Which two political parties were the major partners in the ruling alliance after the 1971 General Election to the Lok Sabha.
Name the two alliances/fronts that formed the Government at the Centre in 1989 and 1996 respectively.
Name any two foreign leaders, along with the countries they belonged to, who are recognized as the founders of the Non-aligned Movement.
Study the cartoon given below carefully and answer the following questions:
i. The given cartoon is related to which country?
ii. Which two symbols in this cartoon helped in identifying the country?
iii. What message does this cartoon convey to the world?
In the given political map of India, four places are marked as A, B, C and D. Identify them with the help of information given below and write their correct names in the answer-book along with their serial numbers and the alphabets concerned:
i. The State related to Chipko Movement.
ii. The State where a special opinion poll was held asking people to decide if they wanted to merge with Maharashtra or remain separate.
iii. The State out of which the States of Meghalaya, Mizoram and Arunachal Pradesh were created.
iv. The State related to Narmada Sagar project.
‘Non-aligned Movement (NAM) has become irrelevant today'. Do you agree with the statement? Support your answer with any three suitable arguments.
Explain any three reasons for the dominance of Congress Party in the first three general elections in India.
Study the passage the given below and answer the following questions that follow:
Sardar Sarovar project is a multipurpose mega-scale dam. It required relocation of around two and a half lakh people from the villages. Issues of relocation and proper rehabilitations of the project-affected people were first raised by the local activist group. It was around 1988-89 that the issues crystallized under the banner of the NBAa loose collector of local voluntary organization.
i. Why is the Sardar Sarovar Project mentioned as multipurpose mega-scale dam?
ii. Why was it opposed by the villagers?
iii. Name the organizations which led the movement against this project
iv. What was the main demand of the local activist group?
Study the passage given below and answer the questions that follow:
India adopted a democratic approach to the question of diversity. Democracy allows the political expressions of regional aspirations and does not look upon them as antinational. Besides, democratic politics allows parties and groups to address the people on the basis of their regional identity, aspiration and specific regional problems.
i. Which type of diversity exists in India?
ii. Name any two political parties that represent regional identity.
iii. Mention any one movement that expresses regional aspiration.
iv. How does democracy treat the regional issues and problem?