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Question number: 26

» Indian Polity and Governance

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Appeared in Year: 2016

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The notion that there can be only one concept of what constitutes a nation, and that every other view is anti-national is intellectually empty at best and authoritarian at worst”. Examine in the light of this statement the current debate with regard to the concept of nationalism.

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The recent debates on nationalism and anti-nationalism have been confined for achieving political goals and gains through all the misconceptions and half-truths.

  • The concept of nationalism is being used for acquiring votes in the elections as far as India is concerned.

  • Just because of the different political or ideal views not matching wi

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Question number: 27

» History of India and Indian National Movement

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The division of India into provinces and evolving a system of provincial administration by Akbar was an effective system of governance. Comment

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Akbar was a successful administrator. All appointments, promotions, and dismissals were based on his decisions and orders.

  • The provincial administration was organized on the model of Central administration.

  • During Akbar’s reign the number of provinces rose to 15 (with the conquest of some areas in the Deccan) which were 12 only before him.

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Question number: 28

» Indian and World Geography

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

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Tbble of the Himalayan Rivers and Peninsular Rivers

Tbble of the Himalayan Rivers and Peninsular Rivers

Himalayan Rivers

Peninsular Rivers

Consists of Indus, Ganga, Brahmaputra.

Consists of Mahanadi, Godavari, Krishna, Kaveri, Narmada and Tapi.

They have larger channel and valley length.

They have comparatively a shorter

Channel and valley length.

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Question number: 29

» Indian and World Geography

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Discuss the changing scenario of pulses cultivation as well as their production.

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  • The main pulses grown in India include chickpea or Bengal gram, pigeon pea or red gram or arhar, lentil (masur in Hindi), urdbean or black gram, mungbean or green gram, moth bean, horse gram, pea, grass pea or khesari, cowpea, broad etc.

  • Over the last few years, Indians consumed approximately 22 million tones of pulses per annum but produce

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Question number: 30

» Economic and Social Development

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Appeared in Year: 2016

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What does Yoga represent in Indian Philosophical tradition? Is it the same that is practiced by the masses in the present day?

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  • The yogic mind is a deeper intelligence that grasps the fundamental laws of life, the universal dharmas. It sees all things as sacred and part of one greater Conscious Being.

  • Yoga, (Sanskrit: “Yoking” or “Union”) one of the six systems (darshans) of Indian philosophy. Its influence has been widespread among many other schools of Indian thou

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Question number: 31

» History of India and Indian National Movement

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What do you understand by Tax-Havens? Explain how they promote corruption in India.

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  • A Tax haven is generally defined as a country or place with very low effective rates of taxation for foreigners. Tax haven countries also offer favorable tax and financial secrecy to its customers investing from outside the border.

    • Eg: Switzerland, Singapore, The Cayman Islands, Luxembourg, Hong Kong, United States Of America, Germany etc.

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Question number: 32

» Environmental Ecology, Bio-Diversity & Climate Change

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Appeared in Year: 2016

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What do you understand by Protein Inflation) Explain the causes of Protein Inflation in India?

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Protein inflation means increased in the prices of protein rich items like milk, meat, fish, egg etc

  • In a speech (The Price of Protein, October 26 2010) RBI’s Deputy Governor Dr Subir Gokarn that earlier food inflation was mainly because of rise in prices of crops like wheat/rice or surge in a particular vegetable like onion. However, in the p

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