General Studies – Daily Answer Writing Challenge

ARCHIVES 22 April 2014 Topic: World History: World Wars Question: World War I has been called the first total war. In what ways was it total? How did it affect the states and societies of the belligerents? (200 Words) Reference Norman Lowe – Modern World History Sparknotes Britannica Topic: Science and Technology Question What is the importance …

Insights Secure-2014: Questions On Current Events

ARCHIVES 22 April 2014 Answer ALL the questions in about 200 words 1. Should CAG be allowed to audit accounts of private companies? Comment on the concerns expressed on Supreme Court’s recent  judgement allowing CAG to audit accounts of private telecommunications companies. Business Standard The Hindu 2. With examples examine various factors that affect institutional procedures …

Insights Secure-2014: Questions On Current Events

ARCHIVES 21 April 2014 Answer ALL the questions in about 200 words 1. Do you think establishing a separate fund such as National Investment Fund would help the infrastructure sector grow? If yes, examine how it should be governed and from where funds can be mobilized. Business Standard 2. What were Kirit Parikh Committee‘s recommendations related …

Insights Secure-2014: Questions On Current Events

ARCHIVES 18 April 2014 Answer ALL the following questions in about 200 words 1. Examine the structure, mandate and importance of International Finance Corporation (IFC). What is the criteria being followed by IFC when it lends money? Critically examine. Business Standard 2. Explain how technology can be harnessed to bring sanitation to Indian villages and …

General Studies – Daily Answer Writing Challenge

ARCHIVES 17 April 2014 Topic: World History: Industrial Revolution Questions Why did countries in southern, central, and eastern Europe remain primarily agricultural and untouched by industrialization? Comment on the factors that have contributed to industrial revolution in Asia in recent times. Reference Question 1 Question 2 Question 2 Topic: Science and Technology Question “Alcoholism and …

General Studies Daily Answer Writing Challenge

ARCHIVES 16 April 2014 Topic: World History: French Revolution Questions: To what extent were Enlightenment ideas responsible for and apparent in the reforms of the French Revolution? Do you think the French Revolution confirmed or contradicted the main political trends of the eighteenth century? Reference Source Topic: Science and Technology Questions What are vector borne …

Insights Secure-2014: Questions On Current Events

ARCHIVES 16 April 2014 Answer ALL the questions in about 200 words 1. Critically examine the existing problems in internet governance and cyber security. What steps have been taken by concerned nations to address these problems? The Hindu 2. Examine the implications of  China’s recent financial reforms on India’s economy? Business Standard 3. Critically comment …

Insights Secure-2014: Questions On Current Events

ARCHIVES 15, April 2014 Answer ALL the questions in about 200 words 1. What is India’s nuclear doctrine? Does it need a revision? Substantiate. Business Standard 2. Examine the emerging threats to food crops in India. What should be done to ensure their productivity and growth to meet growing demand for food? Comment. Business Standard 3. …

Insights Secure-2014: Questions On Current Events

ARCHIVES 11, April 2014 Answer ALL the following questions in about 200 words 1. Should India shift towards ‘first use’ policy of nuclear weapons? Substantiate your answer with examples. Business Standard 2. What do you understand by the phrases ‘re-shoring’ and ‘next–shoring’ in the manufacturing sector? Explain. Business Standard 3. Critically examine the present nature …

Insights Secure-2014: Questions On Current Events

ARCHIVES 10 April 2014 Answer ALL the questions in about 200 words 1. What is Agreement on Government Procurement (GPA) under WTO? Should India sign it? What are the benefits? Explain. Business Standard 2. Critically comment on the recent developments in the polity and economy of Turkey. Business Standard 3. Examine the history of border disputes between …

Insights Secure-2014: Questions On Current Events

ARCHIVES 09, April 2014 Answer ALL the following questions in about 200 words 1. Discuss the differences and similarities between Afghanistan’s and India’s system of government. Business Standard 2. “The unprecedented and unique system of government controls built under the Indian version of socialism. This has resulted in pervasive and deep-rooted corruption. We need policy …

Insights Secure-2014: Questions On Current Events

ARCHIVES 08 April 2014 Answer ALL the questions in about 200 words 1. What are the important revelations and conclusions of the recently released Henderson Brooks Report on the 1962 India-China border war? Comment on them. Business Standard 2. One of the root causes of the slow dispensation of justice is the lack of speed in investigations. Comment on the reasons …

General Studies – Daily Answer Writing Challenge

ARCHIVES 07 April 2014 Topic: India and its neighbours Question With the full enforcement of  Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) and the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), China–India relations may witness new dynamics and power politics in East Asia or in the broader Asia-Pacific region. It may also open a new window of opportunity for India’s greater …