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Question 47

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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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  • 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 kin

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Question 48

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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 49

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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 masse

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Question 50

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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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Question 51

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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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Question 52

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Elucidate the significance and legal sanctity of DNA test/matching in determining the heredity.

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  • The significance and legal sanctity of DNA test/matching in determining the heredity:
  • Deoxyribonucleic acid (made up of nucleotides), a self-replicating material, which is present in nearly all living organisms as the main constituent of chromosomes. It is the carrier of genetic information.
  • Most genetic ancestry tests involve the analyses of small s

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Question 53

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Should MPLAD be abolished? Critically examine.

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  • MPLADS is a centrally sponsored scheme fully funded by the government. In 1993, the then Prime Minister PV Narasimha Rao announced the “Member of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme” or MPLADS.
  • This scheme was initiated to enable and empower MPs to develop their constituencies based on perceived local needs.
  • MPs are given a choice of recommendin

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Question 54

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The Petroleum refineries in India are not necessarily located in the areas of production of crude oil. Discuss.

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  • The Petroleum refineries in India are not necessarily located in the areas of production of crude oils in India because of the following positive implications:
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  • Industrialization: Refining process generates many useful byproducts having applications in chemical, pharmaceutical, paint and ferti

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Question 55

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Despite a poor public healthcare system in the country, India could achieve the distinction of a polio-free country. Discuss.

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  • After fighting for almost twenty years, the GOI with the support of the World Bank, UNICEF, who, Rotary International, civil society organizations, and millions of volunteers, finally declared India as a polio-free nation.
  • The logistics of delivering and administering the vaccine across a vast, varied terrain with poor health services were incredibl

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