General Studies-2014: Daily Answer Writing Challenge – 30

ARCHIVES 03 October 2014 World History 1) Critically analysis the cause and the results of the Chinese revolution of 1949 and analyse its significance. (200 Words) Reference 2) ‘The Russian Revolution (1917) was an economic explosion hastened by the stupidities of the autocratic Government’. Comment. (200 Words) Reference

General Studies-2014: Daily Answer Writing Challenge – 29

ARCHIVES 01 October 2014 World History 1) France was more fertile than Britain in producing new Socialist theories and movements, though they bore less concrete results in France than in Britain. Examine (200 Words) Reference 2) New imperialism was a nationalistic, not an economic phenomena. Examine. (200 Words) Reference – 1 Reference-2 3) Discuss the main characteristics of …

General Studies-2014: Daily Answer Writing Challenge – 28

ARCHIVES 30 September 2014 World History 1) In the long run, the Locarno Treaty (December 1925) was descriptive both of the Treaty of Versailles and of the Covenant. Examine. (200 Words) Reference 2) Most of the European Revolutions of 1848 were nationalist as well as popular insurrection against foreign rule and repressive policy of Metternich. Comment (200 …

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

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) …

Ethics and Integrity – Answer Writing Challenge – 45

ARCHIVES 22 September 2014 A retired IAS officer  is arrested by the CBI on charges of corruption in coal block allocation when he was a Secretary in the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, Government of India. In his friends’ and colleagues’ circle he was known for his honesty, integrity and simplicity. He was also the youngest …

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 …

Ethics and Integrity – Answer Writing Challenge – 44

ARCHIVES 20 September 2014 You are the Principal of a famous government run residential school. Your son, who is studying in 12th standard in your school is extremely poor in Mathematics. Your wife is worried that if your son fails, he might slip into depression. You are also afraid that his failure would bring a bad reputation …

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 …

Ethics and Integrity – Answer Writing Challenge – 43

ARCHIVES 19 September 2014 You are a senior police officer working at the state police headquarters. Your wife is a Commissioner in the Higher Education Department. Recently an RTI activist has filed an RTI application seeking all the information related to purchases made by the department for the government colleges. At the behest of the …

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