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Question number: 17

» History of India and Indian National Movement

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Appeared in Year: 2015

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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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Image of the Raja Ram Mohan Roy

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Question number: 18

» Indian and World Geography

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Appeared in Year: 2015

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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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    Image of the Organic Farming

    Image Of The Organic Farming

    Organic farming builds Healthy Soil: Na

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Question number: 19

» Current Events of National and International Importance

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Appeared in Year: 2015

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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 edu

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Question number: 20

» Indian Polity and Governance

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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 articl

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Question number: 21

» Indian and World Geography

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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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Image of the Polar Shift Hypothesis

Image of the Polar Shift Hypothesis

  • Some Geologists say if this Polar Shift happens, the Earth will not have magnet

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Question number: 22

» Indian Polity and Governance

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Appeared in Year: 2016

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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

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Question number: 23

» Current Events of National and International Importance

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Appeared in Year: 2016

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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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Image of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation

Image of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation

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Question number: 24

» History of India and Indian National Movement

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Appeared in Year: 2016

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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

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Question number: 25

» History of India and Indian National Movement

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Why were a number of European trading companies attracted to India during the 16th -17th centuries.

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India was one of the most richest countries in the olden days with a plenty of resources such as Natural resources, Mineral resources, Forest resources along with a lot of wealth.

The wide scale availability Spices, Pepper, Ginger Cardamom, Indigo, Coffee, Sugar, Rice, Cotton had great demand in Europe. The major sea routes for transportation o

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