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IASbaba’s 60 Day Plan- Prelims Test 2017 GEOGRAPHY & CURRENT AFFAIRS [Day 4]

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Hello Friends

So, here we are with the 4th Day of 60 Days Plan. It is the third edition of 60 Days program but seems like the first one because of the excitement involved everywhere, including us 🙂

We are equally excited and pumped. Our Team is working hard to make you realize your dream. Do not take it insincerely and let us down. Your faith and participation has to be in sync with the amount of hard work and effort we do.

Let us pledge to make it a big game changer (better than last year) in the next 60 days!


Importance of Self – Tracking: Learning from Last Year

Last year, aspirants used to comment their answers in the comment box on daily basis. There were huge participation in discussion. Putting answers in comment box has been very effective to self track yourself after updating the score. In the end you can cross check your performance through disqus profile.

It was highly effective in the last edition of 60 Days that propelled aspirants to monitor their performance and learn through discussion. Let you solve these questions with full honesty and write your result in the comment box. Interact with peers to know your mistakes.

The importance of this initiative stands time bound and aggressive reverse engineering to learn the concepts. Many of you must be busy with your own strategy but let us tell you honestly that in the last two months, it is very important to revise and consolidate your learning. Just reading won’t suffice.

So, take out few hours from your schedule and make it a revision exercise.

How you can make the best use of it?

Be honest to your effort and do not start competing with XYZ aspirants here just for the sake of marks. It is more important for you to introspect and check your learning than focusing on others. Try to answer the questions in 20 minutes only. 

Do not get into negative feeling that I don’t have enough knowledge to answer these questions. Feel like you are taking the real exam. What would be your response then?

The same will be replicated in UPSC exam. Here, you get marks only and nothing else matters. So make effort to know the answers of all questions. Do not cheat 😛

Baba’s Gyan for REVISION

Many of you, almost all, asks about effective revision strategy! Can there be any?

Let us tell you something Baba does 😀 

You guys study a lot and there is no issue with the hard work that has been put in. But when it comes to input-output comparison, your performance is questionable.

What to do?

Just do this for a Week: Go to bed before stipulated time of your sleep, at least 1 hour before. Close your eyes and try to relax your mind. You should attain full comfort and calmness.

Do this on the First Day: Imagine the full story of a recent movie that you have watched. Try to recollect from starting to end. See, whether you are able to depict the clear picture or not!

Now, do the same for everything you learnt from morning specially the ones you struggled with. Since it is fresh, most of the things should flow into your mind smoothly. Check what is your recollecting capacity.

For example, if you prepared Polity Day 2: Topics- Try to collect all important concepts and learning of the day.

Trust us, this exercise if done with sincerity will give you immense confidence as well as boost your performance. There is no ideal time for revision and there cannot be any specific date put for it, as commonly done.

This will always expose your weaknesses the very same day and if you tend to forget something, can always get back to consolidate and cement it.

REPEAT IT FOR A WEEK & SEE THE MAGIC 😀 

Must to Do: Read the detailed article regarding Micro Analysis Matrix and follow the guidelines- Click Here

Try to hold your nerves and learn to control the temptation. This is very important art to learn and implement!

 

Are you ready? Let’s start

[Day 4]: GEOGRAPHY & CURRENT AFFAIRS

 

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TOPICS: Indian Geography –

  • River system in India – Indian River System
  • Himalayas River system – Indus, Ganga, Brahamaputra
  • Peninsular River Systems

PRELIMS MCQ’s:


Q.1) Consider the following:

  1. These forests are the most wide spread forests of India.
  2. These regions experience seasonal changes.
  3. Hardwood trees such as sal, teak, neem and shisham are found in this region.

