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Question 94

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Appeared in Year: 2012

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Examine the sources and scope for the use of renewable energy in India.

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  • With continuously increasing population, India is expected to be the world’s most populous country by 2020. The Country is also facing a huge energy crisis; there is a high need to tap the potential renewable energy resources.
  • India is endowed with vast potential of renewable energy with current energy contribution at 31.70 GW of the total installed

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Question 95

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Evaluate the role of bio-diversity parks in the conservation of Wildlife.

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Biodiversity refers to variety and the variability among living organisms and the ecological complexes in which they occur.

  • Biodiversity parks are the assemblages of species in the form of biotic communities that belong to a particular ecological range, help promote urban biodiversity conservation as they serve as nature reserves within urban areas.

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Question 96

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Comment on the work for which Alvin Roth and Lloyd Shapley have won the 2012 Nobel Prize in Economics.

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The Nobel Prize for Economics has been awarded to American game theorists Alvin Roth and Lloyd Shapley.

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  • The prize concerned a central economic problem how to match different agents as well as possible.
    • For e. g. Students have to be matched with Schools.
    • The donors of human organs with patients in

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Question 97

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What do you understand by the term ‘counter-urbanization’ in the Indian Context?

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  • Urbanisation has resulted in excessive population in the metro cities leading to following disadvantages:
    • Large masses are accommodating in smaller areas and people are bound to live under congested situations.
    • The Cities have turned over-polluted and people ought to reside near the areas where factories dump their wastes.
    • Traditional lifestyle and cu

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Question 98

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What is the significance of qubits in computing? Mention any significant advances in this area?

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  • A qubit is a two-state quantum mechanical system.
    • One of the simplest quantum systems displaying the peculiarity of quantum mechanics.
    • Mostly silicon-based qubits have been made from the electronphosphorus atom. or the nucleus of a single
    • A qubit is the basic unit of information in a quantum computer.
    • In a quantum computer, a number of elemental partic

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Question 99

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In the context of motions moved in Parliament, what is ‘cut motion’ and what are its types?

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To oppose a demand in the Financial Bill discussed by the government. Cut motion is a power given to the members of the Lok Sabha.

  • The Cut motions provide the members maximum opportunity to examine every part of the budget and criticize the Government.
  • The government is obliged to resign as per the rules of Lok Sabha incise a cut motion is adopted by

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Question 100

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Appeared in Year: 2017

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Write an essay on the main revolutionary groups operating in India till early 1930s.

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  • The Groups believing in armed revolution against the ruling British fall into this category.
    • Revolutionaries’ objective was Complete Swaraj (different from Congress’ ideas).
    • The revolutionary groups were mainly concentrated in Bengal, Maharashtra, Bihar, United Provinces and Punjab.
    • Bengal was comprised of Anushilan samiti, Sandhya, Yugantar Maharasht

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Question 101

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What are the uses of Phytoremediation?

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  • Phytoremediation is a technique of employing green plants and their associated microorganisms, soil amendments and agronomic practices to remove, inhibit or neutralize hazardous environmental contaminants. Phytoremediation can be applied wherever the soil or static water environment has become polluted.
  • Phytoremediation can be used to control proble

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Question 102

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Discuss the Gandhi-Irwin Pact.

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The Gandhi-Irwin Pact was signed between Mahatma Gandhi and the then Viceroy of India Lord Irwin on 5th March 1931. It was a Political Agreement.

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  • Features:
    • This pact ensured the participation of the Congress in the Round Table Conference.
    • The Civil Disobedience Movement would be discontinued by the C

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