Explanation of Editorial Article – A Development Index with a missing Link

A Development Index with a missing Link This article is in reference to the recent Development index formulated by the RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan committee. One aspirant asked us to explain this article at ‘Doubts Corner’. It’s just an effort to simplify the meaning of the article, not a commentary on it. It’s bit lengthy …

S&T, Environment – Daily Answer Writing Challenge Day 5

QUESTIONS:25/10/2013 Discuss the critical aspects of National Telecom Policy-2012?(250 words) Critically evaluate the nuclear programme of India?(250 words) Comment on the significance of LHC experiments.(100 words) “Gene Therapy offers wide range of prospects for humans”. Comment.(100 words) By – Tauseef Ahmad ARCHIVES REFERENCES Question 1 Link Question 2 Link Link 2 Question 3 Link Question …

GS – Daily Answer Writing Challenge Day – 88

QUESTIONS: 25/10/2013 “The relationship between India and the Central Asian countries despite close historical & cultural contacts has not progressed to the desired extent.” Analyze. (250 Words) Identify the major electoral reforms which are necessary in the Indian political system. Evaluate the measures taken so far by the government in this regard. (250 Words) What …

History – Daily Answer Writing Challenge Day – 5

QUESTIONS: 24/10/2013 “The announcement of the creation of People’s Republic of China on October 1, 1949 by Mao Zedong ended the Civil War between the Chinese Communist Party and the Nationalist Party (KMT).” Elaborate (300 Words/2012) “The Arab nationalism had a peculiar character. It stood for national independence of separate Arab states as well as …

GS – Daily Answer Writing Challenge Day – 87

QUESTIONS: 23/10/2013 (Topics: Executive; Ethics; international relations; urbanization) Critically analyze the question of death sentence and Presidential clemency. (250 Words) Is there still a role for the concept of balance of power in contemporary international politics? Discuss (2011/200 Words) What do you understand by the term ‘counter-urbanization’ in the Indian context? (100 Words) GUIDELINES ARCHIVES

Insights Secure-2014: Questions on Current Events Day-

DOWNLOAD PDF Questions From The Hindu 23/10/2013 1. What is the root cause of border dispute between India and China? Discuss the important measures taken by both countries so far to maintain peace at the border. (200 Words) Link 2. Cheyyur Ultra Mega Power Project and Udangudi thermal power project (50 Words) Link 3. Briefly explain the …

Insights Daily Current Events October 23, 2013

DOWNLOAD PDF NATIONAL Southern grid gets first flow from Kudankulam The first 1,000-MWe unit of the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) was synchronised with the southern regional grid. The first reactor generated 75MWe and gradually notched up 160 MWe. Subsequently, it was successfully transmitted to the southern grid. The power will be further raised to …

Political Science – Daily Answer Writing Challenge Day – 3

QUESTIONS: 23/10/2013 (Paper-I: Topics – Political Theory; Theories of State) Discuss the Marxist Approach to the study of politics with particular reference to the development of Political Science  as a discipline in recent years. (300 Words) Discuss the feminist perspective on the State. (300 Words) ARCHIVES

GS – Insights Daily Answer Writing Challenge Day – 85

QUESTIONS: 22/10/2013 (Topics: Security issues; Agriculture; Regionalism) “A major vulnerability of India is the proliferation of illicit small arms and ammunitions manufactured overseas”.Despite this India and other nations abstained to sign the recent Arms Trade Treaty. Why?  Comment on the validity of India’s stand and suggest measures to make ATT more conducive. (250 Words) Comment …

GS- Insights Daily Answer Writing Challenge Day – 84

QUESTIONS: 21/10/2013 (Topics: Functions of States;Effect of Globalization on Indian Society; Indian Constitution – evolution; Previous Year Questions) Examine the demand for greater state autonomy and its impact on the smooth functioning of Indian polity. (250 Words) “Globalization has brought about a distinct class divide in India instead of ushering in a classless society.” Critically examine this argument. (250 …

Insights Daily Answer Writing Challenge (HISTORY) Day – 1

QUESTIONS: 18/10/2013 (Paper-II – History) “Though the Permanent Settlement had serious defects, it gave tranquility to the countryside and stability to the government.” Comment. (200 Words/2009) How did social legislation in the nineteenth century improve the condition of women in India? (300 Words/2009) “In all the long annals of imperialism, the partition of Africa is …

Insights Daily Current Events Day – 7 (October 17, 2013)

INTERNATIONAL India-Brazil on their take on Global Governance Of late, Snooping has become an area of concern w.r.t the mass surveillance that was carried out by the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA). So India, Brazil and other countries are gearing up to work out a strategy on “global governance of the cyberspace” to protect privacy, …

Ethics Case Study: 20

Ethics Case Study: 20 Rajendra is a reputed structural engineer and is working for a major metro rail project. He is in charge of design,construction and positioning of pillars of metro flyover. A junior engineer in his team tells him that there is a major flaw in two erected pillars supporting a section of the …

Insights Daily Answer Writing Challenge – PSYCHOLOGY – Day – 1

This is a new initiative. It was not on the cards, but thanks to Meeta Myskar, a reader of this blog, who has promised to send good questions on Psychology till December. I hope aspirants with Psychology optional come together and participate actively to enrich their writing skills. QUESTIONS: DAY – 1 (Psychology) “Poverty and …

Insights Daily Answer Writing Challenge Day – 78

QUESTIONS: DAY-78 (Topics:  Functions and responsibilities of the Union and the States; Indian constitution features – Previous year questions) Comment on the financial relations between the Union and the states in India. Has post-1991 liberalization in any was affected it? (250 Words) Would you say that the implementation of the Panchayati System in the last 20 …

Insights Daily Current Events Day – 3 (October 13, 2013)

DOWNLOAD PDF NATIONAL A plea for reinstating the Shah Panel The Shah Commission will be prematurely dismantled even before its investigations will be completed on October 16th, 2013. Earlier the commission was extended twice – in 2012 and early 2013. This has led to widespread protests across the country especially the tribal areas. The tribal …

Insights Daily Answer Writing Challenge Day – 77

QUESTIONS- DAY-77 (Topics: India and its neighborhood relations; Issues relating to Development) “India’s foreign policy interactions with Israel are marked by a political discreetness which is in contrast to its prominent political engagement with the Palestinians and countries of the Arab world.” Critically analyze (250 Words) Discuss economic backwardness as major as a major challenge of …