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Question 120

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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

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  • Magnetite
  • Haematite
  • Limonite
  • Siderite
  • Areas of Iron ore production and distribution in India
  • Although some quantity of iron ore is found in s

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Question 121

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Appeared in Year: 2010

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Discuss the role of Carbon Credit as a means of awareness in pollution control.

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  • Carbon Credit is a permit or certificate, which allows the holder to emit or other greenhouse gases.
  • The issuance of carbon credit aims to reduce the emission of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere.
  • The Carbon Credit system at reducing the release of harmful gases from industrial activity.
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  • Carbon Credi

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Question 122

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What is MTCR? How is it posing a hurdle for India in developing long-range cruise missiles?

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The Missile Technology Control RegimeMTCR () is a multilateral export control regime. The regime was formed in 1987 by the G-7 industrialized countries.

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  • To limit the proliferation of missiles and missile technology MTCR is an informal political understanding among 35 member states.
  • By cont

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Question 123

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Write about the significance of these five places

a. Dehradun

b. Digboi

c. Panchmarhi

d. Nagarjunasagar

e. Paradip

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a. Dehradun

  • It is located in the Doon Valley. Dehradun was founded in the 18th century by a Sikh Guru called Guru Ram Rai.
  • Foothills of the Himalayas between the river Ganges on the east and the river Yamuna on the west.
  • Dehradun produces the sweetest litchis and is also a proud producer of Basmati rice. The city is well known for its picturesque land

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Question 124

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Discuss the Geographic Information System.

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  • A system designed to capture, store, manipulate, analyze, manage and present spatial or geographic data. GIS applications are the tools that allow users to create interactive queries, analyze spatial information, data editing in maps etc.
  • The major components of GIS are:
    • Hardware
    • Software
    • Data
    • People
    • Procedure
    • Network
  • Applications and uses of GIS:
    • Disaster

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Question 125

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Write about the Prehistoric cultures of India.

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  • The Prehistoric culture of India dates back to the time before the emergence of writing and the historic period to the time following it.
  • Prehistoric culture three divisions
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Paleolithic or Old Stone Age:

The time period was from 5,00,000 B. C. – 10,000 B. C.

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Question 126

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Regional disparity is one of the major reasons for the growing militancy activities in the country. Discuss critically.

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  • Unity in Diversity is a fundamental characteristics of India. The growth pattern of Indian Economy has reflected in various dimensions of social, political, religious, geographical, cultural and linguistic diversities.
  • Reasons for the growing militancy activities in the country:
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  • Natural Resources:
    • In

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Question 127

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Discuss the concept of Diarchy introduced by the Government of India Act of 1919.

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  • The government of India Act 1919 was an act passed to expand the participation of Indians in the government of India. It was passed by the UK Parliament. This act continued for ten years. The act emphasized the genesis of responsible government in India.
  • Dual form of government as Diarchy:
    • The transferred list were given to the government of Minister

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Question 128

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The Vedic Aryan Culture became the foundation of Indian Culture. Discuss

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The Vedic Civilization flourished between the and on the Indo-Gangetic Plains of the Indian subcontinent.

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  • The Harappan Civilisation started to stagnate by 1500 BCE. Around this time, the Aryans began to arrive in India.
  • According to the Historians, the Aryans were a cultured race of people who liv

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