Ethics and Integrity – Answer Writing Challenge – 44

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) ARCHIVES 20 September 2014 You are the Principal of a famous government run residential school. Your son, who is studying in 12th standard in your school is extremely poor in Mathematics. Your wife is worried that if your son fails, he might slip into depression. You are …

INSIGHTS CURRENT EVENTS: 20 September 2014

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Telangana seeks 40 p.c. share in Central taxes   The chief minister of the newborn state- Telangan- has demanded for higher share in taxes collected by the centre in the state. Other demands include-weaver of outstanding loans to the centre, grants-in-aid to the tune of …

INSIGHTS CURRENT EVENTS: 19 SEPTEMBER 2014

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Ebola declared threat to peace and security The UN security council has declared Ebola Virus Disease “a threat to international peace and security”. The decision was taken after a resolution, sponsored by 131 countries, was approved. Since there is no vaccine available and cures are …

History-2014: Answer Writing Challenge – 15

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) ARCHIVES 20 September 2014 1) How far is it correct to say that every feature of the American Constitution was ultimately of English Origin? Discuss. (250 Words) 2) To what extent did Napoleon’s economic war with England become his undoing? Examine. (250 Words)  

Geography – 2014: Answer Writing Challenge – 14

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) ARCHIVES 20 September 2014 1) Write a note on the Impact of Cryosphere on global climate. (250 words) 2) Give a reasoned account of the distribution of salinity in the oceans and partially enclosed seas. (250 Words)  

Anthropology-2014: Answer Writing Challenge – 13

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) ARCHIVES 20 September 2014   1) Discuss the single source Vs multiple sources of the origin of Homo sapiens. Which one of the two hypotheses do you think is more tenable? Give reasons in support of your answer. (250 Words) 2) Why is the neolithic phase of …

Economics-2014: Answer Writing Challenge – 16

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) ARCHIVES 20 September 2014 Q1) State and explain the Law of Equi-marginal utility and also state clearly the limitations of this law? (200 words) Q2) “Pareto optimality is a necessary but not sufficient condition for welfare maximization” Develop this idea highlighting the role of “social …

General Studies- Daily Answer Writing Challenge – 21

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) ARCHIVES 20 September 2014   Post-independence consolidation and reorganization within the country 1) Critically analyse the basis of demand for and against creation of new states through constitution of Second States Reorganisation committee. (200 Words) Reference Reference – 2 Reference – 3   2) Critically comment …

Political Science-2014: Answer Writing Challenge – 6

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) ARCHIVES 20 September 2014 Answer in 250 words: 1) “Liberty and Equality are the two contradictory concepts equally dear to the human mind.  Comment. 2) “There is no theory of Democracy; it is at best a workable compromise between competing  and conflicting interests.” Elucidate. 3) …

Sociology-2014: Answer Writing Challenge – 17

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) ARCHIVES 20 September 2014 1)  Distinguish between observation and interviewing as techniques of data collection.  Under what contexts may their use be recommended? Bring out their merits and  demerits as regards their objectivity and validity. (300 Words) 2) Write short notes on any two of …

[UPSC MAINS-2014] Insights Secure: Questions On Current Events – 20 September 2014

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) ARCHIVES 20 September 2014 Answer ALL the questions in about 200 words: 1)  The Agreement on the Political Parameters and Guiding Principles for the Settlement of the Boundary Question between India and China was the closest possible solution to which both countries arrived at to resolve …

Mathematics-2014: Answer Writing Challenge – 7

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) ARCHIVES 20 September 2014 1) Find all (complex) characteristic values and characteristic vectors of the following matrices: 1 1 1 (b) 1 1 1 1 1 1             0 1 1 1 1 1             0 0 1         2) Let T  be the …

Commerce and Accountancy-2014: Answer Writing Challenge – 6

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) ARCHIVES 20 September 2014 Answer in 250 words: 1) Discuss contingent liabilities with examples. Where would these items feature in the financial statements of a firm ? What happens when bills are discounted by a firm ? Show journal entries for such transactions. (2012 Mains) …

Science and Technology-2014: Daily Answer Writing Challenge – 19

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) ARCHIVES 20 September 2014 Q12. What are the recent findings in ‘Cosmic Inflation Theory’? Explain its significance. Source  Q13. What is ‘LukoSkin’? Mention its significance Source – 1 Source – 2 Q14. What is Bio-fortification? Mention its advantages Source 

Psychology-2014: Answer Writing Challenge – 16

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) ARCHIVES 20 September 2014 Answer in 250 words: 1) What is EQ?Discuss its applications and method used to determine it? 2) Sensation, attention and  perception are different elements of same process called cognition. Comment 3) You are the principal of a school. You want to …

Public Administration – 2014- Answer Writing Challenge – 15

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) ARCHIVES 20 September 2014 Topic – Critique of Weber’s model and post – Weberian developments. 1. “The transition to a study of the negatives aspects of bureaucracy is afforded by the application of Veblen’s concept of trained incapacity.” Examine. (250 Words) 2. Weber’s ideas of …