A state in India has the following characteristics:
1. Its northern part is arid and semi-arid.
2. Its central part produces cotton.
3. Cultivation of cash crops is predominant over food crops.
Q. ​Which one of the following states has all of the above characteristics?
  • a)
    Andhra Pradesh.
  • b)
    Gujarat.
  • c)
    Karnataka.
  • d)
    Tamil Nadu.
Correct answer is option 'B'. Can you explain this answer?

Rajeshwari answered  •  24 minutes ago
West India
The region consists of the predominantly arid to semi-arid region of Saurashtra and Kutch in the North. The region South of that of Cambay and Southern Gujarat makes the northern semi arid region and the southern humid region submerge, though this region itself being the humid to sub humid.
Gujarat is the main producer of tobacco, cotton, and groundnuts in India. Other major food crops produced are rice, wheat, jowar, bajra, maize, Tur, and gram. Gujarat has an agricultural economy; the total crop area amounts to more than one-half of the total land area.

Which of the statement given below is correct?
  • a)
    We do not observe strong vertical currents of air because the vertical pressure gradient is very small when compared to the horizontal.
  • b)
    The atmosphere near the surface of earth gets heated due to convection while at some height it gets heated due to radiation.
  • c)
    If the velocity of wind is greater, then due to Coriolis force the deflection of wind is greater.
  • d)
    Isobars are more continuous in the Northern Hemisphere because of presence of greater landmass.
Correct answer is option 'C'. Can you explain this answer?

Kitabo Devi answered  •  24 minutes ago
Vertical pressure gradient is much larger than horizontal pressure gradient, but strong verticals current are not observed because the pressure gradient force is balanced by the downward gravitational force.
Near the surface air is heated due to conduction, while at some height the air is heated due to convection of air where cold air from top moves down and gets heated by coming in contact with earth & then moves up & the cycle continues.
Because of presence of the continuous oceans in the southern hemisphere it has more continuous isobars, while in north the continuity is broken due to alternate presence of land & water

Consider the following statements about National Knowledge Network (NKN):
1. It aims to connect all universities, research institutions, libraries and agricultural institutions across the country.
2. Agencies in the fields of nuclear, space and defence research are also part of NKN.
3. Its goal is to facilitate distance education in engineering, science and medicine.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
  • a)
    1 and 2 only
  • b)
    2 and 3 only
  • c)
    1 and 3 only
  • d)
    1, 2 and 3
Correct answer is option 'D'. Can you explain this answer?

Sudesh Rani answered  •  24 minutes ago
Statement 1 is correct. In India, NKN with its multi-gigabit capability aims to connect all universities, research institutions, libraries, laboratories, healthcare and agricultural institutions across the country to address such paradigm shift. 
Statement 2 is correct. The leading mission-oriented agencies in the fields of nuclear, space and defence research are also part of NKN. By facilitating the flow of information and knowledge, the network addresses the critical issue of access and creates a new paradigm of collaboration to enrich the research efforts in the country.
Role of NKN:
Establishing a high-speed backbone connectivity which will enable knowledge and information sharing amongst NKN connected institutes
Enabling collaborative research, development and innovation amongst NKN connected institutes
Statement 3 is correct. Facilitating advanced distance education in specialized fields like engineering, science, medicine etc. Facilitating an ultra-high-speed e-governance backbone Facilitating connection between different sectoral networks in the field of research.

The workers of Lenin Shipyard in the city of Gdansk went on a strike on
  • a)
    14 Aug 1980
  • b)
    15 Aug 1980
  • c)
    14 Sept 1980
  • d)
    None of the above
Correct answer is 'A'. Can you explain this answer?

Krishana Devi answered  •  24 minutes ago
Under the leadership of Lenin Shipyard on 14 Aug 1980 in the city of Gdansk (Poland) the workers of Lenin Shipyard set a strike against the policies of the government. Most of the people who participated in that strike were the workers who were removed from their jobs for no reason. After the struggle Lenin Shipyard signed a 21-Point agreement with the government which gave the right to the people to form independent trade union. The first trade union formed was *Solidarity* it was the most prominent trade union.

Which one of the following statements is correct?
  • a)
    Civil Disobedience Movement was started based on the issue of salt
  • b)
    Dandi March was started from Gandhiji’s ashram at Wardha.
  • c)
    Gandhi violated the salt laws on April 6, 1930
  • d)
    Salt march was widely covered by the European and American press
Correct answer is option 'C'. Can you explain this answer?

Babli Rani answered  •  24 minutes ago
When Gandhi broke the salt laws at 6:30 am on 6 April 1930, it sparked large scale acts of civil disobedience against the British Raj salt laws by millions of Indians.The Salt Satyagraha campaign was based upon Gandhi's principles of nonviolent protest called satyagraha, which he loosely translated as "truth-force".

Indian constitution establishes an independent judiciary. The phrase 'independent judiciary' means:
1. other organs of the government should not arbitrarily interfere with the decision of the judiciary.
2. judges must be able to perform their functions without fear or favour.
3. there is absence of accountability of judges of the higher courts.
Select the correct answer using the code given below.
  • a)
    1 and 2 only
  • b)
    2 and 3 only
  • c)
    1, 2 and 3
  • d)
    3 only
Correct answer is option 'A'. Can you explain this answer?

