Insights Daily Answer Writing Challenge Day – 27

QUESTIONS ASKED: DAY – 27 (15/08/2013) 1)Why is ‘affirmative action’  important in provision of equal opportunity? 2)Examine the Gandhian idea of village community as an ideal unit of self governance. 3) Role of NCW in India (100 words) RESPONSES:   neeraj August 15, 2013 at 11:49 am 2 Votes   Why is ‘affirmative action’ important in …

Insights Daily Answer Writing Challenge Day – 26

QUESTIONS ASKED: DAY – 26 (14/08/2013) 1)“During the Indian national movement, the Left succeeded in making an impact on Indian society and politics”. Analyze. 2)Do you think that the Quit India movement was a Spontaneous Revolution? 3) Sea Floor Spreading (100 words) RESPONSES: itsmesagar August 14, 2013 at 11:02 am (Edit) 2 Votes   3) Sea Floor …

Arab Spring Countries Find Peace Is Harder Than Revolution – NYT

In Libya, armed militias have filled a void left by a revolution that felled a dictator. In Syria, a popular uprising has morphed into a civil war that has left more than 100,000 dead and provided a haven for Islamic extremists. In Tunisia, increasingly bitter political divisions have delayed the drafting of a new constitution. …

The Trauma of Colonialism – The New York Times

  By MANJARI MILLER Indians commemorate an important official holiday on Thursday: Independence Day. Next month, the Chinese will commemorate an equally important but unofficial holiday, national humiliation day, followed on Oct. 1 by the country’s own official National Day of the People’s Republic of China. Independence days are important events for any country. But for India and …

Buy History and Polity Books at Cheapest Price Ever – Independence Day Offer from Flipkart and Amazon

Books on modern Indian history and politics have become indispensable for a civil services aspirant. This is the best time to buy them. With the arrival of Amazon in India, other players (Flipkart)  in the segment have gone paranoid it seems, whatever, benefit is for the customers. This offer is valid for 4 days I …

Insights Daily Answer Writing Challenge Day – 25

QUESTIONS ASKED: DAY – 25(13/08/2013) 1)“The essence of Perestroika is for people to feel they are the country’s masters”. Critically evaluate. 2)Bring out your perspectives on the plausible aims of the NAM in the post-cold war period. 3) Impact of cryosphere on global climate. (100 words) RESPONSES: lakshmi prasanna August 13, 2013 at 11:22 am 6 …

Insights Daily Answer Writing Challenge Day – 24

QUESTIONS ASKED: DAY – 24 (12/08/2013) 1)“The peasant movements of the second half of the nineteenth century lacked a positive conception of an alternative society – a conception which would unite the people in a common struggle on a wide regional and all-India plane and help develop a long term political developments”. Critically examine. 2)“The …

Insights Daily Answer Writing Challenge Day – 23

QUESTIONS ASKED: DAY 23 (11/08/2013) 1)Comment on the role of ISRO in making India a space power and briefly explain on its proposed initiatives for the future. 2)Do you think that China’s emergence as one of the largest trading partners of India  has adversely affected the settlement of the outstanding border problem? (GS 2012) RESPONSES: …

How To Prepare UPSC Civil Services Mains Paper IV (GS-3)

How to prepare GS - 1 (i.e, Paper-II) How to prepare GS - 2 (i.e, Paper-III) How to prepare GS - 4 (i.e Paper - V) UPSC has brought changes to the Civil Services Mains examination in both the pattern and the syllabus. We know that now there are 4 General Studies Papers apart from one Essay and Optional paper each. …

Insights Daily Answer Writing Challenge Day – 22

QUESTIONS ASKED DAY- 22(10/08/2013) 1)“India is losing its strategic influence in the Indian ocean region”. In the light of the recent developments in the region, critically analyze the statement. 2)Critically comment on the extent, scope and implications of Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) in India. RESPONSES: phani August 10, 2013 at 12:37 pm 1 Vote   2)Critically …

Insights Daily Answer Writing Challenge Day – 21

QUESTIONS ASKED DAY-21 (09/08/2013) 1)Discuss the demands and expectations of Indian diaspora in the North America from their host countries. Are these demands justified? Critically examine. 2)“Foreign investment is far from being critical to India’s economic growth”. Critically comment. (2009, GS-II) RESPONSES: Nikku August 9, 2013 at 11:01 am   3 Votes “Foreign investment is …

Insights Daily Answer Writing Challenge Day – 20

QUESTIONS ASKED – DAY-20 (08/08/2013) 1)Briefly explain how fast breeder reactors differ from regular nuclear power plants? Comment briefly on their significance for  India’s nuclear energy programme. 2)What are the areas of cooperation for India and China in the international arena? Discuss. RESPONSES:   itsmesagar August 8, 2013 at 10:32 am 3 Votes   1)Briefly …

Insights Daily Answer Writing Challenge Day – 19

QUESTIONS ASKED: DAY-19 (07/08/2013) 1)What was the effect of Russian Nihilism and Irish nationalism on the Indian national movement? Evaluate. 2)Which factors accelerated the process of decolonization post World War II? Explain the role played by the UN and US in this process. RESPONSES: Meeta Vinay Myskar August 7, 2013 at 4:12 pm 3 Votes …

Insights Daily Answer Writing Challenge Day – 18

QUESTIONS ASKED DAY-18 (06/08/2013) 1)Explain the major criticisms of civil services and evaluate its changing role in the Indian democracy since independence. 2)“Agenda 21 is aimed at integrating environmental imperatives with developmental aspirations”. Elaborate RESPONSES:   Aravind Devanathan August 6, 2013 at 1:11 pm 2 Votes   Q :Explain the major criticisms of civil services …