Indian Society [IAS (Admin.) IAS Mains GS Paper 1 (Geography, Art & Culture, and History)]: Questions 38 - 42 of 47

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Question 38

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Appeared in Year: 2018

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Urban floods are not only an ecological disturbance produced due to anthropogenic factors, they are also an occurrence within a socio-political space. Analyse. (250 Words February)

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  • India has emerged as one of the biggest victims of climate change.
  • While natural causes like intense rainfall due to cyclones, rivers swelling in the city, weather factors etc take their course but it is largely due to the anthropogenic factors that the frequency of Urban flooding has increased in the recent years.

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Question 39

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Appeared in Year: 2017

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Examine the achievements and contributions of Cornelia Sorabji to women empowerment in India. (150 Words November)

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Cornelia Sorabji (15 November 1866 – 6 July 1954) was an Indian woman who was the first female graduate from Bombay University, the first woman to study law at Oxford University (indeed, the first Indian national to study at any British university) , the first female advocate in India, and the first woman to practice law in India and B…

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Question 40

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India has slipped to 42nd place from 32nd on the Economist Intelligence Unit՚s annual Global Democracy Index and remains classified among “flawed democracies” . Examine on what basis this index is created and why has India slipped in its ranking. (150 Words February)

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India world՚s largest democracy was ranked 42nd among 165 independent states on annual 2017 Global Democracy Index (GDI) released by UK-based company, Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) . India՚s rank has slipped from 32nd in 2016 GDI.

On What Basis this Index is Created?

The Economist Intelligence Unit՚s Democracy Index is based on five ca…

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Question 41

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Urbanization advances economic development, but it also poses major challenges, from managing congestion and pollution to ensuring that growth is inclusive and equitable. Does India have tools to overcome to overcome these challenges? Discuss. (250 Words February)

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By 2030, India՚s urban population will reach 600 million people. For India, rapid urbanization is particularly vital to enable the country to take full advantage of the demographic dividend afforded by its young population. As the urbanization process continues, connectivity, proximity, and diversity will accelerate knowledge diffusion, …

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Question 42

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Discuss Indira Gandhi՚s contribution as a conservationist and as an environmentalist to India՚s environmental causes. (250 Words November)

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  • Indira Gandhi was the first and the only female Prime Minister of India but at the same time she was India՚s first and most environmentally aware Prime Minister. This role of Indira Gandhi of an environmentalist and a conversationalist remains somewhat unknown. Her engagement with nature was much deeper and comprehensive.
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