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Contemporary Essays For Civil Services Examinaions

Ramesh Singh

Published by Tata Mcgraw Hill Publishing Co Ltd | Language - English | Binding - Paper Back

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About the Book: Contemporary Essays

Contemporary Essays is a collection of carefully selected and compiled topical essays meant for complete coverage of the all viable essay topics for the first paper of the UPSC Mains examination, which is exclusively an essay paper. After the restructuring of the syllabus of the Main examination in 2013, the scope and weight of the Essay Paper has increased to 250 marks, covering most of the important socio-economic and political issues. There is now a declared emphasis on the importance of a cogently written essay and the art of essay writing. This book is therefore perfectly conceived and designed for the aspirants of Union Civil Services and State Civil Services examinations.


Preface to the Second Edition vii

Preface to the First Edition ix

About Essay Writing xi


1. Understanding Human Wellbeing 2

2. Re-examining Indias Diversity 14

3. Religion and Reservation 20

4. Whither Religion? 26

5. Fractured Mandate and Coalition Politics 34

6. Creating New States 42

7. Democratic Decentralisation in India 50

8. Situating Civil Society in a Democracy 62

9. The Menace of Paid News 68

10. Governance as a Factor of Development 74

11. Direct Benefit Transfer 82

12. The Menace of Cyber Crime 90

13. The Need of Labour Reforms 96

14. Womens Reservation 102

15. Planning in India: Looking Back 108

16. A Paradigm Shift in Development Planning 114

17. Justifying Indias Approach to Reform 120

18. India Needs Second Generation of Reforms 126

19. Introspecting the Green Revolution 132

20. Going for the Second Green Revolution 141

21. The GMF Dilemma 148

22. Land Acquisition and Other Issues 154

23. Social Behaviour and Development 160

24. Including Ethics in Public Policy of India 166

25. Fine Balancing Democracy and Social Media 172

26. Public Service Delivery and Inclusive Growth 178

27. Delay is Absence of Good Governance 184

28. Legal Right to Food: Facing the Challenges 190

29. Indian Agriculture is a Victim of Its Own Success 196

30. Fourth Industrial Revolution and India 202

31. Environmental Protection and Lifestyle Change 208

32. Maximum Governance through Minimum Government 214

33. The Idea of Team India 220


34. Cleanliness is Next to Godliness 226

35. Human Knowledge is Common Property 232

36. Education Imparts more than Livelihood 238

37. Religion Unites and does not Divide 244

38. A Life Lived for Others is a Life Lived Worthwhile 250

39. Has India become a Low Trust Country? 256

40. Success is Measured by the Happiness it Gives 262

About the Author: Ramesh Singh

Dr Ramesh Singh is an alumnus of Delhi School of Economics and an education consultant with over two decades of experience in guiding Civil Service aspirants. He is the erstwhile director of a tutorial institute known as Civils India, which aided students in their preparation for a vast array of competitive examinations. He is a prolific writer and has authored several other books in both Hindi and English for McGraw Hill Education, including Indian Economy, Bharatiya Arthvyavastha, Objective Economic and Social Development and 1000 Plus Questions in General Science.


Book: Contemporary Essays For Civil Services Examinaions
ISBN-13: 9789352604340
Product Code EBK0391766
Binding: Paper Back
Publishing Date: 2017
Publisher: Tata Mcgraw Hill Publishing Co Ltd
Language: English

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