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Contemporary South Asia
PART – 1
VERY SHORT ANSWER
Q.1. What is meant by South Asia ?
Ans : South Asia in the entire Global region is an area which is a house of many internal strifes and global conflicts.
Q.2. Is China a part of South Asia ?
Ans : No, China is not a part of South Asia.
Q.3. Which was the first country to liberalise its economy in the South Asian region ?
Ans : Sri Lanka was the first country to liberalise its economy in the South Asian region.
Q.4. Write the full form of SAARC.
Ans : South Asian association for Regional Cooperation is the full form of SAARC
Q.5. Write ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ :
SAFTA was signed at the 12th SAARC summit in Islamabad.
Ans : Yes.
Q.6. Why did India send IPKF to Srilanka ?
Ans : Indian peace keeping force was constituted in 1988 following and Accord signed between India and Sri Lanka to oversee the surrender of the Tamil militants and for constituting the eastern and northern peninsula of Sri Lanka to one administrative unit with an elected provincial Council and a chief minister.
Q.7. Fill in the blanks :
The Politics of Sri Lanka is dominated by majority__community .
Ans : Sinhalese.
Q.8. Which Country is a part of India’s ‘Look East Policy’ ?
Ans : China is a part of India’s “Look East Policy.”
Q.9. Where did India conduct nuclear test in 1998 ?
Ans: India conducted nuclear test in 1998 at pokhran.
Q.10. What is the main objective of SAARC ?
Ans : the main objective of SAARC is to promote Regional Cooperation in South Asia.
Q.11. When India and Pakistan become independent State ?
Ans : India became independent on 15 August, 1947 and Pakistan on 14 August, 1947.
Q.12. At which place 14th SAARC summit was held ?
Ans : 14th SAARC summit was held in New Delhi, 2007.
Q.13. In which year India send peace keeping force to Sri Lanka ?
Ans : In 1987 India sent peace keeping force to Sri Lanka.
Q.14. In which year India and Pakistan conducted nuclear tests ?
Ans : India and Pakistan conducted nuclear test in 1998.
Q.15. When Sri Lanka became independent state?
Ans : Sri Lanka became independent in 1948.
Q.16 Where first SAARC summit was held ?
Ans : First SAARC summit was held in Dhaka in 1985.
Q.17. When SAARC was established ?
Ans : SAARC was established in 1985.
Q.18. In which year multi party system was introduced in Maldives ?
Ans : multi party system was introduced in Maldives in June 2005.
Q.19. At which place 15th SAARC summit was held ?
Ans : 15th SAARC summit was held in Colombo, 2008.
Q.20. Which Indian Prime Minister understood bus journey to Lahore ?
Ans : Atal Bihari Vajpayee visited Lahore by bus journey.
Q.1. Mention the names of any four countries included in South Asia.
Ans : Bangladesh, India, Bhutan and Maldives are the four countries included in South Asia.
Q.2. Fill in the blanks :
Bangladesh was a part of Pakistan from__to__
Ans : 1947,1971.
Q.3. Mention the names of the two conflicting communities in Sri Lanka.
Ans : sinhalese and Tamils are the two conflicting communities in Sri Lanka.
Q.4. What is Look East policy ?
Ans : ‘Look East policy’ is a famous policy launched in 1991 to increase greater cooperation and closeness between India and other South Asian countries . It was help to develop free trade between India and South Asian countries
Q.5. How did Pakistan respond to Indian Nuclear test ?
Ans : Pakistan was inked by India’s nuclear test in 1974 and 1998. On both the occasions, Pakistan accused India of external aggression and stated that the nuclear weapons will be used against Pakistan. She also doubted India’s peaceful use of nuclear technology.
Q.6. Mention two issues on which India and Bangladesh co-operate.
Ans : The Two issues on which India and Bangladesh corporate are :
(i) Since India had helped in the creation of Bangladesh it was natural for both States to have a cordial relationship. In 1972, both States signed a friendship and an agreement on trade.
(ii) The Farakka Accord of 1977 further strengthened the relations between the two states. It helped Bangladesh to make up for the deficiency of water during summers.
Q.7. Do you think India and Nepal have any special relationship ? How ?
Ans : Yes, India and Nepal have special relationship regarding many issues:
(i) India and Nepal shares 17 kms of completely open, geographical continuous territory and therefore easily accessible border. Both Countries have close religious and linguistic affinities and there has been a free flow of people and goods across the traditional boundaries. There are shared security concerns between the two.
(ii) With the Restoration of democratic setup in Nepal, increased cooperation through SAARC and Indian liberalisation of the economy after 1991, the relationship between the two improved.
Q.8. Write any two efforts made by India in main SAARC an effective organisation ?
Ans : India has forwarded cooperation with the South Asian nations. Economic relations has been increased and India has provided a helping hand for resolving some crisis in Maldives, Sri Lanka and Nepal.
Q.9. What does SAFTA stand for ?
Ans : SAFTA stands for South Asian Free Trade Agreement.
Q.10. Write the meaning of LTTE ?
Ans : Liberalisation Tigers for Tamil Elan.
Q.11. How does democracy restored in Nepal over Monarchy ?
Ans : Pro democracy movement in Nepal become stronger and the king accepted the demand for a new constitution. The Communist Party of Nepal started a bid to replace the royal parliamentary system with people’s socialist republic by violent means. In 2006 democracy was established in Nepal.
Q.12. Write any two areas of conflict between India and Pakistan ?
Ans : Kashmir issue and border issue problem of river water sharing have affected India_ Pakistan relations.
Q.13. Name the seven countries that form the SAARC ?
Ans : Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.
Q.14. Mention the names of the countries which entered into Free Trade agreement in December 1998.
Ans : India and Sri Lanka signed free trade agreement in December, 1998.
Q.15. Write the names of two observer states of SAARC ?
Ans : India and Pakistan.
Q.16. Name the members of SAARC ?
Ans : India ,Bhutan, Nepal ,Pakistan, Bangladesh ,Sri Lanka and Maldives.
Q.17. Name the countries which are known South Asia ?
Ans : India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, Maldives, Sri Lanka and Afghanistan.
Q.18. Name the countries who signed Farakka Treaty ?
Ans : India and Pakistan signed Farakka Treaty.
Q.19. Mention any two countries in South of India who are members of SAARC ?
Ans : Sri Lanka and Maldives.
Q.20. Give the significance of Tashkent agreement.
Ans : Tashkent agreement was signed between India and Pakistan in the year 1965. According to the agreement, both the countries affirmed the need for a negotiated peaceful settlement of disputes.
Q.21. Mention two areas each of cooperation and disagreement between India and Bangladesh ?
Ans : For cooperation :
(i) Look East policy.
(ii) Disaster management.
For disagreement :
(i) Ganga and Brahmaputra water river sharing.
(ii) Migration of Bangladesh.
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