The Big Picture – Why is the communal temperature on the rise in Delhi?

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Summary: For a number of years after the 1984 Sikh riots Delhi had been a relatively safe place free from communal tensions. However, in the last few weeks the communal atmosphere in capital is turning dangerous. The tension is visible in some parts of the …

Special Report – Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojna

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Summary: It is one of India’s ambitious financial inclusion schemes that aims to provide basic banking and micro insurance services to India’s poor. The scheme is unprecedented in scale and coverage as more than 1.5 crore or 15 million bank accounts were opened in a …

Insights Current Events: 5 November 2014

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Cabinet clears dissolution of Delhi Assembly Ending eight months of political uncertainty, the Union Cabinet recommended dissolution of the Delhi Assembly, paving the way for fresh elections in the capital. Delhi has been under President’s rule since February this year. The Cabinet meeting, chaired by …

Commerce-2014: Answer Writing Challenge – 20

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) ARCHIVES 05 November 2014 1) Define and distinguish between gross working capital and net working capital. Can a firm survive with zero net working capital ? 2) Discuss in brief the techniques of assets-liability management in a commercial bank 3) Discuss Sharpe’s ratio and Treynor’s ratio for …

Geography-2014: Answer Writing Challenge – 29

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) ARCHIVES 05 November 2014 1) Define ecosystem and describe briefly its various components. Also discuss how and to what extent the modern man has affected the various types of ecosystems. 2) Define the term biome. List the terrestrial biomes and describe the characteristics of  Savanna biome. 3) Discuss …

Sociology-2014: Answer Writing Challenge – 51

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) ARCHIVES 05 November 2014 1) Discuss Durkheim’s concept of Division of labour. In what way does it differ from that  of classical and neoclassical economists? 3. Show how culture constituted a seminal idea  in B. Malinowski’s works. 2) What is ‘social action’? what is its place …

Psychology-2014: Answer Writing Challenge – 48

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) ARCHIVES 04 November 2014 1) Discuss on spiritual psychology?(200 Words) 2) Analyze the effect of religion on health and well being? (200 Words)

Public Administration – 2014: Answer Writing Challenge – 46

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) ARCHIVES 04 November 2014 Topic – Evaluation and review and their limitations 1. Cost benefit analysis is a very unsatisfactory view of evaluating public policy.” Comment.

Anthropology-2014: Answer Writing Challenge – 20

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) ARCHIVES 05 November 2014 Differentiate economics and economic anthropology. 150 words Critically examine the debate between formalists and substantivists. 300 words  

[UPSC Mains-2014] Insights Secure Questions on Current Events, 05 November 2014

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) ARCHIVES 05 November 2014 Answer ALL the questions in about 200 words: 1) The department of electronics and information technology is working on creating a National Cyber Coordination Centre (NCCC). Examine why this is being set up and explain its importance to India. Business Standard 2) “Recent …