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IASbaba’s 60 Day Plan- Prelims Test 2017 Science & Technology and Current Affairs [Day 11]

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Hello Friends

So, here we are with the 11th 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 11]: SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY & CURRENT AFFAIRS 

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Q.1) Which of the following statements are correct about Plasmapheresis?

  1. It is a process of removal, treatment and return of blood plasma in circulation.
  2. It is an extra corporeal therapy.
  3. The process can be used to get rid of drug resistant superbugs.

Select the code from below:

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

Q.2) Consider the following statements regarding ‘National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority’:

  1. NPPA is nodal government regulatory agency that controls the prices of pharmaceutical drugs in India.
  2. It comes under the aegis of Ministry of Health and family welfare.
  3. NPPA decides the ceiling prices of essential medicines under The Drug (Prices Control) Order 2013.

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) India along with other countries in the South East Asian Region have signed World Health Organisation’s (WHO) Call To end Tuberculosis (TB) by 2030 in the region. Which of the following statements are correct about TB?

  1. It is bacterial disease which generally affects the lungs but can also affect other parts of the body.
  2. It is a communicable disease which generally spreads through physical contact with the infected person.
  3. If the TB strain shows resistance to first line drugs, it is called Multiple Drug Resistant TB (MDR TB).

Select the code from below:

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

Q.4) Consider the following statements:

  1. Genetic Engineering Appraisal Committee (GEAC) is top biotech regulator in India which comes under the Ministry of Environment and Forest.
  2. Currently Bt Cotton is the only GM crop which is being cultivated in India.

Which of the above statements are correct?

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

Q.5) Mission Indradhanush is a government of India initiative to ensure full immunisation of all children in India. Which of the following statements are correct about this mission?

  1. The mission targets full immunisation of children under 2 years and pregnant women.
  2. Currently mission covers seven vaccine preventable diseases.

Select the code from below:

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

Q.6) Rubella has been recently added in the Universal Immunisation program. Consider the following statements regarding ‘Rubella’:

  1. It is a contagious bacterial infection.
  2. It is also known as German measles.
  3. Rubella infection in pregnant women may cause fetal death.

Which of the above statements are correct?

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

Q.7) In which of the parts of a cell, DNA is found?

  1. Mitochondria
  2. Nucleus
  3. Golgi Apparatus
  4. All of the above

Q.8) Cloning is the process of producing similar populations of genetically identical individuals. Which of the following statements are correct about cloning?

  1. Cloning does not occur naturally.
  2. Cloning of organisms can occur through asexual reproduction.
  3. Dolly, a sheep, was the first mammal to be artificially cloned.

Select the code from following:

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

Q.9) Consider the following statements:

  1. Rotavac is an anti – diarrhea vaccine that protect against Rotavirus.
  2. It has been developed by India.
  3. The vaccine is directly injected in the body of infants as well as adults.

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.10) A new male contraceptive ’Vasalgel’ has been developed by the scientists of California National Primate Research Center.  Which of the following statements are correct about ‘Vasalgel’?

  1. It is an irreversible and permanent form of contraceptive in males.
  2. Vasalgel is a hydrogel which is injected in the sperm tract to block sperms.
  3. Cutting of the duct as in Vasectomy is not required in this procedure.

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.11) Which of the following statements are correct about Bradycardia?

  1. It is a condition characterised by a slow heart rate, usually fewer than 60 beats per minute.
  2. In this case heart is unable to pump enough oxygen-rich blood to the body during normal activity or exercise, causing dizziness, shortness, fatigue of breath or fainting spells.
  3. Pacemakers are the most common way to treat bradycardia.

Which of the above statements are correct?

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

Q.12) Potency of a cell is its ability to develop into differentiated cells. In the light of this statement, consider the following statements:

  1. A totipotent cells have the ability to create an entire organism.
  2. Embryonic stem cells are totipotent.

Which of the above statements are correct?

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

Q.13) Zika virus was erupted on a large scale in which more than 1.5 million people were infected. This lead WHO to declare a global health emergency. Which of the following statements regarding Zika Virus are correct?

  1. It was transmitted through consumption of pork and beef.
  2. Pregnant women infected with Zika virus run the risk of giving birth to babies with severe brain damage.

Select the code from below:

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

Q.14) Which of the following statements are correct about DNA and RNA? 

  1. Both DNA and RNA are double stranded.
  2. All four Bases present in DNA and RNA are same, but their combination is different.

Which of the above statements are correct?

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

Q.15) Scientists from Ireland have claimed discovery of a new human organ named the ‘Mesentery’ that exists in the digestive system. It will be human body’s 79th organ. Which of the following is the correct function of this organ?

  1. It connects intestines to the abdomen.
  2. It connects Heart to the Arteries
  3. It joins muscles to the bones.
  4. It connects the different segments of the back bone. 

Q.16) Recently Margarita Island was in news concerning 17th NAM summit. It is a part of

  1. Nicaragua
  2. Venezuela
  3. Guatemala
  4. Ecuador

Q.17) Project SAKSHAM is associated with

  1. New Indirect Tax Network (Systems Integration) of the Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC)
  2. Addressing educational & livelihood needs of minorities
  3. An effort to counter the illicit diversion and trafficking of methamphetamine and counterfeit medicines
  4. An online mechanism to resolve mismatches in income-tax return through end to end e-service obviating the need to visit income-tax office by the taxpayer

Q.18) The debt service ratio in government finance measures

  1. Overall public debt liability of the Union Government
  2. Contribution of Service sector in debt management of the country
  3. Burden of external debt
  4. None of the above

Q.19) Consider the following statements about Army Design Bureau

  1. It has been set up to reduce its import dependence and to promote indigenous procurement
  2. It will be the interface of the Indian Army for a single point contact for all stakeholders which would help R&D fraternity in developing indigenous solutions

Select the correct statements

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

Q.20) Which of the following countries are members of East Asia Summit?

  1. Australia
  2. United States of America
  3. Philippines
  4. Vietnam
  5. India

Select the correct code:

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

Q.21) Sohar Port is located in

  1. United Arab Emirates
  2. Egypt
  3. Oman
  4. Saudi Arabia

Q.22) Logistics Performance Index (LPI) is released by

  1. World Economic Forum
  2. World Bank
  3. World Trade Organisation
  4. United Nations

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