Geography-2014: Answer Writing Challenge – 20

ARCHIVES 21 October 2014 1) ‘’Temperature, salinity and density differences in ocean water are the prime   causes of ocean water circulation.’’ Elaborate. (250 Words) 2) ‘Atolls present the most challenging explanation in the evolution of coral reefs’. Discuss ( 250 words)

Economics-2014: Answer Writing Challenge – 37

ARCHIVES 21 October 2014 Q) Discuss the possibilities of capital formation through use of surplus manpower in developing countries and mention problems involved in it . (60 Marks) Q) Explain briefly the problem of “knife edge equilibrium” that arises in Harrod Domar Model and show how Solow tries to eliminate it (60 Marks)

[UPSC MAINS-2014] Insights Secure Questions on Current Events, 21 October 2014

ARCHIVES 21 October 2014 Answer ALL the questions in about 200 words: 1) “The Europeans have added a new dimension to information privacy by insisting that citizens have a “right to be forgotten.” In the light of increasing concern over infringement of privacy and misuse of information of an individual stored on the internet, comment …

INSIGHTS CURRENT EVENTS: 20 OCTOBER 2014

Productivity Linked Bonus for Railway Employees The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister gave its ex-post facto approval for the payment of Productivity Linked Bonus (PLB) equivalent to 78 days` wages for the financial year 2013-14 to all eligible non-gazetted Railway employees. The PLB on Railway covers all non-gazetted Railway employees (excluding RPF/RPSF personnel) …

The Big Picture – Labour reforms: Do they balance labour and industry concerns?

Summary: The issue of labour reforms has been under debate for some years now. The present government has come up with a set of new measures. After having brought in amendments to the Factories Act and Apprenticeship Act, another set of reforms have been initiated. These reforms announced recently, like unified labour portal, universal account …

Labour Issues and Need For Labour Reforms in India

http://insightsonindia.com Background Democratic developing countries always have challenge of development which should benefit impoverished masses by way of providing employment and decent standard of living .Universal adult Franchise which is landmark of democracy gives voice to labor which is strong in numbers. These countries can’t ignore interest of labor in favor of industry and capital. …

Sociology-2014: Answer Writing Challenge – 41

ARCHIVES 20 October 2014 1)  Discuss family as a basic and fundamental social institution. Do you think the  changing sex roles necessitate the replacement of family by another institution? (250 Words) 2) Explain the role of community power structure in the political decision-making  processes in the society. Are power and authority getting broad based in …

Public Administration-2014: Answer Writing Challenge – 38

ARCHIVES 20 October 2014 Current status of Comparative Public Administration Answer in 250 words: 1. “The emphasis in most of the writings on comparative bureaucracy appears to be on the interaction between the administrative subsystem and the political system in which it exist.” Comment. 2. “The growth of comparative public administration is a continuing process …

[UPSC MAINS-2014] Insights Secure Questions on Current Events – 20 October 2014

ARCHIVES 20 October 2014 Answer ALL the questions in about 200 words: 1) Critically analyse why the government has decontrolled the diesel prices and what would be its implications. Business Standard Business Standard 2) Write a note on the problems being faced by Public Sector Banks in India and examine what measures to be taken to …

Watch Video about Public Private Partnership (PPP) and Share Your Views

If time permits, watch the following videos where Rajya Sabha members have discussed in-depth about concerns raised about functioning of Public Private Partnership model of investment in various sectors. One question can be expected on this issue in this year’s Mains. After watching, leave behind your opinion in the comment box. May be you can …

Science and Technology – 2014: Daily Answer Writing Challenge – 38

ARCHIVES 18 October 2014 I. Write short notes (100 words) FASCIA – Reference  Chang’e-4 – reference  First and second line anti-TB drugs and their effect on children – Reference – 1, Reference – 2 Malaria vaccine – Reference II. Examine the characteristics of Savannah biome and explain the role of natural factors within this biome in …

General Studies – 2014: Daily Answer Writing Challenge – 41

ARCHIVES 18 October 2014 Topic:  changes in critical geographical features 1) Write a critical note on the impact of climate change on Arctic ecosystem. (200 Words) Reference-1 Reference – 2 2) Examine the major threats faced by Amazon rainforests. Write a note on the consequences of reduced forest cover in Amazon rainforest region. (200 Words) Reference …