No clarity on x‐axis( time) as to whether emissions would plateau or decline quickly or slowly after that. Now it is being speculated that prices may even fall to the level in the near future.Moreover, China’s increase in emissions till 2030 will dwarf, US’s decreases and hence overall global emissions will continue to rise. On Dec 1st , one benchmark, West Texas Intermediate (WTI) was trading at less than per barrel. One reason for this decline was the discovery of huge non‐traditional hydrocarbon sources, especially shale reserves in North America.
They want to bleed out competitors by making shale development unviable.60 REMOVAL OF GOVERNORS 60 INDIA’S EBOLA READINESS 61 Steps Taken .............................................................................................................................................63 RBI’s Charter on Consumer Rights 63 INDUSTRIAL DISASTERS 64 DEVELOPING HUMAN CAPITAL 67 THE GROWTH DIVIDE 68 MASALA BONDS DEMYSTIFIED 69 NET NEUTRALITY 70 TRADE FACILITATION AGREEMENT 72 PEACE CLAUSE CONUNDRUM 74 SECTION 3(D) OF PATENTS ACT 75 SYSTEMICALLY IMPORTANT BANKS 77 © Essaysfor 2014‐15 Page 2 Issues for IIM PI Process NEW POVERTY LINE 78 NSEL SCAM 79 PLUGGING OF LOOPHOLES IN DTAA 81 TALKS FOR INDIA‐EU FTA SUSPENDED 82 TELANGANA AND WATER DISPUTES 83 WARSAW CLIMATE CHANGE NEGOTIATIONS 83 INDIA AND CLIMATE TALKS IMPERATIVES 84 CHINA AND SEA AIR ZONE 86 IMPROVEMENT IN CAD 87 RUSH FOR GOLD 88 WHO GETS LPG SUBSIDIES? BUILDING UP FX RESERVES 91 ISSUES WITH LIABILITY RULES 92 INDIA’S TWIN ENVIRONMENTAL CHALLENGES 93 INDIGENIZATION OF MILITARY HARDWARE 94 CHINA’S NEW ECONOMIC MODEL 95 INDIA‐IRAN TALKS 96 LEGISLATIVE PROCESS TO MAKE AN ACT 97 CRIMINALITY IN THE POLITICAL SYSTEM 98 FOREIGN DONATIONS TO POLITICAL PARTIES 99 “NO” TOTAL AUTONOMY FOR CBI 100 PATENT BATTLES 101 NATIONAL GREEN TRIBUNAL (NGT) 102 OPINION POLLS 103 DECLINING SEX RATIO 104 TOWARDS ACHIEVING MDGs 106 RBI TO BE GUIDED BY ‘FIVE PILLARS’ 110 QUANTITATIVE EASING 110 INDIAN ECONOMY – IMPORTANT INDICATORS 114 NATIONAL MANUFACTURING POLICY 116 FTAs AND INDIA 117 © Essaysfor 2014‐15 Page 3 Issues for IIM PI Process KELKAR COMMITTEE ON FISCAL CONSOLIDATION 118 INTERNATIONAL TRADE 120 TRADE IN VALUE ADDED 121 INDIA‐EU FTA ISSUES 122 POVERTY IN INDIA 123 PITFALLS OF BPL TARGETING 124 POVERTY LINE MEASUREMENT 125 POVERTY AS A CHALLENGE 127 FINANCIAL INCLUSION 128 FAST TRACK COURTS – AN OVERVIEW 130 IMPACT OF ECONOMIC CRISIS ON INDIA 132 INCREASING VULNERABILITY TO EXTERNAL SHOCKS 132 INDIA’S BALANCE OF PAYMENTS: SITUATION AND SOLUTIONS 133 NEED TO ADDRESS TWIN DEFICITS 134 NEED FOR AN INDEPENDENT MEDIA REGULATOR 135 ROLE OF CIVIL SOCIETY 136 JUDICIAL ACTIVISM 137 INCREASING IMPORTANCE OF BRICS 139 EXPANSION OF UNSC 141 REASONS FOR FAILURE IN TACKLING NAXALISM 141 NAXALISM‐ NEED FOR HOLISTIC APPROACH 143 NUCLEAR ENERGY – PROS AND CONS 144 CRITICAL POLICY CHALLENGES BEFORE INDIA 145 STEPS FOR TRANSFORMING THE ELEPHANT INTO A TIGER 149 REAPING THE DEMOGRAPHIC DIVIDEND 153 GROWING JOBS CHALLENGE 154 G‐20 AND INDIA 155 VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN 159 SECTION 66A OF THE IT ACT 161 LOBBYING 162 CREATION OF NEW STATES 162 LEGISLATURE VERSUS JUDICIARY 163 © Essaysfor 2014‐15 Page 4 Issues for IIM PI Process DIRECT TAXES CODE (DTC) 164 GAAR / GENERAL‐ANTI‐AVOIDANCE RULES 166 INDIA’S SOVEREIGN DEBT: SUSTAINABILITY ATTRIBUTES 167 CAN ASIA STEP UP TO 21ST CENTURY LEADERSHIP?a) Developing countries want a Kyoto protocol style deal with no legally binding commitments for them b) Developed countries including US want developing also to take commitments o Since they began more than two decades ago, the U. climate talks have been bogged down by arguments between rich and poor countries over who should do what to fix global warming.Rich countries say developing countries need to act because they account for most of the growth. and China have been on opposite sides of that debate, which is why their joint announcement is seen as such a breakthrough.
But Republicans are fighting the plans both at the state level and in Congress.