Think, Learn & Perform (TLP) – UPSC GS Mains [Day 72]

  • November 10, 2015
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1) After the formation of Asian Infrastructure Bank by China, do you think that the New Development Bank of BRICS has become redundant? Critically analyse.

 2)  The SCO is described by Western analysts as a way for Russia and China to cooperate with each other in creating stability in Central Asia as well as challenging the current, Western-dominated global order. Critically comment. Do you think India’s eagerness to join SCO can have negative impact on its relations with the West ?

 3) The growth of regional trade partnerships as well as bilateral and multilateral FTAs by different countries will make WTO irrelevant in future. Do you agree?

4) Should there be an Union of SAARC countries on the lines of European Union to promote free trade,movement of people and ensure security across the borders. What can be the negative consequences of such an agreement ? 

5) Why is the permanent membership in UNSC so important for India? Do you think India’s claim to permanent membership is valid? Elucidate.  




6. The recent terrorist attack in the city of Gurdaspur in Punjab has revealed fault-lines in the state that can be exploited by external state and non-state actors to destabilize India. Moreover, it has also brought in front, the issue of Sikh militancy with faint yet considerable signs of its resurgence in Punjab. Elucidate.

 7. Police modernization must become the foremost priority in order to thwart security threats even if it emerges from outside India. Examine the statement in light of the recent terrorist attack in the border city of Gurdaspur in Punjab.

8. The Teesta river water sharing agreement is a complex geopolitical challenge that not only involves the issues of interstate relations and India’s treatment of it’s neighbors but also encompasses environmental and livelihood concerns. Comment.


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