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Question 1146

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Ladakh

Question 1147

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Dhubri, Narayanganj

Question 1148

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Nagpur, Haveli of Agha Khan, Hathi Khana, Alwar, Bolangir and Pithoragarh

Question 1149

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New Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya Institute of Archaeology Inaugurated

Question 1150

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Write a note on the types of extinctions highlighting the 6th mass extinction and its causes (15 marks)

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Extinction and the 6th Mass Extinction

Extinction, basically is an evolution process that leads to the disappearance of species or a population broadly, classified into two categories, extinction can be

(a) background extinction, wherein species disappear at slow rate, as local conditions change

(b) Mass/episodic extinction wherein massive & concomita…

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Question 1151

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Explain how discovery of the new continent was revealed? How can this bring change in the understanding of the geography? (15 marks)

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Discovery of the New Continent

  • In the year , the discovery of a new continent Zealandia came as a major breaking news in the landscape of geomorphology.
  • In a paper published by the “Geological Society of America” , the researchers say that Zealandia measured million square mules & was 94 % underwater.
Image Shows of the Location of Zealand
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Explain what are Milankovitch Cycles and its causes? Explain the glaciation period associated with it. (20 marks)

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Milankovitch Cycles and Causes

In Order to explain the advancement & tether of ice sheets during Pleistocene ice age, a Serbian, Scientist Milutin Milankovitch, presented a model, based on 3 astronomical variables i.e..

(1) Eccentricity of the Earths elliptical orbit

(2) Obliquity of earth rotational axis

(3) Precession of equinoxes, i.e.. slow wobble …

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Question 1153

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Write a Note on the major International Treaties of Environment worldwide.

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UN Conference on the Human Environment (1972)

  • Held in Stockholm, 5 - 16 June 1972.
  • It was the first declaration of international protection of the environment.
  • Stockholm Declaration contains 26 principles. These principles provide the basis of an International Policy for the Protection and improvement of the environment.
  • Led to the establishment of the…

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Question 1154

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Anamudi (UPSC 2019)

Question 1155

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Chikhaldara (UPSC 2019)

Question 1156

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Durgaduani creek (UPSC 2019)