In Geography Optional, Trade, Transport, and Communication are important topics that are closely interrelated and play a vital role in the economic development of a country or region.
Trade refers to the exchange of goods and services between different regions or countries. Trade can be international, regional, or local, and it is essential for economic growth and development. International trade involves the exchange of goods and services between different countries, while regional trade involves the exchange of goods and services between neighboring countries or regions.
Transportation is the physical movement of goods and people from one place to another. Efficient transportation systems are essential for facilitating trade and economic development. The modes of transportation can be road, rail, water, and air, and the choice of transportation mode depends on factors such as distance, speed, cost, and accessibility.
Communication refers to the exchange of information between individuals, organizations, or countries. Communication technologies such as the internet, telephone, and postal services play a crucial role in facilitating trade and economic development. Efficient communication systems help businesses to communicate with their customers and suppliers, and it also enables governments to provide public services to their citizens.
Therefore, a sound understanding of trade, transport, and communication is essential for policymakers, planners, and investors to make informed decisions regarding economic development, infrastructure, and public services.
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Trade, Transport & Communication Previous Year Questions (UPSC CSE Mains Geography Optional)
- Discuss the significance of new ports on the western Coast of India on the external trade of the country (10 Marks/2022)
- Critically examine the role of IRNSS-NavIC programme on the satellite navigation system of India. (15 Marks/2022)
- Discuss the geopolitical significance of Quad in the Indo-Pacific realm with reference to marine trade in the region. (15 Marks/2022)
- Examine how information and communication technology has boosted the development of certain regions of India. (20 Marks/2021)
- Critically assess the status of balance of trade in India and suggest some measures to combat the issues. (15 Marks/2021)
- India has opened-up its space to private sector for satellite based activities.Critically examine its implications indicating the major security concerns. (20 Marks/2020)
- Examine ongoing space programmes of India and their implications for national security in future. (15 Marks/2019)
- Examine the development of information technology in India and its influence on work culture and society. (15 Marks/2019)
- With special reference to India examine the changes in the nature and patterns of international trade. Mention the major influencing factors. (20 Marks/2019)
- Account for the persisting negative trade balance of India. (15 Marks/2018)
- Explain the pipeline network across India and its impact on regional development. (20 Marks/2018)
- Discuss the changing composition of international trade through major seaports of India.(15 Marks/2018)
- Critically examine the feasibility of development of a comprehensive network of airwaysin India. (15 Marks/2017)
- Bring out the significance of Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS). (10 Marks/2017)
- Integrated development of road and rail networks in a complementary framework is a prerequisite for
regional development. Explain with reference to North- Eastern Region of India. (20 Marks/2017)
- Describe the salient features of Sagar Mala Project and highlight its role in port-led development of coastal regions in India. (15 Marks/2017)
- Bring out the development of river water transport in India and its role of regional development. (20 Marks/2016)
- Analyse the pattern of India’s trade with the S-E Asian countries. (10 Marks/2016)
- Explain with suitable examplesthe role ofroad transport in agricultural development in India.(15 Marks/2016)
- Evaluate the impact of technology on resource utilization in India. (15 Marks/2016)
- Evaluate the contribution of Communication and Information Technology to the development of economy and society, and examine the relevance of the recently launched “Digital India” programme. (15 Marks/2015)
- How has India’s “Look East” policy taken shape in the past two decades and how it may affect India’s external trade? (15 Marks/2015)
- Discuss the problems and prospects of National Waterway No. 1. (15 Marks/2014)
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