Optionals IAS Mains Geography: Questions 430 - 443 of 1537

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Question 430

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“Dependency ratio is a measure effective work force” . Explain. (In about 150 words) (10 Marks)

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Dependency Ratio

  • It is a ratio number of dependents (population below 14 and above 64) to the population (between 15 and 65 age) which is working population.

Understanding the Meaning of Dependency Ratios
  • Economic boom occurs when there is growing number of working population relative to the number of dependents which is known as demographic dividend.
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Question 431

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Palampur – 2017

Question 432

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Comment on steps taken to mitigate malnutrition in India. (15 Marks)

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Malnutrition in India

  • Malnutrition or malnourishment is a condition that arises from eating a diet in which nutrients are either not enough or are too much such that the diet causes health problems. Nutrients may involve calories, protein, carbohydrates, vitamins or mineral under nutrition is not enough mineral and too much nutrition is overnutritio…

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Question 433

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Chitrakoot (2017)

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Barmer (2017,2018)

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Ninety East Ridge (2017)

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Patna (2017)

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Tembhli (2017)

Question 438

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Shahpur Kandi dam project (2017)

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Tirunelveli (2017)

Question 440

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Discuss the findings of IPCC 5th Climate Assessment Report and evaluate India՚s progress. Should Indian subcontinent be more concerned with climate change?

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IPCC and 5th Climate Assessment Report

  • IPCC is an intergovernmental agency which periodically surveys and provides scientific findings on climate change & provides assessment reports with possible solutions to help governments take actions.
Developmental Milestones in IPCC

IPCC Released Its 5th Assessment Report in 2014

  • Global warming is a result of in…

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Question 441

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Indian Railway has a great unifying influence on Indian Economy. Discuss this statement in light of modernization and digitization in this sector.

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Indian Railways and Indian Economy

Indian Railways which started with line between Mumbai & Thane, has expanded rapidly across the country having a great influence on Indian Economy.

Connecting Cities/Town

Almost every major city or town across country is connected with railway, which enable movement of people from one place to another, thus bringing …

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Doikalu railway station in Rayagada (2017)

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How is Christaller՚s Central place Theory applied today? Explain with the help of recent examples. (30 Marks)

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Christaller՚S Central Place Theory

Aim is to explain growth of various urban places and the hierarchy observed.

Assumptions

  • Isotropic surface.
  • Uniform utility for both seller and purchases.
  • Assumption of people to be economic and rational while making choice.
  • There is a threshold for every service offered.
  • Similarly there is a huge range for various good.

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