17, March 2014
Answer ALL the following questions in about 200 words
1. Recent reduction in current account deficit is a sign of economic weakness rather than an indication of good economic health. Do you agree with this assessment? Substantiate.
2. What are the problems faced and likely to be faced by the government in India in financing social security policies ? Examine.
3. Why did India opt for PPP model in financing and executing infrastructure projects? What are the challenges involved in PPP model? Explain in what ways government can complete stalled projects.
4. What are aerosols? Explain their importance.
5. “Ukraine’s induction into NATO would be a strategic catastrophe for Russia.” In the light of this statement and recent decision by Crimea to join Russia, analyze the importance of Ukraine to Russia.
6. What is Global Intellectual Property Centre International IP Index? Recently, why was it controversial in India? Discuss the challenges faced by India with regard to IP.