The Big Picture – Scotland Vote: What does it imply?

Summary: Why they demanded Independence ? It is said that working class in particular demanded independence and upper class was quite happy with the united system. Growth of nationalism and assertion of identity politics has led to the demands for smaller states wanting to rule themselves. Many Scotts felt that they are being suppressed by the British. In the …

General Studies – Daily Answer Writing Challenge – 23

ARCHIVES 23 September 2014 World History: 1) Was German unification achieved more by ‘coal and iron’ than by ‘blood and iron’? Examine. (200 Words) Reference 2) Any single explanation for the outbreak of the First World War likely to be too simple. An amalgam of factors intellectual, social, economic as well as political and diplomatic contributed to …

History-2014: Answer Writing Challenge – 17

ARCHIVES 23 September 2014   Answer in 250 words: 1) “Stalinist Russia was a despotic regime.” Critically examine this view.   2) Discuss the main factors leading to the collapse of the Soviet Union.   3) ‘The Security Council is the heart of the United nations’. Examine.

[UPSC MAINS-2014] Insights Secure: Questions on Current Events – 23 September 2014

ARCHIVES 23 September 2014 Answer ALL the questions in about 200 words: 1)  Indian Agricultural Research Institute’s (IARI) ‘postal-agri extension’ program has proved boon to many remote farmers. Write a note on the program. Business Standard 2) Critically examine the causes of the relative decline of India and China after the Industrial Revolution in the West. Business …

Science and Technology-2014: Daily Answer Writing Challenge – 21

ARCHIVES 23 September 2014 Q1. “Climate change negotiations can be seen as drifting towards bipolarity and there are infinite reasons for its failure than success in near future”. Comment Source-1 Source – 2 Source – 3 Source – 4   Q2. “Energy security has become synonymous with national security”. Critically Analyze. Source – 1 Source …

Political Science-2014: Answer Writing Challenge – 8

ARCHIVES 23 September 2014 Answer in 250 words: 1) Explain the influence of British constitutionalism on the Indian Constitution. 2) “The Indian federation is a heavily-centered one; but the States are not mere provinces.” Comment 3) “The Indian bureaucracy still exhibits British orientations in its thought, action and  behaviour.” Justify the statement

Sociology-2014: Answer Writing Challenge – 19

ARCHIVES 23 September 2014 Answer in 250 words: 1) Analyse the interrelationships among the joint family, the caste system and the village  community in the traditional Indian society and show how they were supported by the  peculiar economic organization and the value system. 2)  Describe the traditional modes of adaptation and mobility in tribe and …

Public Administration-2014: Answer Writing Challenge – 17

ARCHIVES 23 September 2014 Challenge 17  – Human Relations School (Elton Mayo & others)   1) To what extent has the human relations movement contributed to the knowledge and practice within the field of personnel administration? (250 Words)   2) “From Taylorism to Mayoism the organisation theory has travelled a long road in quest of …