Insights Daily Answer Writing Challenge – Day – 41

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) QUESTIONS – DAY – 41 (GENERAL STUDIES – III) How does the Parliament control the financial system in India? (250 Words) Highlight the significance of the 24th Amendment to the Constitution of India? (250 Words) Recent India – Bhutan relations (150 Words)   RULES ARCHIVES

Insights Daily Answer Writing Challenge Day – 40

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) QUESTIONS – DAY-40 (GENERAL STUDIES PAPER-IV) Examine the important features of the National Cyber Security Policy 2013. (250 Words)  How does depreciating Rupee affect the CAD and Fiscal deficit? Explain. (250 Words) Comment on the EIA process for nuclear facilities in India with an example. …

Insights Daily Answer Writing Challenge – Day – 39

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) QUESTIONS – DAY 39 (GENERAL STUDIES PAPER-IV) Highlight the nature of the land reforms still needed in the country. (250 Words) How is agricultural price policy determined in India? Does the process take note of agricultural subsidies? (200  Words) Examine the causes of fiscal deficit …

Insights Daily Answer Writing Challenge – Day – 38

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) QUESTIONS – DAY – 38 (General Studies  Paper-II) “The ideal of making Hindi the link language of the country still remains”. Critically examine the evolution of Hindi and its role as the India’s official language. (250 words) How did the policy of free trade hurt …

Insights Daily Answer Writing Challenge – Day – 37

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) QUESTIONS: DAY – 37 (General Studies  Paper – II)  “The American revolution was essentially an economic conflict between American capitalism and British Mercantilism”. Critically examine. (250 words) Bring out some positive and negative social consequences of Green revolution. How has Green revolution changed the rural …

“One is not born a Woman, But Becomes One” – In the Indian Context

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) “One is not born a Woman, But Becomes One”. Analyze the Statement in the Indian Context. (Best essay written on this question as part of Weekly Essay Challenge) Amudhan (IAS aspirant) The statement in question was made by the female existentialist philosopher Simone De Beauvoir …

Daily Answer Writing Challenge – Day – 36

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) QUESTIONS  (General Studies – Paper-II) 1) Discuss the problems that impeded the integration of the princely states into the Indian Union. How were these problems tackled? (250 words) 2) Discuss the  factors that lead to the formation of Israel. Why its formation is a controversial …

Insights Daily Answer Writing Challenge – Day – 35

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) QUESTIONS ASKED: DAY-35 (24/09/2013)  1)What are the main determinants of voting behaviour in India?  2)“The conditions of the urban poor are  more deplorable than that of their rural counterparts”. Give your views. 3) Mandate and structure of OPCW (150 words) RESPONSES: Sagar August 24, 2013 at …

About Introduction and Conclusion

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) While writing an answer to an essay type question, giving a good introduction and conclusion are necessary and important. Many candidates start their answers with the ‘body’ of the answer thinking they are  actually giving an introduction. Below, I am trying to illustrate how to …

Insights Daily Answer Writing Challenge – Day – 34

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) QUESTIONS OF THE DAY: DAY 34 (23/09/2013) 1)Comment on the performance of India recently as a non-permanent member in the UNSC .  2)What do you understand by the term ‘Rule of Law’? How does the constitution of India seeks to establish it? (GS 1996) 3) Write a note …

Insights Daily Answer Writing Challenge Day – 33

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) QUESTIONS ASKED DAY – 33 (22/09/2013)  1)“Crops in their centres of origin and diversity often have a deep cultural significance that can easily get lost when utilitarian issues dominate the discourse”. Examine the statement in the backdrop of the controversy over allowing  field trials of …

Insights Daily Answer Writing Challenge – Day – 32

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) QUESTIONS ASKED – DAY – 32 (21/09/2013) 1)How did the movement for the liberation of women receive a great stimulus from the rise and growth of the nationalist movement?  2)Form a critical assessment of the non-cooperation movement. 3) Meaning and aim of Social Forestry.(150 words) …

What are mirror neurons? Further reading on the neurotherapy described in today’s talk

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Insights Daily Answer Writing Challenge – Day – 31

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) QUESTIONS ASKED – DAY – 31 (20/08/2013)  1) What were the proposals of the Cabinet Mission? Analyze the reactions of the Congress and the League to the proposals.   2)How did economic nationalism mirror the work of the early nationalist leadership in India? 3) Write a note on …

Insights Daily Answer Writing Challenge – Day – 30

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) QUESTIONS ASKED: DAY – 30 (19/08/2013) 1) Describe the salient features of Basohli and Kangra schools of art and briefly explain the influences of other art forms on these schools.  2)“The essence of our struggle for freedom was the unleashing of a liberating force in India. …

Tips For Writing Better Answers In UPSC Main Examination

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Many a time we hear from many serious aspirants things like this – “I work hard, read so much, every year I write mains, yet I fail to qualify for the Interview. Even if I qualify, I end up getting just 4-5 marks more than the …

Insights Daily Answer Writing Challenge Day – 29

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) QUESTIONS ASKED: DAY 29 (17/08/2013) 1) “The recommendations of the second ARC on reforming the civil service are radical yet implementable”. Examine.  2)Examine the role of the Finance ministry of the Union government in designing and implementing monetary and fiscal policies. 3) Ethnic conflicts in South …

Insights Daily Answer Writing Challenge – Day – 28

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) QUESTIONS ASKED: DAY – 28 (16/08/2013) 1) Examine the relevance of Directive Principles in the era of liberalization and globalization.  2)“NAFTA has curbed the illegal immigration of Mexicans to USA and Canada”. Critically comment. 3) SHG and Women empowerment.(100 words) RESPONSES: itsmesagar August 16, 2013 at …

How and When Do I Start Making Notes For The IAS Exam?

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Guest Article Vinay Nagaraju www.inspire99.com This is a very interesting question we come across and people always have conflicting opinions about it. Some say, start it the first time you read. Some say, wait till about 2 weeks for the exam and some others say, …