Sociology – Daily Answer Writing Challenge Day – 19

QUESTIONS: 13/11/2013 Write short note: Class struggle a conceived by Karl Marx.(200 Words)  “Not all facts about human behavior are necessarily social facts.” State the meaning. (300 Words) Elaborate Emile Durkheim’s analysis of the Elementary Forms of Religious Life and role of religion in society. How does the explain existence of religion in modern industrial societies ? …

General Studies – Daily Answer Writing Challenge Day – 104

QUESTIONS: 13/11/2013 What are the determinants of population growth? Discuss comparatively the trends population growth in the developed and the developing countries of the world, mentioning the socio-economic implications of these trends in each case.(250 Words) What is BEE rating? What is it used for? (100 Words) ” The talk of financial inclusion and inclusive growth …

Science and Technology – Daily Answer Writing Challenge Day – 21

QUESTIONS: 13/11/2013 To ensure the sustainability of Non-conventional energy sources there is need for more innovative approach like “Green Energy Corridor”. Comment (200 Words) How far IPR legislations and Biodiversity agreements have gone to provide safeguards to Traditional Knowledge? Substantiate. (200 Words) Critically examine the increased Carbon Trading to control GHG emission. (20 Words) ARCHIVES …

Political Science – Daily Answer Writing Challenge Day – 21

QUESTIONS: 13/11/2013  Assess the problems being faced by India  on account of illegal migration into the country.(300 Words) Critically analyze the challenges to successful peacekeeping by UN.(300 Words) Critically examine the various controversial issues  in the functioning of the WTO from the point of view of developing countries particularly India.(300 Words) Discuss the nature of …

Comprehension and Reasoning Challenge Day – 6

PASSAGE (4 Mins) During the 1960’s and 1970’s, the primary economic development strategy of local governments in the United States was to attract manufacturing industries. Unfortunately, this strategy was usually implemented at another community’s expense: many manufacturing facilities were lured away from their moorings elsewhere through tax incentives and slick promotional efforts. Through the transfer …

Insights Daily Current Events, November 12, 2013

ARCHIVES Insights Magazine October 2013 November 12, 2013 NATIONAL Centre Govt. plans fresh headcount of Jats for job quota The Centre would undertake a fresh survey to identify Jats in six States, taking into account variants in their surnames, for taking a call on including the community in the list of other backward classes (OBC) …

Geography – Daily Answer Writing Challenge Day – 16

QUESTIONS: 12/11/2013 Discuss the role of languages in regional consciousness and national integration in India. (300  Words) Discuss the cropping patterns in different agricultural regions of India. (300 Words) Critically examine the locational pattern and trend of production of forest based industries in India (200 Words) Examine critically the theories of the formation of coral …

General Studies – Daily Answer Writing Challenge Day – 103

QUESTIONS: 12/11/2013 “A Human Rights violation is now conceived as a violation not only of those personally and directly aggrieved  but of everybody.”  Examine critically the above statement with reference to present scenario of our country and rest of the world. (250 Words) Examine the origin, dimensions and implications of Sino-Indian border dispute. (250 Words) …

Sociology – Daily Answer Writing Practice Day – 18

QUESTIONS: 12/11/2013  What is the focus of sociological analysis in the contributions of Emile Durkheim? Give your answer with the help of any one of his contributions. (300 Words)  Critically examine Max Weber’s theory of social action and its limitations. (300 Words)  Write short note : Functional problems of the social system (200 Words) ARCHIVES

Science and Technology – Daily Answer Writing Challenge Day – 103

QUESTIONS: 12/11/2013 How far the Coastal Regulation Zone notification has addressed the problems of Indian fisherman? Why it is important for India to have CRZ? (150 Words) The Plastic Waste (Management and Handling) Rules, 2011 has created uproar in the general masses. Substantiate the core objective of the rule citing problems of its implementation? (150 …

Insights Daily Current Events, November 11, 2013

OUR FREE MAGAZINE ARCHIVES November 11, 2013 NATIONAL  Ageing dams not being decommissioned A report by International Rivers, an NGO campaigning against destructive dam projects worldwide, has highlighted the absence of policies regarding decommissioning of old dams in India. Ageing dams are a serious concern in India. What does the report says? The report reviews …

General Studies – Daily Answer Writing Challenge Day – 102

QUESTIONS: 11/11/2013 (Previous Questions) Do you agree with the statement that ‘United Nations is a World Government’ ? Give reasons for your answer. (200 Words) In the light of recent European crisis, critically assess the success of regional organizations of countries for cooperation in maters of trade and commerce. How far do geo-political proximities further …

Science and Technology – Daily Answer Writing Challenge Day – 19

QUESTIONS: 11/11/2013 Describe the “Ethanol Blending” program of India with reference to current economic situation? (200 Words) “Bio-fuel sector in India is undergoing a dramatic change, and it calls for efforts to generate necessary human resources to tap the emerging opportunities”. Evaluate (200 Words) ARCHIVES REFERENCES Question 1 Link Question 2 Link

Insights Weekend Debates Week – 4 Update

  Last week’s debate was also successful. Thank you all. Below is a PDF of views expressed by all the participants. Insights Weekend Debates – 3 (PDF) Topic for this week’s debate will be on Science and Superstition. Debate starts  at 6 pm.

Insights Daily Current Events, November 09, 2013

October 2013 – Magazine ARCHIVES November 09, 2013 NATIONAL Gauhati High Court’s verdict on CBI formation & CBI’s Identity Crisis Just recently, had the Gauhati High Court quashed the Union Home Ministry’s resolution by which the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) was constituted in 1963. Following which, the Central Government is going for an appeal …

Insights Secure-2014: Questions On Current Events

DOWNLOAD PDF ARCHIVES Questions From The Hindu, 09 November 2013 1. Explain the composition and mandate of CBI. Comment on the recent verdict of Guwahati High Court questioning the very existence and legality of CBI. (200 Words) Link 2. Throw light on recent controversy regarding allegation of  human rights violation by Sri Lankan army during …

General Studies – Daily Answer Writing Challenge Day – 101

QUESTIONS: 09/11/2013 – Geography part “The successful location of iron and steel plants is largely a matter of transportation costs, not merely of raw materials but also of finished products.” Discuss with illustrate examples. (250 Words) With the help of selected examples, explain the relative importance of raw materials, and markets in the location and …

Geography Daily Answer Writing Challenge Day – 15

QUESTIONS: 09/11/2013 Give a critical assessment of the concept of rural –urban fringe. What criteria would you suggest to democrat the rural urban fringe of Indian cities? (300 Words) “The direct effect of physical factors on the distribution of population tends to decline as civilization becomes more advanced.” Discuss this statement. (300 Words) Account for the …

Sociology – Daily Answer Writing Challenge Day – 16

QUESTIONS: 09/11/2013  Explain Karl Marx’s analysis of capitalistic mode of production and class-struggle. What are the intellectual reactions to his views? (300 Words) What is the focus of sociological analysis in the contributions of Emile Durkheim? Give your answer with the help of any one of his contributions.(300 Words) Explain the origin and characteristics of …