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IASbaba’s 60 Day Plan- Prelims Test 2017 History and Current Affairs [Day 20]

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So, here we are with the 20th 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 20]: HISTORY & CURRENT AFFAIRS 

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Q.1) Consider the following statements with reference to the All India Kisan Sabha.

  1. It was formed in 1936 at Lucknow.
  2. Swami Dayanand Saraswati was its first President and N.G. Ranga was the General- Secretary.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

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

Q.2) Consider the following statements about the Lucknow Session of 1916.

  1. The extremists and the moderates reunited into the congress.
  2. Muslim League and Indian National Congress reached an agreement known as the Lucknow Pact.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

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

Q.3) Consider the following statements with reference to State People’s Conferences or Praja Mandals.

  1. These were formed by the people belonging to the Princely States.
  2. Jawaharlal Nehru was elected the President of All India State people’s Conference in 1927.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

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

Q.4) Which of the following statements about the Indian Councils Act of 1861 is/are correct?

  1. The act restored the legislative powers of the Madras and Bombay Provinces.
  2. The act empowered the Viceroy to Issue ordinances.
  3. The act created the Bicameral legislatures in the Provinces.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

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

Q.5) Consider the following statements with reference to the Cripps Mission of 1942.

  1. It suggested the creation of Constituent Assembly after the World War 2.
  2. Jawaharlal Nehru and Mahatma Gandhi were the official Congress negotiators to deal with Cripps Mission.

 Which of the above statements is/are correct?

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

Q.6) Consider the following statements with reference to Swaraj party.

  1. It advocated Council entry through taking part in elections.
  2. Vallabbhai Patel was the President of Swaraj party and Rajendra Prasad was the general secretary.

Which of the above statements is/are incorrect?

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

Q.7) Consider the following statements with respect to the Mahalwari system.

  1. It was devised by Holt Mackenzie.
  2. It was introduced in Agra, Awadh and parts of central India.
  3. Under this system land revenue settlements were made with individual farmers. 

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

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

Q.8) Consider the Following statement with reference to the Poona Pact

  1. It was an agreement reached between B.R. Ambedkar and Mahatma Gandhi.
  2. As per the pact the Depressed Classes were to get separate electorates.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

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

Q.9) Consider the following statements with reference to the Charles Wood’s Dispatch of 1854.

  1. It suggested a 12 year school course.
  2. It proposed Universities based on the Model of London University to be opened at Calcutta and Bombay.
  3. It recommended setting up of Department of Public Instruction.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

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

Q.10) Consider the following statements with reference to the Faizpur Congress session of 1937.

  1. It was the first Congress session to be held in a rural area.
  2. Jawaharlal Nehru was the President of Faizpur congress session.

Which of the above statements is/are incorrect?

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

Q.11) Consider the following statements about the Congress Socialist Party.

  1. It was started in the year 1934 by a break-away faction of Congress.
  2. Acharya Narendra Deva, Ram Manohar Lohia and J.P. Narayan were the active members.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

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

Q.12) The Interim Government of 1946 was setup under which of the following plans.

  1. The Cripps Mission Plan
  2. The Wavell Plan
  3. The Cabinet Mission Plan
  4. The Mountbatten Plan

Q.13) “A machine with strong brakes but no engine” Jawaharlal Nehru made this remark in respect to which of the following.

  1. Cabinet Mission Plan
  2. Government of India Act 1935
  3. Government of India Act 1919
  4. Cripps Mission Plan

Q.14) The Government of India Act of 1919 clearly defined

  1. The separation of power between the legislature and judiciary
  2. The jurisdiction of Central and Provincial Governments
  3. The jurisdiction of Viceroy and the Secretary of States for India
  4. The jurisdiction of British parliament and the Viceroy

Q.15) Arrange the following in chronological order.

  1. Adoption of Purna Swaraj Resolution.
  2. Beginning of Salt March
  3. Arrival of Simon Commission
  4. Second round Table Conference

Select the correct answer using the codes given below.

  1. 1-2-3-4
  2. 3-2-1-4
  3. 3-1-2-4
  4. 2-3-1-4

Q.16) Consider the following statements about International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR)

  1. Article 7 of the Covenant recognises fair wages with equal pay for equal work, sufficient to provide a decent living for workers and their dependants; safe working conditions; equal opportunity in the workplace; and sufficient rest and leisure, including limited working hours and regular, paid holidays
  2. India is a party to the covenant
  3. The Covenant is monitored by the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

Select the correct statements

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

Q.17) Ease of living index is concerned with

  1. World Economic Forum
  2. World Bank
  3. United Nations Development Programme
  4. None of the above

Q.18) Consider the following statements about “superfluid”

  1. It is a fluid with zero viscosity
  2. All Bose-Einstein condensates can be regarded as superfluids

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 Operation ‘School Chalo’

  1. It was launched by the Indian Air Force and Indian Army in Jammu & Kashmir
  2. It identifies areas and provides students with free coaching and make them participate in extra-curricular activities

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 World Meteorological Organization (WMO)

  1. It is a specialized agency of the United Nations (UN)
  2. WMO originated from the International Meteorological Organization (IMO), which was founded in 1873 to facilitate the exchange of weather information across national border
  3. The WMO and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) jointly created Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)

Select the correct statements

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

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