Insights Daily Debates, Day – 85: The Pay Hike by Seventh Pay Commission is Unjustified

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Insights Daily Debates: Day – 85 19 November 2015 Archives Today’s Topic      The Pay Hike by Seventh Pay Commission is Unjustified The Hindu The Hindu Livemint

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

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) 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 …

13) Answer the following questions each in 100 words:

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) 13) Answer the following questions each in 100 words: a) What is irrigation? Describe two methods of irrigation which conserve water. b) If wheat is sown in the kharif season, what would happen? Discuss.  c) Explain how soil gets affected by the continuous plantation of …

12) What is the relation between occupational structure and development? Analyse with special reference to women population. (200 Words)

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) 12) What is the relation between occupational structure and development? Analyse with special reference to women population. (200 Words) NCERT, Class IX, Contemporary India (Geography), Chapter –  6

11) Why does the rainfall decrease from the east to the west in Northern India. Also explain the cause of origin of northeastern monsoons and their impact on Indian economy. (200 Words)

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) 11) Why does the rainfall decrease from the east to the west in Northern India. Also explain the cause of origin of northeastern monsoons and their impact on Indian economy. (200 Words) NCERT, Class IX, Contemporary India (Geography), Chapter –  4

10) Which are the major physiographic divisions of India? Contrast the relief of the Himalayan region with that of the Peninsular plateau. (200 Words)

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) 10) Which are the major physiographic divisions of India? Contrast the relief of the Himalayan region with that of the Peninsular plateau. (200 Words) NCERT, Class IX, Contemporary India (Geography), Chapter –  2

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)

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) 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. …

8) “While Fundamental Rights are the source of all rights, our Constitution and law offers a wider range of rights. Over the years the scope of rights has expanded.” Discuss. (200 Words)

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) 8) “While Fundamental Rights are the source of all rights, our Constitution and law offers a wider range of rights. Over the years the scope of rights has expanded.” Discuss. (200 Words) NCERT Class IX, Democratic Politics, Chapter 6

7) Do you consider elections conducted in India as truly democratic? Substantiate. (200 Words)

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) 7) Do you consider elections conducted in India as truly democratic? Substantiate. (200 Words) NCERT Class IX, Democratic Politics, Chapter 4

6) What are the features of democracy? Post Arab Spring experience, do you think democracy is still the best form for government? Critically comment. (200 Words)

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) 6) What are the features of democracy? Post Arab Spring experience, do you think democracy is still the best form for government? Critically comment. (200 Words) NCERT Class IX, Democratic Politics, Chapter 2

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)

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) 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, …

4) What do you understand by regionalism in the Indian context? Analyse the major causes of regionalism in India and its impact on India’s polity. (200 Words)

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) 4) What do you understand by regionalism in the Indian context? Analyse the major causes of regionalism in India and its impact on India’s polity. (200 Words) Bipan Chandra, India Since Independence, Chapter – 10

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)

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) 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 …

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)

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) 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) …

1) “The language problem was the most divisive issue in the first twenty years of independent India.” Critically discuss. (200 Words)

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) 1) “The language problem was the most divisive issue in the first twenty years of independent India.” Critically discuss. (200 Words) Bipan Chandra, India Since Independence, Chapter – 7

QUIZ: Insights Current Affairs Quiz – 66

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE)  Insights Current Affairs Quiz – 66 19 November 2015 Archives From today onwards, we will be starting current events quiz. The quiz will have 5-10 MCQs every day. The questions are mainly framed from The Hindu  and PIB news articles. This quiz is intended to introduce …

Insights Daily Current Events, 19 November 2015

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) 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 …

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

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) 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 …

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

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) [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 …

ETHICS CASE STUDY: In this situation, will you go for culling of dogs? Justify.

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) 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 …