The Big Picture – Bihar to ban alcohol from April 1, 2016: Has prohibition worked anywhere? Summary Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has banned the sale of alcohol in Bihar. The complete prohibition is a very sensitive and complex issue. It has never succeeded anywhere in the world. Even a liberal country like America had imposed […]
Insights Daily Debates: Day – 92 30 November 2015 Archives Today’s Topic “Intolerance in India” NOTE: Unlike past we will not be giving you topic in question format. We observed that it turned out to be another Q & A session. We will just mention the topic and you may start discussing the topic. You […]
Insights into Editorial: Managing a great epidemic + MINDMAPS on Current Issues 30 November 2015 Today, Diabetes has become a major public health concern in India. According to the International Diabetes Federation, over 66 million people in India live with this metabolic disease; an almost equal number has pre-diabetes which is an immediate precursor to […]
Insights Daily Current Events, 30 November 2015 Archives Paper 2 Topic: Important International institutions, agencies and fora, their structure, mandate. India re-elected as Member of International Maritime Council India has been re-elected to the Council of the International Maritime Organization (IMO). India was elected to the IMO council under Category ‘B’ at the 29th session […]
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Topic:laws, rules, regulations and conscience as sources of ethical guidance; 7) Explain the differences between laws, rules and regulations with suitable examples. (150 Words) Reference
Topic: changes in industrial policy and their effects on industrial growth. 6) India is nudging semi-regulated markets like Myanmar and Kenya to accept its drug standards, instead of the US or British norms. Discuss the objectives of this policy. (150 Words) Business Standard
Topic:Conservation; Environmental pollution 5) Examine the issues that have divided nations in the ongoing climate change negotiations. (200 Words) Business Standard
Topic: Conservation; Environmental pollution 4) What do you understand by “carbon budget” in the climate change parlance? Examine why it is deemed important in ongoing climate change talks. (150 Words) The Hindu
Topic: Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States and the performance of these schemes; 3) It is reported in media that recently launched insurance and pension schemes by the union government are struggling. Examine why. (200 Words) Business Standard
Topic: Poverty and hunger 2) In the light of recent survey by Swaraj Abhiyan, a farmers’ activists group, which found that more than 80 per cent of households in Bundelkhand reported cutting down on consumption of pulses and milk while more than three-quarters reported they were increasingly eating roti with just salt and spices, it is argued […]
Topic: Role of women, Salient features of Indian society 1) Women have been victims of customs and rituals in the Indian society since ancient times. Critically comment why such practices are continuing even today and suggest ways to stop them. (200 Words) The Hindu The Hindu
Test – 4: Mains Self Study – 2016 (Mission – 2016) Archives TIMETABLE 28 November 2015 Click on the below questions and answer each within the word limit specified before each question. 1) Critically analyse the major achievements and progress made by India between the years 1951 and 1964 as a fledgling democracy. (200 Words) Bipan […]
Test – 4: Mains Self Study – 2016 (Mission – 2016) Archives TIMETABLE 28 November 2015 15) Discuss why Nazism became popular in Germany by 1930 and in what ways did the Nazi state seek to establish total control over its people.
Test – 4: Mains Self Study – 2016 (Mission – 2016) Archives TIMETABLE 28 November 2015 14) In what ways was the working population in Russia different from other countries in Europe, before 1917? What were the main changes brought about by the Bolsheviks immediately after the October Revolution?
Test – 4: Mains Self Study – 2016 (Mission – 2016) Archives TIMETABLE 28 November 2015 13) Describe the legacy of the French Revolution for the peoples of the world during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
Test – 4: Mains Self Study – 2016 (Mission – 2016) Archives TIMETABLE 28 November 2015 12) Write a note on the role played by women during French Revolution.
Test – 4: Mains Self Study – 2016 (Mission – 2016) Archives TIMETABLE 28 November 2015 11) Which capital would you consider the best — land, labour, physical capital and human capital? Why? Substantiate with examples
Test – 4: Mains Self Study – 2016 (Mission – 2016) Archives TIMETABLE 28 November 2015 10) Discuss the concept of poverty line in India and also critically evaluate current government strategy of poverty alleviation
Test – 4: Mains Self Study – 2016 (Mission – 2016) Archives TIMETABLE 28 November 2015 9) What do you understand by food security? Write a note on the role of cooperatives in food ensuring food security in India.