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Question number: 1

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Appeared in Year: 2015

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What is the Pacific Ring of Fire? Discuss its geographical significance.

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The Ring of Fire is a major area in the basin of the Pacific Ocean where many earthquakes and volcanic eruptions occur. It is associated with a nearly continuous series of oceanic trenches, volcanic arcs, and volcanic belts and plate movements.

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Image of the Ring of Fire is a Major Area

Image Of The Ring of Fire is a major area

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Question number: 2

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Appeared in Year: 2015

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Explain how organic farming helps conservation of Environment.

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  • Organic farming leads to numerous environmental benefits:
  • Organic farming ensures reduced exposure to pesticides and chemicals resulting in better crop quality and profitability. It protects farm and crops from fungi, plant insects, and bacteria.
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    Image of the Organic Farming

    Image Of The Organic Farming

    Organic farming builds Healthy Soil: Na

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Question number: 3

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Appeared in Year: 2016

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What is Polar Shifting? Discuss its geographic significance with regard to catastrophic consequences on humanity.

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Polar Shifting: It is a the hypothesis that extreme movement of the Earth’s rotational axis occasionally occurs and this phenomenon refers to a change in the geographic location of the poles.

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Image of the Polar Shift Hypothesis

Image of the Polar Shift Hypothesis

  • Some Geologists say if this Polar Shift happens, the Earth will not have magnet

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Question number: 4

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Appeared in Year: 2016

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What are the differences between Himalayan and Peninsular Rivers? Discuss.

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Tbble of the Himalayan Rivers and Peninsular Rivers

Tbble of the Himalayan Rivers and Peninsular Rivers

Himalayan Rivers

Peninsular Rivers

Consists of Indus, Ganga, Brahmaputra.

Consists of Mahanadi, Godavari, Krishna, Kaveri, Narmada and Tapi.

They have larger channel and valley length.

They have comparatively a shorter

Channel and valley length.

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Question number: 5

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Appeared in Year: 2016

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Discuss the changing scenario of pulses cultivation as well as their production.

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  • The main pulses grown in India include chickpea or Bengal gram, pigeon pea or red gram or arhar, lentil (masur in Hindi), urdbean or black gram, mungbean or green gram, moth bean, horse gram, pea, grass pea or khesari, cowpea, broad etc.

  • Over the last few years, Indians consumed approximately 22 million tones of pulses per annum but produce

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Question number: 6

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Appeared in Year: 2016

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What are Western disturbances and Westerlies and how are they different from monsoons? In which part of India are they confined?

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Western disturbances are the extra tropical storms (carries moisture in the upper atmosphere) originating in the Mediterranean region that brings sudden winter rain to the northwestern parts of the Indian subcontinent.

It is a non-monsoonal precipitation pattern brought by the Westerlies the moisture in these storms usually originates over the M

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Question number: 7

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Appeared in Year: 2014

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If Himalayas were not there, What could have been the geographical/climatic conditions in northern parts of India?

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  • The way Himalayan mountain ranges have affected the life of people in India and have shaped their destiny is not to be found elsewhere in the world:
  • The impact in the absence of Himalayas can be easily traced out by knowing its significance to Indian land mass.
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Image of the Climatic Influence

Image Of The Climatic Influence

  • Climatic Influ

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Question number: 8

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Appeared in Year: 2017

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Why do the rivers of Peninsular India flow to the east to Bay of Bengal?

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Image of the Map Indian Ocean

Image Of The Map Indian Ocean

Due to the slope of peninsular, plateau most of the rivers drain into the Bay of Bengal. The western ghats are slightly elevated than the Eastern Ghats and therefore it slopes towards the eastern part making the peninsular rivers drain into Bay of Bengal.

  • Peninsular India is bounded

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Question number: 9

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Appeared in Year: 2017

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How can global climate change affect food security of India?

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The global climate change affects food security in complex ways. It impacts crops, livestock, forestry, fisheries and aquaculture. In addition, it may lead to grave social and economic consequences in the form of reduced incomes, trade disruption, eroded livelihoods and adverse health impacts.

  • According to the Food and Agriculture organizatio

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