General Studies-2014: Daily Answer Writing Challenge – 27

ARCHIVES 29 September 2014 World History 1) Discuss the emergence of neo-imperialism in the late nineteenth century. (200 Words) Reference Reference-2 2) The capitalism which gave the European empires their apparent solidarity and permanence also hastened their downfall. Comment. (200 Words) Reference-1 Reference-2  

General Studies: Daily Answer Writing Challenge – 25

ARCHIVES 26 September 2014 World History 1) How did the policy of appeasement escalate the problem of Nazi aggrandizement? Explain. (200 Words) Reference 2) “By 1914, the sick man of Europe was no longer just Turkey : it was Europe itself.” Explain. (200 Words) Reference

Science and Technology -2014: Daily Answer Writing Challenge – 24

ARCHIVES 26 September 2014 Q4. What is the difference between New Exploration and Licensing Policy and Open Acreage Licensing Policy? Explain how the new policy would be benefited to hydrocarbon sector? (200 Words) Source  Q5. “India has underperformed in health related issues as per recent reports of WHO and other related organizations”. In the light …

General Studies – Daily Answer Writing Challenge – 24

ARCHIVES 24 September 2014 World History 1) “The impact of the French Revolution (1789) was initially confined the Europe, but, that of the Russia Revolution (1917)  was global.” – Critically review. (200 Words) Reference – 1 Reference – 2 2) Explain how American imperialism in Philippines differed with European imperialism in Indonesia and Indo-China. (200 Words) …

General Studies-2014: Daily Answer Writing Challenge – 22

ARCHIVES 22 September 2014 Role of women and women’s organization 1) “A start was made in this period (1970s) toward the formation of women’s organizations along lines completely different from pre-independence ones.” Critically examine the nature, purpose and impact of these organisations. Reference (Page 24, 25 and 26) 2) “The ‘first wave’ of feminism in India  was …

General Studies- Daily Answer Writing Challenge – 21

ARCHIVES 20 September 2014   Post-independence consolidation and reorganization within the country 1) Critically analyse the basis of demand for and against creation of new states through constitution of Second States Reorganisation committee. (200 Words) Reference Reference – 2 Reference – 3   2) Critically comment on the role played by then superpowers in India’s 1971 …

General Studies -2014: Daily Answer Writing Challenge – 20

ARCHIVES 19 September 2014 Population and Related Issues 1) “The ever increasing world population is a huge challenge, but is also an opportunity.” Critically comment. (200 Words) UN Guardian 2) “Population growth has a staggering effect on gender inequality, which in turn affects economies and national development.” Critically examine. (200 Words) Reference  

General Studies-2014: Daily Answer Writing Challenge – 19

ARCHIVES 18 September 2014 Urbanization, their problems and their remedies.  1) Recently released World Urbanization Prospects-2014 report by the UN has revealed new trends in urbanization across the world. Comment on some of its important findings. (200 Words) Reference – 1 Reference – 2 2) “What India needs is not a whole lot of very costly, brand …

General Studies – Insights Daily Answer Writing Challenge – 18

ARCHIVES 17 September 2014 Topic – Social Empowerment: 1) Critically examine the socio-economic status of Scheduled Caste population in India. Do you think government’s SC Sub Plan is a right approach to development of SC community? Evaluate. (200 Words) Reference The Hindu 2) Critically analyse  the provisions of The Rights of Persons with Disabilities Bill, 2014 (200 …

General Studies -Daily Answer Writing Challenge – 17

ARCHIVES 16 September 2014 regionalism & secularism 1) What do you understand by regionalism and nationalism? What are their differences and similarities? Explain with examples. (200 Words) Reference Reference -2 (For Concepts only) 2) Critically examine the nature of secularism practised in India. (200 Words) Reference

General Studies – Daily Answer Writing Challenge – 16

ARCHIVES 15 September 2014 Effect of Globalization on Indian Society: 1) Critically comment on the effect of globalisation on working women in India. (200 Words) Source-1 Source-2 2) People with disabilities are one of the most disenfranchised groups in India. Critically examine how economic globalisation has affected them. (200 Words) Source   

General Studies – Daily Answer Writing Challenge – 15

ARCHIVES 13 September 2014 Salient features of world’s physical geography 1) What do you understand by mid-latitude cyclones? How are they formed? What is their features? Explain. (250 Words) Reference 2) Write a short note on the following (150 Words) Arctic and Alpine Tundra Tropical Savannah Biome Reference

General Studies – 2014: Daily Answer Writing Challenge – 14

ARCHIVES 12 September 2014 Post-independence consolidation and reorganization within the country 1) The States Reorganisation Act, 1956 was a major reform of the boundaries of India’s states and territories, organising them along linguistic lines. Critically examine the highlight of this act and how the reorganisation was carried out. (250 Words) Reference-1 Reference -2 2) What were …

General Studies – 2014: Daily Answer Writing Challenge – 13

ARCHIVES 11 September 2014 Post-independence consolidation and reorganization within the country 1) Critically evaluate the main objectives, nature and outcome of the Bhoodan and Gramdan movements. (200 Words) Reference 2) Critically comment on the contribution of Jayaprakash Narayan to post-Independent India. Also critically examine the influence of Gandhian principles on his ideology. Reference

General Studies-2014: Daily Answer Writing Challenge – 12

ARCHIVES 10 September 2014 Terrorism and Strategic Issues: 1) What do you understand by Nuclear Terrorism? Critically discuss its possible origins and threats to India. (200 Words) Reference – IDSA (Introduction and Page 45) 2) It is said that USA is inching towards energy independence. Discuss it geopolitical implications, especially on India. (200 Words) Reference – IDSA …

General Studies – Daily Answer Writing Challenge – 11

ARCHIVES 09 September 2014 Development and Extremism 1) Critically comment on the dynamics of Maoist insurgency and the government of India’s approach to it. (200 Words) Reference 2) Do you agree with the view that underdevelopment is the primary reason behind the growth and spread of extremism in India? Critically comment. Reference

General Studies – 2014: Daily Answer Writing Challenge – 10

ARCHIVES 08 September 2014 World History (From History Optional) Critically examine the following statements in about 250 words each “The European Union is the new sick man of Europe.” Critically evaluate. “There must be an end to white monopoly on political power, and a fundamental restructuring of our political and economic systems to ensure that …

General Studies – 2014: Daily Answer Writing Challenge – 9

ARCHIVES 06 September 2014 World History (From History Optional) Critically examine the following statements in about 250 words each “New imperialism was a nationalistic, not an economic phenomena.” Critically examine. “By the 1980s, the Communist system of the Soviet Union was incapable of maintaining the country’s role as a Superpower.” Elucidate.

General Studies – 2014: Daily Answer Writing Challenge – 8

ARCHIVES 05 September 2014 World History (From History Optional) Critically examine the following statements in about 250 words each “In spite of the careful framing of the Charter, the role of UNO as peacekeeper and international mediator has been somewhat lacklustre and muted and that continues to be so even after the end of Cold …