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Appeared in Year: 2015

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Critically compare nuclear energy with the nonconventional energy sourcing.

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  • Nuclear energy being a conventional energy since it is used to generate electricity is the energy that holds together the nucleus of atoms.
  • It is a non-renewable source of energy because its fuel (uranium and to a lesser extent plutonium) are crustal resources in limited supply. )
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Question number: 2

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Appeared in Year: 2016

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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 t

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Question number: 3

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Appeared in Year: 2014

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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 analy

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Question number: 4

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Appeared in Year: 2014

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How can genetic engineering help in India’s struggle for Food Security?

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  • Genetic Engineering also known as Genetic modification or Genetic manipulation is a set of technologies used to change the genetic makeup of cells.

  • Genetic Engineering can significantly help in India’s struggle for Food Security:

    • India’s Population is expected to reach 1.8 billion by 2050 according to a UN report.

    • In India farmers a

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Question number: 5

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Appeared in Year: 2012

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What are Support Vector Machines (SVMs) and what are their important applications?

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Support vector Machines are supervised machine learning algorithms, which can be, used for both classification and regression challenges.

  • Mostly used in classification problems.

    We perform classification by finding the hyper-plane that differentiates the two classes.

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Question number: 6

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Appeared in Year: 2012

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Comment on the recent milestones and the proposed initiatives of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO).

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The Indian Space Research Organisation is the space agency of the Government of India headquartered in the city of Bengaluru formed on 15th August 1969.

To harness space technology for national development is the main objective of ISRO.

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  • Milestones and proposed initiatives

    Aryabhata, the first satellit

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Question number: 7

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Appeared in Year: 2012

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Critically comment on the extent, scope and implications of Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) in India.

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  • Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) encompass a vast group of diseases such as cardiovascular diseases, cancer, diabetes and chronic respiratory diseases.

    • NCDs mainly include

      • Cardiovascular diseases.

      • Stroke.

      • Diabetes Mellitus.

      • Cancer.

      • Chronic Lung diseases.

    • Globally around million) and to a

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Question number: 8

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Appeared in Year: 2012

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What is the significance of qubits in computing? Mention any significant advances in this area?

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  • A qubit is a two-state quantum mechanical system.

    • One of the simplest quantum systems displaying the peculiarity of quantum mechanics.

    • Mostly silicon-based qubits have been made from the electron or the nucleus of a single phosphorus atom.

    • A qubit is the basic unit of information in a quantum computer.

    • In a quantum computer, a n

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Question number: 9

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Appeared in Year: 2013

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What do you understand by Cryonics?

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It is the low temperature freezing (usually at -196 degree Celsius) of a human corpse. The Corpse is hoped to be resuscitated in future. The procedure can only begin once the clinical death of the patient is confirmed.

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  • Cry protectants are used to prevent ice formation during cryopreservation.

  • Af

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