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Question 17

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List out the contributions of Raja Ram Mohan Roy in social reforms in India. Discuss four major issues plaguing the where we further need social reforms.

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  • Social Reforms Contributions of Raja Ram Mohan Roy:
  • Abolition of Sati: It was Raja Ram Mohan Roy because of whose efforts an Act was passed in 1829 by Lord William Bentinck to completely uproot the evil practices of Sati System (Wife was mercilessly thrown into the flame of her deceased husband).
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Question 18

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Explain how organic farming helps conservation of Environment.

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  • Organic farming leads to numerous environmental benefits:
  • Organic farming ensures reduced exposure to pesticides and chemicals resulting in better crop quality and profitability. It protects farm and crops from fungi, plant insects, and bacteria.
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    Organic farming builds Healthy Soil: Natural cultivation prac

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Question 19

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Discuss the background leading to the rise of LTTE.

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  • The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Elam (LTTE) was one of the many groups that came into existence in the year 1976 (founded by Velupillai Prabhakaran) to fight for Tamil rights in Sri Lanka.
  • After Srilanka independence from Britain in 1948, the Tamil minority felt increasingly marginalized. Sinhala parties tried to bridge the difference in education an

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Question 20

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What do you understand by Judicial Activism? Why is it considered as a deterrent to executive authority?

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  • Judicial Activism denotes a more active role taken by Judiciary to dispense social justice. When we talk about judicial Activism we point fingers to the invented mechanisms which have no constitutional backing (Eg: Suo moto (on its own) cases, Public Interest Litigations (PIL), new doctrines etc. Judicial Activism has no constitutional articles to

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Question 21

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Appeared in Year: 2016

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What is Polar Shifting? Discuss its geographic significance with regard to catastrophic consequences on humanity.

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Polar Shifting: It is a the hypothesis that extreme movement of the Earth’s rotational axis occasionally occurs and this phenomenon refers to a change in the geographic location of the poles.

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  • Some Geologists say if this Polar Shift happens, the Earth will not have magnetic field for about 200 years.

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Question 22

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Analyze the impact of the Constitution (42nd Amendment) Act on environmental protection and improvement.

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In 1976, under the leadership of late Mrs. Indira Gandhi, the 42nd Amendment Act was passed and provisions regarding the protection of environment was incorporated into it.

  • A new provision in the form of Article 48A was incorporated in the chapter of Directive Principles Of State Policy which can be described as under:
  • 48-A Protection and Improvement

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Question 23

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Discuss the imperatives for South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC).

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SAARC is an Economic & Geopolitical Organization of 8 Countries located in South Asia.

It was established in 1985 (first summit at Dhaka-8th Dec 1985) with secretariat in Kathmandu (Nepal) and official language English.

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  • Objectives and Imperatives
    • To promote welfare economics,

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Question 24

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Discuss the role of intellectuals in giving shape to the nationalism in India during the freedom struggle.

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The intellectuals played a crucial role in giving a shape to the nationalism in India during the freedom struggle.

  • There were many leaders like Raja Ram Mohan Roy, BC Chatterjee, Lal Bahadur Shastri, Mahatma Gandhi, Bipin Chandra Pal, MG Ranade, Dadabhai Naoroji, Premchand, Sumitra Nandan Pant etc who played a key role in infusing the spirit of Nati

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