7) Despite its many challenges, wind energy in India has a lot to gain from its experience and its large manufacturing base. Analyze.(250 words)

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6) Highlight the issues in dispute resolution process of WTO?(250 words)

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5) Belt and Road Initiative of China poses a threat to the unipolarity enjoyed by USA post 1990s. Comment. (250 words)

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4) Examine the fears of the developing countries with regards to displacing the “development agenda” in the WTO for a new agenda on digital trade?(250 words)

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3) The judicial appointment to the higher courts remains riddled with arbitrariness, opacity, and an ­absence of accountability. Analyze. (250 words)

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2) Constitution alone cannot fight social evils. Comment in the context of the Sabarimala temple controversy.(250 words)

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1) Saving the Constitution is not about saving a text, it is about renewing a commitment to each other. Comment.(250 words)

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Insights Static Quiz -228, 2019–Polity

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Insights Daily Current Affairs + PIB: 26 January 2019

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Bandar Abbas to host IONS next month

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Report on ‘e-waste’ by UN

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SC issues contempt notices to RBI

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70th Republic Day

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QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 26 January 2019

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[Insights Secure – 2019] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 26 January 2019

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7) Discuss the relevance of life and teachings of Gandhi and Martin Luther King in today’s era?(250 words)

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6) Integrating various social media platforms raises several serious concerns. Comment.(250 words)

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5) The developments in Venezuela offer huge advantages for Indian economy. Comment.(250 words)

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4) Frequent transfers of government employees is a constant source of worry, which affects their performance negatively. Comment.(250 words)

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3) The ASER report highlights that there is a need for innovation in education sector in India. Comment. (250 words)

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