ECONOMICS – Daily Answer Writing Challenge

Question 1. Enumerate the role of deficit financing as a mode either of productive mobilisation of domestic factor endowments or of generating effective demand for domestic goods and services in Indian Economic context since 1970s. (200 words) Question 2. Write an account of the problem of increasing unemployment and under-employment in the Indian Economy. Are the …

Insights Daily Current Events, January 23, 2014

ARCHIVES January 23, 2014 NATIONAL & SOCIAL ISSUES POVERTY AND POVERTY ESTIMATION IN INDIA DEFINING POVERTY Poverty, droughts, underdevelopment, different sorts of inequalities and domination have been the age old problems or phenomena observed from the past to the present and across the time and space. Poverty is a very vague concept with varied connotations …

HISTORY – Daily Answer Writing Challenge

Question 1  Discuss the geographical area known to the Rigvedic people. Were they familiar with the sea? (200 words) Question 2  Write a short notes on democratic elements in the political system of the early Vedic period. (200 words) Tomorrow’s Topics Aryans and vedic period

PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION – Answer Writing Challenge

Question 1. Human relations approach has enlarged the role of social ethics in management philosophy. Evaluate. [200 words] Question 2. “The man possessing the knowledge demanded by a certain situation tends in the best managed business, and other things being equal, becomes the leader of that movement.” Comment. [200 words] Tomorrow’s Topics Dynamic Administration (Mary Parker …

ECONOMICS – Daily Answer Writing Challenge

Question 1. Bring out the relationship between price and wage policy. (200 words) Question 2. Describe the fiscal and monetary policies of economics stabilisation. Make a comparative analysis of their effectiveness in developed and developing nations. (200 words)

MOTIVATION: Time Management

                              Rishave Verma There are two ways to live your life. One as though nothing is a miracle, and one as though everything is.                                                                            (Albert Einstein) When one of the students asked Albert Einstein to explain his abstruse theory of relativity in a layman’s language, he answered, “A day spent playing your favorite game seems like …

HISTORY – Daily Answer Writing Challenge

Question 1 Examine the contribution of Vedic culture in the sphere of social institutions and religion. Was there any continuity between the Indus and the Vedic cultures in this respect? Question 2 What was the position of Varuna in the Vedic system of Gods? Tomorrow’s Topics Aryans and vedic period

PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION – Answer Writing Challenge

Question 1 Is the top down approach necessarily outdated? What are the aspects in which you shall favor ‘administrative management approach’? Question 2 The classical principals “…form neither a coherent conceptual pattern of determination nor an accurate description of concrete empirical reality” Comment. Question 3 Co-ordination is the fundamental principle of any organization. Comment. Tomorrow’s Topics …

ECONOMICS – Daily Answer Writing Challenge

Question 1. “The distinction between micro and macro economics is getting narrower and narrower day by day. Recent developments in economic theory suggest that there are micro foundations of macro-economics just as there are macro foundations of micro-economics.” Elucidate with adequate and appropriate references to economic analyses. Question 2. What is fiscal deficit? Comment on India’s …

GENERAL STUDIES – Daily Answer Writing Challenge

Question 1  Describe with examples the distinctive features of Indo-Islamic architecture in India. (200 Words) Question 2  Discuss the nature, form, and purpose of the literature produced by the Bhakti saints during Bhakti movement in medieval India. Tomorrow’s Topics Indian art forms

MOTIVATION – Solutions in Crisis

                    Rishave Verma                By grace I live. By grace I am released.                                                                            (Anonymous) This one is an exceptional situation. A doctor, a lawyer and an engineer were lined to be executed by guillotine. “Do you wish to face the blade, or look away?” the henchman asked the doctor. “I’ll face the blade!” the doctor replied and …

Insights Secure-2014: Questions On Current Events

ARCHIVES 22, January 2014 1. Explain the salient features of  Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006 and highlight the need for ensuring food safety in India. (200 Words) The Hindu 2. Examine how India and Japan, as leading “maritime democracies”, can play a decisive role in promoting peace and prosperity in the ‘Indo- Pacific’ Region?. (200 Words) …

HISTORY – Daily Answer Writing Challenge

Question 1. Give an account of the Geography of the Vedic texts and describe the social life during the Vedic times.   Question 2. Discuss the political pattern and the major religious ideas and rituals of the Vedic age.   Tomorrow’s Topics  Aryans and vedic period

PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION – Answer Writing Challenge

Question 1 Do you think Scientific management offers any solution to the issues in public administration of a developing country like India? Elaborate. Question 2 The Scientific management is blamed to create a monopoly of knowledge and de-personalization of work. What issues arise due to these? Is the threat real? Evaluate. Question 3 How has …

ECONOMICS – Daily Answer Writing Challenge

Question 1. Satisfying the conditions of Pareto- optimality is necessary but not sufficient for maximising social welfare. Comment. (200 words) Question 2. “Supply creates its own demand”. Compare and contrast the traditional versus the modern interpretation of the statement. (200 words)

Insights Daily Current Events, January 21, 2014

ARCHIVES January 21, 2014 INTERNATIONAL India- Japan Relationship Civilian nuclear cooperation agreement between India and Japan and controversial issues India plans to build about 20 nuclear power plants to increase the share of nuclear power in supply from the current 4% to 25% by 2050. To meet its energy needs, India would like to partner …

PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION – Answer Writing Challenge

Question 1  “Participation in authentic discourse requires ‘warrants for discourse’.” In the light of above statement explain the broader democratic consequences of a pro-active citizenry? (200 Words) Question 2  “We don’t need more government; we need better government.” Comment. (200 Words) Tomorrow’s Topics 2. Administrative Thought: Scientific Management and Scientific Management movement