[UPSC MAINS-2014] Insights Secure Questions, 20 August 2014

ARCHIVES 20 August 2014 Answer ALL the questions in about 200 words 1) Critically comment on the underlying philosophy on which relationship between India and Pakistan is founded. Business Standard 2) Write a note on Maglev Technology The Hindu 3) Critically examine the various problems being faced by the Indian Army at present. The Hindu 4) …

[UPSC MAINS-2014] Insights Secure-2014, July 29

ARCHIVES 29 July 2014 Answer ALL the questions in about 200 words 1) “India’s silence on critical global issues fits poorly with its global aspirations.” Critically comment. The Indian Express 2) “To build an inclusive society, the police needs an urgent overhaul and wide reform.” Critically comment. The Indian Express 3) Examine why efforts to …

[UPSC MAINS 2014} Insights Secure -2014: Questions on Current Events, 16 July 2014

ARCHIVES 16 July 2014 Answer ALL the questions in about 200 words 1)Critically comment on India’s policy on agricultural subsidies. Examine why is this an issue with some of WTO members. Business Standard 2) Why does India want to become member of APEC group? Analyse benefits of joining the group. Business Standard Reference 3) In …

[UPSC MAINS-2014] Insights Secure-2014: Questions on Current Events, 15 July 2014

ARCHIVES 15 July 2014 Answer ALL the questions in about 200 words 1) How did apartheid start in South Africa and how was it ended. Critically comment. The Hindu 2) Do you agree with the view that Israel is using extreme violence against Palestine in self-defence? Critically comment. The Hindu The Hindu 3) Examine why a civil …

[UPSC MAINS-2014] Insights Secure-2014: Questions On Current Events, 12 July 2014

ARCHIVES 12 July 2014 Answer ALL the questions in about 200 words 1) Write a note on Foldcope. Explain its significance to science education. Business Standard 2) What do you understand by Replacement fertility? Do you think it’s desirable to have rates below-Replacement fertility? Comment. The Hindu Reference 3) Critically comment on the role of NGOs …

[UPSC MAINS 2014] Insights Secure-2014- Questions on Current Events, July 08, 2014

ARCHIVES 08 July 2014 Answer ALL the questions in about 200 words 1) Examine on what pillars does India’s stand in the climate negotiations rest? Do you think India’s stand is justified? Critically comment. Business Standard 2) Critically evaluate Pakistan military’s ‘strategic depth’ doctrine. Do you think it’s relevant in the light of recent developments in …

Now You Can Upload Your Answers at Secure and other Writing Challenges

Many aspirants used to request me to add a feature where they would be able to upload their scanned answer sheet and get it evaluated/reviewed by peers and friends on the site at Secure and Optional answer writing challenges. Now you can upload picture (JPG and PNG) in the comment box. Only answers to questions …

[UPSC MAINS 2014] Insights Secure-2014: Questions on Current Events, 04 July 2014

ARCHIVES 04 July 2014 Answer ALL the questions in about 200 words 1.Critically examine the roadblocks to modernisation of Indian defence forces. The Hindu 2.Critically evaluate India’s strategic partnership with France. The Hindu 3.Why is India witnessing a steep hike in food prices? Do you think measures taken by the government address the root causes? Critically …

SECURE INITIATIVE – Now Has 2500+ Questions!

…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… Note: It’s important that you read this article completely! Introduction On 30th of September 2013, we started Secure-2014 initiative keeping in mind the demand of UPSC in Civil Services Mains General Studies question papers. Surprisingly, many questions directly or indirectly got repeated in General Studies Papers  of UPSC Mains – 2013 (Here and Here). …

[UPSC MAINS – 2014] Insights Secure -2014: Questions on Current Events, July 2

ARCHIVES 1 July 2014 02 July 2014 Answer ALL the questions in about 200 words 1.What do you understand by ‘water security’? Examine what steps are necessary to be taken to ensure water security in the country. Business Standard 2.Examine the problems faced by insurance sector in India. In your opinion, what reforms should government …

ECONOMICS – Daily Answer Writing Challenge, July 1, 2014

ECONOMICS – Daily Answer Writing Challenge, July 1, 2014 1.Write on “dichotomy of development” and “urban bias” in Indian Economy. (150 words)  2.What is “crony capitalism”? How it compromises economic and social justice issues? Explain. (150 words) 3.Explain the concept of rational expectations. How does this view of how expectations are formed differ from the …

[UPSC MAINS-2014] Insights Secure-2014: Questions on Current Events, June 25

ARCHIVES 25 June 2014 Answer ALL the questions in about 200 words 1.Critically comment on steps taken by the government to address problems of the sugar industry. Do you think these reforms are structural and systemic? Examine. Business Standard 2.Critically examine the causes of vegflation in India. Also examine what steps should government take to …