Last Day Tips & Topics for Geography Optional – 2017 (Download PDF)

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With just a day left in hand, here are some of the most important topics that you must cover. Some of the topics have the respective video links. Also, you can go to Examrace Channel by Today Afternoon to watch the video on covering major topics and important tips for UPSC Geography Optional. We wish that you come up with flying colors! Good Luck Ahead!

Major Topics

Physical Geography

  • Hurricane – USA (Ordering)
  • New Continent Discovery

Coral Bleaching

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Why Coral Bleaching Occurs? 8 Major Causes & Human Intervention

This lecture by Dr. Manishika Jain focuses on the concept of coral bleaching, importance of corals, why bleaching occurs, major causes and human intervention as a main concern for depleting corals.

  • Thermohaline Circulation
  • Climate Change – Carbon Sequestration
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COP22 and Marrakesh Action Proclamation for Our Climate & Sustainable Development

Dr. Manishika Jain in this video explains a major topic in Environment and Sustainable Development - COP 22 and Marrakesh Proclamation.

  • Climate Awareness – Science express
  • Biogeographic Classification
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Biogeographic Regionalization: Holdridge, Rapoport, MacArthur & Wilson, Pielou, Muller, Morrone

Dr. Manishika Jain explains the Biogeographical Regionalization and the major classifications for geography subject.

  • Landforms – Glacial, Fluvial, Aeolian, Karst, Coastal
  • Soil Classification
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Zonal Classification of Soil by USDA - 12 Soils Categorized

12 Types of Soils given under USDA Soil Classification - Zonal Classification of Soil are explained in this video by Dr. Manishika Jain.

Human & Economic Geography

  • Welfare Approach
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Welfare Approach: Achieving Pareto Optimality - Prespectives in Human Geography

Various perspectives of human geography will be covered in the series of lectures, this is the first lecture on welfare approach.

  • NBPZ – Economics - Richard Thaler – behavioral approach
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Welfare Approach: Achieving Pareto Optimality - Prespectives in Human Geography

Various perspectives of human geography will be covered in the series of lectures, this is the first lecture on welfare approach.

  • Renewable Sources – Waste to Wealth, Solar, Wind
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Renewable Energy in India - Targets 2022

Dr. Manishika Jain in this lectures explains the renewable energy in India and targets for 2022.

  • Dryland farming
  • Theories – Weber, Thunen, Losch – Modifications and New versions
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Weber’s Industrial Location Theory & Smith’s Concept: Fundamentals of Geography

Weber’s Theory of Industrial Location and Smith’s Spatial Margins of Profitability are elaborately discussed by Dr. Manishika in this session.

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August Losch Economic Location Theory - 2 Key Aspects

Dr. Manishika Jain in this video explains how Losch focused on profit maximization as the main aim of entrepreneur. He further discarded the least cost approach and explained defining new market boundaries based on this approach.

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Von Thunen Model of Agricultural Location: Fundamentals of Geography

In this session the model of agricultural location are explained mainly the Von Thunen Model and Alonso extension, the assumptions, principles and criticism of the model are explained by Dr. Manishika Jain in a lucid manner.

  • Regional Development – convergence and divergence
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Regional Development Theories - Boudeville and Hirschman’s Trickle Down and Polarization

Dr. Manishika Jain explains the conceptual basis for regional development theories of convergence and divergence. The main 2 theories discussed are Boudeville’s theory and Hirschman’s Trickle Down and Polarization Theories.

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5 Conceptual Basis for Regional Development Theories

Dr. Manishika Jain explains the conceptual basis for regional development theories.

Indian Geography

  • Floods & Droughts –
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Droughts in India - The Recent Scenario (2014 to 2017)

The lecture by Dr. Manishika Jain focuses on the cause of droought in the recent years and the possible remedies.

  • Monsoons – Prediction, El-Nino, La-Nina
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Indian Monsoon - Factors, Theories, Phenomena & Characteristics

Dr. Manishika Jain in this lecture explains the concept of Indian Monsoon. The focus areas are the factors that affect monsoon, 3 theories of monsoon, phenomena, characteristics and regional variability of monsoons.

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Tibetan Plateau - Role in Climatology & Latest Developments

Dr. Manishika Jain explains the role of Tibetan Plateau in climatology and the latest developments and changes at Tibetan Plateau.

  • Blue Revolution – Inland Navigation
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Sagar Mala Project - Closer to Success of Blue Revolution with Key MAP Locations

We expect atleast one question from this lecture! Dr. Manishika Jain explains the concept, structure, pillars and main proposals of Sagar Mala Project. The lecture includes key map locations, we will be focusing on map locations in further classes.

  • Interlinking of Rivers
  • Sweet Revolution
  • Evergreen Revolution – Organic Farming
  • Major Schemes
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24 Major Government Schemes, Projects and Yojanas 2017: Summary (Current Affairs)

Dr. Manishika Jain explains 24 Major Schemes, Projects and Yojanas 2017: Summary (Current Affairs)

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3 Urban Mega Schemes - Smart City Mission, AMRUT & PMAY - Key MAP Locations

Dr. Manishika Jain explains the concept, structure, mission and area based development approach of Smart city mission, AMRUT and PMAY. The lecture includes key map locations, we will be focusing on map locations in further classes.

  • SAUNI, Kalpsar Projects
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Kalpsar Project - Gulf of Khambhat Development Program - Key MAP Locations

Dr. Manishika Jain explains the Kalpsar Project - its needs and benefits for the region of Saurashtra. Once completed it would turn out to be largest man made fresh water reservoir.

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SAUNI Yojana - Boon for 11 Districts of Saurashtra Region - Key MAP Locations

Dr. Manishika Jain explains the region of Saurashtra and changes in structure for district from 2011 to 2013. The tutorial then moves forward with why there is a need for such project of Water Diversion, mechanism and benefits allured to common man by Saurashtra Narmada

  • 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

“Silence is True Wisdom’s Best Reply”

- Published/Last Modified on: November 1, 2017

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