Explain the phenomenon of soil-liquefaction and its impact. (10 marks)

Approach: Introduce with what Soil- Liquefaction is Explain the phenomenon List out various types of impact due to liquefaction Conclude appropriately Model Answer : Soil- Liquefaction is  a phenomenon whereby a saturated or partially saturated soil substantially loses strength and stiffness in response to an applied stress, usually earthquake shaking or other sudden change in … Continue reading Explain the phenomenon of soil-liquefaction and its impact. (10 marks)

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Explained: Madhya Pradesh may get a second House. Why do some states have Vidhan Parishads?

Headline : Explained: Madhya Pradesh may get a second House. Why do some states have Vidhan Parishads? Details :The News The State government in Madhya Pradesh has moved to create a Legislative Council for the state. Bicameral System: India has a bicameral system of legislature at the Union level, with the Parliament having two Houses, Lok … Continue reading Explained: Madhya Pradesh may get a second House. Why do some states have Vidhan Parishads?

Enumerate the main objectives of the Indian National movement up to 1905. (10 marks)

  Approach: Introduce with the national movement leading to 1905 Enumerate the objectives of the movement under various headers like military, administrative etc. Conclude with how the moderate failed and it led to extremists gaining prominence in 1905 Model Answer : The Indian national movement up to 1905 was primarily led by the moderate leaders … Continue reading Enumerate the main objectives of the Indian National movement up to 1905. (10 marks)

Appointment of CDS will fill a void in India’s defence system Editorial 16th Aug’19 IndianExpress

Headline : Appointment of CDS will fill a void in India’s defence system Editorial 16th Aug'19 IndianExpress Details : PM announcing the creation of CDS: One of the most significant announcements made by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Independence Day in 2019 is the creation of a Chief of Defence Staff (CDS).The CDS is expected to … Continue reading Appointment of CDS will fill a void in India’s defence system Editorial 16th Aug’19 IndianExpress

Discuss the principal organs of the United Nations. (15 marks)

Discuss the principal organs of the United Nations. (15 marks) Approach: Introduce with formation and role of the United Nations Discuss one by one the six principal organs of the United Nations like UNGA, UNSC Conclude appropriately Model Answer : The United Nations (UN) is an intergovernmental organisation tasked to promote and secure international co-operation … Continue reading Discuss the principal organs of the United Nations. (15 marks)

What is the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation? Explain its significance for India. (10 marks)

What is the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation? Explain its significance for India. (10 marks) Approach: Introduce with the SCO and recent membership of India. Point out salient features of SCO Discuss the significance for India Conclude appropriately Model Answer : The Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) is an intergovernmental organisation founded in 2001 by China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, … Continue reading What is the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation? Explain its significance for India. (10 marks)