Insights Daily Answer Writing Challenge Day – 58

QUESTIONS: DAY-58 (GENERAL STUDIES PAPER-II, Topic: Freedom struggle – its various stages and important contributors – previous year questions) Why and how did the Congress came to accept the partition of the country? (250 Words) Evaluate Subhash Chandra Bose’s contribution to India’s freedom. (200 Words) Critically assess Sir Tej Bahadur Sapru’s views on Indian  Nationalism. (200 Words) …

Insights Daily Answer Writing Challenge – Day 57

QUESTIONS: DAY-57 (GENERAL STUDIES PAPER II, Topics – political philosophies like communism, capitalism, socialism etc.- their forms and effect on the society; World history – redrawal of national boundaries) “The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings; the inherent virtue of socialism is the equal sharing of miseries.” Comment on the main criticisms of capitalism. (250 Words) “The Vietnam …

Insights Daily Answer Writing Challenge Day – 56

QUESTIONS: DAY – 56 (GENERAL STUDIES PAPER IV, topics:  money-laundering and its prevention; Challenges to internal security through communication networks…) “The Liberty Reserve case shows that data thefts, hacking attacks and online scams are replacing the traditional crimes and the digital currency is now at the center of the money laundering operations.” Do you think measures taken …

Insights Daily Answer Writing Challenge Day – 55

QUESTIONS: DAY 55 (GENERAL STUDIES PAPER-IV, Topics; Inclusive growth and issues arising from it; mobilization of resources) “During the Eleventh Plan period, India slipped from 127th rank to 134 rank in the HDI rankings despite the ‘inclusive growth’ strategy adopted during the period. ” Critically comment. (250 Words) “The Monterrey Consensus of the International Conference on Financing …

Study Material For UPSC Mains World History Topics

The following documents are of advanced nature on the world history topics.  These are given keeping in mind the UPSC’s recent trend of asking difficult questions.  This post will be updated as and when relevant material is available.   Important Topics from World History Revolutions  European Domination  Imperialism  The Second World War Decolonization and Cold …

Insights Daily Answer Writing Challenge Day – 54

QUESTIONS: DAY 54 [GENERAL STUDIES PAPER IV, Topics; Investment models + Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services (from Paper-III); Linkages between development and spread of extremism) “Resort to PPPs in the social sector often raises concerns about the commercialization of services that are normally expected to be provided free or highly subsidized.” Comment. (250 Words) “While development …

Insights Daily Answer Writing Challenge Day – 53

QUESTIONS: DAY 53 (GENERAL STUDIES-PAPER-II, Topics: Freedom Struggle – different phases; Role of Women) “The nationalist leadership failed to some extent in raising the political consciousness of Muslims to the higher plane of secular political consciousness.” Critically comment. (250 Words) Evaluate to what extent has the reservation for women in Panchayats empowered them? Throw light …

Insights Daily Answer Writing Challenge Day – 52

QUESTIONS: DAY – 52 (GENERAL STUDIES PAPER-II, Topics: Freedom Struggle-contributions from different parts of the country; History of the world – redrawal of national boundaries) “The policy of non-intervention by the Congress was, in my opinion, a perfect piece of statesmanship when the people of the States were not awakened…..The moment they became ready, the legal, constitutional and …

IAS Mains Civil Services Examinations General Studies Chapter wise Solved Papers 2012-1997

It is high time one seriously starts solving previous year question papers to get a strong hold on the syllabus and get much needed confidence. Previous year GS papers have some good questions on Modern History, Polity, Economy and Geography section and solving them will help get a broad idea about many topics. There are …

Insights Daily Answer Writing Challenge Day – 51

QUESTIONS: DAY – 51 (GENERAL STUDIES PAPER-III, Topics: Important International institutions, agencies and fora- their structure, mandate; Issues relating to poverty and hunger) “The promise of more effective global economic governance aftermath the 2008 Financial crisis remains unfulfilled.” Critically comment on the steps taken by the key global institutions in the light of the given statement. (250 …

Insights Daily Answer Writing Challenge Day – 50

QUESTIONS: DAY – 50!! (GENERAL STUDIES – PAPER III, TOPICS:  Structure, organization and functioning of the Executive and the Judiciary; Development processes and the development industry- the role of NGOs) Analyze the merits and demerits of creating an all India Judicial Services? (250 Words) “The history of the 20th century has persuasively demonstrated the inability of the …

Insights Daily Answer Writing Challenge Day -49

QUESTIONS: DAY – 49 (GENERAL STUDIES PAPER III, TOPICS: Bilateral; Appointment to various Constitutional posts) “Korea and India earlier had perceived each other on the wrong side of the Cold War and had minimal contacts.”  Analyze how relation between India and Korea has evolved post Cold War. (250 Words) “The power of appointment to the constitutional …