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09-08-2020
1
09-AUGUST-2020
S. 
No.
News Articles
Page Number* 
C B D H T
1
Kodagu landslip: body of one victim recovered
8 1 6 - 6
2
Ammonium nitrate to be moved out of city soon
1 - - - -
3
Kerala crash toll hits 18, probe begins
1, 8 1, 6 1, 6 1, 6 1, 6
4
How can ‘tabletop’ airports be safer? (FAQ)
14 12 12 12 12
5
Kozhikode tragedy brings back Mangaluru crash memories
- 5 - - -
6
Artefacts from microlithic and iron age found
4 - - - -
7
‘Lockdown has hit nutritional services’
10 8 8 8 8
8
Prelims Practice Questions
The Hindu News Analysis – 09
th
August 2020 
 
Page 2


09-08-2020
1
09-AUGUST-2020
S. 
No.
News Articles
Page Number* 
C B D H T
1
Kodagu landslip: body of one victim recovered
8 1 6 - 6
2
Ammonium nitrate to be moved out of city soon
1 - - - -
3
Kerala crash toll hits 18, probe begins
1, 8 1, 6 1, 6 1, 6 1, 6
4
How can ‘tabletop’ airports be safer? (FAQ)
14 12 12 12 12
5
Kozhikode tragedy brings back Mangaluru crash memories
- 5 - - -
6
Artefacts from microlithic and iron age found
4 - - - -
7
‘Lockdown has hit nutritional services’
10 8 8 8 8
8
Prelims Practice Questions
The Hindu News Analysis – 09
th
August 2020 
 
09-08-2020
2
Part A—Preliminary Examination
Paper I - (200 marks) 
? C u r r e n t e v e nt s o f n a t i o n a l a n d i n t e r n a t i o n a l i m por t a nc e .
? I n d i a n a n d W o r l d G e o g r a ph y - P h y s i c a l , S oc i a l , Ec o n o m i c
G e og r a ph y o f I n d i a a n d t h e W or l d .
Part B—Main Examination 
PAPER-II 
General Studies-I : Indian Heritage and Culture, History and
Geography of the World and Society.
• I m p or t a n t G e o p h y s i c a l p h e n o m e n a s u c h a s e a r t hqua k e s ,
T s u n a m i , V o l c a n i c a c t i vi t y , c y c l one e t c . , g e o g r a ph i c a l f e a t u r e s
a n d t h e i r l o c a t i o n - c ha n g e s i n c r i t i c a l g e o g r a p hi c a l f e a t u r e s
( i n c l udi n g w a t e r - b o d i e s a n d i c e - c a p s ) a n d i n f l o r a a n d f a una a n d
t h e e f f e c t s of s uc h c h a nge s .
PAPER-IV 
General Studies-III: Technology, Economic Development, Bio
diversity, Environment, Security and Disaster Management
• C o n s e r v a t i o n , e nvi r o n m e nt a l p o l l ut i o n a nd d e gr a d a t i o n ,
e n v i r onm e n t a l i m p a c t a s s e s s m e nt .
• D i s a s t e r a n d d i s a s t e r m a n a g e m e n t . Pg: 8 – C; 1 – B; 6 – D, T;
Landslides
• Mass movements of rock, debris or earth down
a slope.
? Mass movements transfer the mass of rock
debris down the slopes under the direct
influence of gravity.
• Often take place, in conjunction with
earthquakes, floods and volcanoes.
• A major concern in hilly terrain
• Quite rapid and perceptible movements.
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09-08-2020
1
09-AUGUST-2020
S. 
No.
News Articles
Page Number* 
C B D H T
1
Kodagu landslip: body of one victim recovered
8 1 6 - 6
2
Ammonium nitrate to be moved out of city soon
1 - - - -
3
Kerala crash toll hits 18, probe begins
1, 8 1, 6 1, 6 1, 6 1, 6
4
How can ‘tabletop’ airports be safer? (FAQ)
14 12 12 12 12
5
Kozhikode tragedy brings back Mangaluru crash memories
- 5 - - -
6
Artefacts from microlithic and iron age found
4 - - - -
7
‘Lockdown has hit nutritional services’
10 8 8 8 8
8
Prelims Practice Questions
The Hindu News Analysis – 09
th
August 2020 
 
