SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, ENVIRONMENT, BIODIVERSITY

Question 1 “The Government’s communication policy has had a crippling effect on public relations and national morale as AIR and DD came to be used as a propaganda trumpet rather than as a voice of India to its multitudinous diversity”. Discuss suggesting broadcasting reforms India should contemplate with special reference to Prasar Bharti. Source: http://www.ifp.co.in/nws-12841-reforming-prasar-bharati/ http://www.newindianexpress.com/editorials/Free-Prasar-Bharati-of-Government-Control/2013/12/25/article1963485.ece …

Insights Secure-2014: Questions On Current Events

ARCHIVES 26, January 2014 1. Should Chinese economic presence and strategic influence in Nepal worry India? Comment. (200 Words) The Hindu 2. Explain with an example how poor countries can use traditional knowledge and native resources to bring development. (200 Words) The Hindu 3. Comment on the shortcomings of criminal justice system t in India. (200 Words) …

Insights Daily Current Events, January 25, 2014

ARCHIVES January 25, 2014 NATIONAL & SOCIAL ISSUES SC’s direction to UGC on faulted deemed university The Supreme Court has directed the University Grants Commission to consider afresh the status of 44 deemed universities which were sought to be de-recognised on the basis of the Tandon Committee report. Passing the order on Tuesday on a …

GEOGRAPHY – Answer Writing Challenge

Topic: Models, Theories & Laws in Human Geography 1. Bring out the sequential improvements in models of city structure by E.W Burgess, Homeer, Hoyt and Harris and Ullam. (300 words/ CSM 2010) 2. Write shote note : Isolated State (200 words/ CSM 2002) Next Topic Population and settlement geography

HISTORY – Daily Answer Writing Challenge

Question 1 Discuss briefly the development of religious ideas and rituals in the Vedic age. Do they show any parallelism with the religion of the Indus Civilization?(200 words) Question 2 Analyze the differences and similarities between Indus Valley and Vedic Cultures.(200 words) Next Topic Aryans and vedic period

PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION – Answer Writing Challenge

Question 1 “While Taylor and his associates concentrated on improving the task efficiency of the individual, Barnard  on the other hand, started with individual, moved to cooperative effort, and ended  with executive functions.” Comment. Question 2 “… a more thorough consideration leads to the understanding that communication, authority, specialization and purpose are all aspects comprehended in …

ECONOMICS – Daily Answer Writing Challenge

Question 1 What do you think constitutes Globalisation? How far have we moved in the process of Globalisation? What are the short run and long run benefits of Globalisation? (200 words) Question 2 What is Capital Account Convertibility? What are the major challenges for India to move towards it?  (200 words) Question 3 A) Distinguish Portfolio management …

MOTIVATION: Finding Beauty

                                   Rishave Verma Two men looked out through the prison; one saw the rods, the other saw the gaps in between.                                                                            (Anonymous) One fine morning while driving through a rural area, Larry approached a curve where a peahen was leading a queue of babies across the road. He stopped the car and enjoyed the beauty of …

Insights Secure-2014: Questions On Current Events

ARCHIVES 25, January 2014 1. Critically comment on the role of family in the Indian society in producing socially responsible individuals. (200 Words) The Hindu 2. Discuss the various threats faced by wildlife in India.  Do you think conservation efforts are defeated by the vested interests in and around the wildlife habitats? Comment. (200 Words) …

Insights Daily Current Events, January 24, 2014

ARCHIVES January 24, 2014 NATIONAL & SOCIAL ISSUES POVERTY ESTIMATION & INDICATORS (Continued from yesterday’s post) OBJECTIVES OF POVERTY ESTIMATION To build awareness on poverty and to keep it in the agenda of discourse; To design policies, programs and institution to alleviate poverty To monitor and evaluate these policies, programs and institutions that are associated …

Insights On India Mock Exams For Prelims-2014 – Update On Third and Fourth Tests

Our third test of 2014 Mock Exams will be sent to you tomorrow at around 5.30 pm. We carefully send everyone but still few people don’t get them (don’t know why) If you don’t see the tests in your inbox by tomorrow 6 pm, please mail us immediately (insights.exams at gmail dot com) and we …

GEOGRAPHY – Answer Writing Challenge

Topic: Models, Theories & Laws in Human Geography Question 1 Write shote note : Gravity Model. (200 words) Question 2 Write a note on Weight Triangle. (200 words) Next Topic Models, Theories & Laws in Human Geography

SOCIOLOGY– Daily Answer Writing Challenge

Question 1 Examine the nature of Social Facts as understood by Emile Durkheim. (300 words)  Question 2 Describe the salient features of the poverty alleviation programmes. What modifications would you suggest to make them more effective? (200 words)

HISTORY – Daily Answer Writing Challenge

Question 1. Compare the economic, social and religious life of the Indus Valley people with that of the early Vedic people and discuss the relative chronology of the Indus and the early Vedic cultures. (200 words) Question 2. Position of women in the Rigvedic society. (200 words) Next Topic Aryans and vedic period

PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION – Answer Writing Challenge

Question 1. Leadership is the ‘influential increment over and above mechanical compliance with the routine directives of the organization’ [Katz and Kahn]. Analyze. (150 WORDS) [CSM 2012] Question 2 Human relations approach urges co-operation over competition and inter dependence over individualism. Examine [200 words] Tomorrow’s Topics Functions of the executive (C.I.Barnard)

MOTIVATION: Self-worth

                                           Rishave Verma It’s hard to defeat an enemy who has an outpost in your own head.                                                                            (Sally Compton) When motion pictures became popular, a group of country people went to watch their first movie. Upon viewing a scene in which a band of robbers was kidnapping a young child, one guy in the audience stood …

Insights Secure-2014: Questions On Current Events

ARCHIVES 24, January 2014 1. Critically comment on the contribution of Subhas Chandra Bose to India’s freedom struggle. (200 Words) The Hindu 2. What do you understand by money supply? What are the measures adopted in India to measure money supply? Explain. (200 Words) The Hindu 3. What are the implications of  the Reserve Bank of …