[Answered] Mains Marathon I Daily Answer Writing I May 18th, 2023

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

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1) Describe the role of the London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR) in global finance. What led to the decision to move away from LIBOR? Also, highlight the key features of the Secured Overnight Financing Rate (SOFR) that make it a preferred alternative to LIBOR?


2) Discuss the role of nuclear power in India’s energy basket. What are the challenges and opportunities associated with increasing the share of nuclear power? (15 marks)


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