You are the heading the rescue operations in an area affected by severe natural calamity, thousands of people are rendered homeless and deprived of food, drinking water and other basic amenities. Rescue work has been disrupted by heavy rainfall and damaged to supply routes. The local people are seeding with anger against the delayed limited rescue operations. When your team reaches the affected area, the people there heckle and even assault some of the team members. One of your team members is even severely injured. Faced with this crisis some team member pleads with you to call off the operations freeing threats to their life. In such trying circumstances, what will be your response? Examine the qualities of a public servant which will be required to manage the situations.(UPSC GS-4 Mains 2019)

This is a case to demonstrate Crisis Leadership. The situation is in demand of leadership skills that can find solutions where there is lack of cooperation from public, the supplies are disrupted, and the team is demotivated. I am faced with competing priorities to undertake rescue operations, manage anger of victims and keep the team … Read more

[Solved] “Where there is righteousness in the heart, there is beauty in the character. When there is beauty in the character, there is harmony in the home. When there isharmony in the home, there is order in the nation. When there is order in the nation, there is peace in the world.” – A.P.J. Abdul Kalam ( UPSC GS-4 Mains 2019)

[Solved]  “Where there is righteousness in the heart, there is beauty in the character. When there is beauty in the character, there is harmony in the home. When there isharmony in the home, there is order in the nation. When there is order in the nation, there is peace in the world.” – A.P.J. Abdul … Read more

[Solved] “A man is but the product of his thoughts. What he thinks, he becomes.” – M.K.Gandhi

[Solved] “A man is but the product of his thoughts. What he thinks, he becomes.” – M.K.Gandhi  ( UPSC GS-4 Mains  2019) This quote explains how one’s thoughts largely determine what one becomes. This is because, borrowing from John Locke, human mind is a clean slate at the time of birth. With socialization, it learns. … Read more

[Solved] ) “Emotional Intelligence is the ability to make your emotions work for you instead of against you.” Do you agree with this view? Discuss. ( UPSC GS-4 Mains 2019)

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[Solved] ) What do you understand by probity in governance? Based on your understanding of the term, suggest measures for ensuring probity in government ( UPSC GS-4 Mains 2019)

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[Solved] There is a view that the official secrets act is an obstacle to the implementation of the Rights to Information act. Do you agree with the view? Discuss ( UPSC GS-4 Mains 2019)

[Solved] There is a view that the official secrets act is an obstacle to the implementation of the Rights to Information act. Do you agree with the view? Discuss.. ( UPSC GS-4 Mains  2019) Recently, the government has sought action against The Hindu newspaper and news agency ANI under Official Secrets Act, 1923 for publishing … Read more

[Solved] Explain the basic principles of citizens’ charter movement and bring out its importance. ( UPSC GS-4 Mains 2019)

[Solved] Explain the basic principles of citizens’ charter movement and bring out its importance. ( UPSC GS-4 Mains  2019) It has been recognised the world over that good governance is essential for sustainable development, both economic and social. The three essential aspects emphasised in good governance are transparency, accountability and responsiveness of the administration. The … Read more

[Solved] What is meant by ‘crisis of conscience’? How does it manifest in the public domain? ( UPSC GS-4 Mains 2019)

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[Solved] What is meant by the term ‘constitutional morality’? How does one upholdconstitutional morality? ( UPSC GS-4 Mains 2019)

[Solved] What is meant by the term ‘constitutional morality’? How does one upholdconstitutional morality? ( UPSC GS-4 Mains  2019) Morality as we know is individual’s sense of right and wrong. Hence, constitutional morality is broadly a metric of what the constitution deems to be right or wrong. The values of any country’s constitution depends upon … Read more

[Solved] Effective utilization of public funds is crucial to meet development goals. Critically examine the reasons for under-utilization and mis-utilization of public funds and their implications ( UPSC GS-4 Mains 2019

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