Science and Technology-2014: Daily Answer Writing Challenge 28 October 2014

ARCHIVES 28 October 2014 I) Write short notes on the following (100 Words) 1)  Rotterdam Convention – Reference 2) Androgen Test – Reference 3) Air Quality Index – Reference II) Write a note on the significance of climate change deal agreed by EU countries at Brussels in October 2014. (200 Words) Reference III) Write a …

Economics-2014: Answer Writing Challenge – 39

ARCHIVES 28 October 2014 Q1) Discuss the importance of the small scale sector in the Industrial structure? (200 Words) Q2) Discuss briefly the form of colonial exploitation during British rule in India and comment on its consequences (200 Words)

General Studies-2014: Daily Answer Writing Challenge – 47

ARCHIVES 28 October 2014 1) Discuss the main factors leading to the collapse of the Soviet Union. (200 Words) Reference Reference-2 2) One of the most important consequences of the Second World War was ‘division of Europe’, Eastern and Western. Comment. (200 Words) Reference Reference-2  

Commerce and Accountancy -2014: Answer Writing Challenge – 14

ARCHIVES 28 October 2014 1) Explain whether services provided by a Veterinary clinic and Yoga establishment are exempt from service tax. (250 Words) 2) Mention the cases where valuation of house property for purpose of income tax shall be NIL. Also mention the exceptions to such rules. (250 Words) 3) “An auditor expresses an opinion on a company’s financial …

Geography-2014: Answer Writing Challenge – 23

ARCHIVES 28 October 2014 1) Present a critical analysis of the theory of isostasy. (300 Words) 2) Examine economic significance of the resources of the  Continental shelf of the Indian Ocean. (200 Words) 3) Write a short note on Adaptation and distribution of animals in the Ethiopian realm. (200 Words)

Psychology-2014: Answer Writing Challenge – 43

ARCHIVES 28 October 2014 1) It is suggested that the biological requirements of man are of much less importance in behavior than are his psychological needs. Examine this point of view. Describe the various psychological needs. (200 Words) 2) Make as exhaustive a list as possible of current psychotherapeutic techniques. Evaluate Gestalt therapy. (200 Words)

Public Administration-2014: Answer Writing Challenge – 41

ARCHIVES 28 October 2014 Topic- Public Choice Approach, New Public Management Question1 – “The advent of the concept of “roll back of the state” since the nineteen eighties has been altering the role of Public Administration but certainly not diminishing its central place in human society.” Discuss. (250 Words) Question2 – “The ‘New Public Management’ …

[UPSC Mains-2014] Insights Secure Questions on Current Events, 28 October 2014

ARCHIVES 28 October 2014 Answer ALL the questions in about 200 words: 1) The Aadhaar initiative raised many pertinent issues and debates involving the civil society, legislature, executive and judiciary. Critically examine these issues and throw light on the present status of the scheme. Business Standard 2) Recently the government has announced massive push for …

DAF – Some general consideration on Hobbies , Extra curricular activities and Interests

Arpit Jain AIR- 194 (UPSC CSE-2013), IPS (Prob) Hi  friends , Greetings for the day !!! Congratulations  for success in the prelims !! It’s time to fill the Detailed Application Form (DAF), I want to share what I think are the basic principles you need to know for filling Hobbies/activities.. (Although most of the things …

COMPILATION – Science and Technology Q&A – 2014

The following document has the compilation of all the science and technology (+ environment and related topics) Q & A that have been posted till September last week (2014). Hope this will be useful for 2014 Mains. Next week we will post the compilation of October month too. DOWNLOAD  For General Studies compilation (in case you …

Commerce and Accountancy-2014: Answer Writing Challenge – 13

ARCHIVES 27 October 2014 I) Write short notes in about 200 words: Conditions for availing of CENVAT credit under various categories of goods and services. Intangible assets and their treatment in the books of accounts of a firm. Assumptions and limitations of Cost-Volume-Profit analysis. Provisions of Indian Accounting Standards regarding treatment of depreciation when an …

General Studies-2014: Insights Daily Answer Writing Challenge – 46

ARCHIVES 27 October 2014 1) Examine the causes of the Russian Revolution of 1917 and indicate its significance in world history. (200 Words) Reference-1 Reference-2 2) The roots of the rise of Fascism lay in Peace Treaties. Examine. (200 Words) Reference-1 Reference-2 3) The French Revolution attacked privileges and not property. Comment. (200 Words) Reference

Psychology-2014: Answer Writing Challenge – 42

ARCHIVES 27 October 2014 1) Elucidating the concepts of need, drive and incentive, discuss the problems involved in measuring motives in human beings (200 Words)  2) ‘We see things as we are, not as things are.’ Elaborate the various implications of this statement. (200 Words)  3) Describe the problem of learning disabilities of socially disadvantaged …

Sociology-2014: Daily Answer Writing Challenge – 44

ARCHIVES 27 October 2014 1)  Write short notes on ALL  the following more than 200 words each: (a) The impact of democratization on the village community. (b) The social background of poverty. (c) Rural-urban migration. (d) The future of tribal culture. 2) Examine the role of caste as a pressure-group in contemporary Indian politics. (250 Words)

Public Administration-2014: Answer Writing Challenge – 40

ARCHIVES 27 October 2014 Topic -Riggsian models and their critique 1. Explain how the concept of ‘clects’ and ‘bazaar-canteen’ model explain the working of the administrative system in a developing society. In this context compare the working of the administrative system in a developed world & in a developing society. (250 Words) 2. “The nature …

[UPSC MAINS-2014] Insights Secure Questions on Current Events, 27 October 2014

ARCHIVES 27 October 2014 Answer ALL the questions in about 200 words: 1) Reforming Food Corporation of India (FCI) and its functions is crucial to ensure food security and reduce subsidy bill in India. In this regard, critically examine the present loopholes, required reforms and the measures taken to reform FCI. Business Standard Reference-1 Reference-2 …