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Question number: 8

» Current Events of National and International Importance

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Appeared in Year: 2015

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What are the main recommendations of Kasturi Rangan Report on Western Ghats?

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In August 2012, then Environment Minister Jayanthi Natarajan constituted a High-Level working Group on Western Ghats under Kasturi Ranjan to “examine” the Gadgil Committee report (to counter the floods in Kerala along the Western Ghats for preserving the ecology and biodiversity along the Arabian Sea Coast fragile region).

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Image of the Idukki Dam

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Question number: 9

» General Science

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Critically compare nuclear energy with the nonconventional energy sourcing.

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  • Nuclear energy being a conventional energy since it is used to generate electricity is the energy that holds together the nucleus of atoms.
  • It is a non-renewable source of energy because its fuel (uranium and to a lesser extent plutonium) are crustal resources in limited supply. )
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    Image of the Nuclear Power Station

    Non-Conventional Energy sources are

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Question number: 10

» Economic and Social Development

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Evaluate critically the role of University Grants Commission in the development and financing of higher education in India.

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The University Grants Commission of India is a statutory (existence and authority from a law) body set up by the Indian Union government in accordance to the UGC Act 1956 under Ministry of Human Resource Development, and is charged with coordination, determination and maintenance of standards of higher education.

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Image of the Professor D. P Singh

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Question number: 11

» Indian and World Geography

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What is the Pacific Ring of Fire? Discuss its geographical significance.

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The Ring of Fire is a major area in the basin of the Pacific Ocean where many earthquakes and volcanic eruptions occur. It is associated with a nearly continuous series of oceanic trenches, volcanic arcs, and volcanic belts and plate movements.

Image Of The Ring of Fire is a major area

Image of the Ring of Fire is a Major Area

Geographical Significance:

  • The unique geology of the Ring of Fire

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Question number: 12

» History of India and Indian National Movement

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Discuss the role played by Indian Army (Soldiers) in World War I and II.

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The Indian Army played a massive significant role in World War I and II.

  • Sir Claude Auchinleck, Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Army once said, “Britain Could not have come through the wars if they hadn’t had the Indian Army. “

  • India being a British Colony contributed nearly 13 lakh soldiers from Indian Army during World War I fighting for the Briti

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Question number: 13

» Economic and Social Development

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Is glass ceiling a deterrent to women empowerment in India? Discuss

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  • Yes I do believe to some extent glass ceiling is a deterrent to women empowerment in India. On one hand, we have a handful of women who are among the top CEOs or Chairmen like Indra Nooyi PepsiCo’s current Chairperson.

  • On the other hand, most of the women/ladies/girls have no access to proper education also and are just bound to do household works.

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Question number: 14

» Indian Polity and Governance

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Discuss the basis laid down by Election Commission of India for recognizing a political party as National and State Party.

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  • The basis laid down by Election Commission of India for recognizing a political party as National and State Party:

  • National Party (7 recognised Parties)

    • If it secures six percent of the valid votes polled in any four or more states at a general election to the Lok Sabha or to the legislative assembly; and in addition, it wins four more seats in the L

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Question number: 15

» Current Events of National and International Importance

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Discuss the various reasons for the fall in Oil prices in International market.

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  • The various reasons for the fall in Oil prices in International Market can be constituted as:
  • The US Dollar: The Strong US dollar was the main reason for the price decline of crude oil in International market. The dollar was at a 12-year high against the Euro resulting in appreciation in the U. S dollar Index and reduction in oil prices. When the va

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