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Question 148

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Appeared in Year: 2010

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Assess the importance of power in the industrial development of India.

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  • Power plays a vital role in the Industrial Development of India. In India power is derived from many sources like
    • Thermal Power Generated through coal, gas and oil. The major source remains Coal.
    • Wind Power India witnesses high intensity winds in different regions due to the topographical diversity in India.
    • Solar Power Used to generate electricity by

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Question 149

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Explain the following terms

a. Effect of El Nino on Indian Climate

b. Natural rubber producing areas of India

c. Formation of Oxbow Lakes.

d. Radioactive pollution

e. Scient metrics

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a. Effect of El Nino on Indian Climate

  • During the Southwest Monsoon, Trade winds coming from South America normally blow westward towards Asia. These winds get weakened by the warming of the Pacific Ocean.
  • The moisture and heat contents get limited and results in reduction and uneven distribution of rainfall across the Indian sub-continent.
  • During Sum

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Question 150

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Write about the Sangam Literature.

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  • Sangam literature forms an important historical aspect of South India. The history of Tamil Literature begins with ‘Sangam’ (Academy of Tamil Poets). 3rd Century BCE to 3rd Century CE is the most probable time era of Sangam Literature.
  • Sangam age has also been recognized as the period of great literary glory. It was under the royal patronage of Pand

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Question 151

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Write a note on the following

a. Constitutional limitations on the powers of Rajya Sabha

b. Effects of the dissolution of Lok Sabha

c. Article 360

d. Social Audit

e. Censure Motion

f. Writ of Prohibition

g. Paid News

h. Honor Killings

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Constitutional limitations on the powers of Rajya Sabha

  • Money Bills: When the Lok Sabha passes a money bill then the Lok Sabha sends money bill to the Rajya Sabha for 14 days during which it can make recommendations.
  • Even if Rajya Sabha fails to return the money bill in 14 days to the Lok Sabha, that bill is deemed to have passed by both the Houses.
    • J

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Question 152

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What is genomics?

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  • It is a study of genomes. Genome refers to all the DNA contained in the cells of our body. It focusses on structure, function, evolution, mapping and editing of Genomes.
  • Genomes aim at the collective characterization and quantification of genes. These genes direct the production of Proteins with the assistance of enzymes and messenger molecules. Thr

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Question 153

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Explain the impact of JNNURM on environmental improvement of metropolitan cities.

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  • Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM) was massive city-modernization scheme officially launched by Manmohan Singh (PM) in the year 2005.
  • Aims
    • To brace the infrastructure and to improve the quality of service.
    • To enhance the aesthetic features of the cities.
    • The aim of the mission.
    • To ensure community participation.
    • Focus on the develop

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Question 154

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Discuss the impact of the proposal of the Government to bifurcate the State of Andhra Pradesh.

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  • The Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Bill, 2014 was introduced in Lok Sabha on 18th Feb 2014 by the Ministry of Home Affairs. The bill was approved by the President of India and published in the official Gazette.
  • Referred to as The Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act, 2014 with effect from 2 June 2014, the new Andhra Pradesh and Telangana will have a new

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Question 155

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Discuss the rich corpus of India’s soft power.

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  • The term soft power was coined by Joseph Nye (Harvard University). Soft power simply means the ability of a country to persuade, attract and co-opt others what it wants without resorting to force or coercion. Soft Power deals through appeal and attraction.
  • A presidential visit to a country is an example of soft power. While hard power is considered

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