Insights Daily Current Events, February 07, 2014

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) By- DEEPA M ARCHIVES February 07, 2014 NATIONAL Wage Board Justice G.R Majithia Wage Board’s recommendation on new pay structure for journalist and non-journalist Newspaper employees have been categorized broadly into 3 categories as working journalist, non-journalist newspaper employees- administrative staff and non-journalist newspaper employees-factor …

SOCIOLOGY– Daily Answer Writing Challenge

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Question 1 What are micro-sociology and macro-sociology? How could the two be related?(200 words/ IAS ’74) Question 2 What is a “tribe”? Examine the view that the tribes in India are tribes in transition.(200 words/ IAS ’77)

PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION – Answer Writing Challenge

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Question 1  Critically evaluate Chris Argyris views on human personality and its impact on the working of organization.  [200 Words] Question 2 The theory of ‘organizational incompetence’ has two separate and distinct faces. Examine Chris Argyris’ view on this. [CSM 2013/150 Words] Next topic: Multiple thinker’s …

PHILOSOPHY – Daily Answer Writing Challenge

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic: Individual & State Question  Are the claims of the State & the individual really mutually conflicting? Discuss. (200 words/UPSC 2000) Next Topic: Forms of Government  

POLITICAL SCIENCE – Daily Answer Writing Challenge

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Comment on the following in 200 words Question 1  Locke is regarded as the pioneer of individualism which later developed into liberalism.  (Source: Sabine’s History of political theory) Question 2 Equality of resources  (Source: Ronald Dworkin’s conception of equality)

HISTORY – Daily Answer Writing Challenge

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic: Mauryan Empire Question 1 Bring out the elements of change and continuity in the domestic and foreign policies of Ashoka.  (200 words) Question 2 Do you think that the economic factors were alone responsible for the disintegration of the Mauryan Empire?  (200 words) Next topic: Mauryan Empire

GEOGRAPHY – Answer Writing Challenge

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic: Settlement Question 1  Write short note : internal structure of an Indian city. (200 words/ CSm 1995) Question 2 Write short note: Function, classification and hierarchy of urban settlement. (200 words/ CSm 1990) Next Topic: Settlement

ECONOMICS – Daily Answer Writing Challenge

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Question What are the limitations of Environmental Kuznets curve (EKC)?  (200 words) Next Topic: Development and Environmental Sustainability   

BOOK REVIEW- Human In Khaki

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Surendra Kumar Das Human In Khaki On Flipkart Book: Human in Khaki       Author: Ashok Kumar, IPS Book review by: Surendra Kumar Das INTRODUCTION “Human in khakhi” is a book written by an IPS officer who joins the force with sole moto to …

GENERAL STUDIES – Daily Answer Writing Challenge

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Question 1 No system of federalism can be successful unless both the Union and the States have at their disposal adequate financial resources to enable them to discharge their respective responsibilities under the Constitution. In this context, discuss the various mechanisms by which the centre …

Insights Secure-2014: Questions On Current Events

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) ARCHIVES 10, February 2014 1. What are the main hurdles India is facing when it comes to military modernization? Comment. (200 Words) Business Standard (http://www.business-standard.com/article/opinion/out-of-cash-114020900783_1.html) 2. “The Global Burden of Disease Study 2010 has established that indoor air pollution from cook stoves is a primary cause of …