Ethics and Integrity – Answer Writing Challenge – 34

ARCHIVES 03 September 2014 1) Which values do you think should constitute moral norms and values of governance? Explain them. (200 Words) Reference (Page No. 7) 2) A multi-storey building which was illegally constructed collapses and kills fifty innocent workers – including women and children. These workers were poor migrants from far away villages. The …

General Studies Paper – 4 (Ethics) – Important Terms (Jargon) and Their Meaning

 By: User of Insightsonindia.com Illegal Gratification: It is defined as taking gratification other than legal remuneration in respect of an official act.  Gratification is not limited to pecuniary gratifications or to gratifications estimable in money. It also includes favouring or disfavouring one person over the other. Ex: The 2G spectrum scam involved politicians and government officials in …

General Studies – 2014: Daily Answer Writing Challenge – 6

ARCHIVES 03 September 2014 World History (From History Optional) Critically examine the following statements in about 150 words each “Six hundred thousand men had died. The Union was preserved, the slaves freed. A nation ‘conceived in liberty and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal’ had survived its most terrible ordeal.” “Colonialism …

History – 2014: Answer Writing Challenge – 1

ARCHIVES 03 September 2014 What role did the economics play in the early phase of the British rule in shaping of land tenure policy? [30 marks , 2010] “Absentee landlordism was a consequential feature of Bengal’s Permanent Settlement”[20 marks , 2003]

Sociology – 2014: Answer Writing Challenge – 1

ARCHIVES 03 September 2014 Substantiate, citing literature, the view that analysis of social stability and change has  been the main concern of classical sociologists. (400 Words) 2. Explain the view that the social system is a basic conceptual model useful in  understanding social organization. (400 Words)

Psychology -2014: Answer Writing Challenge – 2

ARCHIVES 03 September 2014 Paper 1 Topic :Issues and Perspectives in Modern Psychology Explain theory of Psychocybernetics? (400 Words) Paper 2  Topic :Environmental psychology “Environmental Factors are responsible for increasing Urban Crime”comment (400 Words)

Geography-2104: Answer Writing Challenge – 3

ARCHIVES 03 September 2014 Answer in about 450 words Discuss the concept of polycyclic landforms and present an analytical study of the  polycyclic landforms of a selected region. Discuss the concept of volcanicity and show how the theory of Plate Tectonics explains the mechanism of volcanism and volcanic eruptions.

Economics – 2014: Answer Writing Challenge – 3

ARCHIVES 03 September 2014 1) A number of production lines were reserved for the small scale sector in the pre-liberalization period. Did such reservation achieve its objectives? Explain in detail (300 words)  2) Distinguish between Currency Board Arrangement and dollarization. Why would a nation adopt one or the other? (150 words) 3) What is prisoner’s …

Science and Technology- 2014 – Answer Writing Challenge – 3

ARCHIVES 03 September 2014   1) What are Micro-grids? Enumerate its advantages and disadvantages.   http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Delhi/micro-grids-can-reduce-gaps-in-energypoor-areas-cse/article6162512.ece   http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/opinion/microgrids-can-deliver-power-to-all/article6329210.ece   2) What are QR Codes? Mention its applications   http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/blogs/blog-rdinakaran/qr-codes-for-security-in-vehicles/article5089144.ece

[UPSC MAINS-2014] Insights Secure Questions From Current Events, 03 September 2014

ARCHIVES 03 September 2014 Answer ALL the questions in about 200 words 1) “The India-Japan comprehensive economic partnership agreement (Cepa) remains stuck over the issue of giving Indian drug companies more access to the Japanese pharmaceutical market.” Elaborate. Business Standard 2) Critically comment on the functioning of Indian Parliament. Do you think the way it’s functioning …