Understanding Issues Related to Black Money

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Table of Contents Introduction     Tax Heavens     Offshore Financial Centers     Money Laundering     Hawala System     Round Tripping     1.    Participatory Notes     2.    Raising Capital by Global Depository Receipts     3.    Money coming in NGOs and Charitable …

The Big Picture – Wagah Blasts: What’s the message in it for Pakistan and India?

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Summary: The suicide blasts at the Pakistan side of the Wagah border on Sunday has raised several questions on the growth of terror networks and their intentions. This is causing a serious concern. Three terrorist organizations are supposed to have claimed the responsibility for the …

Insights Current Events: 06 November 2014

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Treaty on transfer of sentenced persons between India and Nigeria The Cabinet meeting chaired by the Prime Minister gave its approval for signing a treaty on transfer of sentenced persons between India and Nigeria. The treaty shall facilitate Indian prisoners imprisoned in Nigeria or vice-versa …

Economics-2014: Answer Writing Challenge – 45

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) ARCHIVES 06 November 2014 Q1) Critically examine Myrdal’s thesis on economic development and structural change in the context of the process of economic development of less developed countries. Do you think that the structural changes in these countries are in right direction? Elaborate your answer …

Geography – 2014: Answer Writing Challenge – 30

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) ARCHIVES 06 November 2014 1) Discuss the main features of the climatic classification system evolved by Koppen. Also  point out its anomalies. 2) How does Climate Change affect urban areas ?Examine. 3) Comment on marine heat budget and the oceanic circulation system.

Sociology-2014: Answer Writing Challenge – 52

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) ARCHIVES 06 November 2014 1) Critically assess R.K. Mertion’s views on the contributions of research to the  development of sociological theory. 2)  How do you relate the educational system to the economic development in India? 3) Discuss the role of religion to the world today. Has …

Public Administration-2014: Answer Writing Challenge – 47

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) ARCHIVES 06 November 2014 Topic – State theories and public policy formulations   1. “All policy making is decision making, but all decision making is not policy making.” Elaborate. 2. How does a policy emanate and what course does policy making in government follow ?

[UPSC Mains-2014] Insights Secure Questions on Current Events, 06 November 2014

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) ARCHIVES 06 November 2014 Answer ALL the questions in about 200 words: 1) Critically examine why despite reforms and new industrial policies, some public sector undertakings continue to make losses. Do you think privatisation of these sick PSUs rather than disinvestment is the solution? Comment. …

Energy Security: Energy Intensity, efficiency and reforms

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE)     Energy Intensity of an Economy and Energy efficiency Energy intensity is a measure of Output of an economy in relation to per unit consumption of power. This will tell us about energy efficiency of an economy. It is known that energy needs of …