Science and Technology – 2014: Daily Answer Writing Challenge – 6

ARCHIVES 06 September 2014   Q4 What is Ballistic Missile Defence? Comment on India’s BMD system. http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-opinion/deterrence-debates-and-defence/article5932362.ece http://www.ipcs.org/article/india/india-how-credible-is-its-ballistic-missile-defence-3768.html http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/india-proves-capability-of-missile-defence-system/article4126430.ece http://missilethreat.com/a-look-at-the-indian-ballistic-missile-defence-programme/ Q5. What is Polar Vertex? Explain its implications http://science.howstuffworks.com/nature/climate-weather/atmospheric/polar-vortex.htm http://www.thehindu.com/news/international/world/temperatures-plunge-as-polar-vortex-sweeps-us/article5548390.ece What is Rosetta Mission? Explain its importance http://www.thehindu.com/sci-tech/science/rosetta-to-reawaken-for-final-mission/article5579161.ece    

General Studies – 2014: Daily Answer Writing Challenge – 9

ARCHIVES 06 September 2014 World History (From History Optional) Critically examine the following statements in about 250 words each “New imperialism was a nationalistic, not an economic phenomena.” Critically examine. “By the 1980s, the Communist system of the Soviet Union was incapable of maintaining the country’s role as a Superpower.” Elucidate.

[UPSC MAINS-2014] Insights Secure: Questions On Current Events – 06 September 2014

ARCHIVES 06 September 2014 Answer ALL the questions in about 200 words 1) Critically examine why India is not a signatory to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and explain the importance of civil nuclear deals that India has signed with few countries. Business Standard 2) In your opinion why is  there a lot of corruption in public …

Insights 2015 Prelims Test Series – Schedule and Roadmap For 2015

DOWNLOAD (SCHEDULE FOR FIRST 13 TESTS) DOWNLOAD (SCHEDULE FOR NEXT 20 TESTS) Insights 2015 Preliminary Exam Test Series is intended to integrate both your Prelims and Mains – 2015 exam preparation. Both for Prelims and Mains, NCERT textbooks are very important. Everyone knows this. But everyone do not completely read them. Many topics that are …

Ethics and Integrity – Answer Writing Challenge – 35

ARCHIVES 05 September 2014 1) Critically examine the key issues and constraints in the implementation of Right to Information Act. (250 Words) Reference 2) At all time, a public servant’s priority should be serving his nation and its citizens, not the family. Do you agree with this view? Substantiate (200 Words)

Sociology -2014: Answer Writing Challenge – 3

ARCHIVES 05 September 2014 1) “The personality is formed, maintained and changed as the socialization process  moves along.” Explain. (400 Words) 2)  What functions does social conflict perform? Explain the nature of social conflict in  the developing countries today. (400 Words)

History -2014: Answer Writing Challenge – 3

ARCHIVES 05 September 2014 ‘Permanent Settlement disappointed many expectations and introduced there results that were not anticipated’ [2004 , 200 words] “Though the Permanent Settlement had serious defects, it gave tranquility to the countryside and stability to the government”. Comment. [2009, 200 words]  

Geography – 2014 – Answer Writing Challenge – 5

ARCHIVES 05 September 2014 1. “ Structure is a dominant control factor in the evolution of Landforms”    Discuss with suitable examples. (450 Words) Answer in 450 words each: (a)Highlight the geomorphic features essentially found in topographies under    the Second Cycle of Erosion. (b)Discuss views on slope development provided by L.C.King.

Psychology -2014: Answer Writing Challenge – 3

ARCHIVES 05 September 2014 Introduction to psychology Q. Comment on different trends of psychology in 21st century?(200 Words) Psychological measurement of individual differences Q.discuss the ethical issues involve in psychological tests?(200 Words)

Public Administration -2014: Answer Writing Challenge – 3

ARCHIVES 05 September 2014 1. Neither Weidner nor Fred Riggs was able to describe the process of development administration adequately. Explain the drawbacks and weaknesses in their theoretical analyses. (30M – 250W) 2. CPA both resembles and differs from modern organisation theory(10M-150W)  

Economics – 2014 – Answer Writing Challenge – 5

ARCHIVES 05 September 2014 1) Explain the salient features of the Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management Act. Explain to what extent has the government of India been able to adhere to the provisions of this act? (350 words) 2) Why is capital inflow through multinationals corporations preferred over foreign debt? (300 words)

Science and Technology – Daily Answer Writing Challenge – 5

ARCHIVES 05 September 2014 Q1.’ Malnutrition is a blot on country’s face in 21st century’. What are the challenges that exert resistance in dealing with Malnutrition? What can be done to abridge the problem? http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/kolkata/malnutrition-brewing-in-closed-tea-gardens/article6244166.ece http://www.thehindu.com/opinion/op-ed/needed-more-hungama-over-malnutrition/article2964324.ece http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/kerala/malnutrition-continues-to-stalk-tribal-children/article6115489.ece   Q2. Explain the significance of Biobots? http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/home/science/Muscle-driven-bio-bots-to-walk-as-you-wish/articleshow/37647394.cms Q3. What is MOCLIC? How it can be effective in …

[UPSC MAINS-2014] Insights Secure: Questions From Current Events, 05 September 2014

ARCHIVES 05 September 2014 Answer ALL the questions in about 200 words 1) Briefly analyse India’s relationship with Asia-Pacific countries. In your opinion, how does India benefit from strong relationship with these countries? Explain. Business Standard 2) What is Price Index (PI)? How is it related to poverty estimation? Explain. Business Standard 3) Examine the …

General Studies – 2014: Daily Answer Writing Challenge – 8

ARCHIVES 05 September 2014 World History (From History Optional) Critically examine the following statements in about 250 words each “In spite of the careful framing of the Charter, the role of UNO as peacekeeper and international mediator has been somewhat lacklustre and muted and that continues to be so even after the end of Cold …

Science and Technology – Daily Answer Writing Challenge – 4

ARCHIVES 04 September 2014 Answer the following questions in not more than 200 words: Q1. Discuss the contribution of Prof.Shatish Dhawan towards scientific developments in India ? http://isrohq.vssc.gov.in/isr0dem0v2/index.php/prof-satish-dhawan http://www.thehindu.com/opinion/op-ed/satish-dhawan-the-gentle-colossus/article24715.ece Q2. What is ‘Brain-flight’ Project? Explain its significance. http://www.frontline.in/science-and-technology/braincontrolled-flight/article6228293.ece Q3. Explain the significance of ‘Indian Neutrino Observatory’. What are the potential ‘Geological, Radiological and Biological’impact of …

History -2014 – Answer Writing Challenge – 2

ARCHIVES 04 September 2014 Examine the major factors shaping the British land revenue policy in India. How it affected Indian society? [60 marks , 2007] What was the impact of early British land policy on the village communities of North India? [2003 , 60 marks]