Economics-2014: Answer Writing Challenge – 7

ARCHIVES 08 September 2014 1) Distinguish between fiscal federalism and political federalism. How has fiscal federalism been evolving in relation to special category states in particular and other states in general? (250 words) 2) Is rent a surplus? Give reasons in support of your assertion and point out the difference between “rent” and “quasi rent”? …

Science and Technology-2014: Daily Answer Writing Challenge – 08 September 2014

ARCHIVES 08 September 2014 Q1. What do you understand by Ocean Acidification? Why it is one of the major causes of concern among environmentalists? http://newswatch.nationalgeographic.com/2014/09/02/ocean-acidification-from-domestic-to-international/ http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-in-school/arctic-oceans-acidification-sparks-alarm/article4693970.ece Q2. “Nano-science is one of the significant areas of interest among researchers and has potential to groom science as a whole”. What are the ways through which Indian government …

Sociology -2014: Answer Writing Challenge – 5

ARCHIVES 08 September 2014 Answer in 400 words each: 1) What do you mean by empiricism? Examine the significance of empirical confirmation  in building sociological theory. 2) “Participant observation in many situations is nothing more than a case study.”  Comment. 3) Explain the basic features of the ex post facto research design and assess its …

Geography-2014 – Answer Writing Challenge – 7

ARCHIVES 08 September 2014 1) Explain how Bosche and Haldenhang lead to the Theory of Slope Replacement. (400 Words) 2) Characteristics of the standard epigene cycle of erosion. (250 words) 3)  Programmes initiated by the International Council of Science on Earth System Studies. (250 words)

Anthropology-2014 – Answer Writing Challenge – 7

ARCHIVES 08 September 2014 1) Distinguish between major categories of Australopithecines. How are Australopithecines different from Apes? (30 Marks – 2009) 2) The upper Paleolithic period provides evidence of their co-existence with modern man. Discuss. (30 Marks – 2008)

Psychology – 2014 -Answer Writing Challenge – 5

ARCHIVES 08 September 2014 Methods of psychology Q.how focused group discussion differs from grounded theory approach and brain storming?(200 words) Psychological well being and mental disorders Q.what do you mean by positive health? Suggest some important factors responsible for it?(250 words)  

General Studies – 2014: Daily Answer Writing Challenge – 10

ARCHIVES 08 September 2014 World History (From History Optional) Critically examine the following statements in about 250 words each “The European Union is the new sick man of Europe.” Critically evaluate. “There must be an end to white monopoly on political power, and a fundamental restructuring of our political and economic systems to ensure that …

Public Administration – Answer Writing Challenge – 5

ARCHIVES 08 September 2014 Answer in 250 Words: 1. Public Administration is more philosophical than management and more technical than political science. Explain   2. “Physical science is an objective study of only objective things. While on other hand, Social science is an objective study of both objective and subjective things.” – Weber. Evaluate. 3. …

[UPSC MAINS-2014] Insights Secure: Questions On Current Events – 08 September 2014

ARCHIVES 08 September 2014 Answer ALL the questions in about 200 words: 1) In India, which and why some government posts are barred from seeking appointments to new posts post-retirement? In your opinion what other posts should be brought under this rule and why? Explain. Business Standard 2) According to a recent report, NRI deposits …

Ethics and Integrity – Answer Writing Challenge – 36

ARCHIVES 06 September 2014 1) “Even as the Ebola crisis rages onward in west Africa, a World Health Organization panel concluded on August 11 that offering patients promising experimental Ebola drugs with unknown side effects and efficacy would be ethical.” This is a recent news published in an American journal. Do you think it is ethical to …

Economics -2014: Answer Writing Challenge – 6

ARCHIVES 06 September 2014 Q1) Why are trading blocks formed? Explain the welfare impact of such trading blocks for non member countries? (250 words) Q2) “Industrial development and environmental degradation are highly correlated”. If it is true what should be in your opinion the policy options for industrialization process vis–a-vis pollution control? (250 words)  

Geography-2014: Answer Writing Challenge – 6

ARCHIVES 06 September 2014 1) Bring out the relevance of seismic study in determining the  structure of earth’s interiors (400 Words) 2) Name the climatically controlled agents of erosion. Explain how they differ in terms of properties of matter. Compare their landforms produced by each one of them (250 Words) 3)  Palaeozoic glacial evidence for Continental Drift. (150 …

Psychology -2014: Answer Writing Challenge – 4

ARCHIVES 06 September 2014 Introduction to Psychology Q. ” Psychology is a Science “comment (200 words) Psychological measurement of individual differences Q.Mention Different types of Psychological tests.Discuss its uses,misuses and limitations (400 words ) Tomorrow’s Topic Methods of Psychology and Psychological well being and mental disorders  

Public Administration-2014: Answer Writing Challenge – 4

ARCHIVES 06 September 2014 Answer in 250 words 1. “The scope of administration is determined by scope of government functions decided politically.” Comment. (1998) 2. Waldo speaks of the fears of F.M.Marx that PA has grown so broad and so much is involved at its periphery that it stands “In danger of disappearing completely as …