5) “The proposed banks – BRICS banks and Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) – are China’s answer to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank and at the same time far from being alternatives to IMF and the World Bank, these institutions have different goals.” Critically examine.

 Topic: Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests  5) “The proposed banks – BRICS banks and Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB)  – are China’s answer to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank and at the same time far from being alternatives to IMF and the World Bank, …

4) “The problem in establishing strategic presence in the Indian Ocean region is that India’s ambitions seem to be running ahead of its capacity.” In the light of slew of projects announced by India in the Indian Ocean region, comment on the statement.

Topic: India and its Neighbours 4) “The problem in establishing strategic presence in the Indian Ocean region is that India’s ambitions seem to be running ahead of its capacity.” In the light of slew of projects announced by India in the Indian Ocean region, comment on the statement. (200 Words) Business Standard Livemint

3) Why does Indian Parliament has many committees to look after its businesses? Do you think these committees are productive in nature? Write a critical note on structure and functions of any two of the important committees.

Topic: Parliament and State Legislatures – structure, functioning, conduct of business, powers & privileges and issues arising out of these.  3) Why does Indian Parliament has many committees to look after its businesses? Do you think these committees are productive in nature? Write a critical note on structure and functions of any two of the important committees. …