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Appeared in Year: 2015

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Do you agree with the view that the reversal of Akbar’s Rajput Policy by Aurangzeb was responsible for the disintegration of the Mughal empire? Discuss

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  • Yes, I do believe that Aurangzeb’s Rajput Policy was responsible for the disintegration of the Mughal Empire.
  • Akbar’s ideas and policies effectively ended the old animosity between the Mughals and the Rajputs. He entered into matrimonial alliances with the Rajpur rulers. He was of liberal views.

  • On the other hand, Aurangzeb was an orthodox

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Question number: 2

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Appeared in Year: 2015

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What are the main recommendations of Kasturi Rangan Report on Western Ghats?

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In August 2012, then Environment Minister Jayanthi Natarajan constituted a High-Level working Group on Western Ghats under Kasturi Ranjan to “examine” the Gadgil Committee report (to counter the floods in Kerala along the Western Ghats for preserving the ecology and biodiversity along the Arabian Sea Coast fragile region).

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Question number: 3

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Appeared in Year: 2015

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Discuss the various reasons for the fall in Oil prices in International market.

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  • The various reasons for the fall in Oil prices in International Market can be constituted as:
  • The US Dollar: The Strong US dollar was the main reason for the price decline of crude oil in International market. The dollar was at a 12-year high against the Euro resulting in appreciation in the U. S dollar Index and reduction in oil prices. When th

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Question number: 4

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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: 5

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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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Question number: 6

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Appeared in Year: 2016

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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 Rejuv

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Question number: 7

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Appeared in Year: 2016

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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 cat

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Question number: 8

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Appeared in Year: 2014

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What has/have been the objectives of Mark Zuckerberg in buying ‘WhatsApp’?

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  • The following objectives can be constituted behind the buying of WhatsApp by Facebook:
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  • According to CEO of Facebook Mark Zuckerberg WhatsApp is on a path to reach billions of people with incredibly valuable services. This will help F

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Question number: 9

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Appeared in Year: 2012

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Why have the following been in the news recently?

(a) William ‘Bill’ Muggeridge

(b) Raghuram Rajan

(c) Lance Armstrong

(d) Bo Xilai

(e) Michelle Catherina

(f) Hugo Chavez

(g) Michael Phelps

(h) Agnello Dias and Santosh Padhi

(i) Girish Kulkarni

(j) Jeet Thayil

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William ‘Bill’ Muggeridge

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  • British designer, author and educator (25 June 1943 – 8 September 2012).

  • He studied industrial design from 1962 to 1965 at the Central School of Art and Design, London.

  • Muggeridge is a central figure in Gary Hustwit’s 2009 documentary on de

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