Test – 3: Mains Self Study – 2016 (Mission – 2016)

Test – 3: Mains Self Study – 2016 (Mission – 2016) Archives TIMETABLE 19 November 2015 Click on the below questions and answer each within the word limit specified before each question. 1) “The language problem was the most divisive issue in the first twenty years of independent India.” Critically discuss. (200 Words) Bipan Chandra, India …

9) The sun rises two hours earlier in Arunachal Pradesh as compared to Gujarat in the west but the watches show the same time. How does this happen? Also explain why few years ago few scientists requested advancing Indian Standard Time by half an hour. (200 Words)

9) The sun rises two hours earlier in Arunachal Pradesh as compared to Gujarat in the west but the watches show the same time. How does this happen? Also explain why few years ago few scientists requested advancing Indian Standard Time by half an hour. (200 Words) NCERT, Class IX, Contemporary India (Geography), Chapter – …

5) Post Second World War, many countries which gained independence embraced democracy as a form of government, but very few such countries have remained democratic since then. With suitable examples, analyse why few succeeded while many failed to remain as democracies. (200 Words)

5) Post Second World War, many countries which gained independence embraced democracy as a form of government, but very few such countries have remained democratic since then. With suitable examples,  analyse why few succeeded while many failed to remain as democracies. (200 Words) NCERT Class IX, Democratic Politics, Chapter 1

3) In spite of the constitutional safeguards and the efforts of the central and state governments, the tribals’ progress and welfare has been very slow, and even dismal. What efforts were made immediately after independence to address tribal issues and why they haven’t borne any fruit? Critically examine. (200 Words)

3) In spite of the constitutional safeguards and the efforts of the central and state governments, the tribals’ progress and welfare has been very slow, and even dismal. What efforts were made immediately after independence to address tribal issues and why they haven’t borne any fruit? Critically examine. (200 Words) Bipan Chandra, India Since Independence, …

2) “In spite of the leadership’s earlier reservations and ominous forebodings by sympathetic observers, the reorganization resulted in rationalizing the political map of India without seriously weakening its unity.” In the light of linguistic reorganization of states post independence, comment on the statement. (200 Words)

2) “In spite of the leadership’s earlier reservations and ominous forebodings by sympathetic observers, the reorganization resulted in rationalizing the political map of India without seriously weakening its unity.” In the light of linguistic reorganization of states post independence, comment on the statement. (200 Words) Bipan Chandra, India Since Independence, Chapter – 8

Insights Daily Current Events, 19 November 2015

Insights Daily Current Events, 19 November 2015 Archives Paper 2 Topic: Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States. Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, partners ICRC for Enable Makeathon The union ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment has partnered with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) for …

Insights into Editorial: The case for the Rajya Sabha + Mindmaps on Issues

Insights into Editorial: The case for the Rajya Sabha + Mindmaps on Issues Archives 19 November 2015   Both the government and opposition are bracing for a stormy winter session. Since the new government took over in May 2014, Parliamentary logjams have been common for it. With its minority tag in Rajya Sabha, the government …

[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 19 November 2015

[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 19 November  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: In this situation, will you go for culling of dogs? Justify.

Topic: Essence, determinants and consequences of Ethics in human actions; dimensions of ethics 7) You are a Municipal Commissioner and in recent days your office has witnessed many protests by residents from numerous colonies demanding the killing of all stray dogs. In three separate incidences, the dogs have killed small children and these recurring incidences have enraged residents …