Comprehension and Reasoning Challenge Day – 6

PASSAGE (4 Mins) During the 1960’s and 1970’s, the primary economic development strategy of local governments in the United States was to attract manufacturing industries. Unfortunately, this strategy was usually implemented at another community’s expense: many manufacturing facilities were lured away from their moorings elsewhere through tax incentives and slick promotional efforts. Through the transfer …

Comprehension Passage & Reasoning Challenge Day – 4

(Note: As said earlier, there will be only 4-5 passages in a Week) PASSAGE – (3 Minutes) In the context of the recent rape cases, retrospectivity of criminal law has assumed more importance. The law regarding retrospective effect for criminal jurisprudence is not quite the same as for civil jurisprudence. With regard to levy of …

Insights Daily Current Events, November 05, 2013

ARCHIVES November 05, 2013 NATIONAL Supreme Court warns on quo warranto PIL on public appointments Consideration of suitability or eligibility of a candidate for a post is within the domain of the appointing authority and the only thing that court can scrutinise is whether the appointment is contrary to statutory provisions/rules. If the person holding …

Comprehension Passage and Reasoning – Day -2

PASSAGE Read the following passage and answer the following questions (Time 4 Mins) The real trouble with the Brain Initiative is not philosophical but practical. In short, the instrumental approach to the treatment of physiological and psychological diseases tends to be at odds with the traditional ways in which human beings have addressed their problems: …

New Initiative – ‘Comprehension Challenge’

In the UPSC Civil Services Preliminary Examination Paper-II, around 35 questions out of 80 are from ‘Comprehension’ section. Many aspirants find it difficult to manage time in Paper-II because of long passages and tricky questions. The only solution to score well in this section is to practice hard.  One should familiarize with variety of passages …