IASbaba’s TLP OPTIONAL – 2017 : Geography [17th July, 2017] – Day 6

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IASbaba’s TLP OPTIONAL – 2017 : Geography [17th July, 2017] – Day 6



1. On the outline map of India provided to you, mark the location of all of the following. Write in your QCA Booklet the significance of the locations, whether physical/commercial/economic/ecological/environmental/cultural in not more than 30 words for each entry: (2 x 5 =10 marks)

  1. Manas National Park
  2. Gandak river
  3. Jamshedpur
  4. Chilika lake
  5. Zanskar range

2. Briefly explain the following terms in not more than 50 words each: (5 x 5 =25 marks)

  1. GNI as a measure of development
  2. IHDI
  3. Federalism
  4. Indian versus American federalism
  5. Happy Planet Index

3. Write an essay on ‘geographical basis of Indian federalism’. (20 marks)

4. Discuss the geographical factors behind the creation of Telangana. What are the challenges being faced by the bifurcation of erstwhile Andhra Pradesh? Examine. (15 marks)

5. Examine various measures of economic development. Discuss their merits and limitations by using suitable examples. (15 marks)

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