09-08-2020
2
Part A—Preliminary Examination
Paper I - (200 marks) 
? C u r r e n t e v e nt s o f n a t i o n a l a n d i n t e r n a t i o n a l i m por t a nc e .
? I n d i a n a n d W o r l d G e o g r a ph y - P h y s i c a l , S oc i a l , Ec o n o m i c
G e og r a ph y o f I n d i a a n d t h e W or l d .
Part B—Main Examination 
PAPER-II 
General Studies-I : Indian Heritage and Culture, History and
Geography of the World and Society.
• I m p or t a n t G e o p h y s i c a l p h e n o m e n a s u c h a s e a r t hqua k e s ,
T s u n a m i , V o l c a n i c a c t i vi t y , c y c l one e t c . , g e o g r a ph i c a l f e a t u r e s
a n d t h e i r l o c a t i o n - c ha n g e s i n c r i t i c a l g e o g r a p hi c a l f e a t u r e s
( i n c l udi n g w a t e r - b o d i e s a n d i c e - c a p s ) a n d i n f l o r a a n d f a una a n d
t h e e f f e c t s of s uc h c h a nge s .
PAPER-IV 
General Studies-III: Technology, Economic Development, Bio
diversity, Environment, Security and Disaster Management
• C o n s e r v a t i o n , e nvi r o n m e nt a l p o l l ut i o n a nd d e gr a d a t i o n ,
e n v i r onm e n t a l i m p a c t a s s e s s m e nt .
• D i s a s t e r a n d d i s a s t e r m a n a g e m e n t . Pg: 8 – C; 1 – B; 6 – D, T;
Landslides
• Mass movements of rock, debris or earth down
a slope.
? Mass movements transfer the mass of rock
debris down the slopes under the direct
influence of gravity.
• Often take place, in conjunction with
earthquakes, floods and volcanoes.
• A major concern in hilly terrain
• Quite rapid and perceptible movements.
09-08-2020
3
• Size and shape of the detached mass depends on
? nature of discontinuities in the rock
? degree of weathering
? steepness of the slope.
• Landslides category - depending upon the type of
movement of materials.
? Slump - slipping of one or several units of
rock debris with a backward rotation with
respect to the slope over which the mass
movement takes place.
? Debris slide - Rapid rolling or sliding of
earth debris without backward rotation of
mass.
? Debris fall - Nearly a free fall of earth
debris from a vertical or overhanging face.
? Rockslide - Sliding of individual rock masses
down the bedding, joint or fault surfaces.
? Rock fall - Free falling of rock blocks over
any steep slope keeping itself away from the
slope - occur from the superficial layers of
the rock face.
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09-08-2020
1
09-AUGUST-2020
S. 
No.
News Articles
Page Number* 
C B D H T
1
Kodagu landslip: body of one victim recovered
8 1 6 - 6
2
Ammonium nitrate to be moved out of city soon
1 - - - -
3
Kerala crash toll hits 18, probe begins
1, 8 1, 6 1, 6 1, 6 1, 6
4
How can ‘tabletop’ airports be safer? (FAQ)
14 12 12 12 12
5
Kozhikode tragedy brings back Mangaluru crash memories
- 5 - - -
6
Artefacts from microlithic and iron age found
4 - - - -
7
‘Lockdown has hit nutritional services’
10 8 8 8 8
8
Prelims Practice Questions
The Hindu News Analysis – 09
th
August 2020 
 
09-08-2020
2
Part A—Preliminary Examination
Paper I - (200 marks) 
? C u r r e n t e v e nt s o f n a t i o n a l a n d i n t e r n a t i o n a l i m por t a nc e .
? I n d i a n a n d W o r l d G e o g r a ph y - P h y s i c a l , S oc i a l , Ec o n o m i c
G e og r a ph y o f I n d i a a n d t h e W or l d .
Part B—Main Examination 
PAPER-II 
General Studies-I : Indian Heritage and Culture, History and
Geography of the World and Society.
• I m p or t a n t G e o p h y s i c a l p h e n o m e n a s u c h a s e a r t hqua k e s ,
T s u n a m i , V o l c a n i c a c t i vi t y , c y c l one e t c . , g e o g r a ph i c a l f e a t u r e s
a n d t h e i r l o c a t i o n - c ha n g e s i n c r i t i c a l g e o g r a p hi c a l f e a t u r e s
( i n c l udi n g w a t e r - b o d i e s a n d i c e - c a p s ) a n d i n f l o r a a n d f a una a n d
t h e e f f e c t s of s uc h c h a nge s .
PAPER-IV 
General Studies-III: Technology, Economic Development, Bio
diversity, Environment, Security and Disaster Management
• C o n s e r v a t i o n , e nvi r o n m e nt a l p o l l ut i o n a nd d e gr a d a t i o n ,
e n v i r onm e n t a l i m p a c t a s s e s s m e nt .
• D i s a s t e r a n d d i s a s t e r m a n a g e m e n t . Pg: 8 – C; 1 – B; 6 – D, T;
Landslides
• Mass movements of rock, debris or earth down
a slope.
? Mass movements transfer the mass of rock
debris down the slopes under the direct
influence of gravity.
• Often take place, in conjunction with
earthquakes, floods and volcanoes.
• A major concern in hilly terrain
• Quite rapid and perceptible movements.
09-08-2020
3
• Size and shape of the detached mass depends on
? nature of discontinuities in the rock
? degree of weathering
? steepness of the slope.
• Landslides category - depending upon the type of
movement of materials.
? Slump - slipping of one or several units of
rock debris with a backward rotation with
respect to the slope over which the mass
movement takes place.
? Debris slide - Rapid rolling or sliding of
earth debris without backward rotation of
mass.
? Debris fall - Nearly a free fall of earth
debris from a vertical or overhanging face.
? Rockslide - Sliding of individual rock masses
down the bedding, joint or fault surfaces.
? Rock fall - Free falling of rock blocks over
any steep slope keeping itself away from the
slope - occur from the superficial layers of
the rock face.
09-08-2020
4
Scenario in India
• Himalayas - very frequently
? Tectonically active
? Mostly made up of sedimentary rocks and
unconsolidated and semi-consolidated deposits.
? Slopes are very steep.
• Nilgiris and Western Ghats - not as frequent
- relatively tectonically stable and mostly made
of hard rocks.
? Many slopes are steeper with almost
vertical cliffs and escarpments.
? Mechanical weathering because of
temperature changes is pronounced.
? Heavy amounts of rainfall over short periods.
Disaster mitigation measures
• Hazard mapping locate areas prone to
landslides - such areas can be avoided for
building settlements.
Page 5


