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Question 71

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Appeared in Year: 2012

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Why have the following been in the news recently?

(a) William ‘Bill’ Muggeridge

(b) Raghuram Rajan

(c) Lance Armstrong

(d) Bo Xilai

(e) Michelle Catherina

(f) Hugo Chavez

(g) Michael Phelps

(h) Agnello Dias and Santosh Padhi

(i) Girish Kulkarni

(j) Jeet Thayil

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William ‘Bill’ Muggeridge

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  • British designer, author and educator (25 June 1943 – 8 September 2012).
  • He studied industrial design from 1962 to 1965 at the Central School of Art and Design, London.
  • Muggeridge is a central figure in Gary Hustwit’s 2009 documentary on design.
  • In 2009, Muggeridge directed and

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Question 72

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Examine the ideas and ideology of Jyotiba Phule. Can he be termed as a radical?

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  • Jyotirao ‘Jyotiba’ Govindrao Phule (Born on 18th April 1827) was a prominent social reformer and thinker of the nineteenth century India.
    • He led the movement against the prevailing caste-restrictions in India. He revolted against the domination of the Brahmins and struggled for the rights of peasants and other low-caste people.
    • Mahatma Jyotiba Phule

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Question 73

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How can global climate change affect food security of India?

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The global climate change affects food security in complex ways. It impacts crops, livestock, forestry, fisheries and aquaculture. In addition, it may lead to grave social and economic consequences in the form of reduced incomes, trade disruption, eroded livelihoods and adverse health impacts.

  • According to the Food and Agriculture organization (FAO)

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Question 74

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“The rights must be reconciled with the duties”. Examine in the light of this statement how fundamental duties in one citizen imply fundamental rights in other citizens.

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  • The Fundamental Duties and Fundamental Rights are the two sides of the same coin.
    • If the state gives the right to life to a citizen, it also imposes an obligation on him not to expose his life to dangers as well as to respect the life of others. If I have the right to work and earn, it is also my duty to recognize the same right of others.
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Question 75

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Which areas of India and why are they most susceptible to earthquakes?

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According to The Bureau of Indian Standards is 1893 (Part 1): four seismic zones, Zone II, III, IV AND V. Of these, Zone V is the most active while zone II is the least. there are

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  • Broadly Zone V comprises entire northeastern India, Parts of Jammu & Ka

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Question 76

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Present a major sketch of major Sufi orders in India. What was their goal?

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The various Sufi Orders established after the conquest of northern India by Muslims are described below:

  • Chisti: The Chisti order was a great success because of the personality of its early leaders who knew exactly how to adapt to customs and culture of India. The practices of the Chisti were close to those of Hinduism such as control on breathing,

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Question 77

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What are the features of the new visa regime between India and Pakistan signed recently?

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To promote people to people contacts and enhance trade and business activities between two neighbours India and Pakistan signed a new visa regime.

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  • The new visa regime was signed between SM Krishna (Indian External Affairs Minister) and Rehman Malik (Interior Minister of Pakistan)
  • More concessions have been giv

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