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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

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

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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.

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  • 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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Question number: 115

» Environmental Ecology, Bio-Diversity & Climate Change

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Appeared in Year: 2011

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What is Carbon Footprint. Describe a few simple ways of reducing it?

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  • The Carbon Footprint is defined as the total amount of greenhouse gases produced to support human activities directly or indirectly. It is usually expressed in equivalent tons of carbon dioxide (CO2).

  • Carbon footprint can be also defined as the amount of Carbon Dioxide that an individual, group, or organization lets into the atmosphere in a certain

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Question number: 116

» Indian Polity and Governance

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Appeared in Year: 2011

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Discuss the Fundamental Duties of Indian Citizens as enshrined in the Constitution of India.

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  • Fundamental Duties fall under Article 51A of the Constitution. The Fundamental Duties are simply the reminders to the citizens that if you are enjoying Fundamental Rights then u need to obey certain Fundamental Duties as well.

  • In the year 1976,42nd Amendment (also came to be known as the Mini Constitution), When The Prime Minister of India Late Indi

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Question number: 117

» Indian Polity and Governance

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Appeared in Year: 2013

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Discuss the powers of the President in promulgation of ordinance during recess of the Parliament.

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  • Ordinances are the law that are promulgated by the President of India on the recommendation of the Union Cabinet. They can only issue when the Parliament is not in session.

  • Ordinance cease to operate either if Parliament does not approve them within six weeks of reassembly or if disproving decisions are passed by both the Houses.

  • Ordinance making Pow

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Question number: 118

» History of India and Indian National Movement

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Appeared in Year: 2011

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Discuss Kautilya’s view on taxation as enunciated in the ‘Arthashastra’.

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Kautilya’s view implies that a nation’s status relies upon its fiscal power. Kautilya was believed to be the chief adviser of the Chandra Gupta Maurya. In Arthashastra Kausalya’s has mentioned various types of taxes and duties imposed on agricultural produce, trade, octroi, tolls and custom duties.

Image Shows Of The Kautilya

Image Shows of the Kautilya

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Image Shows of the Coins

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Question number: 119

» Indian and World Geography

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Appeared in Year: 2010

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Distinguish between hydrological characteristics of North Indian and South Indian rivers.

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Table Of The North & South Rivers

Table Of The North & South Rivers

North Indian Rivers

South Indian Rivers

1. The North Indian Rivers Consists of Indus and its tributaries like Jhelum, Chenab, Ravi, Beas, and Sutlej.

The Ganga and its tributaries namely Yamuna, Ghaghara, Gandak, Ram Ganga, Ramganga, Kosi, Mahananda, Chamba.

The Brahmaputra and its tributaries like Manas, Subarnasri, Tista, etc.

1. South Indian Rivers are the Narmada, Tapi, the Mahanadi, the Godavari, the Krishna, and Kaveri and their tributaries.

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Question number: 120

» History of India and Indian National Movement

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Appeared in Year: 2013

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India is rich in iron-ore reserves but these are confined to certain areas. Elaborate.

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Iron ore is a metal of universal use. It is the foundation of our industrial system and is being used all over the world. The varieties of iron ore can be further constituted as

Image of The Iron ore

Image of the Iron Ore

  • Magnetite

  • Haematite

  • Limonite

  • Siderite

  • Areas of Iron ore production and distribution in India

  • Although some quantity of iron ore is found in several parts of

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