IASbaba’s 60 Day Plan- Prelims Test 2017 Environment and Current Affairs [Day 24]

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  • April 22, 2017
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Hello Friends

So, here we are with the 24th 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.


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



Q.1) Consider the following statements regarding Living Planet Index Report

  1. It is published by IUCN annually.
  2. The report is compiled with data from the Zoological Society of India (ZSI) to measure the abundance of biodiversity.

Which of the given statements is/are correct?

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


Q.2) Consider the following statements about Rio Declaration on Environment and Development

  1. The Rio Declaration proclaims 30 principles.
  2. It includes formulations of the precautionary principle and the polluter pays principle
  3. It also includes Environment Impact Assessment

Select the correct answer using below code

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

Q.3) Consider the following

  1. Marine Park
  2. National Park
  3. Coral reefs
  4. Mangroves
  5. Sand Dunes

Among the following, entities that fall under Coastal Regulation Zone-I (CRZ)

  1. 1,2 and 4
  2. 2, 3 and 4
  3. 1, 3 and 5
  4. 1,2,3, 4 and 5

Q.4) India is party to the following international agreements which have bearing on biodiversity?

  1. FAO International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for food and agriculture
  2. World Heritage Convention
  3. World Trade Organization
  4. UN Convention to Combating Desertification
  5. UN Law of the Seas

Select the correct code

  1. 2 and 4
  2. 1, 2 and 4
  3. 2, 3, 4 and 5
  4. 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5

Q.5) Consider the following

  1. Food Processing
  2. Printing Press
  3. Pulp and Paper
  4. Sugar
  5. Healthcare Establishments

Which of the given industries come under RED CATEGORY INDUSTRY?

  1. 1, 2 and 4
  2. 2, 3, 4 and 5
  3. 3, 4 and 5
  4. 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5

Q.6) Green Digital Finance Alliance is a unique partnership between

  1. IUCN and Ant Financial Services Group
  2. World Bank and Ant Financial Services Group
  3. UNEP and Ant Financial Services Group
  4. UNDP and Ant Financial Services Group

Q.7) Scientists have discovered two new species ‘Sholicola and Montecincla’ in the Western Ghats. They are-

  1. New species of Lizard
  2. New species of Song Bird
  3. New species of Frog
  4. New species of Bat

Q.8) Which of the following protected areas are formed as per the guidelines of ‘The Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972’?

  1. National Park
  2. Biosphere Reserve
  3. Wildlife Sanctuary
  4. Conservation Reserves
  5. Community Reserves

Select the correct code

  1. 1, 2, 3 and 4
  2. 1, 3, 4 and 5
  3. 1, 2, 3 and 5
  4. All

Q.9) Consider the following statements with respect to Green Bonds

  1. Green bond is a debt instrument issued by an entity for raising funds from investors
  2. The funds generated are used to fund both green and non-green projects
  3. A green bond is a tax-exempt bond issued by federally qualified organizations for the development of brownfield sites.

Select the correct answer using the code given below

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

Q.10) Which of the following is/are the man-made Ramsar sites of India?

  1. Ropar wetland
  2. Harike reservoir
  3. Bhoj Wetland
  4. Ashtamudi

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

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

Q.11) Consider the statements about National Biodiversity Authority (NBA)

  1. The NBA is a Statutory and Autonomous Body
  2. It performs the function of regulatory as well as advisory body for GoI
  3. The National Biodiversity Authority (NBA) was established in 2010 to implement India’s Biological Diversity Act (2002).

Which of the given statements is/are correct?

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

Q.12) Consider the following

  1. Durban Declaration and Program of Action
  2. Cancum Agreement
  3. Copenhagen Accord
  4. Bali Action Plan

Which of the above includes commitments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions?

  1. 1, 2 and 3
  2. 2, 3 and 4
  3. 2 and 3
  4. All

Q.13) According to “United Nations Convention on The Law of Seas (UNCLOS)”

  1. Territorial waters are up to 12 nautical miles.
  2. Contiguous Zone is up to 22 nautical miles from the shore.
  3. The coastal nation has sole exploitation rights over all natural resources in Exclusive Economic Zones (EEZ).

Which of the above statements are incorrect?

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

Q.14) TRAFFIC, The Wildlife Trade Monitoring Network is a joint conservation programme of

  1. WWF and UNEP
  2. WWF and UNDP
  3. WWF and UN
  4. WWF and IUCN

Q.15) Consider the following regarding Joint Forest Management (JFM)

  1. The policies and objectives of Joint Forest Movement are detailed in the Indian Forest Act, 1927
  2. At least 50% members of the JFM executive committee/management committee should be women.
  3. The presence of at least 50% women members should be a prerequisite for holding the general body meeting.

Select the incorrect statement/s

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

Q.16) Consider the following statements about White Shipping.

  1. It refers to exchange of relevant advance information on the identity and movement of military vessels
  2. India has signed white shipping agreements with several countries including United States and Singapore

Select the correct statements

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

Q.17) Consider the following statements about Market Stabilisation Scheme (MSS)

  1. It is a tool used by the Reserve Bank of India to suck out excess liquidity from the market through issue of securities
  2. These securities are not issued to meet government’s expenditure
  3. MSS bonds have a fixed tenure and earn returns

Select the correct code:

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

Q.18) Consider the following statements about Antrix Corporation

  1. It is the commercial arm of Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO)
  2. It is a MINIRATNA

Select the correct statements

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

Q.19) Consider the following statements about Climate Vulnerable Forum (CVF)

  1. It was founded by the Maldives government
  2. Ethiopia is the current chair of the CVF
  3. Climate Vulnerability Monitor (CVM) is developed by CVF in association with UNEP

Select the correct statements

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

Q.20) Climate Change Performance Index is released by

  1. Germanwatch and Climate Action Network Europe
  2. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)
  3. Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy (CCCEP)
  4. Global Climate Network (GCN)

Q.21) Which of the following is/are carriers of zika virus?

  1. Aedes aegypti
  2. Aedes albopictus
  3. Culex

Select the correct code:

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

Q.22) Consider the following statements about ‘Mission Madhumeha”

  1. It promotes Ayurveda for Prevention and Control of Diabetes
  2. It is under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

Select the correct statements

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

Q.23) The United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) Convention on Access to Information, Public Participation in Decision-Making and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters is also known as

  1. Marpol Convention
  2. Aarhus Convention
  3. London Convention
  4. OSPAR Convention

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