Geography [IAS (Admin.) IAS Mains GS Paper 1 (Geography, Art & Culture, and History)]: Questions 36 - 38 of 38

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Question 36

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Appeared in Year: 2018

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Geoengineering interventions to combat global warming are more dangerous than the climate change itself. Discuss. (250 Words February)

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Geoengineering Interventions:

  • Geoengineering interventions are large-scale attempts to purposefully alter the climate system in order to offset the effects of global warming. Most geoengineering proposals can be divided into two types: solar radiation management (SRM) and carbon dioxide removal (CDR) .
  • Climate engineering offers the hope of temporari…

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Question 37

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Appeared in Year: 2017

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What is Gulf dust storm? Why is it caused? Examine its consequences. (250 Words November)

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  • Dust storm is a climatic phenomenon occurring over the Arabian peninsula. It occurs as loose sand and dirt particles are blown from the surface resulting in saltation, suspension, transportation and finally deposition of sand particles in other regions.
  • Gulf dust storm began as a giant swirl over Iraq, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia in the las…

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Question 38

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Examine the impact Himalayan rivers have had on the evolution of Indus Valley Civilisation. (150 Words November)

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  • Water is basic necessity for existence of human race. Evolution of Indus Valley Civilisation around Indus basin is one such example.
  • The evolution of the civilization can be traced back to 5000-year-old small hamlets near Himalayan rivers which ultimately culminated into a full-fledged civilisation.

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