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Question number: 44

» Indian Polity and Governance

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Appeared in Year: 2014

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What is the significance of ‘Zero Hour’ in the proceedings in the Indian Parliament?

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  • The time immediately following the Question Hour has come to be known as “Zero Hour”. It starts at around 12 noon (hence the name) and members can, with prior notice to the Speaker, raise issues of importance during this time.
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  • It is one of the devices of the Parliamentary Proceedings though not mentioned in the

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Question number: 45

» Indian and World Geography

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If Himalayas were not there, What could have been the geographical/climatic conditions in northern parts of India?

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  • The way Himalayan mountain ranges have affected the life of people in India and have shaped their destiny is not to be found elsewhere in the world:
  • The impact in the absence of Himalayas can be easily traced out by knowing its significance to Indian land mass.
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  • Climatic Influence: By virtue of their high altitude, lengt

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Question number: 46

» History of India and Indian National Movement

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How was the controversial McMahon Line responsible for the Indo-China War of 1962?

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McMahon Line was greatly responsible for the Indo-CHINA War of 1962. Infact it was the McMahon line because of which The Indo-China War of 1962 happened.

  • There was an agreement reached out between India and Tibet (Bhutan eastwards to Burma) called as McMahon Line.

  • There was a tri-partite agreement in 1914 at Shimla between The British, Tibet, and Chi

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Question number: 47

» History of India and Indian National Movement

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Discuss the contributions of Chandragupta Maurya in creating the First Indian Empire.

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Chandragupta Maurya made an immense contribution in creating the First Indian Empire:

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Image of the Chandra Gupta Maurya

  • Chandragupta Maurya defeated the Nanda Empire (Empire on Indo-Gangetic Plains) which led to the establishment of the Mauryan Empire (at the age of 20years). Before his arrival India was divided into several small kingdoms.

  • He made si

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Question number: 48

» History of India and Indian National Movement

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Should the era of the Great Mughals be considered as successful in creating a harmonious and strong empire in India? Discuss.

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  • To some extent particularly during the reign of Akbar, Jahangir, and Shah Jahan, The Mughal Era can be considered as successful in creating a harmonious and strong empire in India.
  • The best known members of the Mughal Dynasty were its first emperors-Babur, Humayun, Akbar, Jahangir, Shah Jahan, and Aurangzeb are collectively known as the Great Mughal

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Question number: 49

» History of India and Indian National Movement

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Why is Bhakti Movement considered an important secularizing force in medieval India?

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The Bhakti Movement is considered an important secularizing force in medieval India because of the following features and its impact:

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  • Under the invasion of Muslim Rule, the Muslim rulers in general wanted to enforce the Islamic laws on the Hindus. The Muslim rule had put dread in the hearts of the Hindu masses.

  • There were lot

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Question number: 50

» Environmental Ecology, Bio-Diversity & Climate Change

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Discuss the ecological significance of mangroves on tropical estuaries.

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  • The ecological significance of mangroves on tropical estuaries:
  • A tree or shrub which grows in tidal, chiefly tropical, coastal swamps, having numerous tangled roots that grow above ground and form dense thickets.

  • Mangroves have the ability to grow where no other tree can, thereby making significant contributions to benefit the coastal ecology.

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Image of the Mangrove

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Question number: 51

» Indian Polity and Governance

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Discuss how the Election Commission Of India ensures smooth conduct of Elections.

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  • The Election Commission of India is an autonomous constitutional authority responsible for administering election processes in India. The body administers elections to the Lok Sabha and state Legislative Assemblies in India, and the offices of the President and Vice President in the country. The Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) is appointed by the

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