Optionals IAS Mains Geography: Questions 740 - 755 of 1537

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Question 740

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Highlighting the shortcomings of Continental Drift Theory, explain how plate Tectonics emerged as a much widely accepted theory? (15 marks) (Examrace Test Series 2017)

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Continental Drift Theory

  • Continental drift theory was the first comprehensive theory of non-permanence of earth.
  • It was given by Alfred Wegener (1912) here are some major shortcomings like-
  1. He described the pole fleeing and tidal forces as the cause of movement (Scientifically proven it is not possible) .
  2. Explained that continental landmass (SIAL) floa…

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Question 741

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“Every migration current produces a counter-current” . Comment. (Examrace Test Series 2017)

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Migration Current

  • In Ravenstein՚s theory of migration, one of the major proposition was – “Every migration current produces a counter current” .
  • While observing the effects & counter effect of migration both on source region as well as resource regions, Ravenstein concluded that the migrations affects both source as well as destination with further s…

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Question 742

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Parulechipi (2018)

Question 743

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Bhagalpur, Gaya, Darbhanga and Muzaffarpur (2018)

Question 744

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Bijapur (2018)

Question 745

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Pokhran (2017,18)

Question 746

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Mundra (2018)

Question 747

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Highlight the role of agricultural census in India. Briefly account for the state of agriculture 2015 - 16 (20 marks)

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Role of Agricultural Census in India

  • Collection and maintenance of agricultural statistics assumes importance, due to predominance of agriculture in India It contributes close to of GDP and employs more than half of the population.
  • India possesses only world; arable land, but has to feed of population. This imbalance is likely to worsen further.

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Question 748

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Jewar (2018)

Question 749

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Tawang and Barpeta (2018)

Question 750

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Maranga and Purnea (2018)

Question 751

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Kushinagar (2018)

Question 752

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Mendipathar to Guwahati in Assam (2018)

Question 753

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Pottipuram, Madurai (2018)

Question 754

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Binola (2018)

Question 755

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Jhunjhunu in Rajasthan (2018)