India’s poor export infrastructure remains a major limitation on its export competitiveness. Discuss. Enumerate some of the steps the government of India is taking to improve our export infrastructure.

Approach • Introduce with the need for export competitiveness • List shortcomings in export infrastructure • What steps were taken to improve export infrastructure • Conclude appropriately Model Answer : Over the last 25 years since India’s liberalisation, its foreign trade has expanded multifold. But India's share in World Merchandise Exports over the last few … Continue reading India’s poor export infrastructure remains a major limitation on its export competitiveness. Discuss. Enumerate some of the steps the government of India is taking to improve our export infrastructure.

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The concept of “port led development” is central to the Sagarmala vision.” What is Sagarmala initiative and how can it help in achieving the aim of port led development.

Approach: • Introduce with India's potential for port-led development • Explain Sagarmala initiative with its components • Explain how it will help in port led development • Conclude appropriately Model Answer : India is richly endowed with natural maritime advantages, a strategic location for key international trade routes, and navigable and potentially navigable waterways. There … Continue reading The concept of “port led development” is central to the Sagarmala vision.” What is Sagarmala initiative and how can it help in achieving the aim of port led development.

The FDI policy is being continuously revised to promote both the Greenfield and Brownfield investments but they are treated differently. Discuss along with the recent steps taken by government to boost foreign investment in India.

Approach • Introduce with Greenfield and Brownfield investments • Briefly discuss how the policy differs slightly • Then discuss steps taken to promote foreign investment • Conclude appropriately Model Answer : Greenfield investment is the investment in new plants or investment in which a parent company or government begins a new venture by constructing new … Continue reading The FDI policy is being continuously revised to promote both the Greenfield and Brownfield investments but they are treated differently. Discuss along with the recent steps taken by government to boost foreign investment in India.

The distinction between plan and non-plan expenditure in budget had created schools without teachers and hospitals without doctors. In the light of this statement, discuss major issues pertaining to plan and non-plan distinction. Approach

The distinction between plan and non-plan expenditure in budget had created schools without teachers and hospitals without doctors. In the light of this statement, discuss major issues pertaining to plan and non-plan distinction. Approach Introduce with the abolition of the plan and non-plan classification Highlight the major issues like focus on plan expenditure, excessive union … Continue reading The distinction between plan and non-plan expenditure in budget had created schools without teachers and hospitals without doctors. In the light of this statement, discuss major issues pertaining to plan and non-plan distinction. Approach

Discuss the advantages and risks of crypto-currencies like the Bitcoin.

Discuss the advantages and risks of crypto-currencies like the Bitcoin. Approach Introduce with the concept of cryptocurrency Discuss its advantages Highlight the risks Conclude with the government's position that they have been outlawed Cryptocurrency is an electronic or digital currency that works on a peer-to-peer basis without the need for a trusted third party such … Continue reading Discuss the advantages and risks of crypto-currencies like the Bitcoin.

Quiz-Q31. With reference to the features of a perfectly competitive market, consider the following statements:

Q31. With reference to the features of a perfectly competitive market, consider the following statements: 1. All firms in the market produce certain heterogeneous goods/services. 2. In such a market buyers must accept the prevailing prices but the sellers have the freedom to influence the prices. Which of the statements given above is/are correct? A. … Continue reading Quiz-Q31. With reference to the features of a perfectly competitive market, consider the following statements:

Quiz- Q20. Which of the following is/are part of the foreign exchange reserves of India?

Q20. Which of the following is/are part of the foreign exchange reserves of India? 1. Foreign Currency Assets (FCAs) 2. Gold 3. Special Drawing Rights (SDRs) Select the correct answer using the code given below: A. 1 only B. 1 and 2 only C. 2 and 3 only D. 1, 2 and 3 Answer: D … Continue reading Quiz- Q20. Which of the following is/are part of the foreign exchange reserves of India?