GENERAL STUDIES – Daily Answer Writing Challenge

Question 1  India wants to mobilize resources to the tune of one trillion dollars during the next five years for investment in the infrastructure sector. How it can be done? What are the sources of funding? Analyze. (300 Words) Question 2  Examine the role of Infrastructure in Inclusive Development. (300 Words) Question 3 What is PPP? …

HISTORY – Daily Answer Writing Challenge

Question 1 Trace the rise of Magadhan imperialism up to the times of the Nandas with particular reference to its policy towards the non-monarchical state. Discuss the factors that contributed to its success. (200 words) Question 2 Give an account of the republics in the pre-Maurya period. Discuss the factors which contributed to their decline. (200 words) Next …

ECONOMICS – Daily Answer Writing Challenge

Question 1 What are the goals of Public finance and explain their importance in the process of Public policy. Elucidate with examples. (200 words) Question 2 What do you understand by the following terms: (a)Crony Capitalism ( 50 words)     (b) Development (50 words)            (c) Poverty (50 words)            d) Famine and Starvation (50 words) …

GEOGRAPHY – Answer Writing Challenge

Topic: Regional Planning Question 1  Give the hierarchy of planning regions and bring about the role of metropolitan planning in fostering regional development in India. Question 2 Differentiate between River basin and command Area. Discuss the advantage and disadvantage of River Basins as planning regions in India. Next Topic: Regional Planning

PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION – Answer Writing Challenge

Question 1 “Bureaucracy is the medium through which particular interests were translated into general interests”. Critically analyze. [250 Words] Question 2 “ Bureaucracy changes knowledge into secrecy and competence into mystery”. Comment. [200 Words] Next Topic: Weber’s bureaucratic model – & its critique

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, ENVIRONMENT, BIODIVERSITY

Question 1  Critically comment on the strategic significance of Agni-5.  (200 words) Source: IDSA and Fair observer. Question 2 “The only way forward for country’s rapid indigenization of defence products, with both the public & private sectors playing roles in the endeavour”. Comment in the light of recent controversies in the defence sector and Steps taken in …

GENERAL STUDIES – Daily Answer Writing Challenge

Question 1  What is non-plan expenditure? Highlight its importance in resource mobilization for planning. (200 Words) Question 2  Write a note on the role of savings and investment in financing the development in India. (200 Words) Question 3 “The rising current account deficit is a source of serious concern to the economy, and if left unchecked, …

ECONOMICS – Daily Answer Writing Challenge

Question 1 Describe the terms Capability poverty and human poverty? Bring out the similarities and differences. What are their various forms in the Indian economy since independence? (250 words) Question 2 Bring out the distinction between Marshallian and Walrasian approaches to Price determination.(250 words)

PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION – Answer Writing Challenge

Question 1 “Decisions are something more than factual propositions. They have an ethical as well as a factual content.” Comment. [200 Words] Question 2 “Administrative efficiency is enhanced by keeping at a minimum the number of organizational levels through which a matter must pass before it is acted upon.” – (Herbert A. Simon) [CSM 2000/200 …

HISTORY – Daily Answer Writing Challenge

Question 1 Evaluate the various approaches to the understanding of vedic religion. Question 2 Examine the view that sacrifice was a ritual and a form of social exchange in Vedic India. Next Topic: Aryans and vedic period

GENERAL STUDIES – Daily Answer Writing Challenge

Question 1 ”The 42nd Amendment Act was Practically a revision of the Constitution”. Comment (200 words) Question 2 “The process of constitutional amendment should not be resorted to for the pupose of overriding unwelcome judicial verdicts so often as would generate in the minds of lay public an irreverence for the Judiciary”. Comment (200 words) Next …