Topic: Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests
2) Examine the key objectives of the International Solar Alliance (ISA) and the challenges it faces today. (250 Words)
Why this question?
ISA is in news. It’s India’s major leadership initiative in the international arena. Very important question for Mains – 2018.
Key demand of the question:
Direct question: Write its objectives and challenges it faces today (domestic and international/ long-term and short-term)
Examine: Write down relevant information to explain objectives and challenges. Don’t comment.
Structure of Answer:
In the introduction write in 2-3 lines significance of ISA for India’s global aspirations and challenges it needs to face and resolve.
Write 1-2 lines about ISA background.
In the body, divide answer into TWO main parts as per demand of the question: First to write about objectives. There are many objectives – write all, but explain only 3-4 important ones. Second part to write challenges – here, based on short-term and long-term nature, categorise into finance, tariff, cooperation, capacity building, governance etc. Within these, try to write about both domestic and international challenges.
In the conclusion, write 1-2 lines about the need for making ISA a huge success in the interest of climate and India’s development too.