7) Write a note on Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro)’s commercial arm Antrix Corporation and its achievements. Do you think ISRO should be allowed to involve in commercial ventures? Critically comment

Topic: Achievements of Indians in S&T 7) Write a note on Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro)’s commercial arm Antrix Corporation and its achievements. Do you think ISRO should be allowed to involve in commercial ventures? Critically comment. (200 Words) Business Standard

6) What do understand by secular stagnation? Examine why economists are worried about this. Also examine if India is undergoing secular stagnation.

Topic: Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth 6) What do understand by secular stagnation? Examine why economists are worried about this. Also examine if India is undergoing secular stagnation. (200 Words) Business Standard Reference (Project Syndicate) Reference (Project Syndicate)

5) Indian solar cell manufacturers have, for the second time, approached the government for imposing anti-dumping duties on the large-scale import of solar cells. What do you understand by anti-dumping duties? How will its imposition help Indian manufacturers and affect foreign vendors? Examine.

Topic: Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, 5) Indian solar cell manufacturers have, for the second time, approached the government for imposing anti-dumping duties on the large-scale import of solar cells. What do you understand by anti-dumping duties? How will its imposition help Indian manufacturers and affect foreign vendors? …

4) Why do you think, unlike other strong regional blocks such as ASEAN or EU where strong economic linkages exist, the South Asian region does not have such linkages? Discuss.

Topic: Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests  4) Why do you think, unlike other strong regional blocks such as ASEAN or EU where strong economic linkages exist, the South Asian region does not have such linkages? Discuss.  (200 Words) Business Standard

3) It is revealed that the Government spends Rs. 2.7 lakh a month per Member of Parliament (MP). Do you think this expenditure is justified considering they are Elected representatives and public servants? Critically comment.

Topic: Parliament and State Legislatures – powers & privileges and issues arising out of these. 3) It is revealed that the Government spends Rs. 2.7 lakh a month per Member of Parliament (MP). Do you think this expenditure is justified considering they are Elected representatives and public servants? Critically comment. (200 Words) The Hindu The Hindu

1) Is it better for the poor to access a bit of the Internet for free with a few strings attached rather than have no access to it at all? In the light of debate on internet.org (Free Basics) initiative, critically comment.

Topic: Poverty and developmental issues 1) Is it better for the poor to access a bit of the Internet for free with a few strings attached rather than have no access to it at all? In the light of debate on internet.org (Free Basics) initiative, critically comment. (200 Words) LiveMint

The Big Picture – Bureaucratic Reforms: Retiring Non-Performing Officers

The Big Picture – Bureaucratic Reforms: Retiring Non-Performing Officers Archives Summary: For years, we have had much discussion in this country about administrative and bureaucratic reforms. We have had two administrative reforms commissions that have given voluminous reports and suggested many changes. But the common feeling is that little has changed. Last year, after the …