The above given characteristic features belong to –

  1. Tropical Evergreen Forests
  2. Tropical Deciduous Forests
  3. Temperate Evergreen Forests
  4. Temperate Deciduous Forests

Q.2) Match List I with List II and select the correct answer using the code given below the Lists:

List I                                        List II

(Drainage Patterns)               (Description)

  1. Dendritic                                 1. rivers discharge their waters from all directions in a                                                          lake or depression
  2. Radial                                      2. rivers originate from a hill and flow in all directions
  3. Trellis                                      3. drainage pattern resembles the branches of a tree
  4. Centripetal                           4. Secondary tributaries join primary tributaries of                                                                     rivers at right angle

Code:

A – B – C – D

  1. 1 – 2 – 3 – 4
  2. 3 – 4 – 2 – 1
  3. 3 – 2 – 4 – 1
  4. 1 – 4 – 3 – 2 

Q.3) Consider the below statements with regard to River Chenab:

  1. Chenab is the largest tributary of the Indus.
  2. It is formed by two streams, the Chandra and the Bhaga.
  3. It runs parallel to the Pir Panjal range.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

  1. 2 only
  2. 2 and 3 only
  3. 1 and 3 only
  4. 1, 2 and 3

Q.4) Shimsha, Hemavati, Arkavati, Bhavani are tributaries of –

  1. Krishna
  2. Godavari
  3. Narmada
  4. Kaveri

Q.5) Consider the below statements with regard to Himalayan and Peninsular river system:

  1. Peninsular rivers are not as long as the Himalayan rivers.
  2. Peninsular rivers are smaller in number, whereas Himalayan rivers are larger in number.
  3. Himalayan rivers follow more or less straight course and do not change their course.
  4. Peninsular rivers are useful for irrigation and navigation.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

  1. 1 and 2 only
  2. 1, 2 and 4 only
  3. 1, 3 and 4 only
  4. 1, 2, 3 and 4

Q.6) What are the benefits of temperate cyclones from the Mediterranean sea to India?

  1. It causes rainfall in Punjab and Haryana
  2. It is highly beneficial for kharif crops
  3. It causes torrential rainfall in Central parts of India and northern parts of southern Peninsula
  4. Both (a) and (b)

Q.7) Which state has maximum different types of climatic regions in India?

  1. Tamil Nadu
  2. Gujarat
  3. Madhya Pradesh
  4. Maharashtra

Q.8) Which of the below given pairs are rightly matched?

  1. Koteshwar Dam/Tehri Reservoir : : Bhagirathi River
  2. Ranjit Sagar Dam : : Chambal River
  3. Daudhan dam : : Ken-Betwa River
  4. Gobind VallabhPant Sagar : : Sutlej

Choose the appropriate code:

  1. 3 and 4 only
  2. 1 and 3 only
  3. 1, 3 and 4 only
  4. All of the above

Q.9) Consider the diagram below:

Letters A, B, C and D in the diagram represent sequential arrangement of basic topographical features along a coast. Identify the correct sequence from the codes given below:

  1. Land, continental shelf, continental slope, deep sea plain
  2. Land, continental slope, continental shelf, deep sea plain
  3. Mountain, sea coast, continental slope, deep sea plain
  4. Hill, continental slope, ocean deep, deep sea plain

Q.10) What are the favourable conditions for the river capture to occur?

  1. Higher volume of water so that velocity and discharge may be sufficiently high
  2. Steep channel gradient
  3. Relatively broad valley
  4. More sediment load

Choose the correct answer from the code below:

  1. 1 and 2 only
  2. 1 and 3 only
  3. 1, 2 and 3 only
  4. 1, 2, 3 and 4

Q.11) Consider the following:

  1. It rises in the Malwa plateau.
  2. It flows northwards.
  3. It is famous for its badland topography.

Identify the correct river from below:

  1. Narmada
  2. Tapi
  3. Chambal
  4. Mahi

Q.12) Arrange the following rivers from North to South:

  1. Tapti
  2. Narmada
  3. Krishna
  4. Godavari

Choose the correct answer from the code given below:

  1. 1 – 2 – 3 – 4
  2. 2 – 1 – 4 – 3
  3. 2 – 1 – 3 – 4
  4. 1 – 2 – 4 – 3

Q.13) Which of the below given are conditions that favour the formation of deltas?

