8) It is suggested that India would do better to invest in solar and in wind power than in nuclear energy. Discuss the merits and demerits of this suggestion.

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic: Infrastructure – energy 8) It is suggested that India would do better to invest in solar and in wind power than in nuclear energy. Discuss the merits and demerits of this suggestion. (200 Words) The Hindu

7) Critically analyse the factors that encourage youth to join militancy and measures needed to discourage this trend, especially in regions such as northeast and J&K.

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic:Linkages between development and spread of extremism. 7) Critically analyse the factors that encourage youth to join militancy and measures needed to discourage this trend, especially in regions such as northeast and J&K. (200 Words) The Hindu

6) What do you understand by ‘port-led development’ ? Critically examine its potential, successful models and measures taken by union government to usher in this type of development.

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5) India has signed Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty (MLAT) with 39 countries and is trying to sign this treaty with more developed countries. Examine importance of this treaty for India.

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic: Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests 5) India has signed Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty (MLAT) with 39 countries and is trying to sign this treaty with more developed countries. Examine importance of this treaty for India. (150 Words) The …

4) Discuss about the Trans-Pacific Partnership and its likes impact on India’s foreign trade.

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic:  Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests,  4) Discuss about the Trans-Pacific Partnership and its likes impact on India’s foreign trade. (200 Words) Business Standard The Economic Times

3) Write a critical note on the India – Germany relationship.

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2) Why and how did “Hindu-German conspiracy”, during the early decades of twentieth century, try to usurp the British Raj from Indian sub-continent? Examine.

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic: The Freedom Struggle – its various stages and important contributors /contributions from different parts of the country.  2) Why and how did “Hindu-German conspiracy”, during the early decades of twentieth century, try to usurp the British Raj from Indian sub-continent? Examine. (150 Words) The Indian Express

1) Do you think fast economic growth is the best way to reduce poverty? Critically comment.

Countdown – Next STEP-UP All India Free Mock (Click HERE) Topic: Poverty and Developmental Issues 1) Do you think fast economic growth is the best way to reduce poverty? Critically comment. (200 Words) Livemint Business Standard