PRELIMS BOOSTER 2018: Hispid hare (Assam rabbit or Bristly rabbit),Rotterdam Convention — on the Prior Informed Consent Procedure for Certain Hazardous Chemicals and Pesticides in International Trade and Basel Convention — Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and Their Disposal

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4)India’s China policy is inadequate and suffers from the baggages of history. Analyze and discuss the changes required in our China policy.(250 words)

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3)Critically examine whether the provisions of draft national telecom policy resemble a wishlist without addressing the key issues plaguing the telecom sector?(250 words)

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2)Indian constitution and the laws critical to administration of country borrow heavily from the various British provisions and Acts introduced in 19th and 20th century by the British. Analyse. (250 words)

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1) Discuss the ideal conditions for formation of coral reefs. Also discuss the theories of coral-reef formation.(250 words)

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