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IASbaba’s 60 Day Plan- Prelims Test 2017 SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY & CURRENT AFFAIRS [Day 5]

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Hello Friends

So, here we are with the 5th 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 5]: SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY & CURRENT AFFAIRS 

 

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Q.1) A Portable Telemedicine System for Armed Forces (PDF) has been developed. Which of the following statements are correct about it?

  1. It has been developed by DRDO.
  2. It is meant to provide remote assistance to injured personnel in a field hospital or a ship out at sea

Select the code from following:

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

Q.2) Armament Research and Development Establishment (ARDE) and the High Energy Materials Research Laboratory (HEMRL) have developed Penetration cum Blast and Thermobaric ammunitions. Consider the following statements about these:

  1. HEMRL is the research wing of DRDO which researchers in new high energy materials to be used in warheads and ammunition.
  2. The newly developed ammunition uses atmospheric oxygen for the explosions instead of the oxidiser included in the compound, as is done in conventional explosives.
  3. The blast done by these ammunitions is much weaker than the conventional explosives.

Which of the above statements are correct?

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

Q.3) Which of the following processes are endothermic i.e. they absorb energy?

  1. Melting Ice
  2. Photosynthesis
  3. Respiration
  4. Thermal Decomposition

Select the code from the following:

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

Q.4) India has successfully developed its first indigenously built SONAR composite dome. Which of the following statements is correct about it?

  1. The Sonar dome is attached to the bottom of ships, and scans the seas for submarine threats.
  2. It is attached to the nose of fighter planes to navigate properly in bad weather conditions.
  3. It is attached to warheads of fire and forget missile to successfully chase the targets and destroy them.
  4. None of the above

Q.5) Which of the following statements regarding ‘Varunastra’ are correct?

  1. It is a ship launched heavy weight torpedo.
  2. It is capable of taking down stealth submarines in deep or shallow waters.

Select the code from below:

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

Q.6) Recently Indian Air Force has inducted two Tejas Aircrafts and ordered for twenty more. Which of the following statements are correct about ‘Tejas’?

  1. It is a light Combat Aircraft.
  2. It is jointly developed by DRDO and Russia.
  3. The aircraft are capable of firing air-to-air missiles, and dropping laser guided bombs.

Select the code from below:

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

Q.7) DRDO successfully carried out the maiden flight of the Rustom-II unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). Which of the following statements are correct about Rustom II?

  1. The UAV is a surveillance unmanned aircraft and it is not combat capable.
  2. The Rustom-II is a Medium Altitude Long Endurance (MALE) UAV.

Select the code from below:

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

Q.8) Which of the following statements are correct about ‘Anti Tank NAG’ Missile?

  1. It has been indigenously developed under the Integrated Guided Missile Development Programme, IGMDP
  2. It is a fire and forget, heat seeking guided missile.
  3. It can be launched from land and air based platforms.

Select the code from below:

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

Q.9) Which of the following are the correct differences between Ballistic and Cruise Missiles?

  1. Ballistic missiles follow a projectile motion under gravity while cruise missiles have maneuvering capabilities.
  2. Usually the range of Cruise missiles is much higher than ballistic missiles.
  3. The destruction radius of Ballistic missiles is usually much higher than Cruise missiles.

Select the code from following:

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

Q.10) Which of the following statements are incorrect about ‘Mercury’?

  1. It is the only element which is liquid at room temperature.
  2. It shows the properties of malleability and ductility.
  3. It is used in fluorescent lamps.

Select the code from following:

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

Q.11) Magnetic induction stoves are very commonly used these days. Aluminium and Copper Utensils cannot be directly used over these stoves. What is the reason for that?

  1. They are bad conductors of electricity.
  2. They get cracks because of magnetic induction.
  3. They are not ferro – magnetic in nature.
  4. They can cause food poisoning.

Q.12) Graphite is an important allotrope of Carbon. Which of the following statements are correct about Graphite?

  1. It is an organic compound.
  2. It is a good conductor of electricity unlike other allotropes of carbon.
  3. It is used as a lubricating agent because of its layered structure.

Select the code from below:

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

Q.13) ISRO has recently successfully tested the SCRAMJET engine technology. Which of the following statements are correct about SCRAMJET?

  1. SCRAMJET stands for Subsonic Combusting Ramjet.
  2. Scramjet engines use atmospheric oxygen as oxidizers for combustion of its fuel.

Select the code from below:

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

Q.14) There is a growing demand from many states to open more ‘Sainik Schools’. Consider the following statements regarding Sainik Schools:

  1. They are established as a Joint Venture between Center and State Government.
  2. They are specifically meant to provide education to children of personnel of Indian Armed Forces only.
  3. The aim of Sainik Schools is all round development of a child’s personality in order to prepare him for entry into National Defence Academy and to remove regional imbalance in the officer’s cadre of the Armed Forces.

Which of the above statements are correct?

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

Q.15) Which of the following countries is India’s largest defence Supplier? 

  1. Russia
  2. USA
  3. Israel
  4. France 

Q.16) Consider the following statements about Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant

  1. It is the first in the world to have post-Fukushima safety enhancement requirements implemented and operated successfully
  2. It is the single largest nuclear power station in India
  3. It has a pressurized heavy-water reactor (PHWR) type of nuclear reactor

Select the correct statements

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

Q.17) Consider the following statements about CRISPR

  1. It allows scientists to selectively edit genome parts and replace them with new DNA stretches
  2. It consists of two key molecules that introduce a change into the DNA – Cas9 and Guide RNA (gRNA)
  3. CRISPRs do not need to be paired with separate cleaving enzymes as other tools do

Select the correct statements

  1. Only 1
  2. 1 and 2
  3. 1, 2 and 3
  4. 1 and 3

Q.18) The endeavour of MAA programme is

  1. To ensure adequate awareness is generated among masses, especially mothers, on the benefits of breastfeeding
  2. To promote institutional deliveries
  3. To provide monetary assistance to the mother to meet the cost of delivery
  4. To provide for wage loss due to pregnancy and confinement

Q.19) Recently Reserve Bank of India (RBI) launched Sachet’ portal to

  1. Curb illegal collection of money by companies
  2. Promote financial literacy
  3. Facilitate RBI’s Core Banking Solution (CBS)
  4. None of the above

Q.20) Which of the following is associated with mobile internet coverage speed?

  1. EDGE
  2. HSPA
  3. NFC
  4. GPRS
  5. LTE

Select the correct code:

  1. 1, 2, 3 and 4
  2. 1, 2, 4 and 5
  3. 1, 3, 4 and 5
  4. All of the above

Q.21) This tool allows developing countries to raise tariffs temporarily to deal with import surges or price falls. Identify the tool from the following options:

  1. Special Drawing Rights
  2. Special Safeguard Mechanism
  3. GATT
  4. National Treatment Obligation

Q.22) Consider the following statements with respect to Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI).

  1. It is established under the Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006
  2. Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution is administrative ministry for the implementation of FSSAI

Which of the following statements is/are correct?

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

Q.23) Global Innovation Index (GII) is released by

  1. World Economic Forum
  2. World Bank
  3. IMF
  4. None of the above

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