Study Material For UPSC Mains World History Topics

The following documents are of advanced nature on the world history topics.  These are given keeping in mind the UPSC’s recent trend of asking difficult questions.  This post will be updated as and when relevant material is available.   Important Topics from World History Revolutions  European Domination  Imperialism  The Second World War Decolonization and Cold …

The Rationale Behind Insights Daily Answer Writing Challenge

Most of us read newspapers and magazines. Right now, if I ask you to name or recall few articles published yesterday in The Hindu Opinion page, chances are that you will hardly recall/remember anything. Of course, after thinking for a few minutes, you may recall something, but when asked to reply without thinking too hard, …

Insights Daily Answer Writing Challenge Day – 53

QUESTIONS: DAY 53 (GENERAL STUDIES-PAPER-II, Topics: Freedom Struggle – different phases; Role of Women) “The nationalist leadership failed to some extent in raising the political consciousness of Muslims to the higher plane of secular political consciousness.” Critically comment. (250 Words) Evaluate to what extent has the reservation for women in Panchayats empowered them? Throw light …

Insights Daily Answer Writing Challenge Day – 52

QUESTIONS: DAY – 52 (GENERAL STUDIES PAPER-II, Topics: Freedom Struggle-contributions from different parts of the country; History of the world – redrawal of national boundaries) “The policy of non-intervention by the Congress was, in my opinion, a perfect piece of statesmanship when the people of the States were not awakened…..The moment they became ready, the legal, constitutional and …

IAS Mains Civil Services Examinations General Studies Chapter wise Solved Papers 2012-1997

It is high time one seriously starts solving previous year question papers to get a strong hold on the syllabus and get much needed confidence. Previous year GS papers have some good questions on Modern History, Polity, Economy and Geography section and solving them will help get a broad idea about many topics. There are …

Insights Daily Answer Writing Challenge Day – 51

QUESTIONS: DAY – 51 (GENERAL STUDIES PAPER-III, Topics: Important International institutions, agencies and fora- their structure, mandate; Issues relating to poverty and hunger) “The promise of more effective global economic governance aftermath the 2008 Financial crisis remains unfulfilled.” Critically comment on the steps taken by the key global institutions in the light of the given statement. (250 …

Insights Daily Answer Writing Challenge Day – 50

QUESTIONS: DAY – 50!! (GENERAL STUDIES – PAPER III, TOPICS:  Structure, organization and functioning of the Executive and the Judiciary; Development processes and the development industry- the role of NGOs) Analyze the merits and demerits of creating an all India Judicial Services? (250 Words) “The history of the 20th century has persuasively demonstrated the inability of the …

Insights Daily Answer Writing Challenge Day -49

QUESTIONS: DAY – 49 (GENERAL STUDIES PAPER III, TOPICS: Bilateral; Appointment to various Constitutional posts) “Korea and India earlier had perceived each other on the wrong side of the Cold War and had minimal contacts.”  Analyze how relation between India and Korea has evolved post Cold War. (250 Words) “The power of appointment to the constitutional …

UPSC Mains Syllabus Related Articles From Yojana 2012 Issues

Click Here for 2013 Articles   The following articles are from 2012 issues of Yojana. Many important articles are here that are directly related to topics in GS Papers (Mainly Paper-III and IV). Though, reading these articles is enough, I still suggest you to go through magazines at least once. You should be able to …

Insights Daily Answer Writing Challenge – Day – 48

QUESTIONS: DAY – 48 (GENERAL STUDIES PAPER-III, Topics – Constitution – evolution, amendments; India and its neighbours; Parliament – conduct of business) Is the suggestion that the Constitution should be amplified, by inserting in it provisions relating to matters on which it is silent, or it is left to conventions or the goodwill of those …

Environment, Biodiversity Material for UPSC Civil Services Main Exam

UPSC Civil Services Mains syllabus actually has less topics on Environment. One should not study a whole book on environment for Mains (I recently mentioned a book on Facebook, but that is for Prelims). Fortunately, topics are clearly mentioned in the syllabus. They are: Conservation Environmental Pollution and Degradation Environmental Impact Assessment Disaster and Disaster …

Insights Daily Answer Writing Challenge Day – 46

QUESTIONS: DAY 46 (CURRENT EVENTS) “The PFRDA Bill, 2011, seeks to give statutory status to the interim PFRDA, define its powers and duties, and set the broad contours of the NPS.” Elaborate. (250 Words) Explain the important provisions and the significance of Responsible Electronics Recycling Act. (250 Words) Write a critical note on recently approved proposals for …

Insights Daily Answer Writing Challenge Day – 44

QUESTIONS: DAY – 44 (GENERAL STUDIES PAPER – II) “The Indian national movement was basically the product of the central contradiction between colonialism and the interests of the Indian people.” Explain.(250 Words) Explain the working of Tsunami Warning System in India. (200 Words) Give an account of the movement for female enfranchisement during the Indian …

Insights Daily Answer Writing Challenge Day – 43

QUESTIONS: DAY – 43 (GENERAL STUDIES PAPER II) “The Spanish Civil War was an outcome of a polarization of Spanish life and politics that had developed over previous decades.” Explain. (150 Words) “A quarrel in a far away country between people of whom we know nothing.” Explain why did the appeasement policy fail to prevent …

Insights Daily Answer Writing Challenge – Day – 41

QUESTIONS – DAY – 41 (GENERAL STUDIES – III) How does the Parliament control the financial system in India? (250 Words) Highlight the significance of the 24th Amendment to the Constitution of India? (250 Words) Recent India – Bhutan relations (150 Words)   RULES ARCHIVES

Insights Daily Answer Writing Challenge – Day – 39

QUESTIONS – DAY 39 (GENERAL STUDIES PAPER-IV) Highlight the nature of the land reforms still needed in the country. (250 Words) How is agricultural price policy determined in India? Does the process take note of agricultural subsidies? (200  Words) Examine the causes of fiscal deficit in India. (150 Words) RULES ARCHIVES

Insights Daily Answer Writing Challenge – Day – 34

QUESTIONS OF THE DAY: DAY 34 (23/09/2013) 1)Comment on the performance of India recently as a non-permanent member in the UNSC .  2)What do you understand by the term ‘Rule of Law’? How does the constitution of India seeks to establish it? (GS 1996) 3) Write a note on the Sino-ASEAN strategic relationship (150 words) RESPONSES: Sahil Garg …

Insights Daily Answer Writing Challenge Day – 29

QUESTIONS ASKED: DAY 29 (17/08/2013) 1) “The recommendations of the second ARC on reforming the civil service are radical yet implementable”. Examine.  2)Examine the role of the Finance ministry of the Union government in designing and implementing monetary and fiscal policies. 3) Ethnic conflicts in South Asia.(100 words) RESPONSES: Vicky …. August 17, 2013 at 10:33 …