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Mains 2020 : Essay and GS Discussion, Issues, Difficulty Level, Way ahead

Hello All, Essay paper is done. Question was a bit weird, at least part A where quotes were also not famous types. How did people approach the essay paper, which topics did you write on ? Did you use whitener anywhere? Did you do rough work ?
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@Dip try to avoid groups till full paper is over. I also found A&C and history part to be tough. I don't think anyone prepares Persian literate or palas that well even for prelims.  


Dip,
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@vikhcu2073 Haha aur being humane wala mein Salman Khan ke baare mein 


Emerald24,
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@deceptrix definitely! Keywords were deliberately left out 


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@MarcusA 19 questions with quality write up is very good bro. Easily you will be in list ๐Ÿ™‚


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@MarcusA 19 questions with quality write up is very good bro. Easily you will be in list ๐Ÿ™‚


lol nai this is what i prefer, does not necessarily mean i have written quality answers. 14-15 decent answers baki 3-4 were only in points... case study went very bad and then there is unfinished optional as well ,so again no corelation.

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@MarcusA are bhai 10-12 questions achase likhoge tho interview call milegi. Being in final list is the matter. Many below avg write ups get call for interview. 


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Mains meh kisiko bhi guarantee nhi. Even the future 1st ranker will be dilemma whether he will be in the list or not. ๐Ÿ˜‚. We all are more or less equal in knowledge.
MarcusA,
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@MarcusA are bhai 10-12 questions achase likhoge tho interview call milegi. Being in final list is the matter. Many below avg write ups get call for interview. 


ohh!! waise avg answer is also subjective , what i call decent might  be avg for evaluator... so lets see, and all the best for optional

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@MarcusA same to you brother. Keep revising ๐Ÿ˜Š


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Iโ€™m searching from the morning...Quad as an economic bloc makes no freaking sense. Koi PSIR wala batao kya hai iska?
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@vikhcu2073 there are some initiative such as blue dot network and resilient supply chain initiative, however largely it still seems to be a military bloc, not much idea though


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Iโ€™m searching from the morning...Quad as an economic bloc makes no freaking sense. Koi PSIR wala batao kya hai iska?

It's created to counter Chinese militarization in indo pacific. Our answer to string of pearls. Original was created in 2003, at least talked about but failed when manmohan singh ji refuted it and later australia detracted on count of good trade with China. But now India has given permission to Australia to participate in trilateral exercise with usa Japan. So it is indicated that that quad is again in talks. Since, Australia is also after covid bit anti chinese position. Quad is also informal. Meetings happen at other events no special arrangements. 

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@Minato US is not there in supply chain init, India is not in blue dot n/w, so they are not Quad specific(still wrote them)
Also India does not consider quad as military 'alliance'(but GS paper, so an accepted proposition)


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@vikhcu2073 I wrote about supply chain resilience initiative by Japan where india and australia are members or something and the fact that it could be an alternative for RCEP for India since china isn't here 


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@Caesar yes india has not joined and talks are still  going on, however it can be extrapolated that quad is taking shape of trade Bloc as well


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Sab log post-facto justify kar rhe hai Quad. Question galat hai :-D
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SergioRamos,Blue3
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@Caesar asia africa growth corrdor, CEPA with japan, partnership for quality infrastructure, bilateral trade with quad countries, blue dot..but then I concluded even economic programs could be seen as strategic counter to china so military is the essence..


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@Halt i focussed more on fore incident..that it showed he had greed somewhere..and could turn big in future


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A good time toNOTdiscuss answers would be this. But then that's just me who throws away question papers. 
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