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Question 138

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In which parts of India is the cyclone a major environmental hazard and why?

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  • The Indian subcontinent is one of the worst affected regions in the world. The Subcontinent with a long coastline of 8041 kilometres is exposed to nearly 10 % of the World’s tropical cyclones.
  • The majority of the cyclones have their initial genesis over the Bay of Bengal, the east coast of India. More Cyclones occur in the Bay of Bengal than the Ara

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Question 139

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What is meteor shower?

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  • A meteor shower is a celestial event in which a number of meteors are observed. It is observed to radiate, originate from one point in the night sky.
  • These meteors are caused by streams of cosmic debris called meteoroids entering Earth’s atmosphere at end extremely high speeds along the parallel trajectories

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Question 140

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In which parts of India is the cyclone a major environmental hazard and why?

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  • The Indian subcontinent is one of the worst affected regions in the world. The Subcontinent with a long coastline of 8041 kilometres is exposed to nearly 10 % of the World’s tropical cyclones.
  • The majority of the cyclones have their initial genesis over the Bay of Bengal, the east coast of India. More Cyclones occur in the Bay of Bengal than the Ara

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Question 141

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Discuss the Indian Stand in refusing to sign the CTBT.

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  • The Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban TreatyCTBT () is a multilateral treaty that bans all nuclear explosions, for both civilian and military purposes, in all environments. It was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on 10 September 1996.
  • It has not been entered into force, as eight specific states have not ratified the treaty. It was negotia

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Question 142

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Swami Vivekananda was a visionary who contributed towards the freedom movement through social reforms. Comment.

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  • Swami Vivekanand was born on 12 January 1863 at Calcutta in the West Bengal. He was the son of Viswanath Datta and Tarini Devi. His mother became his first teacher and taught her English and Bengali.
  • Being attached with the Educational Institutions like the Presidency College, he passed B. A and became a member of the Brahmo Samaj.
  • He met Rama Krishn

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Question 143

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Of all the extant Ashokan Pillars, the one at Sarnath is unique in itself Elaborate.

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  • Ashokan Pillar at Sarnath is unique in its own with a sculpture of four Asiatic lions standing back to back, on an elaborated base that includes other animals as well.
  • It was here only that Buddha shared the four noble truths (the dharma or the law). This pillar is also recognized as the site of Buddha’s first Sermon.
  • Originally sunk into the ground,

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Question 144

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Comment on the event The ‘Communal Award’.

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On Aug 16 1932, the British Prime Minister Ramsay MacDonald granted separate electorates in India.

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  • The Forward Caste, Scheduled Caste, Muslims, Buddhists, Sikhs, Indian Christians, Anglo-Indians, Europeans and Depressed Classes (now known as the Scheduled Caste) etc. were brought under the Communal Aw

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Question 145

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What are the differences between Himalayan and Peninsular Rivers? Discuss?

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Table Of The Himalayan & Peninsular Rivers
Himalayan RiversPeninsular Rivers
1. Consists of Indus, Ganga, and Brahmaputra.1. Consists of Mahanadi, Godavari, Krishna, Kaveri, Narmada and Tapi.
2. They have larger channel and valley length.2. They have comparatively a shorter channel and valley length.
3. Here the bedrocks are soft, sedimentary and easily erodible.3. The bedrocks are not easily erodible.

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Question 146

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Write a critical note on the Food Security Issue debated in the Indian Parliament.

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  • India currently has the largest number of undernourished people in the world. India has made a substantial progress in health determinants over the past decades.
    • Traditional Concept: Unavailability of food and poor purchasing capacity.
    • Socio-Demographic view: Literacy, Unemployment, Overcrowding, Poor environmental conditions and gender bias.
    • Politica

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Question 147

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Article 365 of The Constitution of India is the most un-federal provision. Analyse.

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  • Article 356 is one of the articles among the Emergency Provisions of the Indian Constitution. It is an article in part XVIII (Article 352 - 360).
  • This article is inspired by section 93 of the Government of India Act, 1935 which provided that if a Governor of a province was satisfied that a situation has arisen in which the government of the province

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