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 …

General Studies – 2014: Daily Answer Writing Challenge – 40

ARCHIVES 17 October 2014 Topic: changes in critical geographical features (including water-bodies and ice-caps) 1) Until 1960, many rated the Aral Sea as the 4th largest inland sea, alongside the Caspian Sea, and Lakes Victoria and Superior. Today this sea is completely dried up and has turned up into a poisonous desert. Critically examine the reasons …

General Studies – 2014: Daily Answer Writing Challenge – 39

ARCHIVES 16 October 2014 Topic: Important Geophysical phenomena such as earthquakes, Tsunami, Volcanic activity, cyclone etc.,  geographical features and their location: 1) Tropical cyclones are classified and named differently in different parts of the world. Examine how low pressure systems are classified by the Indian Meteorological Department and explain the criteria used to name tropical cyclones …

General Studies-2014: Daily Answer Writing Challenge – 37

ARCHIVES 13 October 2014 Indigenization of Technology; Security Issues 1) Critically examine how Indian government’s recently launched ‘Make In India’ policy bodes well for idegenization of defence technology in India. (200 Words) IDSA 2) In the light of recent border skirmishes between China and India, discuss about the existing mechanism to resolve border disputes without …

PRS Legislative Research: Monthly Policy Reviews – Archives (2013 and 2014)

The below documents are extremely useful for Paper -2 and Paper -3 of Mains General Studies Papers. MPR: September 2014 MPR: August 2014 MPR: July 2014    Download Document  Download Document  Download Document MPR: June 2014     Download Document MPR: May 2014     Download Document MPR: April 2014     Download Document MPR: March 2014    …

General Studies-2014: Daily Answer Writing Challenge – 36

ARCHIVES 11 October 2014 From PRS Website: 1) Write a note on the important features and the importance of recently introduced The Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Bill, 2014. (200 Words) PRS 2) Recently RBI released a draft charter of consumer rights. Examine its importance and critically comment on present status of consumer rights in …

General Studies-2014: Daily Answer Writing Challenge – 34

ARCHIVES 08 October 2014 Art Forms: 1) “Traditional theatre forms incorporate not only the common man’s interests but there is also a classical element in them.” In the context of India, illustrate with examples. (200 Words) Reference 2) Write a note on the nature and important role played by Pali and Prakrit literature in ancient …

General Studies-2014: Daily Answer Writing Challenge – 33

ARCHIVES 07 October 2014 India and Its Neighbours – Strategic Issues 1) Critically comment on the nature of India – Bhutan relationship in the light of India’s recent coercive commerce diplomacy and Bhutan’s geographical imperatives and its evolving relationship with China. (200 Words) Reference – IDSA (Page 16) 2) “Whatever the outcome of the nuclear …

Science and Technology-2014: Daily Answer Writing Challenge, 07 October 2014

ARCHIVES 07 October 2014 Q1. What is ‘Terrestrial Observation and Predicting System’? Explain its significance. http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/andhra-pradesh/nasa-scientist-adapts-technology-for-farmers-benefit/article6462580.ece Q2. “India has become a surrogacy haven”. Comment on the recent issues and controversies related to surrogacy in India. Do you think Indian laws on surrogacy are strong enough to tackle the issue? What are the proposed changes in …

General Studies-2014: Daily Answer Writing Challenge – 31

ARCHIVES 04 October 2014 1) The writings of the philosophers had a tremendous influence on the minds of the people and created a revolutionary awakening in their minds and formed the intellectual creed of the French Revolution. Examine. (200 Words) Reference 2) Analyse the factors for the collapse of Soviet Communism and Soviet Union during 1985-1991. (200 …