Philosophy – Daily Answer Writing Challenge Day-1

QUESTIONS: 23/10/2013 (Paper-I – Topic: Indian Philosophy :Charvaka) Charvaka’s Views on Nature of Soul. (2007/200 Words) Discuss the theory of knowledge, according to Charvaka philosophy. (2006/200 Words) Reference: Question 1 An Introduction to Indian Philosophy By S.Chatterjee &  D.Dutta Question 2 An Introduction to Indian Philosophy By S.Chatterjee &  D.Dutta

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

Public Administration – Daily Answer Writing Challenge

QUESTIONS: 23/10/2013 [Paper I – Administrative thought] The ‘Neo’ approach in classical and behavioral theories have brought classist and behaviorist very close to each other. Critically comment. (200 words)  Weber’s theories were essentially an attempt to ensure social acceptance of  bureaucracy. Do you agree? Discuss. (200 words) By-Aditya Jha ARCHIVES

Management Daily Answer Writing Challenge Day-1

QUESTIONS: 23/10/2013 (Chapter –1.7.   Management of Innovation) Write an Analytical note on ‘Innovation management in Organisations. (150 words) Do you think whether management, as it is currently practiced, contributes much to creativity and innovation. What changes will allow managers, particularly in larger organizations, to add value to the creative process? (150 words) By – Ashish Bhakuni REFERENCES …

Insights Daily Current Events – October 22, 2013

DOWNLOAD PDF NATIONAL India holds ground on the G-33 plan to pay farmers inflation-linked price The government is going to place a fresh G-33 proposal before the parliament seeking to enable developing economies to meet the challenges of food security for their large populations. What is the issue all about? From the Developing countries perspective: …

History – Daily Answer Writing Challenge Day – 4

QUESTIONS: 22/10/2013 (Paper-II, Topics: European business enterprise; Social and Religious Reform movements in Bengal and Other Areas) “Plantations and mines, jute mills, banking, insurance, shipping and export-import concerns in India were run through a system of interlocking managing agencies.” Critically examine (150 Words) “The contact of the new Indian middle class with the West proved to be …

New Initiative – Management Optional Subject Daily Answer Writing Challenge (Guided)

From tomorrow we will start a new initiative of Daily Answer Writing Challenge for aspirants having Management as their Optional subject. What’s ‘new’ in this New Initiative? Just like the one on Science and Technology initiative, this will be ‘Managed’ by a person having hold on the subject. Ashsish Bhakuni (IIM, Lucknow) has come forward …

Geography – Daily Answer Writing Challenge Day-3

QUESTIONS: 22/10/2013 (Paper-II, Topics – Migration-Regional Development; Urbanization) Discuss the spatial pattern of intra-regional migration in India and examine its implications in Regional Development. (300 Words) Discuss the problems of environmental degradation generated by Urban wastes in India. (300 Words) ARCHIVES REFERENCES Question 1 Princeton Eldis – Good One Question 2 World Bank (Chapter 5) …

Public Administration – Daily Answer Writing Challenge Day –

QUESTIONS: 22/10/2013 -[ Paper- I and II ( Topic: Comparative Public Administration(CPA), Evolution of Indian Administration)] The categorization of ‘Balanced’ and ‘Unbalanced’ polities is nothing but an attempt to vindicate futile academic theorisation of Comparative Public Administration. Comment. (200 words) “The rule of King depends primarily on written orders….”Why did Kautilya favour codification of laws? (CSE 2010/200 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 …

S&T, Environment – Daily Answer Writing Challenge Day – 2

QUESTIONS: 22/10/2013 (Topics: Nanotechnology, Environment) “The core of nanotechnology lies in its interdisciplinary nature”. Comment (250 Words) “There is an urgent need to adopt technologies for gainful utilization and safe management of fly ash.”  Discuss. (250 Words) By – Tauseef Ahmad ARCHIVES REFERENCES Question 1 New Scientist Question 2 Fly ash is eco-friendly_ scientists – …

Insights Daily Current Events – October 21, 2013

DOWNLOAD PDF NATIONAL  Punjabi University starts ‘gatka’ course A memorandum of understanding (MoU) has been signed between the Punjab University and World Gatka Federation (WGF) recently to start a one-year diploma course in ‘gatka’ to promote the traditional Sikh martial art. The students would be imparted education in various ‘gatka’ forms, fighting techniques, scientific and …

Insights Secure – 2014: Questions On Current Events Day – 20

DOWNLOAD PDF Questions From The Hindu 21/10/2013 1. Why did India enact a nuclear liability law? What are the concerns of nuclear suppliers regarding this law? Do you think this law adversely affects India’s energy security? Analyze (250 Words) Link-1 Link-2 2. Bnei Menashe tribe (50 Words) Link 3.  Write a critical note on the origin of cross border terrorism in …

Economics – Daily Answer Writing Challenge Day – 1

QUESTIONS: 21/10/2013 (Paper – II) Compare and contrast the ‘Swadeshi’ of 1905 and the ‘Swadeshi’ promoted later by Mahatma Gandhi. (200 Words) What were the shortages faced by the manufacturing sector at the dawn of Independence? (100 Words) Critically assess the Tendulkar committee’s approach to measuring poverty in India. (150 Words)