[Answered] Mains Marathon I Daily Answer Writing I May 17th, 2023

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Following are answers to Mains Marathon questions, we posted yesterday.

About Mains Marathon – This is an initiative of ForumIAS to help/aid aspirants in their writing skills, which is crucial to conquering mains examination.

Every morning, we post 2 questions are based on current affairs. The questions framed are meaningful and relevant to the exam. Answer to which, we provide the next day.

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1) What are the “positive indigenization lists” (PILs), and how have they contributed to the process of indigenization? Also, discuss the implications of the increasing import curbs on specified weapons and defence kits by the government. 


2) In the light of the findings of the recent scientific committee led by T P Rajendran, discuss the challenges associated with the ban on pesticide use in India. Highlight some major recommendations of the international code of conduct on pesticide management in this regard. 


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