International Relations-Agencies, Structure and Mandate [IAS (Admin.) IAS Mains GS Paper 2 (Governance, Polity, Social Justice, & IR)]: Questions 1 - 5 of 6

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Question 1

Agencies, Structure and Mandate
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Appeared in Year: 2016

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In the integrity index of Transparency International, India stands very low. Discuss briefly the legal, political, economic, social and cultural factors that have caused the decline of public morality in India.

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Integrity Index of Transparency International
  • Transparency International is an anti-corruption watchdog which publishes Corruption Perception Index annually. It is located in Berlin. Recently, India got the 76th position out of 168 countries which points out the failure of India in terms of morality.
  • Many political factors such as unpredictable levyi…

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Question 2

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Appeared in Year: 2014

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WTO is an important international institution where decisions taken affect countries in a profound manner. What is the mandate of WTO and how binding are their decisions? Critically analyze India՚s stand on the latest round of talks on Food security.

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World Trade Organization is an intergovernmental organization that regulates international trade situated in Geneva, Switzerland. It works for the unification and Harmonization of International Trade by reducing the trade barriers.

The mandate of World Trade Organization is as follows:

  • Outdated laws which is trade barriers are modified for providing …

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Question 3

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Appeared in Year: 2014

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Some of the International funding agencies have special terms for economic participation stipulating a substantial component of the aid to be used for sourcing equipment from the leading countries. Discuss on merits of such terms and if there exists a strong case not to accept such conditions in the Indian context.

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  • India is a developing country and second highest populated country of the world after China. It is the responsibility of India to fulfill the needs of its citizen by creating employment for growth in domestic market as well as international market. So in those conditions international trade is required to boost economy at the global level, maintain…

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Question 4

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Appeared in Year: 2012

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Critically review the international concern in achieving the targets set for the millennium development goals.

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Millennium development goals are the goals setup by the United Nations in Year 2000 for the fifteen years till 2015. It has mainly eight key areas.

Millennium Development Goals
  • Poverty, Hunger, Education, Gender equality, Child mortality, maternal health, Environment, Global partnership.
  • Each goal has specific targets and the completion of the goals. …

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Question 5

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What are the key areas of reform if the WTO has to survive in the present context of ‘Trade War’ , especially keeping in mind the interest of India?

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  • The rise of emerging countries and the relative decline of traditional economic powers, the proliferation of preferential trade agreements, and the need to deal with complex new issues, such as climate change and food security, are all shaking the foundations on which the WTO was built some twenty years ago. To this, has been added the context of t…

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