Ethics Case Study – 16: Emotional Intelligence

Ethics Case Study – 16: Emotional Intelligence Jyothi, a young IAS officer, was transferred to a Zilla Panchayat as its new Chief Executive Officer. It was a punishment transfer, thanks to her impeccable personal and professional integrity, and short temper. Soon after her posting, a monthly review meeting was called by the ZP President. He …

Insights Daily Answer Writing Challenge Day – 77

QUESTIONS- DAY-77 (Topics: India and its neighborhood relations; Issues relating to Development) “India’s foreign policy interactions with Israel are marked by a political discreetness which is in contrast to its prominent political engagement with the Palestinians and countries of the Arab world.” Critically analyze (250 Words) Discuss economic backwardness as major as a major challenge of …

Insights Secure-2014: Questions On Current Events Day – 11

Questions From The Hindu – 11/10/2013 Front Page 1. “In spite of the Supreme Court’s ruling that  in murder cases awarding of the death penalty is an exception and life sentence is the rule, lower courts are increasingly giving death sentences owing to some unwarranted external factors.” Critically comment. (200 Words) Link 2. Do you think the principle …

Insights Daily Answer Writing Challenge Day – 76

QUESTIONS: DAY-76 (Topics: Security challenges and their management in border areas; indigenization of technology and developing new technology) “India’s internal security challenges are inextricably linked with border management.” Examine the statement in the light of various security challenges being faced by India at its borders and their threat to internal security. (250 Words) “India’s procurement of weapons platforms and …

How To Choose An Optional Subject For UPSC Civil Services Mains – Practical Tips

Choosing a right Optional subject is a crucial step in your preparation for the UPSC civil services exam. A wrong decision not only costs you a rank but also leaves in you a sense of regret for the rest of your life. In the new pattern for Mains, you can opt for only one Optional subject …

Insights Secure – 2014: Questions On Current Events Day – 10

Questions From The Hindu – 10/10/2013 Front Page 1. Explain what import-containment and export boosting measures were taken by the government to reduce Current Account Deficit and stop Rupee depreciation in recent months? (200 Words) Link Opinion Page 2. “To protect its food security law, India must aim  to secure an exemption from AMS (Aggregate Measurement of …

Ethics Case Study – 14

Ethics Case Study – 14: Moral Dilemma, Ethics in Private and Public Relationships You are having lunch with your close friend Naveen. You both are friends since childhood and your families are also close to each other, it’s like one family. Naveen recently got appointed as Assistant Director in Social Welfare Department. During conversation, Naveen …

Insights Daily Answer Writing Challenge Day – 75!!!

QUESTIONS: DAY – 75 [Topics:  the development industry; Parliament –functioning;  challenges of corruption(Paper-V)] What are the preconditions for the growth of Civil Society? Is Indian democracy conducive to it? (250 Words) Identify the major obstacles in the smooth functioning of Parliamentary democracy in India.(250 Words) Suggest concrete measures for the eradication of wide spread corruption in public …

Insights Secure-2014: Questions On Current Events Day – 9

Questions From The Hindu – 09/10/2013 Front Page 1. “The Supreme  Court has categorically laid down that bandh/hartal is unconstitutional and the State has the obligation to protect the citizen against it.” Despite SC’s framing guidelines in 2009 to recover costs from bandh organizers, neither the States nor the Central government have taken any action to put in place a legislation, …

Insights Daily Answer Writing Challenge Day – 74

QUESTIONS: DAY-74(Topics – Indian culture-Forms of Art; linkages of organized crime with terrorism) Write a note on Rajasthani school of painting and its sub-schools with suitable examples. (250 Words) Discuss about the linkages  between organized crime and terrorism, and potential threats emanating from such linkages in the Indian and global context.  (250 Words) RULES ARCHIVES REFERENCES: Question 1 Link 1 Question …

Insights Secure – 2014: Questions On Current Events Day – 8

Questions From The Hindu – 08/10/2013 Front Page 1. “Maldives is experiencing a series of political uncertainties in its quest for strong democracy.” Comment.(200 Words) Link 2. Mukul Mudgal Committee (50 Words) Link Opinion Page 3. “On one hand Pakistan appears to be stabilizing because of stable transition of power in political and military circles, …

Ethics Case Study – 12: Emotional Intelligence

Ethics Case Study – 12: Emotional Intelligence Mukul was a hard working policeman. He married a beautiful girl from his village. Both of them stayed in a house at police quarters. Mukkul’s boss, Sub-Inspector Sandeep was an arrogant and flirtatious officer. He did not treat his subordinates well. He had an eye on Mukul’s wife ever …

Insights Daily Answer Writing Challenge Day – 73

QUESTIONS: DAY-73(Topics: Indian culture – medieval architecture; Socialism – forms; Robotics – awareness) “Of all the regional developments of the Nagara style that of Orissa is one of the most remarkable. The Orissan temple remains nearest to the original archetype and has justly been described as exhibiting the Nagara style in its great purity.” Examine …

Insights Daily Answer Writing Challenge Day – 72

QUESTIONS: DAY-72 (Topics: Important International institution; Awareness in the field of nano-technology) “The proliferation of bilateral FTA projects in the Asia-Pacific has become an important new defining feature of the region’s international political economy.” Comment on the statement in the backdrop of slow advancement of decision making process in multilateral forum such as WTO. (250 Words) Explain …

Ethics Case Study – 10: Ethics In Personal and Publice Relationships

Ethics Case Study – 10: Ethics In Personal and Public Rrelationships Sumati loved Ranjan when they both were undergoing training as IAS probationer officers at LBSNAA. After their training, they married each other and were allotted same state cadre. Both were posted as SDM to two subdivisions in the same district. They both stayed together at …