlighting the […]
Context: The Indian Coast Guard recently conducted ‘Operation Sajag,’ a Coastal Security Drill along the Western Coast. Relevance: GS III: Defence Dimensions of the Article: Operation Sajag: Key Facts about the Indian Coast Guard:
Context: The Indian Coast Guard Ship Samudra Prahari, a Pollution Control Vessel, has commenced an overseas deployment to ASEAN countries, including Thailand, Vietnam, and Indonesia, from September 11 to October 14, 2023, as part of an initiative announced during the ASEAN Defence Minister Meeting Plus meeting in November 2022. Relevance: GS III: Defence Dimensions of […]
Social Capital refers to the collective value of all social networks and the inclinations that arise from these networks to do things for each other. It encompasses the norms, shared values, trust, cooperation, and connections among individuals within a society, which bind communities together and promote social cohesion. How Social Capital Enhances Good Governance: In […]
Major Teachings of Guru Nanak and Their Relevance in the Contemporary World In conclusion, Guru Nanak’s teachings, deeply rooted in love, unity, and humanity, have enduring relevance. They provide guiding principles for a more inclusive, compassionate, and egalitarian society, addressing many contemporary challenges faced not just in India but globally.
Probity is essential for an effective system of governance and socio-economic development.’ Discuss.
Probity refers to the quality of having strong moral principles, such as honesty and integrity. In the context of governance, probity ensures that public officials act in the best interests of the people they serve, free from corruption, bias, or other unethical behaviors. Significance of Probity: In conclusion, probity isn’t just a moral obligation but […]
Is conscience a more reliable guide when compared to laws, rules and regulations in the context of ethical decision making ? Discuss.
Conscience is an individual’s internal sense of what is morally right or wrong, often described as an inner voice guiding one’s actions. It is deeply personal, derived from a combination of innate moral intuitions and cultural, religious, and societal influences. Pros of Conscience: Cons of Conscience: Laws, rules, and regulations are formalized standards set by […]
Moral Intuition vs. Moral Reasoning Moral Intuition is an immediate, instinctual judgment about the rightness or wrongness of an action or situation without conscious reasoning. It is more like a gut feeling or an instinctive response based on one’s inherent or culturally influenced understanding of morality. Example: If you see someone drop their wallet and […]
What really matters for success, character, happiness and lifelong achievements is a definite set of emotional skills – your EQ- not just purely cognitive abilities that are measured by conventional IQ tests.” Do you agree with this view ? Give reasons in support of your answer.
I wholeheartedly agree with the above view. While cognitive abilities, as measured by IQ tests, are undeniably significant for specific analytical tasks and academic pursuits, EQ (Emotional Quotient) plays a crucial role in many facets of life that determine success, character, and happiness. To illustrate, consider Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, the former President of India. […]