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

1) Incisive interventions that blunt the RTI’s edge Editorial 10th Aug’19 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)

3) 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

5) 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

7) 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

9) 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