Anita answered  •  24 minutes ago
The principal role of the judiciary is to protect the rule of law and ensure supremacy of law. It safeguards the rights of the individual, settles disputes in accordance with the law and ensures that democracy does not give way to individual or group dictatorship. In order to be able to do all this, it is necessary that the judiciary is independent of any political pressures. Here, independence of judiciary means that
  • the other organs of the government like the executive and legislature must not restrain the functioning of the judiciary in such a way that it is unable to do justice.
  • the other organs of the government should not interfere with the decision of the judiciary. Hence, statement 1 is correct.
  • judges must be able to perform their functions without fear or favour. Hence, statement 2 is correct.
  • Independence of the judiciary does not imply arbitrariness or absence of accountability. Judiciary is a part of the democratic political structure of the country. It is therefore accountable to the Constitution, to the democratic traditions and to the people of the country. Hence, statement 3 is not correct.

Aniket was from a very rich family, with its heritage in the village of Adpur in Gujarat. He was sent to a school in the city for the best education, where he stayed on until after post-graduation. With the fast paced life of upper-class pursuits Aniket rarely saw the ground below. One day on a visit to his village, he came across a lanky little girl. All of nine years, maybe even seven — it is difficult to tell in poorly-fed children. Falsely made up, oiled hair, nose rings and an outsized purple ribbon that stared out from behind her head — she cut a pathetic picture. She had just been sold for Rs 5,000 to a city- bred man, who was taking her with him to look after his newborn. The life he had known never indicated that there were many who lived a different life. Purple ribbon’s buyer griped that Rs 5,000 was too much, refusing to buy. The broker pleaded, “Where will she go, poor thing? Keep her as your servant, she will make your tea...” and offered to cut the price to Rs 4,500. Aniket’s stomach churned. Was this the value of a child? As he drove to the city, he felt chased by the nine-year-old’s scrubbed face framed by outsized purple ribbons. Unable to live with this memory, and seeking a solution, which he knew his gaggle of friends would not be able to provide, Aniket went back to Adpur determined to change what he had seen.
 
 
Q. Aniket went to the best schools in India and asked them if  they would help. “I will support you financially, you just come to my village and open a school." But they all declined. Adpur was notorious for crime and was extremely unsafe, they pointed out. How should Aniket react?
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Sarita Devi answered  •  24 minutes ago
Solution: Since a feasible long term solution would be required here, offering extra security might be an added expenditure and will not benefit the village in a significant way. Eliminate option 1.
Compromising on the quality of education or sending the best students to schools in the city might not benefit the people of Adpur in a big way. Eliminate option 2.
Seeking help from NGOs in this situation might not lead to any immediate consequences. Eliminate option 3. Thus, the best decision would be to ask the schools to train local teachers and school management. Option 4 is correct. Option 5 would be unfair and partial.
Hence, the correct answer is option 4.

The revolutionaries copied the methods of the Russian Nihilists and the Irish terrorists of assassinating unpopular officials. A beginning was made in 1897 when the Chapekar brothers killed two British officials at
  • a)
    Lucknow
  • b)
    Poona
  • c)
    Chittagong
  • d)
    Indore
Correct answer is option 'B'. Can you explain this answer?

Ankit Kumar answered  •  2 hours ago
Correct Answer:- B (Poona)

On 22 June 1897, brothers Damodar Hari Chapekar and Balkrishna Hari Chapekar assassinated a British official Walter Charles Rand and his military escort Lieutenant Ayerst at Pune, Maharashtra. This was the first case of militant nationalism in India after the 1857 Revolt.

It was in 1896, Pune witnessed the Plague epidemic. It came to the city from M
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Which of the following was not associated with Madras Extremism after 1905?
  • a)
    T. Prakasam
  • b)
    Krishna Rao
  • c)
    V B. Iyengar
  • d)
    None of these
Correct answer is option 'C'. Can you explain this answer?

Ankit Kumar answered  •  2 hours ago
Correct Answer:- C ( V. Bhashyam Iyengar)


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Which is best graduation to be a IAS?

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Read the information given below carefully and answer the following question.
Everyone seems to be so optimistic about the markets now. Around the world, stocks have been on a tear. In Asia, for example, the Tokyo TOPIX stock index hit a 14-year high last week as a bull run in oncedormant Japan gathered momentum; Mumbai’s main equity index hit an all-time high in trading early Friday amid India’s continuing economic boom; and Hong Kong shares reached a five-year high while indices in Singapore, Jakarta and Sydney set new records. And though stocks in Asia, in particular, are on fire, they are not alone. From Germany to Venezuela to South Africa, equity markets in both mature and emerging markets have moved up sharply this year-and show little sign of slowing. The underpinning for stocks’ strong performance, global bulls say, is straightforward. Economic growth continues to be strong in places where it has been buoyant for several years (the US, China and India) and is finally picking up in places where it had been notably absentJapan and parts of “old” Europe. Moreover, earnings and corporate profits have climbed for four straight years and consumer spending is rising briskly on the back of declining unemployment. Economists say that Japan is now in a golden cycle. So, for now, is much of the world. “It comes down to very simple macroeconomics,” says Subir Gokam, an economist at CRISIL, India’s largest credit-rating firm. 
Q. Which of the following is TRUE about the comparison between market indices of Mumbai and Hong Kong on the one hand and Singapore, Jakarta and Sydney on the other?
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