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Question number: 105

» History of India and Indian National Movement

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Appeared in Year: 2010

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Describe in Detail

Write in a line or two why these were in the news recently.

a. Dilip Pilgaonkar

b. Krishna Poonia

c. Liu Xiaobo

d. Udai Kumar

Explanation

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Image Shows of the Dilip Pilgaonkar

Image Shows Of The Dilip Pilgaonkar

a. Dilip Pilgaonkar

  • He was born in Pune.

  • He was appointed as one of the interlocutors on Kashmir by the Union Government.

  • He worked as the Editor of The Times of India for many years with 48years of experience in Journalism.

B. Krishna Poonia

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Image Shows of the Krishna Poonia

Image Shows Of The Krishna Poonia

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Question number: 106

» General Science

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Appeared in Year: 2013

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What do you understand by Cryonics?

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It is the low temperature freezing (usually at -196 degree Celsius) of a human corpse. The Corpse is hoped to be resuscitated in future. The procedure can only begin once the clinical death of the patient is confirmed.

Image of The Doctors

Image of the Doctors

Image of The Doctors

  • Cry protectants are used to prevent ice formation during cryopreservation.

  • After going verifi

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Question number: 107

» Indian and World Geography

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Appeared in Year: 2011

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Describe how the physiography of India affects its foreign trade.

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  • India is one of the few countries in the world endowed with a huge natural and mineral resources. The east India is covered by dense forests and sloppy mountains.

  • In the west, it has Malwa plateau, sloppy mountain ranges of great Himalayas. In the north, it has been surrounded by the Great Himalayan Ranges. In the south, it is surrounded by the Decc

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Question number: 108

» History of India and Indian National Movement

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Appeared in Year: 2010

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Write about the following

A. Allauddin Khalji’s market reforms

b. INA

c. Kailash Nath Temple at Ellora

d. Poona Pact of 1932

e. Charter Act of 1813.

Explanation

A. Allauddin Khilji’s market reforms

  • The market reforms were the most revolutionary and remarkable reform of the Allauddin Khilji.

  • The market reforms were done so as to maintain a large and efficient army for keeping the Mongols in check according to Barni (a Muslim Political thinker of the Delhi Sultanate).

  • The prices of articles of daily use like va

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Question number: 109

» Environmental Ecology, Bio-Diversity & Climate Change

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Appeared in Year: 2011

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How do bio fertilizers help in maintaining the soil health?

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  • Bio fertilizers being more cost effective as compared to chemical fertilizers increases the nutrients of plants when applied to their seeds, plant surface or soil. The promotion of bio fertilizers in India is mainly carried out by the National Bio fertilizer Development Centre (set up in 1987).

  • Objectives

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Image Shows of the Types of Bio Fertilizers

Image Shows Of The Types of Bio fertilizers

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Question number: 110

» General Science

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Appeared in Year: 2010

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Write briefly on the following topics:

What is invisible web?

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  • Invisible Web is also known as deep web, hidden web which are parts of the World Wide Web. The contents are not indexed by the standard web search engines.

  • Surface web is opposite to the deep web accessible to anyone using the internet. Michael K. Bergman coined the term deep web in 2001 as a search indexing term.

  • The contents of the deep web is hidd

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Question number: 111

» Indian Polity and Governance

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Appeared in Year: 2013

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Is there a need to replace the Parliamentary form of Government in India with the Presidential form of Government like in USA? Critically analyze.

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  • India’s Parliamentary democracy after more than half a century in existence today presents a quite ineffective and sorry figure. India looks politically unstable, fragmented and ineffective even after so many years of Independence.

  • India’s Political system has been driven thoroughly by considerations of casteism, communalism and sectarian factors.

  • Th

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Question number: 112

» Indian and World Geography

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Appeared in Year: 2011

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Write about the following festivals.

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Sonepur

This festival is also known as the Cattle Fair or Sonepur Mela. Being one of the largest festivals in Asia, this festival is held in Northern Bihar during the month of Kartik or November. As the festival is Hel on Kartik Poornima or the full moon night, so it is regarded as a very auspicious time for the Hindus.

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Image Shows of the Sonepur Festivals

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Question number: 113

» Economic and Social Development

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Appeared in Year: 2011

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Write about Swabhimaan Program

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So as to bridge the gap between rural and urban India Swabhimaan Program was launched by the Union Government and the Indian Banks.

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Image Shows of the Swabhimaan Program

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  • The underprivileged segments of Indian Population were proposed to be brought into the formal banking fold for the first time. The vision ensures

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Question number: 114

» Indian Polity and Governance

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Appeared in Year: 2013

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Emergence of National Advisory Council (NAC) has diluted the importance of PMO and the coordinating role of Cabinet Secretariat. Analyse.

Explanation

  • The National Advisory Council (NAC) was set up on 4 June 2004 by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, during the tenure of the first UPA government.

  • To implement the National Common Minimum Program

  • The National Advisory Council was an advisory body set up by the first United progressive Alliance to advise the Prime Minister of India

  • For much of the tenure o

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