INSIGHTS CURRENT EVENTS – 16 AND 17 SEPTEMBER 2014

HEALTH Fastest decline in child mortality rates witnessed According to the recently released data‐New estimates in levels and trends in child mortality 2014‐ under five mortality rates have dropped by 49% between 1990 and 2013. However it is still way far behind to reach the global target of two-thirds decrease in under five mortality rate …

General Studies – Insights Daily Answer Writing Challenge – 18

ARCHIVES 17 September 2014 Topic – Social Empowerment: 1) Critically examine the socio-economic status of Scheduled Caste population in India. Do you think government’s SC Sub Plan is a right approach to development of SC community? Evaluate. (200 Words) Reference The Hindu 2) Critically analyse  the provisions of The Rights of Persons with Disabilities Bill, 2014 (200 …

Commerce and Accountancy-2014: Answer Writing Challenge – 3

ARCHIVES 17 September 2014 Paper 2 : Organization theory Q.1) “Project organization is not a panacea for overcoming all functional organization weaknesses”. But it can be a great asset to those companies which posses the acument to exploit its strengths.” Indicate the various strengths of a project organization and suggest whether it should complement or …

Science and Technology – 2014: Daily Aswer Writing Challenge – 16

ARCHIVES 17 September 2014   Q4. What are the challenges being faced in tackling ‘Sickle Cell Anaemia’? Mention the steps taken by government to deal with it. Source – 1 Source – 2 Q5. “Accumulation of e-waste is one of the gravest problem as well as one of the most neglected”. Comment Source – 1 …

History-2014: Answer Writing Challenge – 12

ARCHIVES 17 September 2014 The American Revolution “was a natural and even expected event in the history of colonial people who had come of age.” Comment. (250 Words) The French Revolution (1789) sought to remove both “the religious and secular props of the existing social order.” Elucidate. (250 Words) “If monarchical misrole ignited the French …

Sociology-2014: Answer Writing Challenge – 14

ARCHIVES 17 September 2014 What do you mean by functionalism? Explain Merton’s paradigm of functional  analysis. Does it satisfy the requirements of a rigorous theory?(250 Words) In what ways is organic solidarity different from mechanical solidarity? Does organic  division of labour lead to greater efficiency? Illustrate your view with examples. (250 Words)

[UPSC MAINS-2014] Insights Secure: Questions On Current Events, 17th September 2014

ARCHIVES 17 September 2014 Answer ALL the questions in about 200 Words: 1) What do you understand by fiscal consolidation? Examine the various ways in which the union government does this. Business Standard 2) During last 25 years, India’s reforms have been far less impressive when compared with Southeast Asian countries, which have achieved double-digit growth. …

Psychology-2014: Answer Writing Challenge – 13

ARCHIVES 17 September 2014 1) Biological and cultural transmission go hand in hand in determining human behavior. comment (200 words) 2) How to identify gifted and mentally retarded  students? Should they be taught in same mainstream school?Discuss (250 words) 3) Explain what do you mean by  psychological warfare ?(200 words)

Public Administration-2014: Answer Writing Challenge – 13

ARCHIVES 17 September 2014 Topic – Classical theories (Henry Fayol, Gullick & Urwick) (Challenge 13) 1. “What is Taylor to America is Fayol to Europe.” In light of the above statement discuss the similarities and differences in their contribution to Public Administration. (250 Words)   2. Describe each of the following (In not more than 75 words) …