Sociology-2014: Answer Writing Challenge – 23

ARCHIVES 27 September 2014 1)  Distinguish among the concepts of “social inequalities”, “social hierarchy” and “the  perpetuation of social inequalities”. How are these features manifested in the different  forms of social stratification? (250 Words)   2)  Write short notes on ALL of the following (Each answer should not exceed 200  words): (a) Cultural lag and directed …

Economics-2014: Answer Writing Challenge – 22

ARCHIVES 27 September 2014 Q) Give a critical account of underdevelopment of India during British Rule? (!50 words) Q) Examine the role of indirect taxes in India’s economic development (150 words) Q) Is Wagner’ hypothesis an adequate explanation of increase in public expenditure in recent times? Explain (200 words)

Psychology-2014: Answer Writing Challenge – 22

ARCHIVES 27 September 2014   Answer in 250 words: 1) Compare and contrast Piaget and Vygotsky’s approaches to cognitive development and evaluate their significance in the field of education.   2) Intelligence increases with age but IQ remains constant. Discuss. 3) What is prejudice? How personality is related to it? Discuss.

Science and Technology-2014: Daily Answer Writing Challenge – 24

ARCHIVES 27 September 2014   Q1) “There is a growing concern over Atmospheric Brown Cloud and its impact on South Asia”. What are the causes and consequences of Atmospheric Brown Cloud? Source-1 Source – 2 Q2) What do you understand by ‘Nuclear Umbrella’? How relevant it is in contemporary world geopolitics? Substantiate. Source – 1 …

Public Administration -2014: Answer Writing Challenge – 21

ARCHIVES 27 September 2014 Topic – Concepts of Accountability & Control  Answer in 250 words:   1. Discuss the concept of ‘accountability’ and ‘control’ and highlight the impact it has when applied to administration. 2. “The weakest aspect of Indian administrative system is utter disregard of accountability.” Examine the contemporary tools used for enforcing accountability. What steps …

[UPSC MAINS-2014] Insights Secure: Questions On Current Events, 27 September 2014

ARCHIVES 27 September 2014 Answer ALL the questions in about 200 words 1) Illustrate with examples the role of philanthropy in development with special reference to India. Business Standard 2) In 2010, micro-enterprises accounted for 79 per cent of non-farm employment in India, suggesting small-scale enterprises would continue to provide the majority of employment in the …

General Studies: Daily Answer Writing Challenge – 25

ARCHIVES 26 September 2014 World History 1) How did the policy of appeasement escalate the problem of Nazi aggrandizement? Explain. (200 Words) Reference 2) “By 1914, the sick man of Europe was no longer just Turkey : it was Europe itself.” Explain. (200 Words) Reference

Commerce and Accountancy-2014: Answer Writing Challenge10

ARCHIVES 26 September 2014 Q1) “Asset based reserve requirements of financial institutions as against deposit based reserve requirements of banks can go a long way in preventing slippage in monetary policy transmission.” Critically examine the statement and discuss the mechanism and modalities of the two systems. (225 Words, 2013 Mains) Q2) Classify various securities investment …

Political Science-2014: Answer Writing Challenge – 12

ARCHIVES 26 September 2014 1) The balance of power and policies aiming at its preservation are not only inevitable but are an  essential stabilizing factor in a society of sovereign nations.” (Morgenthau). Comment. (250 Words) 2) “International law undoubtedly functions as a regulatory and limiting mechanism in  international politics but only in an intermittent and …

Sociology-2014: Answer Writing Challenge – 22

ARCHIVES 26 September 2014 1) Write short notes on ALL of the following (each answer should not exceed 200  words):- (a) Alienation in modern society. (b) “Value Problem” in sociological research. (c) “Social Action and Pattern variables. (d) Socialization and the Self. 2) What are the major postulates in functional analysis? Is the framework conservative …

Public Administration-2014: Answer Writing Challenge – 20

ARCHIVES 26 September 2014 Answer in 250 words: Topic –  Miscellaneous 1. “Delegation of authority is a misnomer. Authority lies in job and stays with the job.” Examine. 2. “Liberty of voter disappears in the ballot box once the vote is cast in a representative democracy, while it stays in a participatory democracy.” Critically Comment. …

Science and Technology -2014: Daily Answer Writing Challenge – 24

ARCHIVES 26 September 2014 Q4. What is the difference between New Exploration and Licensing Policy and Open Acreage Licensing Policy? Explain how the new policy would be benefited to hydrocarbon sector? (200 Words) Source  Q5. “India has underperformed in health related issues as per recent reports of WHO and other related organizations”. In the light …

[UPSC MAINS-2014] Insights Secure: Questions On Current Events, 26 September 2014

ARCHIVES 26 September 2014 Answer ALL the questions in about 200 words: 1) “Creation of quasi judicial bodies or tribunals is an encroachment upon the power of the judiciary and the principle of separation of powers.” Critically comment. Business Standard 2) The union government plans to increase the share of manufacturing sector in GDP from 15 percent …

Commerce and Accountancy-2014: Answer Writing Challenge – 9

ARCHIVES 25 September 2014 Paper 1 : Financial markets & institutions 1)  Discuss the Risks associated with variation between loan maturities and liability maturities of commercial banks and minimization of these risks without affecting profitability (150 words, 2013 Mains) 2) Discuss in brief the techniques of asset liability management in a commercial bank.  (150 words, …