General Studies-2014: Daily Answer Writing Challenge – 28

ARCHIVES 30 September 2014 World History 1) In the long run, the Locarno Treaty (December 1925) was descriptive both of the Treaty of Versailles and of the Covenant. Examine. (200 Words) Reference 2) Most of the European Revolutions of 1848 were nationalist as well as popular insurrection against foreign rule and repressive policy of Metternich. Comment (200 …

Psychology-2014: Answer Writing Challenge – 24

ARCHIVES 30 September 2014 1) What is achievement motivation ? Create achievement motivation plan for rural people. (150 Words) 2) How can psychological principles can be used to conserve electricity? Develop a plan. (150 Words) 3) Is personality consistent?Support by relevant studies.

Commerce and Accountancy – 2014: Answer Writing Challenge – 11

ARCHIVES 30 September 2014 Topics covered 1. Meaning, nature and scope of HRM 2. Recruitment process, selection process, orientation and placement Questions- 1. In current era of modern organizations what strategic changes do you feel should me made in arena of HRM? Highlight  some important aspects relating to rising service sector in India. ( 20 …

Public Administration-2014: Answer Writing Challenge – 22

ARCHIVES 30 September 2014 Topic – Legislative, Executive and Judicial control over administration Answer in 250 words: 1. “Executive control over administration is much more real.” Comment. 2. “The controls exercised over administration by legislature are, in sum, of greater theoretical than practical efficiency.” Comment. 3. At one extreme, the vigour of judicial control may …

Science and Technology-2014: Daily Answer Writing Challenge – 26

ARCHIVES 30 September 2014 Q13. “Inland Waterways will create more issues than solving some problems for India”. Comment http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/first-push-to-inland-waterways-on-cards/article6275506.ece http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/inland-waterways-project-will-kill-ganga/article6289042.ece Q14. What is the significance of ‘String Theory’? Mention the contribution of Dr Ashok Sen towards scientific development of India. http://science.howstuffworks.com/science-vs-myth/everyday-myths/string-theory.htm http://www.nuclecu.unam.mx/~alberto/physics/string.html http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-in-school/physics-is-fun-if-you-like-it-ashoke-sen/article3732237.ece http://www.thehindu.com/sci-tech/science/elementary-particles-may-be-thought-of-as-small-black-holes/article6335341.ece Q15. Write short notes on(150 Words) Artificial Photosynthesis Energy harvesting Ambient …

[UPSC MAINS-2014] Insights Secure: Questions On Current Events, 30 September 2014

ARCHIVES 30 September 2014 Answer ALL the questions in about 200 words: 1) Though Green Energy is crucial to India’s energy security efforts, there is a dearth of investment in the sector.  Examine what efforts have been made by the Union government to increase investments in green energy in India. Business Standard 2) As envisioned …

The Big Picture – US strategy against ISIS: Will it work?

SUMMARY: After having been recognised internationally as the most dangerous terrorist organisation, Islamic State also known as ISIS is now facing a concerted attack from a global coalition led by the United States. The US forces have launched air attacks and held territories in Iraq and Syria. Syria, which is worst affected, finds itself in …

Psychology-2014: Answer Writing Challenge – 23

ARCHIVES 29 September 2014 Answer in 250 words: 1) What is man-machine system in the  context of human engineering?  Highlight the applications of human  engineering in defense with reference to  equipment design? 2) Which psychological measures can be used to reduce terrorism? 3) “Its not always easy to distinguish between punishment and negative reinforcement”. Comment

General Studies-2014: Daily Answer Writing Challenge – 27

ARCHIVES 29 September 2014 World History 1) Discuss the emergence of neo-imperialism in the late nineteenth century. (200 Words) Reference Reference-2 2) The capitalism which gave the European empires their apparent solidarity and permanence also hastened their downfall. Comment. (200 Words) Reference-1 Reference-2  

Science and Technology-2014: Daily Answer Writing Challenge – 25

ARCHIVES 29 September 2014 Q1. What do you understand by “Nuclear Doctrine of India”? Do you think India needs to revisit its nuclear doctrine? Give reasons to substantiate your views. (200 Words) http://www.idsa.in/issuebrief/RevisitingIndiasNuclearDoctrine_schandra_300414.html http://carnegieendowment.org/2014/06/04/india-s-nuclear-doctrine-stirrings-of-change http://www.livemint.com/Opinion/rkEybO3sf1wA2vWbxXr0GM/Updating-Indias-nuclear-doctrine.html Q2. What is the difference between Malware, Adware and Spyware? (200 Words) http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-in-school/beware-of-adware-and-spyware/article5527339.ece http://www.thehindu.com/sci-tech/technology/internet/india-third-most-affected-nation-by-online-banking-malware/article6388203.ece http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/india-third-most-attacked-nation-by-zeus-malware/article5880945.ece Q3.  Write short notes on:(150 …

[UPSC MAINS-2014] Insights Secure: Questions On Current Events, 29 September 2014

ARCHIVES 29 September 2014 Answer ALL the questions in about 200 words: 1) It is said that number of hungry people across the world has not decreased much. In the light of recent UN figures on hunger, critically comment. The New York Times 2) In India, in the education space, the ability to exploit the advantages …

The Big Picture – Indo-Australian Nuclear Deal: What does it mean?

  Summary: After years of banning any uranium sale to India, Australia is set to sign a deal with India to supply it for civil nuclear purposes. Since India had not signed the nuclear non‐proliferation treaty, Australia had stopped selling uranium to India. India will be benefited from this supply as it provides fuel for …

The Big Picture – Coal block allocation cancellations: Implications and future?

  SUMMARY: SC has cancelled 214 of the 218 coal block allocations made since 1993. The apex court had held that the allocations made by the various regimes at the centre since 1993 were illegal and were made arbitrarily. The court has also directed the companies, which were allocated coal blocks but had not operationalized, …

INSIGHTS CURRENT EVENTS: 26-27SEPTEMBER 2015

National Disaster Management Authority On 23 December 2005, the Government of India enacted the Disaster Management Act, which envisaged the creation of National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), headed by the Prime Minister, and State Disaster Management Authorities (SDMAs) headed by respective Chief Ministers, to spearhead and implement a holistic and integrated approach to Disaster Management …