  1. Shallow sea, adjoining the delta
  2. Strong current at the river mouth which leads to formation of tides
  3. Active vertical and lateral erosion in the lower course of the river to supply large amount of sediments

Choose the correct answer from the code below:

  1. 1 only
  2. 3 only
  3. 2 and 3 only
  4. 1 and 2 only

Q.14) Consider the following statements:

  1. Erosion is distinguished from weathering as no transportation of material is involved in case of erosion.
  2. Abrasion is the process of gradual destruction of rocks through physical, chemical and biological processes caused by wind, water, climate change etc.

Which of the above statement(s) is/are correct?

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither 1 nor 2

Q.15) Winter monsoons do not cause much rainfall in India because –

  1. They move from land to the sea
  2. Due to anti cyclonic circulation on land
  3. They have little humidity
  4. All of the above

Q.16) Income tax in India is

  1. progressive
  2. regressive
  3. proportional
  4. based on benefit principle

Q.17) India ranks a low 39th in terms of fixed broadband adoption among Asia Pacific countries according to the report ‘State of ICT in Asia and the Pacific 2016: Uncovering the Widening Broadband Divide’. Consider the following statements with respect to the report.

  1. The report is released by Internet Governance Forum (IGF)
  2. The subscriptions per 100 inhabitants in the ESCAP region are ahead of Latin America and the Caribbean countries but far lower than Europe and North America

Which of the following statements are correct?

  1. Only 1
  2. Only 2
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. None

Q.18) Consider the following statements with respect to Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC)

  1. India and Pakistan are members of the OIC
  2. All the GCC countries are members of OIC
  3. It is headquartered at Abu Dhabi, UAE

Which of the following statements is/are correct?

  1. Only 2
  2. 1 and 2
  3. 1 and 3
  4. None of the above

Q.19) Consider the following statements about ‘Access to Justice’ Project

  1. The project aims to address the legal needs of the marginalized and vulnerable sections of society, particularly women, children, and Scheduled Castes and tribal communities, who do not have the requisite means to ensure that their rights are guaranteed
  2. The first phase of the project focused on North Eastern States and Jammu and Kashmir
  3. The project is anchored with the Department of Justice, Ministry of Law and Justice

Which of the following statements is/are correct?

  1. 1 and 2
  2. 2 and 3
  3. 1 and 3
  4. All of the above

Q.20) Recently Supreme Court said it may refer a plea challenging the validity of the Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) resettlement Act to a constitution bench if it finds that some issues needed interpretation of the Constitution. Consider the following statements with respect to J&K resettlement Act

  1. It envisages grant of permit for resettlement of Pakistani nationals who had migrated to Pakistan from Jammu and Kashmir after India’s partition
  2. People of Jammu and Kashmir who migrated to Pakistan from 1947 could be considered for their return but their descendants could not be

Which of the following statements is/are correct?

  1. Only 1
  2. Only 2
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither 1 nor 2

Q.21) Consider the following statements about National Housing Bank (NHB)

  1. The National Housing Policy, 1988 envisaged the setting up of NHB as the Apex level institution for housing
  2. It is wholly owned by Reserve Bank of India
  3. ‘Residex’, India’s first official residential housing price index was launched by NHB

Which of the following statements is/are correct?

  1. 1 and 2
  2. 2 and 3
  3. 1 and 3
  4. All of the above

Q.22) Recently, which of the following communities was granted Scheduled Tribe status?

  1. Kattunayakan
  2. Malalikuravan
  3. Kuruman
  4. Irular 

Q.23) Consider the following statements about ‘UJALA’ scheme

  1. It is a LED based ‘Domestic Efficient Lighting Programme’
  2. Electricity Distribution Company and Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) are the implementing agencies
  3. It is mandatory for all the states to adopt this scheme

Select the correct statements

  1. 1 and 3
  2. 1 and 2
  3. 2 and 3
  4. All of the above

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