Commerce and Accountancy – 2014: Answer Writing Challenge – 19

ARCHIVES 04 November 2014 1) What is contingent capital? Discuss the various instruments used to generate it. 2) Explain the financial parameters to be used to evaluate post-merger performance. 3) “To arrive at a comprehensive opinion, the auditor reviews evidence that may be classified into three major groups.” What are these groups and how do you relate the …

Geography – 2014: Answer Writing Challenge – 29

ARCHIVES 04 November 2014 1) ‘Quantitative Revolution and model building provided an empirical basis    for geographical research’ – Elaborate. 2) Critically examine the method of deriving Human development index. 3) Critically examine the changing perspective of the concept of areal differences.

Sociology-2014: Answer Writing Challenge – 50

ARCHIVES 04 November 2014 1)  Discuss the salient features of the demographic situation in India. What are the  prospects of reducing the birth rate and stabilizing it in the near feature? 2)  How far is generational disaffiliation responsible for youth activism in India? Why is  the Indian youth failing to respond to the national challenges? 3) Write …

Anthropology-2014: Answer Writing Challenge – 19

ARCHIVES 04 November 2014 Describe the types of kinship groups formed on the basis of different principles. 250 words What factors are responsible for bringing about variation in residence of different societies? Explain how kinship influences man’s social life. 250 words Write a note on forms of descent groups. 200 words Discuss the distinguishing features …

[UPSC Mains – 2014] Insights Secure Questions on Current Events, 04 November 2014

ARCHIVES 04 November 2014 Answer ALL the questions in about 200 words: 1) Critically analyse how the North American Free Trade Agreement has benefited its member countries, especially Mexico. Business Standard Forbes 2) Since 2000 there has been many fold increase in Sensex and market capitalisation in India. Critically comment on the causes. Business Standard 3) …

Psychology-2014: Answer Writing Challenge – 47

ARCHIVES 03 November 2014 1) Point out the main differences in the approaches of Western and  Vedantic theories of personality (150 Words) 2) The same fire which melts butter hardens steel! Explain this  phenomenon in the Context of frustration and stress resolution in  personality development with examples (200 Words)

Insights Current Events: 03 November 2014

Indian-built Scorpene to carry critical DRDO system India’s defence establishment will be fully responsible for a DRDO-developed critical propulsion system that will go into the last two of the six Scorpene submarines being built under technology transfer at Mazagon Dock, Mumbai, say the original makers of the submarine. The system, called air-independent propulsion (AIP), enhances …

[UPSC Mains-2014] Insights Secure Questions on Current Events, 03 November 2014

ARCHIVES 03 November 2014 Answer ALL the questions in about 200 words: 1) “The Planning Commission’s importance gradually reduced over the years as India moved from a Soviet-style controlled economy to a more market-driven one.” Comment. Business Standard 2) Analyse the effect of falling crude prices on various stakeholders in the Indian economy. Business Standard 3) …

Commerce and Accountancy – 2014: Answer Writing Challenge – 18

ARCHIVES 03 November 2014 1) What IS revaluation reserve and how it is created? Discuss also the merits and demerits of such action. 2) 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 the journal entries for such transactions. …

Geography-2014: Answer Writing Challenge – 28

ARCHIVES 03 November 2014 1) Classify airmass and explain how ‘ cP ‘ airmass affects global climate (400 words) 2) Write a short note on Methods (Scientifically sound) of bathymetry and account of bottom topography of Atlantic Ocean. (200  Words)

Anthropology – 2014: Answer Writing Challenge – 18

ARCHIVES 03 November 2014 Where do you situate the “live-in” relationship within the institution of marriage? 250 words Discuss the impact of urbanization and feminist movement on family. 250 words Do you agree with the view that family is a “universal association”. Critically examine. 250 words Critically comment on the forces and factors that have …

General Studies-2014: Daily Answer Writing Challenge – 51

ARCHIVES 03 November 2014 1) Critically examine the impact of globalization on agricultural development in India. (200 Words) Reference 2) “In India, the two-child norm seeks to reward, rather than force, family planning.” Comment vis a vis China’s policy on the same issue. (200 Words) Reference 3) In your opinion which is the major issue …

India’s Energy Security – Renewable Sources of Energy

    As we already know that Inida’s energy mix is heavily skewed in favor of conventional sources of energy, more particularly Coal and Big Hydro Plants, there is growing clamour for Inreasing share of Renewable energy. Renewable sources of energy mainly includes – Solar, Wind, Small Hydro, Waste to Energy, Bio energy. These have …

Compilations – Secure and Science & Technology Questions and Answers – September 2014

Following documents contain the compilation of questions and answers posted at Secure-2014 and Science & Tech sections for the month of September -2014 (S&T – October-2014). These contain answers posted by aspirants. We haven’t edited any of these answers. We have copied and pasted best answer for each question as it is. There are many …