23 October 2014
Answer ALL the questions in about 200 words:
1) Examine the major threats that can undo the recent gains made on fiscal consolidation front if go unchecked.
2) “What is coming to an end is not America’s military pre-eminence in the world: no country can even think of waging war against it. What is ending is American hegemony.” In the light of recent foreign policy moves by USA and their outcome, critically comment on the statement.
3) Identify the fundamental problems affecting the proper implementation of MGNREGA scheme. Do you think schemes like MGNREGA are effective in alleviating poverty? If not, suggest alternative strategies to tackle rural unemployment and poverty in India.
4) There are many hurdles that the newly announced the Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY) has to face to truly empower the poor. Throw light on these hurdles and how this scheme can overcome them.
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