[UPSC MAINS-2014] Insights Secure Mains, 30 July 2014

ARCHIVES 30 July 2014 Answer ALL the questions in about 200 words 1) Critically comment on the nature of tribunals, their composition and their relationship with the executive and judiciary. Business Standard 2) Write a note on WTO’s  Agreement on Subsidies and Countervailing Measures (“SCM Agreement”) and examine how much of India’s policies are consistent with …

[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, July 28

ARCHIVES 28 July 2014 Answer ALL the questions in about 200 words 1) “India should press for a comprehensive bilateral – or possibly trilateral, involving Bangladesh – treaty with China on water sharing that is open to international scrutiny and adjudication.” Comment why. Business Standard 2) Critically comment on India’s stance on all WTO related issues. …

Insights Weekend Discussions – 27 July 2014

Welcome to the Fourteenth Edition of Insights Weekend Discussions. You can access details of previous discussions here. The Topic “Continuing Communal Riots in India Are the Result of Both History and Contemporary Politics.” India’s Home Ministry reveals that more than 2,500 people were killed in incidents of communal clashes in the country since 2002. There were 8,500 incidents of communal clashes in …

ETHICS and INTEGRITY – Answer Writing Challenge, 25 July 2014

ARCHIVES 25 July 2014 You are posted as Superintendent of Police (SP) to a district which has history of communal clashes. You are married to a lady belonging to a particular minority community which has a significant presence in the district. You are cordial with everyone irrespective of their religion and caste.  Unfairly you have …

ECONOMICS – Daily Answer Writing Challenge, 24 July 2014

ECONOMICS – Daily Answer Writing Challenge, 24 July 2014 1) Population is not just a denominator to deflate aggregates. It is determined by the level and pattern of economic development” Comment. (250 words)  2) Why are trading blocks formed? Explain the welfare impact of such trading blocks for non-member countries? (200 words)

ETHICS and APTITUDE: Answer Writing Challenge, 23 July 2014

ARCHIVES 23 July 2014 As a senior officer in the Ministry of Public Works Department you have access to important policy decisions and upcoming big announcements such as road construction projects before they are notified in the public.  Your son is a land dealer and realtor.The Ministry is about to announce a mega road project. …