HISTORY-2015: Daily Answer Writing Challenge – 30

HISTORY-2015: Daily Answer Writing Challenge – 30 ARCHIVES Explain the principal features of architecture during Akbar’s rule. What changes were made in them by Shahjahan ? ‘Akbar built the Moghul Empire by enlisting the support Rajputs.’ Do you agree? Was Din-i-Ilahi ‘a monument of Akbar’s folly’ ?

Recently, the government released data from the Socio-Economic Caste Census (SECC) 2011 and it has said that henceforth it would be the basis of various targets of government programmes. Do you think, henceforth, the consumption-based poverty estimates using NSS (National Sample Surveys) data will be insignificant? Also examine the differences between these two data.

MAINS SELF STUDY GUIDE: Insights Mock Test – 15 (GS-2) TIMETABLE NOTE: Those who want to write in notebook should treat this as a Real Exam and try to complete the paper within One and Half Hours. You can download PDF copy of the same HERE. The Timetable is HERE. Insights Mains Offline Test Series 2015 GENERAL STUDIES …

ECONOMICS-2015: Daily Answer Writing Challenge -29

ECONOMICS-2015: Daily Answer Writing Challenge – 29 Archives Distinguish between Currency Board Arrangement and dollarization. Why would a nation adopt one or the other? Can Kuznets’ hypothesis of inverted-U shaped curve be extended to environmental degradation? Explain Expand on the following three explanations for the Kuznets hypothesis about inequality and development –     i) …

Insights into Editorial: Time to Refresh Afghan Relationship

Insights into Editorial: Time to Refresh Afghan Relationship 21 October 2015 Present situation in Afghanistan, Central and West Asia makes it the right time for India to take a fresh initiative that reaches out to old friends in northern Afghanistan along with anti-Taliban elements in the southern parts. The changing equations of balance of power …

[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 21 October 2015

[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 21 October  2015 Archives – Secure 2015 If facing problem in loading of Disqus Comments, please clear Cache and Cookies in your Browser and then reload the page. This will solve the problem. Alternatively you can open the page in ‘incognito/safe browsing mode‘.  Click on …

ETHICS CASE STUDY: Which values are lacking in your family in the above case? Knowing that your son had stolen, what will you do now? Critically discuss.

Topic:Tolerance and compassion towards the weaker-sections: Values in family 8) Recently your wife’s gold bangle was stolen from your bedroom. Apart from maid who daily works from morning to afternoon, only you, your wife and your 18 year old son live in your home. Your son is a school drop-out and goes to acting and …

4) “The geopolitical changes around Afghanistan coupled with the ongoing organisational struggles of the Taliban provide an opportunity for Russia, Iran and India to reassess their roles in Afghanistan.” Analyse.

Topic: Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests 4) “The geopolitical changes around Afghanistan coupled with the ongoing organisational struggles of the Taliban provide an opportunity for Russia, Iran and India to reassess their roles in Afghanistan.” Analyse. (200 Words) The Hindu