PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION: Daily Answer Writing Challenge 2016 DAY – 4

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION: Daily Answer Writing Challenge- 2016  Day 4 20 August 2017 Archives Syllabus –From the so called Hidden syllabus Waldo’s The Administrative State’ provides a fundamental challenge to some of the orthodox premises. Explain (250 words) Syllabus –Weber’s Bureaucratic model and its critique . …

“Classical theory assumes automatons in the place of people and “rule of thumb” in the place of science”. Substantiate

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Syllabus – Classical theory. “Classical theory assumes automatons in the place of people and “rule of thumb” in the place of science”. Substantiate. (200 words)

“Taylor’s Scientific management theory belongs to the 20th century. It fails when applied in modern industrial society”. Critically Comment.

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Syllabus – Taylor “Taylor’s Scientific management theory belongs to the 20th century. It fails when applied in modern industrial society”. Critically Comment. (200 words)

“While professionalisation was advocated in the management of government, Wilson was well aware of the wider agenda of public administration.” Mohit Bhattacharya. In the light of above statement evaluate the relevance of Wilson’s ideas in developing countries of 21st century.

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Syllabus – Wilson’s vision of Public Administration “While professionalisation was advocated in the management of government, Wilson was well aware of the wider agenda of public administration.” Mohit Bhattacharya.In the light of above statement evaluate the relevance of Wilson’s ideas in developing countries of 21st …

“Weberian model of bureaucracy lacks emotional validity when applied to modern democratic administration.” Comment. (200 words)

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Syllabus –Weber’s Bureaucratic model and its critique . “Weberian model of bureaucracy lacks emotional validity when applied to modern democratic administration.” Comment. (200 words)

Waldo’s The Administrative State’ provides a fundamental challenge to some of the orthodox premises. Explain

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Syllabus –From the so called Hidden syllabus Waldo’s The Administrative State’ provides a fundamental challenge to some of the orthodox premises. Explain (250 words)

Insights MINDMAPS: Universal health coverage and Textile Industry in India

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE)     Insights MINDMAPS: Universal health coverage and Textile Industry in India   Universal health coverage   Textile Industry in India

AIR Spotlight: Prime Minister’s alert against fake Cow Vigilante

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE)     AIR Spotlight: Prime Minister’s alert against fake Cow Vigilante     Introduction Prime minister has called for strict action by states against vigilant groups, who have tried themselves to enforce cow slaughter law. We have a law in our country, enacted by states …

Insights into Editorial: The art of war

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE)     Insights into Editorial: The art of war   The government has proposed to set up the Indian National Defence University (INDU). In this regard, it has put up the draft bill in public domain. Though various committees had recommended the setting up of …

QUIZ – 2016: Insights Current Affairs Quiz – August 20, 2016

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) QUIZ – 2016: Insights Current Affairs Quiz August 20, 2016 Archives The following quiz will have 5-10 MCQs . The questions are mainly framed from The Hindu  and PIB news articles. This quiz is intended to introduce you to concepts and certain important facts relevant to UPSC …

Insights into Issues: New Civil Aviation Policy

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE)       Civil Aviation Policy 2016 Archives   Objectives: The centre-piece of the policy is to make regional air connectivity a reality. The policy aims to take flying to the masses by making it affordable and convenient. Vision is to enhance ticketing from 8cr …

Insights Daily Current Affairs, 20 August 2016

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE)   Insights Daily Current Affairs, 20  August 2016   Paper 3 Topic: Awareness in the fields of IT, Space, Computers, robotics, nano-technology, bio-technology and issues relating to intellectual property rights.   India ranks 39th in Asia Pacific on fixed broadband   The United Nations Economic …

[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 20 August 2016

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) [Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 20 August  2016 Archives – Secure 2016 Click on EACH question to post/read  answers. General Studies – 1; Topic: Poverty and developmental issues; Resources; changes in critical geographical features  1) In a recently released report on Desertification, Land …

9) It is often argued that being an idealist or fully honest while working as a public servant is impractical and unnecessary. In fact it is said that by being honest one invites more trouble than rewards. Do you agree? Comment.

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic: Public/Civil service values and Ethics in Public administration: Status and problems; 9) It is often argued that being an idealist or fully honest while working as a public servant is impractical and unnecessary. In fact it is said that by being honest one invites more trouble …

8) Should efforts to promote financial inclusion through SHGs continue? Discuss why

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic: Inclusive growth and issues arising from it 8) Should efforts to promote financial inclusion through SHGs continue? Discuss why. (200 Words) EPW

7) There has been steady and accelerating increase in the recorded cases of breach of cyber security in India. To address this issue, what’s the most important step that India has taken? Discuss.

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic: Basics of cybersecurity; Role of media and social networking sites in internal security challenges 7) There has been steady and accelerating increase in the recorded cases of breach of cyber security in India. To address this issue, what’s the most important step that India has taken? …

6) Is GDP a true and accurate measurement of growth? Discuss the arguments made for and against GDP.

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic:  Economic growth and development 6) Is GDP a true and accurate measurement of growth? Discuss the arguments made for and against GDP. (200 Words) Down to Earth

5) Does Southeast Asia and its contested littorals such as South China Sea dispute matter to Indian interests? Analyse.

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic: Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests  5) Does Southeast Asia and its contested littorals such as South China Sea dispute matter to Indian interests? Analyse. (200 Words) IDSA

4) Critically evaluate the Rural Electrification Policy of government of India.

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic: Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States and the performance of these schemes 4) Critically evaluate the Rural Electrification Policy of government of India. (200 Words) Down to Earth

3) Do you think inequality against developing and under-developed countries is increasing in global climate negotiations? What are the implications for India of the ‘climate apartheid’? Critically examine.

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic: Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, 3) Do you think inequality against developing and under-developed countries is increasing in global climate negotiations? What are the implications for India of the ‘climate apartheid’? Critically examine. (200 Words) Down to …