SOCIOLOGY– Daily Answer Writing Challenge

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Question 1  Bring out Tonnies’ differentiation between ‘Community’ (Gemeinschaft) and ‘society’ (Gesselschaft) and show how this paved the path for Cooley to develop his theory of primary group.(200 words/IAS1965). Question 2 Write short note on- The share-croppers’ movement in India. (200 words/IAS1991).

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, ENVIRONMENT, BIODIVERSITY

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Question 1 “The present global health crisis is not primarily one of disease, but of Governance”. Comment. (300 words) http://www.thehindu.com/sci-tech/health/policy-and-issues/restrictive-global-governance-system-affects-public-health/article5681521.ece Question 2 “The lithium- ion batteries are having high potential but recent findings have defamed its viability”. Highlight the controversy associated with it and suggest measures …

PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION – Answer Writing Challenge

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic:Multiple thinker’s & latest trends of UPSC Question  Structural theory is, by and large, grounded in classical principles of efficiency, effectiveness and productivity. Explain [CSM 2013/300-350 Words] Next Topic: Multiple thinker’s & latest trends of UPSC

POLITICAL SCIENCE – Daily Answer Writing Challenge

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Question 1  What do you mean by “relative autonomy of the state”. Give a brief idea about the Poulantzas Miliband debate regarding this.  (200 words) Question 2 The notion of the encumbered self is the defining aspect of the communitarian critique of liberalism. Explain. (200 words)

ECONOMICS – Daily Answer Writing Challenge

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic : Indian Economy post-liberalisation:  Intellectual property rights Question  “Attempts to ensure Intellectual property protection has resulted in the failure of knowledge spillovers from industrialised countries to developing countries like India”. Comment. (200 words) Next Topic: Indian Economy post-liberalisation:  Intellectual property rights  

PHILOSOPHY – Daily Answer Writing Challenge

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic:Crime and Punishment Question You are not punished for stealing the sheep, but you are punished so that no sheep is stolen. Discuss to which theory of punishment, the statement belongs  (200 words/UPSC 2009) Next Topic: Crime and Punishment  

HISTORY – Daily Answer Writing Challenge

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic: Mauryan Empire Question Short essay on contents of Asoka’s dhamma and reasons for Asoka’s keenness to propagate dhamma. (200 words) Next Topic: Mauryan Empire

GEOGRAPHY – Answer Writing Challenge

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic: CULTURAL SETTING Question Write a note on Demographic dividend and its implications on environment. (200 words). Next topic: CULTURAL SETTING  

GENERAL STUDIES – Daily Answer Writing Challenge

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic: Growth; Development; Employment; Inclusive growth and issues associated with it; and Government Budgeting Question 1 Why have some of our South Asian neighbours, despite similar levels of political development and even lower levels of per capita income, outperformed us in almost every social indicator? (200 …

Insights Secure-2014: Questions On Current Events

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Weekly Current Events (AIR) http://newsonair.nic.in/writereaddata/broadcast/Weekly-Current%20Affairs-Bulletins-17327.mp3 Money Talk (AIR) http://newsonair.nic.in/writereaddata/broadcast/Weekly-Money%20Talk-Bulletins-17461.mp3 ARCHIVES 14, February 2014 1. “The ultimate aim of any anti-corruption mechanism is to contribute towards improvement of the processes of governance and delivery of services. This can happen only when we encourage bold and innovative decision-making.” …