ETHICS AND ESSAY PREPARATION- today's topic- ETHICS IN HUMAN INTERFACE 3555 Views

Hello guys here we can share anecdotes, good practices, examples of people doing good work, data which can be used directly in our answers. Also discussion about essay and ethics preparation, which many aspirants ignore. We have to keep in mind that these 2 papers together weigh 500 marks.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kBdfcR-8hEY --- ethics course by Harvard University. Must watch for some insights into ethics



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ETHICS

"Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in a harmony"

— MAHATMA GANDHI

"Be truthful, gentle and fearless"

— MAHATMA GANDHI

"Heart is a very good fertilizer; anything we plant love, fear, hate, hope, revenge, jealousy-surely grows and bears fruit. We have to decide what to harvest"

— SWAMI VIVEKANAND

"We must become the change we want to see"

— MAHATMA GANDHI

"To believe in something, and not live it, is dishonest"

— MAHATMA GANDHI

Forming a team of 3.Planning to start with ethics completion in 3 weeks.Only serious aspirants contact premchand253@gmail

“A quiet conscience makes one strong!”
― Anne Frank, The Diary of a Young Girl


Related to the topics: ethics, integrity, morality, peace, spirituality, strength

sources for ethics
https://www.insightsonindia.com/2013/09/30/how-to-prepare-upsc-civil-services-mains-paper-v-gs-4-ethics-aptitude-integrity/

Ethics terms and definitions

https://www.insightsonindia.com/2014/09/03/general-studies-paper-4-ethics-important-terms-jargon-and-their-meaning/

example of media ethics - media during freedom struggle that made public more informed about policies of the state

DATA- EDUCATION

The education quality in government schools across India is in dire state as the ASER Education Report, noted that about 50% students from class 5 and 25% students from class 8 cannot read a simple text which has a difficulty of class 2 level.

Previous Year questions on "Ethics and human interface, Human values". Start writing answers.
2019 ones are not there in this pic. I'll share them separately.

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thank you herculean

Previous Year questions on "Ethics and human interface, Human values". Start writing answers.
2019 ones are not there in this pic. I'll share them separately.

16030751446552ethics and human interface.jpg

Challenges to Healthcare in India - The Five A's

Awareness. Accessibility, Affordability(cost of healthcare), Absence(poor doctor: patient ratio), Accountability

PARADOX:- India is famous for its multispecialty hospitals and mediacal tourism yet,
The doctor-population ratio in India is 1:1456 against the WHO recommendation of 1:1000. 


This example was written by 2017 rank 1 anudeep durishetty. There is nothing cliché in it. 
In foreign countries it is practiced everyday, but here we don't have any idea of true integrity hence such examples seem not even practicable to us. 
We have to change our thinking considerably. 

Stopping at a red light signal at 3am in the night, even when the entire road is clear. This is an example of integrity

Can this example be used in exam. I mean we are not supposed to write cliché answers. We are rewarded when we have the best practicable answers 

See what i have found
https://www.insightsonindia.com/2013/09/30/how-to-prepare-upsc-civil-services-mains-paper-v-gs-4-ethics-aptitude-integrity/

Good work Maura. Important article written by vinay sir himself

See what i have found
https://www.insightsonindia.com/2013/09/30/how-to-prepare-upsc-civil-services-mains-paper-v-gs-4-ethics-aptitude-integrity/

16030022119816rti.png    Diagram for Right to information act

Ethics- leadership : IAS officer Ramesh Gholap, the Deputy Commissioner of Koderma in Jharkhand, was out distributing blankets to the poor when he saw a frail little girl standing in the line. On enquiry, the DC found out that the girl was 11-year-old Sapna whose parents had died recently, leaving her with nowhere to go.

Acting out of instinct, Ramesh drove Sapna to the nearest Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya, registering himself as her guardian. He also asked the officials of social security departments to ensure Sapna gets Rs 2,000 every month, and a tutor takes care of her studies.

Each time the IAS officer meets such children, his memories take him miles away - to Mahagaon in Maharashtra's Solapur district, where he sold bangles along with his mother after his father’s death. Gholap couldn’t do much else because of his polio-stricken leg. 

"I believe that the situation which I overcame has given me the biggest gift – sensitivity," he says.

Credits: Better india

Thank you for the source. I checked it out, its a very good website for ethics examples

Ethics- leadership : IAS officer Ramesh Gholap, the Deputy Commissioner of Koderma in Jharkhand, was out distributing blankets to the poor when he saw a frail little girl standing in the line. On enquiry, the DC found out that the girl was 11-year-old Sapna whose parents had died recently, leaving her with nowhere to go.

Acting out of instinct, Ramesh drove Sapna to the nearest Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya, registering himself as her guardian. He also asked the officials of social security departments to ensure Sapna gets Rs 2,000 every month, and a tutor takes care of her studies.

Each time the IAS officer meets such children, his memories take him miles away - to Mahagaon in Maharashtra's Solapur district, where he sold bangles along with his mother after his father’s death. Gholap couldn’t do much else because of his polio-stricken leg. 

"I believe that the situation which I overcame has given me the biggest gift – sensitivity," he says.

Credits: Better india

great anecdote, Maura.

Are you guys using lexicon for ethics? 

You can give it a quick read but your main aim shall be to make notes (with examples) of each syllabus point. For that, pick certain things from lexicon + google.

Ethics- leadership : IAS officer Ramesh Gholap, the Deputy Commissioner of Koderma in Jharkhand, was out distributing blankets to the poor when he saw a frail little girl standing in the line. On enquiry, the DC found out that the girl was 11-year-old Sapna whose parents had died recently, leaving her with nowhere to go.

Acting out of instinct, Ramesh drove Sapna to the nearest Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya, registering himself as her guardian. He also asked the officials of social security departments to ensure Sapna gets Rs 2,000 every month, and a tutor takes care of her studies.

Each time the IAS officer meets such children, his memories take him miles away - to Mahagaon in Maharashtra's Solapur district, where he sold bangles along with his mother after his father’s death. Gholap couldn’t do much else because of his polio-stricken leg. 

"I believe that the situation which I overcame has given me the biggest gift – sensitivity," he says.

Credits: Better india

Are you guys using lexicon for ethics? 

Some quotes that can be used in essay/ GS4
  • A society is not strong because it possess strong weapon, but because it has people with good character - Swami Vivekananda
  • Highest aim of life is achieving wisdom - Aristotle 

"Dr. Jonas Salk refused to patent polio vaccine that he invented. He said it belongs to people". Can be used as an example of empathy, compassion, self-satisfaction.

We will start an initiative from tomorrow. Every 2 days we can complete a topic from ethics syllabus. I will edit the thread for the topic to be completed that day. Ethics require examples from our own lives and lives of leaders. 
Please feel free to contribute anything that you can regarding that topic (Definitions, examples, thoughts, anecdotes). 
After one day we can attempt previous year questions on that topic and in ethics paper many questions do repeat so our work will be done by contributing to this initiative. 
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Please feel free to comment how you want this thread to function, or if you want any changes
Thank you

Hey, I am also in for this initiative.



Stopping at a red light signal at 3am in the night, even when the entire road is clear. This is an example of integrity

Please watch this ethics course from HARVARD university. It is very interesting.

I already have a pdf with topicwise segregated pyqs. Will share the snips here.




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