ECONOMICS – Daily Answer Writing Challenge, 11 July 2014

ECONOMICS – Daily Answer Writing Challenge, 11 July 2014 1) Summarize the main arguments of the trade optimist and trade pessimist with regard to trade policy for developing countries. Which arguments does the data tend to support? (200 Words)  2) Kaldor in his theory of distribution argues unlike Kalecki that it is not reasonable to …

[UPSC MAINS-2014] Insights Secure-2014: Questions On Current Events, 11 July 2014

ARCHIVES 11 July 2014 Answer ALL the questions in about 200 words 1) Examine the role of banks in funding infrastructure projects in the country. Also explain what role does 2014-15 General Budget has envisaged for the banks in this regard. Business Standard 2) Write a note on the importance of increasing FDI in defence sector. …

ANTHROPOLOGY and General Studies – Approach and Books, By Apoorva Rao (Rank – 596, Marks – 235)

[toc] Apoorva Rao (Rank – 596, CSE-2013) Importance of Qualifying Papers – Regional Language and English Papers: I could not clear my first Mains as I din’t quality in Indian language paper. Since it was my first attempt, I wanted to give my best and concentrated only optional and GS; I felt it was waste …

NEW SCHEMES – Announced in the Union Budget – 2014-2015

NEW SCHEMES – Announced in the Union Budget – 2014-2015 SCHEMES Deendayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana  “Deendayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana” for feeder separation will be launched to augment power supply to the rural areas and for strengthening sub-transmission and distribution systems. Its long term aim is to provide 24×7 uninterrupted power supply to all homes. …

ETHICS and INTEGRITY – Daily Answer Writing Challenge, July 10, 2014

ETHICS and INTEGRITY – Daily Answer Writing Challenge, July 10, 2014 1) Write a note on the basic Human Values. Critically comment on the role of educational institutions in inculcating these values, especially in the context of Indian education system. (200 Words) Reference 2) “In law a man is guilty when he violates the rights …

ECONOMICS – Daily Answer Writing Challenge, 10 July 2014

ECONOMICS – Daily Answer Writing Challenge, 10 July 2014 1) After 2003 till 2008 many emerging economies including India received huge capital inflows. To contain the effect of these flows the central bank sterilized the inflows. What is sterilization and how does it affect the supply of money in the economy? (300 words)  2) What …

[UPSC MAINS-2014] Insights Secure-2014: Questions on Current Events, July 10

ARCHIVES 10 July 2014 Answer ALL the questions in about 200 words 1) The Sundar Committee Report of 2011 on road safety issue is an important step forward. Critically examine its recommendations and their importance. Business Standard 2) What is geothermal energy? How is it produced? Examine in which parts of the world its production is …

ETHICS and INTEGRITY – Answer Writing Challenge, 09 July 2014

ETHICS and INTEGRITY – Answer Writing Challenge, 09 July 2014 1) What do you understand by political attitudes? Examine the factors that have shaped political attitudes in India. (200 Words) Reference 2) Shraddha  recently landed a well paying software job in a reputed company in Bangalore. She has an ambition to become a civil servant. …

DOWNLOAD ECONOMIC SURVEY – 2013-2014 (PDF) and ITS HIGHLIGHTS

Download for below link the Economic Survey – 2013-14  ECONOMIC SURVEY – 2013-2014 (PDF FILES) The State of the Economy  Issues and Priorities  Public Finance  Prices and Monetary Management  Financial Intermediation  Balance of Payments   International Trade   Agriculture and Food Management  Industrial Performance  Services Sector  Energy, Infrastructure and Communications   Sustainable Development and Climate Change  Human Development  …

INSIGHTS TEST SERIES – Avail Discount and Download A Free Test (Plus Solutions)

[no_toc] In our first test series for UPSC Civil Services Preliminary Exam 2014 (Paper – 1), we have tried to give quality questions in all the tests. So far 17 tests have been sent to subscribers. Four more tests would be sent as per the schedule given to them. Earlier 20 tests were announced. We …

ECONOMICS – Daily Answer Writing Challenge, 09 July 2014

ECONOMICS – Daily Answer Writing Challenge, 09 July 2014 1) If workers supply labour on the basis of an expected real wage, how is the aggregate supply of output determined in the economy? Suppose aggregate demand and supply are below the natural rate of employment and output. Would the new classical economist advocate any particular …

[UPSC MAINS 2014] Insights Secure-2014: Questions on Current Events, July 09

ARCHIVES 09 July 2014 Answer ALL the questions in about 200 words 1) What are the objectives and  uses of estimation of poverty line? Do you think these estimations have helped to meet those objectives effectively? Critically comment. Business Standard 2) Critically analyse the reasons behind crises in the power sector in India. Business Standard …

ECONOMICS – Daily Answer Writing Challenge, July 08, 2014

ECONOMICS – Daily Answer Writing Challenge, July 08, 2014 1) Under Bertrand price competition with homogenous products in an oligopoly demonstrate how is the equilibrium price that will prevail arrive at ? (300 words)  2) What relationship do you see between the problems many countries have experienced with money supply targeting and the move to …