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Topic:Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests ; Important International institutions, agencies and fora- their structure, mandate; 6) Do you think, looking at recent developments, India is close to achieve its goal of becoming the permanent member of the United Nations Security Council? Discuss. (200 Words) The Hindu The …

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4) What are the factors that set stage for the vast majority of corruption in contemporary India? Which types of corruption does these factors give rise to? What can India do to decrease these corruptions? Discuss.

Topic:  Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability 4) What are the factors that set stage for the vast majority of corruption in contemporary India? Which types of corruption does these factors give rise to? What can India do to decrease these corruptions? Discuss. (250 Words) Livemint

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Topic: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, 3) World Bank data shows that the number of hospital beds per thousand people in India is much lower than the world average. In this light, critically examine the importance of adequate medical infrastructure for healthcare sector in the country and measures needed …

2) The raising the policy interest rate by US Fed from the current near-zero level is said to affect emerging market (EM) economies, including India. Examine why and how will India be affected.

Topic: Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, 2) The raising the policy interest rate by US Fed from the current near-zero level is said to affect emerging market (EM) economies, including India. Examine why and how will India be affected. (200 Words) The Indian Express Business Standard

1) Do you think interlinking of rivers, as done in the Krishna-Godavari linking project through the Pattiseema scheme, would benefit people? Critically examine.

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