Ethics and Integrity – Daily Answer Writing Challenge – 33

ARCHIVES 02 September 2014 1) Effective utilization of public funds is critical to meeting development goals. Critically examine the reasons behind under-utilisation and misutilisation of public funds and their implications. Also suggest with examples how public funds can be effectively utilised. (250 Words) Reference – 1 Reference – 2 Reference – 3 2) Write a note …

Anthropology – 2014 – Daily Answer Writing Challenge – 2

ARCHIVES 02 September 2014   Answer the following in 200 words:   1) Role of Primatology in Anthropological studies. (10 Marks 2013) 2)  Give a broad outline of Patheolithic culture emphasizing upon its tool technology (20 Marks 2013) 3)  Discuss how Neo-Darwinism integrated the fields of Genetics and Evolution (20 Marks 2013)  

Economics – 2014 – Answer Writing Challenge – 2

ARCHIVES 02 September 2014 1) Distinguish between backwash and spread effects of Myrdal. How do they operate in backward economies? (250 words)  2) “The solution to long term development needs of India lies in promoting public private partnership”. Discuss (250 words)   

General Studies – 2014 – Daily Answer Writing Challenge – 5

ARCHIVES 02 September 2014 SECURITY ISSUES 1) Write a critical note on the revised defence FDI policy and its significance. (200 Words) IDSA 2) “The issue of illegal migration from Bangladesh to India has been the most vexing issue in the bilateral relations of the two countries.” Critically analyse the issue and its effect on both …

Science and Technology – Daily Answer Writing Challenge – 2

ARCHIVES 02 September 2014   1) “The critical issue in India, where the penta-valent vaccine is being rolled out, is raising the coverage levels of immunization”. Comment on the basis of recent controversies and issues involved.   http://www.thehindu.com/opinion/op-ed/immunisation-as-a-matter-of-justice/article5661188.ece?ref=relatedNews   http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Thiruvananthapuram/pentavalent-vaccine-caught-in-fresh-row/article5455511.ece   2) Comment on the steps taken by government to deal with Leprosy. Do you …

[UPSC MAINS-2014] Insights Secure Questions On Current Events, 02 September 2014

ARCHIVES 02 September 2013 Answer ALL the questions in about 200 words 1) Explain the role of Food Corporation of India (FCI) in ensuring food security and examine proposed and needed reforms in the structure and functioning of FCI. Business Standard 2) Critically examine the events that led to the 1965 War between India and …

GEOGRAPHY – Answer Writing Challenge – 1

ARCHIVES 01 September 2014   Answer the following in about 400 words      Geomorphology 1)   Analyses the sequential development of landforms in either Karst or Coastal region. 2)   Discuss, with examples, the influence of vulcanism anddiastrophism on the evolution of landscape. 3)  Explain the factors causing rejuvenation in landscape and describe the …

Science and Technology – 2014 – Daily Answer Writing Challenge – 1

ARCHIVES 01 September 2014   “Mangrove Forests has been one of the potent indicators of climate change and its affects”. Considering its importance, mention its functions and various threats in their survival?   http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-in-school/salinity-affecting-sunderbans-mangrove-forests/article6292943.ece   http://www.thehindu.com/sci-tech/energy-and-environment/sunderbans-mangrove-trees-losing-capacity-to-absorb-co2-study/article6279469.ece   http://www.mangroves.godrej.com/Whyshouldweprotectmangroves.htm     What is Geographical Information System? Mention its various applications.   http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/tp-tamilnadu/survey-begins-in-salem-for-geographic-information-system/article5720892.ece   http://www.thehindu.com/sci-tech/technology/webgis-tool-for-estimating-rooftop-solar-power-potential/article5780691.ece   http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Coimbatore/ifgtb-to-carry-out-gis-mapping-of-trees-in-state/article6283274.ece …

[UPSC MAINS-2014] Insights Secure Questions On Current Events, 01 September 2014

ARCHIVES 01 September 2014 Answer ALL the questions in about 200 words 1) The National Food Security Act has still not been implemented by majority of state governments. Critically examine why. Business Standard 2) It is said that at present countries are waging different types of wars on different fronts. Examine the nature and cause …