Insights Daily Current Events, February 26 – 27 – 28, 2014

February 26 – 27 – 28, 2014 By- DEEPA M National- Non-financial challenges to sustainable urbanization in India- The main causes of urbanization in India are: Expansion in government services, as a result of Second World War Migration of people from Pakistan after partition of India. The Industrial Revolution Eleventh five year plan that aimed …

Insights Daily Current Events, February 24, 2014

February 24, 2014 By- DEEPA M National- Renewable Energy- The Government has formulated an Integrated Energy Policy (IEP) covering all sources of energy including renewable energy sources. The IEP document gives a roadmap to develop energy supply options and increased exploitation of renewable energy sources The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has made a …

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, ENVIRONMENT, BIODIVERSITY

Question 1  “It is time for India’s leaders to recognize the positive role that IP can play in fostering growth and improving citizens’ wellbeing. The reality is that IP protection is an economic engine that developing-country citizens should not have to forego”. Comment (200 words) Source: https://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/rod-hunter-emphasizes-the-importance-of-strong-ip-protections-for-sustained-gdp-growth-and-job-creation http://www.business-standard.com/article/opinion/rod-hunter-why-india-needs-to-take-intellectual-property-seriously-114011100711_1.html http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/opinion/misplaced-concerns-over-our-ipr-regime/article5737021.ece Question 2 “Public understanding of science is an …

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

Question 1 “Low-intensity conflict is emerging as most potent threat to security”. Comment on the strategies of the government in managing the LIC.  (200 words) Source: http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/tp-tamilnadu/technology-key-to-contain-low-intensity-conflicts-scientist/article1479169.ece http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/drdo-to-develop-antiterror-systems/article714712.ece http://www.idsa.in/strategicanalysis/VivekChadhaLowIntensityConflictsinIndiaAnAnalysis_skjha_0405 Question 2 “The Sonar technology expertise is a step ahead in indigenization by DRDO”. Comment on the significance of its export to Myanmar.  (200 words) Source: http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/drdo-to-export-sonars-to-myanmar-soon/article5269860.ece

HISTORY – Daily Answer Writing Challenge

Topic: Post- Mauryan Period Question “The centuries between c. 200 B.C. and-c. AD. 300 constitute a landmark in the socio-religious history of India.” Analyses the proposition. (200 words) Next Topic  Post- Mauryan Period

GEOGRAPHY – Answer Writing Challenge

Topic: Economic Geography – INDUSTRY Question  Discuss the factors for the localisation of cement industry in india and analyse the pattern of its distribution. (200 words) Next Topic Economic Geography – INDUSTRY

PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION – Answer Writing Challenge

Topic: Administrative Behaviour:  Theories of Leadership – Traditional and Modern. Question  ‘Leaders do the right things, manager do them rightly.’[Bennis]. Comment.  [200 Words/CSM2008] Next Topic Administrative Behaviour:  Theories of Leadership – Traditional and Modern.

GENERAL STUDIES – Daily Answer Writing Challenge

Topic: World Physical Geography Question 1  Briefly bring out the differences between the tropical and temperate grasslands in terms of climate and economic importance. (400 words) Question 2 Explain the mechanism of monsoon. Show the areas which come under the impact of monsoon and describe kind of vegetation found in monsoon climate. (400 words) Next Topic World Physical Geography …