Economics-2014: Answer Writing Challenge – 45

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 (60 Marks) Q2) Critically evaluate Kuznet’s inverted U shaped curve …

Geography – 2014: Answer Writing Challenge – 30

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

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 the supergrowth of science any de  mystifying effect on religion?

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

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. Business Standard Reference 2) Write a note on the 5/20 rule …

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

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 city. Whenever there is some major communal riot, there exists …

Insights Current Events: 5 November 2014

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 Prime Minister, gave its nod to Lt. Governor’s recommendation to …

Commerce-2014: Answer Writing Challenge – 20

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 evaluation of risk-return performance of Mutual Fund’s portfolio. 4) Why do companies …

Geography-2014: Answer Writing Challenge – 29

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 how different types of mining lead to different types of …

Sociology-2014: Answer Writing Challenge – 51

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 in the analytical Frameworks of Max Weber  and Talcott Parsons? …

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

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 space accidents  are a stark reminder that the path to …

General Studies-2014: Daily Answer Writing Challenge – 52

ARCHIVES 04 November 2014 1) Critically discuss the significance of linkages between the dynamics of development and ethnic conflicts in India. (200 Words) Reference 2) Critically discuss the ‘Indian model of secularism’ and examine the lessons. if any,  the rest of the world can learn from it. (200 Words) Reference

Economics-2014:Answer Writing Challenge-44

Archives 04 November 2014 Q) Examine the impact of WTO on Indian SSI units. Do you think that withdrawal of reservations and other measures would threaten their survival? ( 60 Marks) Q) What is social banking? To what extent has it helped in promoting employment and alleviating poverty in India? (60 Marks)