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Geography 2017: Geography Questions from Current Affairs for optional.

Hi Folks,
Please post here relevant questions from current affairs regarding Geography Optional.

It should have the following:

1. Topic Name from the Syllabus
2. Question (Preferably in Bold)
3. Link to the source.


  • I have heard that Shabbir sir share current affairs news to be read on daily basis related to geo in some excel file . Can someone share link to that file ?
  • edited February 2017
    Topic: Transport, Communication and Trade: Road

    Question: What are the possible benefits of India's first Coastal Industrial Corridor at regional and national level ?

  • Doubt 1:

    Will the Climate change fund mentioned in it is part of the VCIC Corridor or is it separately given as a mitigation measure?
    Geography Optional.
  • Few broad points:

    VCIC is part of ECEC, Eastern Coast Economic Corridor, which aims to connect Kolkata to Tuticorin.
    It is 1st in the part of ECEC.
    Idea is not just to build new projects but upgrade existing ones.

    What are is objectives?
    A. Install state of the art Industrial Clusters
    b. Build and maintain, Efficient Transport
    C. Reliable Water and Power suplies
    D. Generate Employment and Skilled Labour Force
    E. Foster good business policies.

    VCIC in particular, will aim at,
    A. Capacity development of institutions engaged in corridor management
    B. Foster entrepreneurship and increasing womens participation thus aid Make in India initiative.

    Being part of the 5 Major Economic Corridors, it is first to come in East India.
    Will increase GDP output of the region to 4 times from present $16 Billion to 64.
    Aligned with Golden Quadrilateral and will help in Trade Diplomacy (with India's Act East Policy) and Make in India Initiative.

    Maps and Places can be drawn.

    Geography Optional.
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