Optionals IAS Mains Geography: Questions 1198 - 1214 of 1537

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Question 1198

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Sundarbans Wetlands

Question 1199

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Discuss the distribution of Tribes and their culture across India.

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Tribes Distribution and Culture Across India

  • Tribe belongs to a certain community of social and cultural people with homogeneous traditional method of living, similar conventional way of life with equal thought and a head of the group. Because of belonging from the same ancestor, not only similarity in physical sculpture but also their living style,…

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Question 1200

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Sagar Island

Question 1201

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Banda District, up

Question 1202

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What do you understand by GPS?

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GPS

  • “GPS” stands for “Global Positioning System” basically use to acquire the positions in terms of space (latitude and longitude) in anywhere in the globe.
  • US Department of Defense first proposed the development of GPS (NAVSTAR) and then launches begin in 1978 mainly for military use and later on for civilian use.

GPS Property

  • A GPS can give accuracy …

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Question 1203

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Stratospheric ozone provides a life cover to the earth but ozone in lower troposphere is harmful for living organisms, why?

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Stratospheric Ozone and Ozone in Lower Atmosphere

  • Ozone is a very important gas of atmosphere composition. Ozone layer is extended from 15 to 35 km above the earth surface, about 90 % portion lies in stratosphere and 10 % in troposphere. It provide a life protecting cover to earth at certain altitude because it absorbs harmful UV radiation (UV-B) co…

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Question 1204

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Ghoghla Beach

Question 1205

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Jamshedpur

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The Indus River

Question 1207

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Dampa, Simpilipal, Chambal, Desert National Park, Corbett-Rajaji Landscapes

Question 1208

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Dharmapuri

Question 1209

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Jhunjhunu District

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Ghoramara

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Baksa

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Birbal Sahni Institute of Palaeosciences, Lucknow

Question 1213

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Explain one reason why New York is considered to be a world city.

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New York as a World City

  • New York is one of the popular and 10th largest megacity in the world is considered World՚s No 1 “World City” or “Global City” .
  • Megacities are the operator of the economic growth of a country. New York՚s Global Citation Index (2010) ranks 6.22 holding the first position in the world.
  • The population concentration of the city i…

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Describe the Defining characteristics of a mega city. Describe one defining characteristics of a world city. Contrast these two characteristics.

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Megacity

  • An urban area that inhabits more than 10 million populations is defined as a ‘megacity’ .
  • The population holding size of an urban area always varies. In the hierarchy the megacity lies on the top of the cities.
City on the Basis of Population

Characteristics of a Megacity

  • Characteristics of a Megacity Physical Social Cultural Economic.
  • The infra…

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