General Studies – Daily Answer Writing Challenge

ARCHIVES 24 April 2014 Topic: World History – World Wars Question: It has been said that the Soviet Union became the first totalitarian state in the twentieth century. Do you agree with this statement? If so, when and how did it develop its totalitarian institutions? (200 Words) Reference Norman Lowe – Modern World History Reference BBC Topic: …

General Studies Daily Answer Writing Challenge

ARCHIVES 15, April 2014 Topic: World History (American Revolution) Question:  Explain how three of the following altered Americans’ perceptions of Britain during the years 1763 to 1775. Which affected colonists the most and why? a) the French and Indian War b) virtual representation c) Samuel Adams d) the Declaratory Act e) the boycott of British goods f) Thomas …

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 …

Insights Secure-2014: Questions On Current Events

ARCHIVES 06 April 2014 Answer ALL the questions in about 200 words 1. Explain the commercial and military possibilities of the Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS). Business Standard 2.  Explain the different types of deficits that an economy faces. Which deficit is a better indicator of the health of government finances? And why? Business Standard 3. What …

Insights Secure-2014: Questions on Current Events

ARCHIVES 05, April 2014 Answer ALL the following questions in about 200 words 1.  What were the important recommendations of  Narasimham committee (1991) on banking reforms? Have those recommendations been implemented so far? Examine. The Indian Express 2. Critically evaluate the efforts taken by the international community and Israel – Palestine themselves to resolve their …

Insights Secure-2014: Questions On Current Events

ARCHIVES 29 March 2014 Answer ALL the questions in about 200 words 1. Explain the scientific and strategic importance, and applications of Geo-synchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle-Mark III. The Hindu 2. Write a short note on: Tenosynovitis Nintenditis WhatsAppitis The Hindu 3. Critically comment on the factors that led to ‘independence’ movement in then East Pakistan. Are …

Insights Secure-2014: Questions On Current EVents

26 March 2014 Answer ALL the following questions in about 200 words 1. “Political changes in India and at the international level have “orphaned” the Palestinians. ” Do you agree? Substantiate. Business Standard 2.  By some estimates, India will become water scarce in just about five years, and be a massive 50 per cent short on water in …

Insights Secure-2014: Questions On Current Events

ARCHIVES 25 March 2014 Answer ALL the following questions in about 200 words 1. Analyze the recent trend of flow of FII into the Indian economy. What factors determine their flow and exit? Explain. Business Standard 2. What are the criticisms against the Committee on Comprehensive Financial Services for Small Businesses and Low-Income Households (the Nachiket MorCommittee …

Insights Secure-2014: Questions On Current Events

ARCHIVES 23, March 2014 Answer ALL the following questions in about 200 words 1. What are the weaknesses of India’s governance system? Critically discuss remedial measures needed to bring transparent and accountable governance to the people. Business Standard 2. In the growing environment of free trade agreements between developed countries, what should be India’s priority …

Insights Secure-2014: Questions On Current Events

ARCHIVES 22 March 2014 Answer ALL the following questions in about 200 Words 1. What do you understand by cropping pattern? Which factors affect it? Explain the cropping pattern of wheat in India. Business Standard 2. What factors and objectives were behind the nationalization of banks in 1969? Did nationalization help bring financial inclusion? Comment. …