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  • GENERAL ESSAY PAPER

Global groupings & India

  • UN and UNSC reforms
  • ASEAN
  • SAARC
  • APEC
  • AIIB
  • BRICS
  • BIMSTEC
  • IORC
  • WTO
  • ADB
  • SCO
  • Brettenwood Institutions
  • TPP
  • RCEP
  • Trans-Atlantic Investment Treaty

2015 MAINS

  1. Discuss the impediments India is facing in its pursuit of a permanent seat in UNSC.

2014 MAINS

  1. India has recently signed to become founding member of New Development Bank (NDB) and also the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB). How will the role of the two Banks be different? Discuss the strategic significance of these two Banks for India.
  2. WTO is an important international institution where decisions taken affect countries in a profound manner. What is the mandate of WTO and how binding are their decisions? Critically analyse India’s stand on the latest round of talks on Food security.
  3. Some of the International funding agencies have special terms for economic participation stipulating a substantial component of the aid used for sourcing equipment from the leading countries. Discuss on merits of such terms and it, there exists a strong case not to accept such conditions in the Indian context.
  4. The aim of Information Technology Agreements (ITAs) is to lower all taxes and tariffs on Information technology products by signatories to zero. What impact would such agreements have on India’s interests?

2013 MAINS

  1. The World Bank and the IMF, collectively known as the Bretton Woods Institutions, are the two inter-governmental pillars supporting the structure of the world’s economic and financial order. Superficially, the World Bank and the IMF exhibit many common characteristics, yet their role, functions and mandate are distinctly different. Elucidate.