August 2019- Week 2: Q&A, Editorial Analysis

1) Incisive interventions that blunt the RTI’s edge Editorial 10th Aug’19 TheHindu
https://upscexpress.com/2019/08/10/incisive-interventions-that-blunt-the-rtis-edge-editorial-10th-aug19-thehindu/

2) While the frequency of forest fire appears to have increased in the country, India’s approach towards forest fire management has significant gaps. Elucidate. (10 marks)
https://upscexpress.com/2019/08/10/while-the-frequency-of-forest-fire-appears-to-have-increased-in-the-country-indias-approach-towards-forest-fire-management-has-significant-gaps-elucidate-10-marks-2/

3) What is the significance of the UN Security Council? Discuss the need for reforms in the UNSC. (15 marks)
https://upscexpress.com/2019/08/10/what-is-the-significance-of-the-un-security-council-discuss-the-need-for-reforms-in-the-unsc-15-marks/

4) Economy: RBI has done its bit, now over to the government Editorial 9th Aug’19 HindustanTimes
https://upscexpress.com/2019/08/10/economy-rbi-has-done-its-bit-now-over-to-the-government-editorial-9th-aug19-hindustantimes/

5) Enumerate the major factors behind accumulation of non-performing assets in the Indian banking sector in recent years. (15 marks)
https://upscexpress.com/2019/08/09/enumerate-the-major-factors-behind-accumulation-of-non-performing-assets-in-the-indian-banking-sector-in-recent-years-15-marks/

6) Editorial 8th Aug’19 IndianExpress: Reduce corporate tax to achieve $5 trillion economy
https://upscexpress.com/2019/08/08/editorial-8th-aug19-indianexpress-reduce-corporate-tax-to-achieve-5-trillion-economy/

7) What were the various land revenue settlements introduced by the Britishers in India and how did they impact Indian farmers? (15 marks)
https://upscexpress.com/2019/08/08/what-were-the-various-land-revenue-settlements-introduced-by-the-britishers-in-india-and-how-did-they-impact-indian-farmers-15-marks/

8) Economy: Dividend Tax Distribution, Long Term Capital Gain Tax (LTCG), Surcharge on FPIs
https://upscexpress.com/2019/08/10/economy-dividend-tax-distribution-long-term-capital-gain-tax-ltcg-surcharge-on-fpis/

9) RBI: Monetary Policy and Monetary Policy Committee, Important Terminology [Repo rate, MSF, LAF, Reverse repo rate ]
https://upscexpress.com/2019/08/08/rbi-monetary-policy-and-monetary-policy-committee-important-terminology-repo-rate-msf-laf-reverse-repo-rate/

10) About Protocol on Inland Water Transit and Trade (PIWTT), Navigable Inland Waterways, IWAI
https://upscexpress.com/2019/08/09/about-protocol-on-inland-water-transit-and-trade-piwtt-navigable-inland-waterways-iwai/

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