09-08-2020
1
09-AUGUST-2020
S. 
No.
News Articles
Page Number* 
C B D H T
1
Kodagu landslip: body of one victim recovered
8 1 6 - 6
2
Ammonium nitrate to be moved out of city soon
1 - - - -
3
Kerala crash toll hits 18, probe begins
1, 8 1, 6 1, 6 1, 6 1, 6
4
How can ‘tabletop’ airports be safer? (FAQ)
14 12 12 12 12
5
Kozhikode tragedy brings back Mangaluru crash memories
- 5 - - -
6
Artefacts from microlithic and iron age found
4 - - - -
7
‘Lockdown has hit nutritional services’
10 8 8 8 8
8
Prelims Practice Questions
The Hindu News Analysis – 09
th
August 2020 
 
09-08-2020
2
Part A—Preliminary Examination
Paper I - (200 marks) 
? C u r r e n t e v e nt s o f n a t i o n a l a n d i n t e r n a t i o n a l i m por t a nc e .
? I n d i a n a n d W o r l d G e o g r a ph y - P h y s i c a l , S oc i a l , Ec o n o m i c
G e og r a ph y o f I n d i a a n d t h e W or l d .
Part B—Main Examination 
PAPER-II 
General Studies-I : Indian Heritage and Culture, History and
Geography of the World and Society.
• I m p or t a n t G e o p h y s i c a l p h e n o m e n a s u c h a s e a r t hqua k e s ,
T s u n a m i , V o l c a n i c a c t i vi t y , c y c l one e t c . , g e o g r a ph i c a l f e a t u r e s
a n d t h e i r l o c a t i o n - c ha n g e s i n c r i t i c a l g e o g r a p hi c a l f e a t u r e s
( i n c l udi n g w a t e r - b o d i e s a n d i c e - c a p s ) a n d i n f l o r a a n d f a una a n d
t h e e f f e c t s of s uc h c h a nge s .
PAPER-IV 
General Studies-III: Technology, Economic Development, Bio
diversity, Environment, Security and Disaster Management
• C o n s e r v a t i o n , e nvi r o n m e nt a l p o l l ut i o n a nd d e gr a d a t i o n ,
e n v i r onm e n t a l i m p a c t a s s e s s m e nt .
• D i s a s t e r a n d d i s a s t e r m a n a g e m e n t . Pg: 8 – C; 1 – B; 6 – D, T;
Landslides
• Mass movements of rock, debris or earth down
a slope.
? Mass movements transfer the mass of rock
debris down the slopes under the direct
influence of gravity.
• Often take place, in conjunction with
earthquakes, floods and volcanoes.
• A major concern in hilly terrain
• Quite rapid and perceptible movements.
09-08-2020
3
• Size and shape of the detached mass depends on
? nature of discontinuities in the rock
? degree of weathering
? steepness of the slope.
• Landslides category - depending upon the type of
movement of materials.
? Slump - slipping of one or several units of
rock debris with a backward rotation with
respect to the slope over which the mass
movement takes place.
? Debris slide - Rapid rolling or sliding of
earth debris without backward rotation of
mass.
? Debris fall - Nearly a free fall of earth
debris from a vertical or overhanging face.
? Rockslide - Sliding of individual rock masses
down the bedding, joint or fault surfaces.
? Rock fall - Free falling of rock blocks over
any steep slope keeping itself away from the
slope - occur from the superficial layers of
the rock face.
09-08-2020
4
Scenario in India
• Himalayas - very frequently
? Tectonically active
? Mostly made up of sedimentary rocks and
unconsolidated and semi-consolidated deposits.
? Slopes are very steep.
• Nilgiris and Western Ghats - not as frequent
- relatively tectonically stable and mostly made
of hard rocks.
? Many slopes are steeper with almost
vertical cliffs and escarpments.
? Mechanical weathering because of
temperature changes is pronounced.
? Heavy amounts of rainfall over short periods.
Disaster mitigation measures
• Hazard mapping locate areas prone to
landslides - such areas can be avoided for
building settlements.
09-08-2020
5
• Construction of retention wall to stop land
from slipping
Courtesy: 
Brockman 
Engineering 
Contractors, Inc.
• Increase in the vegetation cover is an
effective way to arrest landslide.
• The surface drainage control works are
implemented to control the movement of
landslide along with rain water and spring
flows.
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