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Question 1

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Sharda Sadan

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Sharda Sadan was a School for Indian Widows started in Bombay in the year 1889 by Pandita Ramabai. It was a house of learning for the widow community.

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  • The Sharda Sadan was opened in Bombay at Chowpatty, an area of Mumbai which was under the British Rule at that time.
  • This Sadan was mainly launched to uplift the life of the Hindu Women who …

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Question 2

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Balance of Payment Management in India

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The Balance of Payment (BoP) is defined in terms of recording the transactions in goods, services, and assets between residents of a country with the rest of the world for a specified time period typically a year.

In other words we can say that a country՚s economic exchanges and trades with the outside world are recorded on its external account in t…

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Question 3

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Digital Signature

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To validate the authenticity and integrity of a message, software or digital document, a digital signature is a suitable mathematical technique. It provides a strong security solving the problem of tampering and impersonation in digital communications.

They are based on public key cryptography, also known as asymmetric cryptography.

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Question 4

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Performance of Social Forestry Programmes

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To promote and sustain the environmental, social along with the rural development of India, Social Forestry Programmes were launched being coined by the National Commission on Agriculture in 1976.

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Performing Components and Objectives

  • The Urban Forestry under the National Commission of Agriculture aimed towards creati…

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Question 5

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Significant Uses of Drones

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A Drone is an unmanned aircraft or a flying robot that can be remotely controlled or fly autonomously through a software-controlled flight plans by making use of the embedded systems.

A drone works in conjunction with onboard sensors and GPS.

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Advantages of a Drone

  • In Military and Defence World, Drones are used for the purpo…

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Question 6

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Genetic Engineering

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Genetic Engineering is defined as a process in which genetic makeup of cells is changed using a set of technologies. In this process an improved and novel organisms are produced by making use of the gene transfer within and across species boundaries.

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The organism produced by Genetic Engineering is known as genetically modified (GM) and the corre…

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Question 7

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Challenges related to provision of Universal Health Care in India

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For providing proper health care, financial protection and an improved access to health services, and improved health outcomes, Universal Health Care acts as an important health care system.

In May 1977, the target of ″ Health for All was set by The World Health Organization (WHO) Health Assembly. These were to be achieved by the end of 2000. Subseq…

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Dengue Fever it՚s causes and prevention

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Dengue can be defined as an acute mosquito borne viral illness with sudden symptoms of headache, ever, prostration, severe joint and muscle pain, swollen glands and rash.

In simple words we can say that Dengue is a viral disease, transmitted by the infective bite of a particular mosquito known as Aedes Aegypti.

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Question 9

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Nil Darpan

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Nil Darpan was a Bengali play written in 1858 - 1859 by Dinabandhu Mitra. This play was published in Dhaka (Bangladesh) in 1860.

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  • Nil Darpan was associated with the Indigo Revolt of Feb-March 1859 in Bengal. The farmers so as to protest against the exploitative farming nature of Britishers refused to sow indigo on their fields.
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Question 10

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Right To Information Act 2005

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The Right to Information Act 2005 replaced the Freedom of Information Act, 2002 thereby providing a much stronger and easier way to the citizens to access information. This law also promoted transparency and accountability among the various public authorities.

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Features of RTI Act 2005

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Question 11

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Growth of Bhakti Movement in South India

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Bhakti movement refers to ideas and engagement emerging out of the medieval era on love and devotion to religious concepts built around one or more gods and goddesses. Revolutionization in the form of Sikhism and devotional trends w. r. t Hinduism are the two important aspects of Bhakti movement.

God is one, Man should serve humanity, all men are eq…

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Depressed Classes became more assertive under Jyotiba Phulle and Periyar

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Jyotiba Phulle was a reformer and writer from Maharashtra born on April 11 1827. Being a thinker and a social activist he played an important role in anti-caste social reform movement.

Periyar E. V. Ramasamy popularly known as Periyar was a politician and a social activist. He started Dravidar Kazhagam and Self-Respect Movement.

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Dravidian Social Reformer

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Question 13

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Effectiveness of School Education in rural India

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As the majority of population still lives in rural India so Scholl Education in rural India is very important. According to a survey though there has been a significant rise in the number of students attending schools in India, there has been more than half of the students in fifth grade who are unable to read a second grade text book. They are not…

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