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Question number: 1

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Appeared in Year: 2015

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Even though hydroelectric power potential is high in North-East India, it is not fully tapped. Why?

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Image Of The Table of Hydro Power Potential Of North East Imdia

Image of the Table of Hydro Power Potential of North East Imdia

Image Of The Table of Hydro Power Potential Of North East Imdia

The North-Eastern region is most lavishly endowed in the entire country in terms of Hydro Power Potential Hydropower development in North-East India, although very promising, is not short of challenges:

Image Of The Map Of North East States

Image of the Map of North East States

Image Of The Map Of North East States

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Question number: 2

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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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Question number: 3

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Appeared in Year: 2014

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Does climate change make India more vulnerable to natural disaster?

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  • Yes India`s unique geo-climatic condition makes it highly susceptible to climate change and natural disasters. The country has observed significant anomaly in natural variability of temperature and rainfall patterns and has experienced more frequent and lethal disasters in recent decades.

  • For eg The recent storms in India can be traced to Na

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Question number: 4

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Appeared in Year: 2014

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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 eco

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Question number: 5

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Appeared in Year: 2014

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How do El Nino La Nina affect the climate in different parts of the world?

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  • El Nino Vs La Nina (Global Climate Impact)

Table Of The El Nino & La Nina

Table Of The El Nino & La Nina

El Nino

La Nina

1. It tends to suppress the development of tropical storms and hurricanes in the Atlantic, but increase the number of tropical storms over the eastern and central Pacific Ocean.

1. The cooling of the equatorial Pacific tends to favor hurricane formation in the Western Atlantic.

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Question number: 6

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Appeared in Year: 2010

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What are the uses of Phytoremediation?

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  • Phytoremediation is a technique of employing green plants and their associated microorganisms, soil amendments and agronomic practices to remove, inhibit or neutralize hazardous environmental contaminants. Phytoremediation can be applied wherever the soil or static water environment has become polluted.

  • Phytoremediation can be used to contr

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Question number: 7

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Appeared in Year: 2011

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How do bio fertilizers help in maintaining the soil health?

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  • Bio fertilizers being more cost effective as compared to chemical fertilizers increases the nutrients of plants when applied to their seeds, plant surface or soil. The promotion of bio fertilizers in India is mainly carried out by the National Bio fertilizer Development Centre (set up in 1987).

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Image Shows Of The Types of Bio fertilizers

Image Shows of the Types of Bio Fertilizers

Image Shows Of The Types of Bio fertilizers

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Question number: 8

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Appeared in Year: 2011

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What is Carbon Footprint. Describe a few simple ways of reducing it?

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  • The Carbon Footprint is defined as the total amount of greenhouse gases produced to support human activities directly or indirectly. It is usually expressed in equivalent tons of carbon dioxide (CO2).

  • Carbon footprint can be also defined as the amount of Carbon Dioxide that an individual, group, or organization lets into the atmosphere in a

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Question number: 9

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Appeared in Year: 2010

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Discuss the role of Carbon Credit as a means of awareness in pollution control.

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  • Carbon Credit is a permit or certificate, which allows the holder to emit or other greenhouse gases.

  • The issuance of carbon credit aims to reduce the emission of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere.

  • The Carbon Credit system at reducing the release of harmful gases from industrial activity.

Image Shows Of The Carbon Credit

Image Shows of the Carbon Credit

Image Shows Of The Carbon Credit

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Question number: 10

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Appeared in Year: 2013

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In which parts of India is the cyclone a major environmental hazard and why?

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  • The Indian subcontinent is one of the worst affected regions in the world. The Subcontinent with a long coastline of 8041 kilometres is exposed to nearly 10 % of the World’s tropical cyclones.

  • The majority of the cyclones have their initial genesis over the Bay of Bengal, the east coast of India. More Cyclones occur in the Bay of Bengal th

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