Regarding Present Commenting System (Disqus) – Your Opinion

Recently we introduced Disqus commenting system to make things easy for you. We personally love it. It has reduced load on our servers; it’s a real-time commenting system; it’s easy to post comments using any login ID without entering your details again and again; it’s easy to post your scanned answers and it’s super easy …

[UPSC MAINS-2014] Insights Secure Questions on Current Events, 25 October 2014

ARCHIVES 25 October 2014 Answer ALL the questions in about 200 words: 1)  Recently government has decided to bring all life-saving drugs under its price control policy. Critically comment on government’s existing price control policy for pharmaceutical drugs and explain what would be the impact on various stakeholders of its new move to bring more drugs …

INSIGHTS CURRENT EVENTS: 24 October 2014

Nirbhay will be backbone of cold-start Defence analysts and strategic experts feel that Nirbhay, India’s first long-range subsonic cruise missile, which was test-fired recently, can be a game-changer in India’s strategic calculus. Capable of flying at a tree-top altitude for over 1,000 km, Nirbhay can carry out surgical strikes and thus back up India’s “cold …

[UPSC MAINS-2014] Insights Secure Questions on Current Events, 24 October 2014

ARCHIVES 24 October 2014 Answer ALL the questions in about 200 words: 1) According to International Monetary Fund’s World Economic Outlook, China’s economy is expected to slow down continuously in coming years. Examine how this will affect India. Business Standard 2) ‘The Konkan Railways is a pioneering project of its kind with more successes than failures” …

INSIGHTS CURRENT EVENTS: 23 OCTOBER 2014

The Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises gets ISO 9001: 2008 Certificate The Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises has been awarded ISO 9001:2008 certification, demonstrating the Ministry’s mission of promoting the growth and development of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises with dedication and commitment. Implementation of ISO standards will enable the Ministry …

INSIGHTS CURRENT EVENTS: 22 OCTOBER 2014

Spending reforms Union Finance Minister has rolled out reforms aimed at the efficient management of government expenditure through speedy project approvals, decentralisation of more financial powers to Ministries and reduced transaction costs. Now, the Ministries have got a four-fold increase in the powers for approving expenditure without seeking the Finance Ministry’s nod. The Secretary of …

The Big Picture – Impact of Gas Pricing and Diesel De-Regulation on Economy

Summary: After months of delay, the government has finally come out with the new gas pricing formula even as it ended regulation of diesel prices. While the diesel deregulation has been widely welcomed as it was accompanied by major reduction in prices, gas pricing formula has met with mixed responses. The government has discarded the …

INDIA’S ENERGY SECURITY: OIL AND GAS SECTOR

        India’s energy security is a critical issue and its economy and even foreign relations are substantially affected by its dependence upon imported crude oil. Oil requirement in future will be significantly higher, because of growth in economy and in turn growing consumption of households and industry. It is also pre- requisite …

[UPSC MAINS-2014] Insights Secure Questions on Current Events, 23 October 2014

ARCHIVES 23 October 2014 Answer ALL the questions in about 200 words: 1) Examine the major threats that can undo the recent gains made on fiscal consolidation front if go unchecked. Business Standard 2) “What is coming to an end is not America’s military pre-eminence in the world: no country can even think of waging …

Geography-2014: Answer Writing Challenge – 21

ARCHIVES 22 October 2014 1) Indicate the major biotic regions of the world and discuss the ecological aspects of the monsoon region. (300 Words) 2) ‘Man must realize the importance of maximizing agricultural production without destroying the ecological basis on which our entire food production system rests.’ Explain with examples. (300 Words)

Sociology-2014: Answer Writing Challenge – 43

ARCHIVES 22 October 2014 1) Describe the main characteristics of Jaimani system. Do you agree with the view that it  is basically an Institution of politico-economic dominance and dependence? (250 Words) 2)  Discuss the social consequences of economic development in India. Do you share the  view that it has increased economic inequality and failed to …

Psychology-2014: Answer Writing Challenge – 41

ARCHIVES 22 October 2014 1) There is no single theory of vision which attempts to account for all the visual phenomena-Discuss with experimental evidence (200 Words) 2) Current trends in family therapy, group therapy and the encounter movement have opened up new horizons in community psychiatry. Comment. (200 Words)

[UPSC MAINS-2014] Insights Secure Questions on Current Events, 22 October 2014

ARCHIVES 22 October 2014 Answer ALL the questions in about 200 words: 1) Recently the Finance Ministry rolled out reforms aimed at  efficient management of government expenditure. Critically comment on them. The Hindu 2) Sexual violence in India has many dimensions. Comment. The Hindu 3) At the end of a function to celebrate a birth …