Social Science


CBSE Class 10

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Evaluate any three features of 'Golden Quadrilateral' Super Highways.   

The features of Golden Quadrilateral Super Highways:-

This have beenplanned to meet the requirement of a fast movement of traffic.

The govt. has launched a major road development project linking Delhi- Kolkata- Chennai- Mumbai and Delhi by 6- lane Super Highways..

The North-South corridor linking Srinagar and kanyakumari, and East-West corridor connecting Silcher (Assam) and Porbandar are parts of this project.



How do Multi-National Corporations (MNCs) interlink production across countries? Explain with examples

The multinational corporations have spread their production and interaction across the countries in the following ways :

a. They set up production jointly with local companies. They provide money for additional investments like buying new machines for faster production.
b. MNC may  buy up local companies and then  expand production. For example : Cargil Foods, a very large MNC (USA), has bought smaller Indian companies such as Parekh Foods.
b. The MNCs provide efficient managerial and advanced technology for faster production and efficient use of resources.

c. MNC's procure raw materials for their production from local producers which has helped the latter to prosper and grow. 



Describe any three characteristics of the Drug-Bastar-Chandrapur Iron-ore belt in India.   

Three characteristics of Durg-Bastar-Chandrapur iron-ore belt in India are as follows : 

1.Lies in Chhattisgarh and Maharashtra.

2.Very high grade hematites are found in the famous Bailadila range of hills in the Bastar district of Chattisgarh.

3.The range of hills comprise of 14 deposits of super high grade hematite iron ore.



Where do minerals occur in igneous and metamorphic rocks?  

Major metallic minerals like tin, copper, zinc and lead etc. are obtained from these veins and lodes. In igneous and metamorphic rocks minerals occur in the veins and the lodes



How is the maximum retail price printed on packets beneficial for you? 

It is very important as it sets a limit beyond which the sellers cannot sell the product. otherwise they would easily exploit the consumers.  



 "Minerals are unevenly distributed in India." Support the statement with examples.   

India is blessed with plenty of metallic and non-metallic mineral resources. However, they are unevenly distributed due to differences or variations in geological structures, processes and time involved in the formation of minerals. For instance, 

1. majority of coal reserves, metallic minerals, mica and many other non-metallic minerals.

2. sedimentary rocks in Gujarat and Assam have petroleum deposits.

4. the alluvial plains of North India are mostly devoid of mineral resources.



Give an example of violation of consumer's right to choose

Eg. If I am using Airtel services but now I want to choose to switch to JIO, therefore I have to right to choose whichever service provider suits me the best. 



Explain any thee loan activities of banks in India. 

1. Banks provide loans for various economic activities

2. Banks keep only a small propotions of the deposits with them as cash

3. These deposits are used to meet the loan requirement.


 How does the use of money make it easier to exchange things? Give an example.     

Money acts as medium of exchange as it facilitates exchange through a common medium i.e. currency. With money as a medium, the two components of a transaction namely, sale and purchase can be easily separated.



Analyse the importance of the three-tier judicial machinery under Consumer Protection Act. (COPRA), 1986 for redressal of consumer disputes.

Under COPRA, the Indian govt.has set up comsumer courts for the protection of consumers against exploitation by unfair and unethical trade practises by sellers, producers and other service providers.

These courts have been set up at three levels,-Central, State and District Levels.

i)Central consumer courts address and settle claims of Rs. 1 Crore and above.

ii)National consumer courts address and settle claims of  20 lakh and 1 crore.

iii) District consumer court address and settle claims below 1 Crore.

If a person still has his/her issue not resolved , he/she can appeal to a higher level of court.