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Question number: 84

» General Science

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Appeared in Year: 2012

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Comment on the recent milestones and the proposed initiatives of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO).

Explanation

The Indian Space Research Organisation is the space agency of the Government of India headquartered in the city of Bengaluru formed on 15th August 1969.

To harness space technology for national development is the main objective of ISRO.

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  • Milestones and proposed initiatives

    Aryabhata, the first satellit

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Question number: 85

» History of India and Indian National Movement

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Appeared in Year: 2017

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Given the odds and the opposition from princely states, their integration was a huge achievement. Whom do you consider the architect of Indian Integration after Independence? Discuss.

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‘Sardar Patel was the architect of national integration after Independence. He integrated 562 princely states with the Union of India and prevented the Balkanisation of the newly-independent country.

  • In 1947 the problem of partition, communal riots and a refugee crisis was prevalent. To prevent any possibility of anarchy Sardar Patel kept tryi

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Question number: 86

» Indian and World Geography

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Appeared in Year: 2017

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Why do iron and steel industries tend to locate closer to the areas of mining of ores and other raw materials?

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The iron ore when extracted needs two elements for further processing like limestone and coking coal. The other factors are water for cooling and energy for heating.

  • Coal mines are usually located in the middle latitudes and that’s the reason iron and steel industries are located nearby mining belts.

  • Also the iron ore factories (needed Ch

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Question number: 87

» Economic and Social Development

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Appeared in Year: 2017

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Examine how Demographic Dividend affected by the lack or investment in the Human Capital.

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According to The UN Population Division, report the global population is growing at 1.18 % annually compared to 1.24 % a decade ago.

  • In the next 15 years, an additional 1 billion people will be added to the current population of 7.3 billion, which is expected to reach 8.5 billion by 2030 and 9.7 billion by 2050.

  • Take for an e. g. India an

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Question number: 88

» Economic and Social Development

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Appeared in Year: 2012

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Comment on the salient features of the Global Hunger Index (GHI) report of 2012 with special reference to India.

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  • According to Global Hunger Index 2012 report, India’s has performed poorly in reducing hunger especially among children.

    • India’s has failed to monitor national trends in child under nutrition for more than 6 years.

    • Any recent progress in the fight against child under nutrition cannot be taken into account as per the reports of Internati

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Question number: 89

» General Science

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Appeared in Year: 2012

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Critically comment on the extent, scope and implications of Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) in India.

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  • Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) encompass a vast group of diseases such as cardiovascular diseases, cancer, diabetes and chronic respiratory diseases.

    • NCDs mainly include

      • Cardiovascular diseases.

      • Stroke.

      • Diabetes Mellitus.

      • Cancer.

      • Chronic Lung diseases.

    • Globally around million) and to a

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Question number: 90

» Indian Polity and Governance

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Appeared in Year: 2012

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Comment on the features of the proposed National Investment Board (NIB) in the country

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  • National Investment Board (separate board) was proposed to take the final decision to avoid the delay in the final decision-making that takes too long going around from one ministry to another ministry.

    • This is a cabinet sub-Committee chaired by the Prime Minister Finance Minister, Law Minister as its members.

    • NIB will speed up the file

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Question number: 91

» History of India and Indian National Movement

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Appeared in Year: 2017

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Assess the impact of Iron Technology on the history of Ancient India.

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In human civilization, the Iron Age is considered as the last technological periods preceded by the Bronze Age and the Stone Age.

  • The history of iron can be traced back based on the historical and archaeological sources including modern radiocarbon dating.

  • It was during 1400 B. C when the rapid developments in Iron making started. The his

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