GENERAL STUDIES – Daily Answer Writing Challenge

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 provides financial assistance to the States and other financial resources …

Insights Secure-2014: Questions On Current Events

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 disease and death in South Asia. ” Elaborate. (200 Words) …

SCIENCE and TECHNOLOGY – Answer Writing Challenge

Discuss the key decisions taken at recently held “Warsaw Climate Talk”. Do you think international climate change negotiations are biased? Critically comment. (200 Words)  “The Arctic deserves to be treated as a ‘global common’ and a common heritage of mankind.” Discuss. (200 Words) Source: click here.

Insights Secure-2014: Questions On Current Events

ARCHIVES 09, February 2014 1. Analyze the trends in the growth of microfinance industry in India in last ten years. (200 Words) Business Standard (www.business-standard.com/article/finance/microfinance-industry-coming-back-to-life-114020800728_1.html) 2. What were the effects of Fukushima nuclear accident on the world nuclear commerce and nuclear policies around the world? Do you support ban on nuclear reactors for generating power? …

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, ENVIRONMENT, BIODIVERSITY

Question 1 What is “Net Neutality” and why was it in news recently? Comment on the significance of net neutrality. Source: http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2014-01-15/internet/46223604_1_net-neutrality-rules-broadband-providers-open-internet-rules http://www.gizmodo.in/news/The-Grim-Future-of-a-World-Without-Net-Neutrality/articleshow/28807656.cms http://www.technologyreview.com/news/523736/around-the-world-net-neutrality-is-not-a-reality/ Question 2 “Creative Commons licenses are not an alternative to copyright. They work alongside copyright and enable you to modify your copyright terms to best suit your needs.” Elaborate. Source: http://www.thehindu.com/opinion/blogs/blog-datadelve/article5380106.ece

SOCIOLOGY– Daily Answer Writing Challenge

Question 1  Highlight the problem of objectivity and value-neutrality in Social Research. Elaborate, with suitable examples, the limitations associated with the tools of measurements in Social Science Researches. (200 words/ CSM 2003) Question 2 Examine the conceptual distinction between social inequality and social stratification. How do the nature and forms of the social stratification system determine the patterns of social mobility? (200 words/ CSM 2003)

PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION – Answer Writing Challenge

Question 1  “Organizations are willing to pay high wages and provide adequate seniority if mature adults will behave in a less than mature manner”. Comment. [200 Words] Question 2 “Self-actualization is a utopia, without any precise operational indicators”. Comment [200 Words] Next Topic:  Participative management (R.Likert, C.Argyris, D. Mc Gregor)

HISTORY – Daily Answer Writing Challenge

Question 1 Discuss the nature of Ashoka’s Dhamma. Was it responsible for the downfall of his empire? (200 words) Question 2 Critically examine the sources for the study of Mauryan dynasty. How are they useful in understanding the Mauryan administration? (200 words) Next Topic: Mauryan Empire

GEOGRAPHY – Answer Writing Challenge

Topic: Settlement Question 1 Hierarchical pattern of Indian towns. (200 words/CSM 1999) Question 2 Write short note: Land use characteristics of the rural-urban fringe in India. (200 words/ CSM 1995) Next Topic: Settlement

Insights Secure-2014: Questions On Current Events

ARCHIVES 08, February 2014 1. Throw light on the attempts made so far by India and China in resolving their border issues. (200 Words) The Hindu 2. Write a note on the Bangladesh-China-India-Myanmar (BCIM) corridor plan. (200 Words) The Hindu 3. ““Cyber security is our biggest security challenge and requires a new paradigm in purchase processes. …

Science and Technology – Answer Writing Challenge

1. In what ways can IT and BT be integrated to reduce poverty in India? Source: Open ended 2. What are the ecological and ethical issues associated with nano-technology? Mention two ways,other than medicine,in which this technology can be used for social welfare in India. Source:  http://crnano.org/

PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION – Answer Writing Challenge

Question 1  Examine the evolution of conflict management from integration approach of M.P. Follett to remedial approach of participative management. [200 Words] Question 2 “The managerial cosmology meaningfully addresses the understanding of manager and his role perceptions.” Explain. [200 Words] Next Topic: Participative management (R.Likert, C.Argyris, D. Mc Gregor)

HISTORY – Daily Answer Writing Challenge

Question 1 Assess the importance of Jain tenets and their relevance to humanity. (200 words) Question 2 Sites (50 words Each) 1. Chirand 2. Vaishali 3. Sravasti 4. Ayodhya 5. champa 6. Nalanda 7. Pataliputra 8. Rajagriha/Girivraja 9. Gaya 10. Saketa 11. Kasi 12. Prayaga 13. Kausambi 14. Kusinara Next Topic: Mauryan Empire

GEOGRAPHY – Answer Writing Challenge

Topic: Settlement Question 1  Explain the morphology of Indian cities in the background of excisting morphological models. (200 words) Question 2 Provide the geographical background and characteristics of the distribution of Hill Stations of India. (200 words) Next Topic: Settlement