The Big Picture – Why is the communal temperature on the rise in Delhi?

Summary: For a number of years after the 1984 Sikh riots Delhi had been a relatively safe place free from communal tensions. However, in the last few weeks the communal atmosphere in capital is turning dangerous. The tension is visible in some parts of the city. Whenever there is some major communal riot, there exists …

Insights Current Events: 5 November 2014

Cabinet clears dissolution of Delhi Assembly Ending eight months of political uncertainty, the Union Cabinet recommended dissolution of the Delhi Assembly, paving the way for fresh elections in the capital. Delhi has been under President’s rule since February this year. The Cabinet meeting, chaired by Prime Minister, gave its nod to Lt. Governor’s recommendation to …

Commerce-2014: Answer Writing Challenge – 20

ARCHIVES 05 November 2014 1) Define and distinguish between gross working capital and net working capital. Can a firm survive with zero net working capital ? 2) Discuss in brief the techniques of assets-liability management in a commercial bank 3) Discuss Sharpe’s ratio and Treynor’s ratio for evaluation of risk-return performance of Mutual Fund’s portfolio. 4) Why do companies …

Geography-2014: Answer Writing Challenge – 29

ARCHIVES 05 November 2014 1) Define ecosystem and describe briefly its various components. Also discuss how and to what extent the modern man has affected the various types of ecosystems. 2) Define the term biome. List the terrestrial biomes and describe the characteristics of  Savanna biome. 3) Discuss how different types of mining lead to different types of …

Sociology-2014: Answer Writing Challenge – 51

ARCHIVES 05 November 2014 1) Discuss Durkheim’s concept of Division of labour. In what way does it differ from that  of classical and neoclassical economists? 3. Show how culture constituted a seminal idea  in B. Malinowski’s works. 2) What is ‘social action’? what is its place in the analytical Frameworks of Max Weber  and Talcott Parsons? …

[UPSC Mains-2014] Insights Secure Questions on Current Events, 05 November 2014

ARCHIVES 05 November 2014 Answer ALL the questions in about 200 words: 1) The department of electronics and information technology is working on creating a National Cyber Coordination Centre (NCCC). Examine why this is being set up and explain its importance to India. Business Standard 2) “Recent space accidents  are a stark reminder that the path to …