Last Day Tips & Topics for Geography Optional – 2017 YouTube Lecture Handouts

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Watch video lecture on YouTube: Last Minute Important Topics and Tips: Geography Optional 2017 IAS Mains - Best of Luck! Last Minute Important Topics and Tips: Geography Optional 2017 IAS Mains - Best of Luck!
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Major Topics

Physical Geography

  • Hurricane – USA (Ordering)

  • New Continent Discovery

Coral Bleaching

Watch video lecture on YouTube: Why Coral Bleaching Occurs? 8 Major Causes & Human Intervention Why Coral Bleaching Occurs? 8 Major Causes & Human Intervention
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  • Thermohaline Circulation

  • Climate Change – Carbon Sequestration

Watch video lecture on YouTube: COP22 and Marrakesh Action Proclamation for Our Climate & Sustainable Development COP22 and Marrakesh Action Proclamation for Our Climate & Sustainable Development
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Climate Awareness – Science express

Biogeographic Classification

Watch video lecture on YouTube: Biogeographic Regionalization: Holdridge, Rapoport, MacArthur & Wilson, Pielou, Muller, Morrone Biogeographic Regionalization: Holdridge, Rapoport, MacArthur & Wilson, Pielou, Muller, Morrone
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  • Landforms – Glacial, Fluvial, Aeolian, Karst, Coastal

  • Soil Classification

Watch video lecture on YouTube: Zonal Classification of Soil by USDA - 12 Soils Categorized Zonal Classification of Soil by USDA - 12 Soils Categorized
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Human & Economic Geography

Welfare Approach

Watch video lecture on YouTube: Welfare Approach: Achieving Pareto Optimality - Prespectives in Human Geography Welfare Approach: Achieving Pareto Optimality - Prespectives in Human Geography
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NBPZ – Economics - Richard Thaler – behavioral approach

Watch video lecture on YouTube: Behavioral Approach: Origin, 4 Development and Critic - Perspectives in Human Geography Behavioral Approach: Origin, 4 Development and Critic - Perspectives in Human Geography
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Renewable Sources – Waste to Wealth, Solar, Wind

Watch video lecture on YouTube: Renewable Energy in India - Targets 2022 Renewable Energy in India - Targets 2022
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  • Dryland farming

  • Theories – Weber, Thunen, Losch – Modifications and New versions

Watch video lecture on YouTube: Weber's Industrial Location Theory & Smith's Concept: Fundamentals of Geography Weber's Industrial Location Theory & Smith's Concept: Fundamentals of Geography
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Watch video lecture on YouTube: August Losch Economic Location Theory - 2 Key Aspects httpAugust Losch Economic Location Theory - 2 Key Aspects
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Watch video lecture on YouTube: Von Thunen Model of Agricultural Location: Fundamentals of Geography Von Thunen Model of Agricultural Location: Fundamentals of Geography
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Regional Development – convergence and divergence

Watch video lecture on YouTube: Regional Development Theories - Boudeville and Hirschman's Trickle Down and Polarization Regional Development Theories - Boudeville and Hirschman's Trickle down and Polarization
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Watch video lecture on YouTube: 5 Conceptual Basis for Regional Development Theories 5 Conceptual Basis for Regional Development Theories
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Indian Geography

Floods & Droughts –

Watch video lecture on YouTube: Droughts in India - The Recent Scenario (2014 to 2017) Droughts in India - the Recent Scenario (2014 to 2017)
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Monsoons – Prediction, El-Nino, La-Nina

Watch video lecture on YouTube: Indian Monsoon - Factors, Theories, Phenomena & Characteristics Indian Monsoon - Factors, Theories, Phenomena & Characteristics
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Blue Revolution – Inland Navigation

Watch video lecture on YouTube: Sagar Mala Project - Closer to Success of Blue Revolution with Key MAP Locations Sagar Mala Project - Closer to Success of Blue Revolution with Key MAP Locations
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  • Interlinking of Rivers

  • Sweet Revolution

  • Evergreen Revolution – Organic Farming

  • Major Schemes

Watch video lecture on YouTube: 24 Major Government Schemes, Projects and Yojanas 2017: Summary (Current Affairs / GS) 24 Major Government Schemes, Projects and Yojanas 2017: Summary (Current Affairs / GS)
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Watch video lecture on YouTube: 3 Urban Mega Schemes - Smart City Mission, AMRUT & PMAY - Key MAP Locations 3 Urban Mega Schemes - Smart City Mission, AMRUT & PMAY - Key MAP Locations
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SAUNI, Kalpsar Projects

Watch video lecture on YouTube: Kalpsar Project - Gulf of Khambhat Development Program - Key MAP Locations Kalpsar Project - Gulf of Khambhat Development Program - Key MAP Locations
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Watch video lecture on YouTube: SAUNI Yojana - Boon for 11 Districts of Saurashtra Region - Key MAP Locations SAUNI Yojana - Boon for 11 Districts of Saurashtra Region - Key MAP Locations
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Dam Building & Impact

Changing Focus

  • Less focus on direct questions

  • More conceptual and applicative based

  • Looking for your views and perspectives

What to Keep in Mind?

  • No Incomplete Maps

  • Proper Labelling

  • No Distorted Maps

  • Systematic & Coherent Ideas

  • Case Studies (Beneficial)

  • Theories (Not Compulsory)

  • Time Management

  • Create Liveliness (not Monotonous)

  • Not reveal you are non-geography student

  • Keep Quiet if Doubtful ϑ

“Silence is True Wisdom’s Best Reply”

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