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IASbaba’s 60 Day Plan- Prelims Test 2017 Geography and Current Affairs [Day 27]

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Hello Friends

So, here we are with the 27th 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 27]: GEOGRAPHY & CURRENT AFFAIRS 

ARCHIVES

 

TOPICS:

FOCUS ON:

Indian Geography – Cropping (Agriculture)

  • Cropping Pattern: Example: Rice, Wheat, Pulses, Sugarcane, Millets, Coffee, Tea etc.
  • Where(states) are they are grown?; Climatic conditions suitable for their growth
  • Classification of crops– Kharif crops, Rabi and Zaid crops with examples.
  • Irrigation – New irrigation methods like Micro-irrigation, Drip-irrigation their usage, advantages and disadvantages
  • Farming – Shifting cultivation, Terrace cultivation, Crop Rotation, Mixed and Multiple farming – where are these methods practiced; advantages and disadvantages.

 

PRELIMS MCQ’s:


Q.1) Consider the below statements:

  1. Paddy cultivation requires leveled fields.
  2. Highly rarified air, low-pressure and low-temperature at high altitudes makes it conducive in keeping dairy cattle.
  3. Orchards of coconut are found at low altitudes, preferably closer to the sea level.
  4. Tea plantations perform well in the undulating topography.

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.2) Which of the statements given below is/are correct in regard to Jute, considered as the golden fibre of India?

  1. The crop cannot be grown in both moisture stress and water stagnating condition.
  2. Warm, humid weather and acidic soil result in good yeild.
  3. Jute grows well on the new alluvial soils having higher silt content.
  4. Jute is predominantly grown as a rainfed crop.

Choose the correct answer from the code given below:

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

Q.3) Which of the statements given below is/are correct?

  1. All crops need moisture.
  2. The excess of water in the soil leads to stunted growth of plants.
  3. Soil drought is a condition in which the amount of water needed for transpiration and direct evaporation exceeds the amount of water available in the soil.

Choose the correct answer from the code given below:

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

Q.4) Consider the following crops of India:

  1. Alfalfa
  2. Fenugreek
  3. Sorghum
  4. Cowpea

Which of the above is/are used as pasture or forage crops/grasses?

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

Q.5) Consider the statements below in regard to “Four Water Concept”, which was recently in news:

  1. It is an indigenous watershed development technology.
  2. It is a low-cost technology that can increase recharge of groundwater by four times and provide thrice the benefit than conventional models.
  3. The concept evolved by integrating the ‘Four Waters’ – rain water, soil moisture, ground water and surface water.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

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

Q.6) Consider the below statements about Wheat and choose the incorrect statement:

  1. It can be grown not only in the tropical and sub-tropical zones, but also in the temperate zone and the cold tracts of the far north, beyond even the 60 degree north altitude.
  2. It requires a fairly warm temperature and the period of heat should be comparatively long.
  3. Soils with a clay loam or loam texture, good structure and moderate water holding capacity are ideal for wheat cultivation.
  4. It can be cultivated from sea level to as high as 3300 meters.

Q.7) Pick up the incorrect statement from the following:

  1. In check method of irrigation, the field is divided into smaller compartments and water is admitted to each in turn
  2. In free flooding irrigation, water is admitted at one corner of a field and is allowed to spread over the entire area
  3. In furrow irrigation water is admitted between the rows of plants in the field
  4. None of these.

Q.8) The intensity of irrigation means –

  1. percentage of culturable commanded area to be irrigated annually
  2. percentage of gross commanded area to be irrigated annually
  3. percentage of the mean of culturable commanded area and the gross commanded area to be irrigated annually
  4. total depth of water supplied by the number of watering

Q.9) The prerequisite condition for the formation of artesian well are –

  1. Layer of permeable rock lying between two impermeable rock layers so that water does not get escape.
  2. The permeable rock should be exposed at the ground surface, so that rock can soak rainwater.
  3. Structure of rock strata must be synclinal.

Select the correct code:

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

Q.10) With reference to the various multipurpose projects in India, which one among the following statements is not correct?

