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Question 31

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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.
    • According

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Question 32

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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 period

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Question 33

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Discuss the importance of Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana in achieving holistic development of agriculture in India?

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The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has approved the continuation of Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana (RKVY) as Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana- Remunerative Approaches for Agriculture and Allied sector Rejuvenation (RKVY-RAFTAAR) for three

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Question 34

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Explain the reasons for political turmoil among middle level castes in recent times seeking OBC reservations in India.

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  • The OBC quota came into being in the 1970s when The Prime Minister Morarji Desai setup the Mandal Commission to undo the discriminations the OBCs faced on social, economic, and educational fronts.
    • According to the data of National Sample Survey office in 1999 - 2000, nearly of the population fell in the self-identified OBC category, By 2011 - 12 th

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Question 35

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Discuss the impact of Information Technology in the Industrial revolution Of India.

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  • The information Technology age is also known as the Computer, Digital age, or New Media age. The information age is associated with the Digital Revolution just as the Industrial Revolution is associated with the Industrial Age. The digital industry creates a knowledge-based society surrounded by a high-tech global economy so as to ensure that the m

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Question 36

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What are Western disturbances and Westerlies and how are they different from monsoons? In which part of India are they confined?

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Western disturbances are the extra tropical storms (carries moisture in the upper atmosphere) originating in the Mediterranean region that brings sudden winter rain to the northwestern parts of the Indian subcontinent.

It is a non-monsoonal precipitation pattern brought by the Westerlies the moisture in these storms usually originates over the Medit

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Question 37

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Both Subhash Chandra Bose and Mahatma Gandhi launched struggles against the British during the 2nd World War. How was their ideas and strategies different?

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Subhash Chandra Bose was a ferocious Nationalist. He was inspired by the extremist tradition and followed the footsteps of Aurobindo Ghosh.

Whereas Gandhiji was a moderate Nationalist who was inspired by the leaders like Bal Gangadhar Tilak and Rabindranath Tagore.

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  • Subhash Chandra Bose though

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