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Open Text - Based AssessmentAnnual Examination-March 2014Themes1. Indian Summer Monsoon andPage1The Himalayan Tsunami2. Krakatau Volcano: Fear12of East IndiesCENTRAL BOARD OF SECONDARY EDUCATIONShiksha Kendra, 2, Community Centre, Preet Vihar, Delhi-110 092 IndiaOPEN TEXT MATERIALGeography (029) : Class-XI1. Theme Indian Summer Monsoon and The Himalayan TsunamiAbstract:Indian summer monsoon has always remained vital for the economy and people of the country. Theanomalies and variability in Indian summer monsoon is resulting in frequent disasters such as thefierce floods of Uttrakhand Himalayas. The recent flash floods in Uttrakhand have caused damages tocalamitous proportions. Natures fury has been magnified by mindless anthropogenic activities andirresponsible tourism. Cloud burst events combined with geophysical dynamics have become a seriousthreat for the region. Lack of proper understanding and knowledge about recent climatic events in theregion and absence of efficient post-disaster response mechanism has increased the vulnerability ofthose living in such ecologically fragile areas.The torrential rainfall in Uttrakhand Himalayas ofJune, 2013 resulted into huge death and destruction. Itleft hundreds dead; thousand marooned and washedaway scores of villages, inundated the eight centuryKedarnath temple. The famous Manikarinika temple onthe banks of Bhagirathi was swept away by swirlingwaters of the river. Houses and small apart

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