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Question 86

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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 Charcoal) and …

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Question 87

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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 and China (Dem…

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Question 88

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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 International Food Poli…

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Question 89

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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 about million of all deaths in India are caused by these Non-Commun…

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Question 90

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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 clearing proc…

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Question 91

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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 history of Iron…

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Question 92

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Comment on the applications of the linkages of Global Positioning System (GPS) technology with Geographical Information Systems (GISs) .

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Global Positioning System (GPS) use satellites that orbit Earth to send information to GPS receivers that are on the ground. The information helps determining their location.

  • GIS stands for Geographical Information System.
  • GIS is a software program that helps people use the information that is collected from the GPS satellites.
  • GIS users in increasing…

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Question 93

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How does the population distribution of India relate to the broad physical divisions of the country?

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Some of the key components affecting population distribution include altitude and latitude, relief, climate, soils, vegetation, water and location of mineral and energy resources.

  • High altitude in general imposes an ultimate physiological limit upon human existence due to reduced atmospheric pressure and low oxygen content. As a result, only few per…

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