Indian Society [IAS (Admin.) IAS Mains GS Paper 1 (Geography, Art & Culture, and History)]: Questions 8 - 13 of 47

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Question 8

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Discuss the changes in the trends of labour migration within and outside India in the last four decades. (Comparing good and average answer)

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As per the census, “When a person is enumerated in Census at a place, i.e.. , village or town, different from her/his place of birth, she/he would be considered a migrant by place of birth. A person would be considered a migrant by place of last residence, if she/he had last resided at a place other than her/his place of enumeration.”

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Question 9

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Smart cities in India cannot sustain without smart villages. Discuss this statement in the backdrop of rural urban integration. (Comparing good and average answer)

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In India almost 70 % of the population stays in villages and most of them are engaged in agricultural activities. Though the migration to urban areas has seen a greater push in recent times and there has been a push by the government to create smart cities. But importance given only to cities will not be sufficient for the growth of our …

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Question 10

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Debate the issue whether and how contemporary movements for assertion of Dalit identity work towards annihilation of caste. (Comparing good and average answer)

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Dalit means the crushed in Sanskrit. This word was first used by Jyotirao Phule to represent the untouchables and depressed classes. Later this word became synonymous with Scheduled castes in India.

Caste: It is the hereditary classes of the Indian society, distinguished by thr relative degree of ritual purity or social status.

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Question 11

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Discuss the positive and negative effects of globalization on women in India? (Comparing good and average answer)

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Globalisation is the increasing interaction of people, countries and organizations with a flow of ideas, economy and culture. This has led the world to become a single unit rather than being divided as unique nations. The effects of globalization has been both positive and negative for women in India.

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Question 12

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How do you explain the statistics that show that the sex ratio in Tribes in India is more favourable to women than the sex ratio among Scheduled Castes? (Comparing good and average answer)

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Chart Representing the Data

Sex ratio is the number of females for 1000 males. As per the recent census, sex ratio among Scheduled tribes is 990 while it is 940 among scheduled castes. This clearly depicts the status of a woman in a tribal society. Sex ratio among Scheduled Tribes (ST՚s) is greater than Scheduled castes (SC՚s) due to the…

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Question 13

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Describe any four cultural elements of diversity in India and rate their relative significance in building a national identity. (Comparing good and average answer)

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India is a land of diversity. It is unbelievable for a nation to exist with such vast diversity. But in spite of our differences we have managed well to stay united and still maintain the different colors of life that define our culture.

Nation Building: A nation՚s identity is through its people, economy, culture and various other factor…

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