Comprehension and Reasoning Challenge Day – 6

PASSAGE (4 Mins) During the 1960’s and 1970’s, the primary economic development strategy of local governments in the United States was to attract manufacturing industries. Unfortunately, this strategy was usually implemented at another community’s expense: many manufacturing facilities were lured away from their moorings elsewhere through tax incentives and slick promotional efforts. Through the transfer …

Insights Secure – 2014: Questions On Current Events

DOWNLOAD PDF ARCHIVES Questions From The Hindu, 08 November 2013 1. Duty Drawback Scheme (50 Words) Link Reference 2. Critically analyze the events that led to the accession of Kashmir to India post-Independence. (200 Words) Link 3.” The reassertion of the importance of historical emissions in the new climate agreement by the developing countries has put …

Insights Secure – 2014: Questions On Current Events

ARCHIVES DOWNLOAD PDF Questions From The Hindu, 07/11/2013 1. Explain the role of Finance Commission. Do you think Finance Commissions act as complimentary to Planning Commission? Explain. (200 Words) Link 2. Do you think AFSPA is anti-constitutional? Substantiate. (150 Words) Link 3. Poi Kathin (50 Words) Link 4. Analyze the factors that make  the Northeast India as …

Comprehension Passage & Reasoning Challenge Day – 4

(Note: As said earlier, there will be only 4-5 passages in a Week) PASSAGE – (3 Minutes) In the context of the recent rape cases, retrospectivity of criminal law has assumed more importance. The law regarding retrospective effect for criminal jurisprudence is not quite the same as for civil jurisprudence. With regard to levy of …

List Of Free UPSC IAS Coaching Institutes in Chennai – (India)

Many UPSC civil services aspirants in India do not know that there are many institutes which give free coaching or subsidized coaching for them. Usually these institutions are either run by the government or by Universities/ Charitable trusts. We want to provide a list of all such institutes in India. Following list was sent by …

Comprehension Passage & Reasoning Day – 3

PASSAGE A recent study has provided clues to predator-prey dynamics in the late Pleistocene era. Researchers compared the number of tooth fractures in present-day carnivores with tooth fractures in carnivores that lived 36,000 to 10,000 years ago and that were preserved in the Rancho La Brea tar pits in Los Angeles. The breakage frequencies in …

Insights Daily Current Events, November 05, 2013

ARCHIVES November 05, 2013 NATIONAL Supreme Court warns on quo warranto PIL on public appointments Consideration of suitability or eligibility of a candidate for a post is within the domain of the appointing authority and the only thing that court can scrutinise is whether the appointment is contrary to statutory provisions/rules. If the person holding …

Comprehension Passage and Reasoning – Day -2

PASSAGE Read the following passage and answer the following questions (Time 4 Mins) The real trouble with the Brain Initiative is not philosophical but practical. In short, the instrumental approach to the treatment of physiological and psychological diseases tends to be at odds with the traditional ways in which human beings have addressed their problems: …

New Initiative – ‘Comprehension Challenge’

In the UPSC Civil Services Preliminary Examination Paper-II, around 35 questions out of 80 are from ‘Comprehension’ section. Many aspirants find it difficult to manage time in Paper-II because of long passages and tricky questions. The only solution to score well in this section is to practice hard.  One should familiarize with variety of passages …