HISTORY – Daily Answer Writing Challenge

Question 1 Explain the social aspects of Buddhism and account for its decline in India. (200 words) Question 2 Write what you know of the rise and spread of Buddhism before the first century A.D. (200 words) Next Topic: Period of Mahajanapadas

GEOGRAPHY – Answer Writing Challenge

Topic: Settlement Question 1 Differentiate between conurbations and metrolitan regions. Give a reasoned account of emerging conurbations in India. (300 words/CSM 2011) Question 2 Outline the role of Class I and Class II towns in the urban process of India and indicate their contribution towards balanced urban development.  (300 words/CSM 2011) Next Topic: Settlement

SOCIOLOGY– Daily Answer Writing Challenge

Question 1  Distinguish between Sex and Gender. Discuss the gender issues with suitable examples (300 words/IAS 2002) Question 2 Describe the socio-economic factors responsible for communal tensions in India. What suggestions will you give to control them?(300 words/IAS 2003)

SOCIOLOGY– Daily Answer Writing Challenge

Question 1  Bring out a comparative analysis of Marxian and Parsonian views of social change and examine the relevance of each view for social development in the contemporary India.(600 words/ IAS 2004/ 60 marks) Question 2 Mention the Impact of Muslims on Indian Society.(200 words/ IAS 2004)

ECONOMICS – Daily Answer Writing Challenge

Topic: Demand for and Supply of Money Question The Monetarists assume the velocity of money to be relatively stable and predictable. Substantiate this assumption with the quantity theory of money and prices. How far do you agree with this assumption? (200 words) Next Topic: Demand for and Supply of Money  

GENERAL STUDIES – Daily Answer Writing Challenge

Question 1  “British conquered India in a fit of absent mindedness” –  critically examine the statement (200 words). Question 2 “Battle of plassey was not a great battle but a great betrayal”.  comment (200 words). Question 3 Examine the essential features of subsidiary alliance system, how far did it contribute in making British company  a sovereign political authority …

PHILOSOPHY – Daily Answer Writing Challenge

Topic: Social & Political Ideals Question 1 What is meant by justice as fairness’? Explain the basic tenets of Rawls’ theory of justice. (250 words/UPSC-2013) Question 2 How is Amartya Sen’s approach to justice different from that of Rawls? (250 words/UPSC-2013) Next Topic: Social & Political Ideals

PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION – Answer Writing Challenge

Question 1  “..public service must be representative if the state is to liberate rather than to enslave” -Donald J Kingsley. Comment [200 Words] Question 2 What are the practical issues in establishing a representative bureaucracy in a third world country like India? [200 Words] Next topic: Post Weberian developments

GEOGRAPHY – Answer Writing Challenge

Topic:Regional Planning Question 1 Discuss the objectives of ‘Vision 2020’ in creation of viable village complex in India for inclusive Rural Development programme. (200 words) Question 2 City regions as territorial unit for regional planning and development. Elaborate (200 words). Next Topic: Settlement  

ECONOMICS – Daily Answer Writing Challenge

Question 1  Give short notes on a)A.K Sen’s Poverty Alleviation Strategy(100 words). b) A.K Sen’s Capability approach(100 words). Also elaborate the relationship between the two(100 words). Question 2 Examine the importance of ‘Cost of Service approach’ in Taxation in India.(200 words)

PHILOSOPHY – Daily Answer Writing Challenge

Topic: Social & Political Ideals Question 1  Explain and evaluate Aristotle’s conception of Justice. (250 words/UPSC-2013) Question 2 “Equality stands for equal treatment with equals and unequal treatment with unequals”- Aristotle. Comment. (250 words) Next Topic:  Social & Political Ideals

ECONOMICS – Daily Answer Writing Challenge

Question 1  What according to Arrow, are the axioms required for translating individual preference into social preferences? Why is it impossible to construct social preferences satisfying those axioms? (200 words/ CSM-2009) Question 2 “Subjective approach to taxation leads to least aggregate sacrifice principle”. Elucidate. Also give the limitations of this principle.(200 words/ CSM-2009)

SOCIOLOGY– Daily Answer Writing Challenge

Question 1 Write about Social mobility in open and closed systems. [IAS 2008][200 words] Question 2 In the context of the caste system, critically examine Louis Dumont’s concept of purity and pollution.[IAS 2009][300 words]

Comprehension Passage & Reasoning Day – 3

PASSAGE A recent study has provided clues to predator-prey dynamics in the late Pleistocene era. Researchers compared the number of tooth fractures in present-day carnivores with tooth fractures in carnivores that lived 36,000 to 10,000 years ago and that were preserved in the Rancho La Brea tar pits in Los Angeles. The breakage frequencies in …