History-2014: Answer Writing Challenge – 16

ARCHIVES 22 September 2014 1) “The Anglo-Japanese Treaty (1962) marks a milestone in the development of Japan as an Asiatic power.” Examine. (250 Words) 2) ‘Thus the League sought to achieve to profoundest of all psychological revolutions to transform the war mentality of man into a peace mentality.’ Elaborate. (250 Words)

Public Administration-2014: Answer Writing Challenge – 16

ARCHIVES 22 September 2014 Dynamic Administration (M.P. Follett)  Answer in 250 words each: 1. “Chronologically, M.P.Follett belonged to Scientific Management Technique era (of rational economic man) but philosophically to social man era.” – Daniel Wren. Comment. 2. “Her suggestions were in advance of her times, advance of current thinking. But they are goldmine of suggestion…..establishing …

[UPSC MAINS-2014] Insights Secure: Questions on Current Events — 22, September 2014

ARCHIVES 22 September 2014 Answer ALL the questions in about 200 words: 1) Critically comment on the importance of speed and efficiency for a civil servant in decision making process in day to day administration. How these two traits are tested and inculcated in India for an aspiring bureaucrat? Examine. Business Standard 2) Do you think …

Ethics and Integrity – Answer Writing Challenge – 44

ARCHIVES 20 September 2014 You are the Principal of a famous government run residential school. Your son, who is studying in 12th standard in your school is extremely poor in Mathematics. Your wife is worried that if your son fails, he might slip into depression. You are also afraid that his failure would bring a bad reputation …

History-2014: Answer Writing Challenge – 15

ARCHIVES 20 September 2014 1) How far is it correct to say that every feature of the American Constitution was ultimately of English Origin? Discuss. (250 Words) 2) To what extent did Napoleon’s economic war with England become his undoing? Examine. (250 Words)  

Economics-2014: Answer Writing Challenge – 16

ARCHIVES 20 September 2014 Q1) State and explain the Law of Equi-marginal utility and also state clearly the limitations of this law? (200 words) Q2) “Pareto optimality is a necessary but not sufficient condition for welfare maximization” Develop this idea highlighting the role of “social welfare contours” and “utility possibility contours” in welfare maximizing state? …

General Studies- Daily Answer Writing Challenge – 21

ARCHIVES 20 September 2014   Post-independence consolidation and reorganization within the country 1) Critically analyse the basis of demand for and against creation of new states through constitution of Second States Reorganisation committee. (200 Words) Reference Reference – 2 Reference – 3   2) Critically comment on the role played by then superpowers in India’s 1971 …

Political Science-2014: Answer Writing Challenge – 6

ARCHIVES 20 September 2014 Answer in 250 words: 1) “Liberty and Equality are the two contradictory concepts equally dear to the human mind.  Comment. 2) “There is no theory of Democracy; it is at best a workable compromise between competing  and conflicting interests.” Elucidate. 3)  What is Fabian Socialism? How does it differ from Scientific …

Sociology-2014: Answer Writing Challenge – 17

ARCHIVES 20 September 2014 1)  Distinguish between observation and interviewing as techniques of data collection.  Under what contexts may their use be recommended? Bring out their merits and  demerits as regards their objectivity and validity. (300 Words) 2) Write short notes on any two of the following: (200 Words) (a) Religion as a force both …

[UPSC MAINS-2014] Insights Secure: Questions On Current Events – 20 September 2014

ARCHIVES 20 September 2014 Answer ALL the questions in about 200 words: 1)  The Agreement on the Political Parameters and Guiding Principles for the Settlement of the Boundary Question between India and China was the closest possible solution to which both countries arrived at to resolve their border dispute. Critically examine. Business Standard 2) Recently governments …

Commerce and Accountancy-2014: Answer Writing Challenge – 6

ARCHIVES 20 September 2014 Answer in 250 words: 1) Discuss contingent liabilities with examples. Where would these items feature in the financial statements of a firm ? What happens when bills are discounted by a firm ? Show journal entries for such transactions. (2012 Mains) 2) Discuss how the following streams of revenues are recognized …