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Appeared in Year: 2015

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Discuss the role played by Indian Army (Soldiers) in World War I and II.

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The Indian Army played a massive significant role in World War I and II.

  • Sir Claude Auchinleck, Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Army once said, “Britain Could not have come through the wars if they hadn’t had the Indian Army. “

  • India being a British Colony contributed nearly 13 lakh soldiers from Indian Army during World War I fighting for

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Question number: 2

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List out the contributions of Raja Ram Mohan Roy in social reforms in India. Discuss four major issues plaguing the where we further need social reforms.

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  • Social Reforms Contributions of Raja Ram Mohan Roy:
  • Abolition of Sati: It was Raja Ram Mohan Roy because of whose efforts an Act was passed in 1829 by Lord William Bentinck to completely uproot the evil practices of Sati System (Wife was mercilessly thrown into the flame of her deceased husband).

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Question number: 3

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Discuss the role of intellectuals in giving shape to the nationalism in India during the freedom struggle.

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The intellectuals played a crucial role in giving a shape to the nationalism in India during the freedom struggle.

  • There were many leaders like Raja Ram Mohan Roy, BC Chatterjee, Lal Bahadur Shastri, Mahatma Gandhi, Bipin Chandra Pal, MG Ranade, Dadabhai Naoroji, Premchand, Sumitra Nandan Pant etc who played a key role in infusing the spirit

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Question number: 4

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Why were a number of European trading companies attracted to India during the 16th -17th centuries.

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India was one of the most richest countries in the olden days with a plenty of resources such as Natural resources, Mineral resources, Forest resources along with a lot of wealth.

The wide scale availability Spices, Pepper, Ginger Cardamom, Indigo, Coffee, Sugar, Rice, Cotton had great demand in Europe. The major sea routes for transportation o

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Question number: 5

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The division of India into provinces and evolving a system of provincial administration by Akbar was an effective system of governance. Comment

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Akbar was a successful administrator. All appointments, promotions, and dismissals were based on his decisions and orders.

  • The provincial administration was organized on the model of Central administration.

  • During Akbar’s reign the number of provinces rose to 15 (with the conquest of some areas in the Deccan) which were 12 only before him.

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Question number: 6

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What do you understand by Tax-Havens? Explain how they promote corruption in India.

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  • A Tax haven is generally defined as a country or place with very low effective rates of taxation for foreigners. Tax haven countries also offer favorable tax and financial secrecy to its customers investing from outside the border.

    • Eg: Switzerland, Singapore, The Cayman Islands, Luxembourg, Hong Kong, United States Of America, Germany etc.

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Question number: 7

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Both Subhash Chandra Bose and Mahatma Gandhi launched struggles against the British during the 2nd World War. How was their ideas and strategies different?

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Subhash Chandra Bose was a ferocious Nationalist. He was inspired by the extremist tradition and followed the footsteps of Aurobindo Ghosh.

Whereas Gandhiji was a moderate Nationalist who was inspired by the leaders like Bal Gangadhar Tilak and Rabindranath Tagore.

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Question number: 8

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Discuss the impact of the Indo-Pak war in 1971.

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The 1971 Indo-Pak war was a huge loss to the Pakistani economy and the national pride.

  • Creation of Bangladesh (former East Pakistan): West Pakistan kept enjoying the power and prosperity at the expense of East Pakistan. There was a lot of anger among the Bangla People, which resulted in a military crackdown in East Pakistan. The Mukhti Bahini

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