  1. Mayurakshi project is a joint venture of Odisha and West Bengal
  2. Machkund project is a joint venture of Andhra Pradesh and Odisha
  3. Parambikulam Aliyar project is a joint venture of Kerala and Tamil Nadu
  4. Chambal Valley project is a joint venture of Madya Pradesh and Rajasthan

Q.11) The Tank irrigation is practised mainly in the peninsular region due to which of the following reasons?

  1. The undulating relief and hard rocks make it difficult to dig canals and wells in peninsular region.
  2. There is little percolation of rainwater due to hard rock structure and ground water is not available in large quantity.
  3. The clustered nature of population and agricultural fields also favours tank irrigation there.
  4. There are several streams which become torrential during rainy season and way to make best use of this water is to impound it by constructing bunds and building tanks.

Select the correct code:

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

Q.12) Consider the following pairs and select the correct answer:

  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.13) Select the incorrect pair from the below:

  1. Cropping pattern : : proportion of area under different crops at a given point of time.
  2. Crop concentration : : variation in the density of any crop in a region at a given point of time.
  3. Cropping intensity : : raising of a number of crops during one agriculture year by expanding the net area under cultivation.
  4. Crop combination : : quantum or diversity of crops entering a region in a given period.

Q.14) Match List I with List II and select the correct answer using the code given below the Lists:

List I                            List II

(Textile industry)                    (Place)

  1. Woolen textile                        1. Saulkuchi
  2. Cotton textile                         2. Rishra
  3. Silk textile                               3. Ludhiana
  4. Jute textile                              4. Davangere

Code:

A – B – C – D

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

Q.15) Which of the following methods is/are suitable for soil conservation in hilly region?

  1. Terracing and contour bunding
  2. Shifting cultivation
  3. Contour ploughing

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

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

Q.16) Consider the following statements about Public Financial Management System (PFMS)

  1. It is a web-based online software application developed and implemented by the Office of Controller General of Accounts (CGA)
  2. PMFS-CBS (Core Banking System) is operational with Public Sector Banks, Regional Rural Banks, major private sector banks, Reserve Bank of India, India post and Cooperative Banks

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 Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana

  1. It does not cover localised risks like inundation and hailstorms
  2. It has uniform premium 2% to be paid by farmers for all Kharif crops and 1.5% for all Rabi crops
  3. It provides post-harvest coverage in coastal regions only

Select the correct statements

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

Q.18) Ajal Tyagi Committee is associated with

  1. Financial Data Management Centre
  2. Insolvency and Wind up Laws
  3. Multi Agency Approach in Agricultural Finance
  4. Securities Transactions of Banks & Financial Institutions 

Q.19) Consider the following statements about ‘Budapest Convention’

  1. It was drawn up by the Council of Europe
  2. Recently India has acceded to the convention

Select the correct statements

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

Q.20) Consider the following statements about ‘Agni V’

  1. It has been developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation under the Integrated Guided Missile Development Program.
  2. It is an intercontinental ballistic missile with a range of 5,500 to 5,800 km

Select the correct statements

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

Q.21) Recently, a seaweed ‘Sargassum zhangii’ was in news. It is endemic to

  1. India
  2. China
  3. Bangladesh
  4. None of the above

Q.22) Consider the following statements

  1. ‘One China Policy’ is the diplomatic acknowledgement of the Chinese position that there is only one China in the world and Taiwan is a part of that China
  2. Hong Kong was returned to China in 1997 under “One Country, Two Systems”

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.23) The Department of Telecom (DoT) recently launched a portal called ‘Tarang’ for

  1. Mobile radiation
  2. Spectrum management
  3. INSAT Mobile Satellite Service (INSATMSS)
  4. None of the above

Q.24) Which of the following countries forms the part of Greater Mekong Sub region (GMS)?

  1. Vietnam
  2. Cambodia
  3. Myanmar
  4. All of the above

Q.25) Kerala’s State Board for Wildlife sought Union Government’s approval for using deer antlers in Ayruveda drugs. Consider the following statements in this regard.

  1. Deer antlers are mass of solid bone and are shed on regular intervals and regrow again
  2. The Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972, has included antler in the definition of wildlife trophy
  3. All the three deer varieties found in Kerala, including spotted deer, sambar, and barking deer, shed their antlers annually and is listed by IUCN as ‘Least Concern’

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 

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