Read the following questions and answer them by clicking on the links in not more than 200 words
Time: 30 Minutes
Kindly review each others answers
Q.1: Recently, International Seabed Authority extended India’s exclusive rights to explore polymetallic nodules (PMNs) from seabed in Central Indian Ocean Basin (CIOB). Discuss the strategic importance, significance and challenges associated with India’s Polymetallic Nodule Programme?
Q.2: Indo-Japan relations on an accelerated geopolitical course will be a major factor in countering China’s rise in lieu of a retreating US from Asia. Highlight recent efforts made by both India & Japan to strengthen their bilateral relations and analyse them vis-a-vis the efforts being made to present a joint stance over geopolitical scenarios