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Question number: 1

» Indian Polity and Governance

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Appeared in Year: 2015

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The 42nd Amendment to the Constitution of India added the words ‘secular’ and ‘socialist’ to the Preamble of the Constitution in 1976. What prompted this Amendment? What relevance do they have today? Discuss.

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  • The 42nd Amendment was enacted with the following objectives:

    • The 42nd Amendment was enacted during the leadership of Late Prime Minister Indira Gandhi (Period of National Emergency 1975 - 1977).

    • For removing the difficulties arisen in achieving the objective of socio-economic revolution, which would end poverty, ignorance, and inequali

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Question number: 2

» Current Events of National and International Importance

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Do you agree with the view that the reversal of Akbar’s Rajput Policy by Aurangzeb was responsible for the disintegration of the Mughal empire? Discuss

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  • Yes, I do believe that Aurangzeb’s Rajput Policy was responsible for the disintegration of the Mughal Empire.
  • Akbar’s ideas and policies effectively ended the old animosity between the Mughals and the Rajputs. He entered into matrimonial alliances with the Rajpur rulers. He was of liberal views.

  • On the other hand, Aurangzeb was an orthodox

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Question number: 3

» Economic and Social Development

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Discuss the impact of industrial revolution in India.

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  • The Industrial revolution (came to India in1854) affected the Indian economy at its maximum.
  • Hevy and Stringent tariffs were imposed on the Indian textiles being exported to Britain. The Indian textile industry suffered a huge loss. India became an importer of British Textiles instead of a producer of the same.

  • Due to India’s complicated p

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Question number: 4

» Environmental Ecology, Bio-Diversity & Climate Change

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Appeared in Year: 2015

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Even though hydroelectric power potential is high in North-East India, it is not fully tapped. Why?

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Image Of The Table of Hydro Power Potential Of North East Imdia

Image of the Table of Hydro Power Potential of North East Imdia

Image Of The Table of Hydro Power Potential Of North East Imdia

The North-Eastern region is most lavishly endowed in the entire country in terms of Hydro Power Potential Hydropower development in North-East India, although very promising, is not short of challenges:

Image Of The Map Of North East States

Image of the Map of North East States

Image Of The Map Of North East States

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Question number: 5

» Economic and Social Development

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Critically analyzes the need of high-speed (Bullet) trains in India.

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  • According to the Railway Minister Piyush Goyal, the operations for the highly ambitious dream project of bullet train in India running from Ahmedabad (Gujarat) to Mumbai (Maharashtra) will commence from 2022.

  • The high-speed bullet trains will ensure a new era of growth and development catering to the following needs of commuters in India:

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Question number: 6

» Indian Polity and Governance

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What are the differences in the roles of Attorney General of India and Solicitor General of India?

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Differences in the roles of Attorney General of India and Solicitor General of India:

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Image of Differences Roles of Attorney & Solicitor General

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  • The Attorney General of India is the Indian Government’s chief legal advisor and its Primary lawyer in dealing with the Supreme Court of I

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Question number: 7

» Indian Polity and Governance

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What is the importance of Aksai Chin?

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  • Importance of Aksai Chin
  • Aksai Chin is a region that lies between India and China. The region is governed by China but claimed by India as its own.

  • Aksai Chin is virtually uninhabited, inhospitable terrain with less or no rainfall also known as Soda plain.

  • Until 1954, Aksai Chin was always listed as undemarcated but with the issuance of

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Question number: 8

» Current Events of National and International Importance

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What are the main recommendations of Kasturi Rangan Report on Western Ghats?

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In August 2012, then Environment Minister Jayanthi Natarajan constituted a High-Level working Group on Western Ghats under Kasturi Ranjan to “examine” the Gadgil Committee report (to counter the floods in Kerala along the Western Ghats for preserving the ecology and biodiversity along the Arabian Sea Coast fragile region).

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Image of the Idukki Dam

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