IASbaba’s 60 Day Plan- Prelims Test 2017 Science & Technology and Current Affairs [Day 17]

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So, here we are with the 17th 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) Department of Science and Technology has recently launched Cyber Physical Systems (CPS) Program. Which of the following statements are correct about it?

  1. CPS is an interdisciplinary field that deals with the deployment of computer-based systems that do things in the physical world. For Cyber Physical Systems Example, self-driven cars produced by Google and Tesla.
  2. The program will be initially started in some of the IITs and it will encourage greater synergy between Scientists and Industry.

Select the code from following:

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

Q.2) Japan has recognized Bitcoins as a legal currency like any other Fiat money. Which of the following statements regarding Bitcoins are correct?

  1. Bitcoin is a digital currency held electronically.
  2. It is regulated by the World bank.
  3. They are also called ‘Cryptocurrency’.

Select the code from below:

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

Q.3) Consider the following statements regarding Single Actuator Wave Like Robot (SAW):

  1. It is a tiny ingestible snake like robot and can navigate through stomach and intestines.
  2. It has been made by 3D printing of individual blocks and interlocking them.
  3. It is made for mars research and it can move on the difficult terrain.
  4. The robot generates Sound waves to detect objects through SONAR.

Which of the above statements are correct?

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

Q.4) Current Sunway TaihuLight is the fastest Super computer of the world with a top speed of 124.5 PetaFLOPS. Which of the following countries have developed it?

  1. China
  2. USA
  3. Russia
  4. Germany

Q.5) National Green Tribunal has recently suspended the Environment clearance of Indian Neutrino Observatory (INO). Consider the following statements about INO:

  1. It is being constructed in Theni District of Tamil Nadu.
  2. It is being built on top of Bodi hills because of which large scale deforestation is required.
  3. The main target of this establishment is to generate sustainable fusion energy.

Which of the above statements are correct?

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

Q.6) Government of India has launched Bharat QR code to enable digital payments. Which of the following statements are correct about QR codes?

  1. QR in QR code stands for Quick Response Code.
  2. QR code is a two-dimensional (matrix) machine-readable bar code made up of black and white square. This code can be read by the camera of a smartphone.
  3. It encodes same amount of data in one-tenth the space of a traditional bar code.

Select the code from following:

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

Q.7) The Union Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) has launched Cyber Swachhta Kendra. The objective of this is:

  1. To remove pornographic stuff
  2. To create awareness for Swachcha Bharat Abhiyan
  3. To remove controversial content from Facebook and other Social Media
  4. To prevent botnet infections and malware analysis

Q.8) Which of the following statements are correct about the GraphAir technology?

  1. It is the process of making Graphene from Soya bean oil.
  2. It is a new process developed to clear heavy metal impurities from air using Graphene filters.
  3. It is the process of making graphene by collecting CO2 from ambient air.
  4. None of the above

Q.9) The Maharashtra government has approved a cloud seeding program for 2017 monsoon to produce sufficient rain. Which of the following compounds are used for Cloud seeding?

  1. Sulfuric acid
  2. Mercury oxide
  3. Nitric Acid
  4. Silver Iodide

Q.10) Which of the following radiations can be used for wireless communication?

  1. Radio waves
  2. Microwaves
  3. Infrared radiations
  4. Visible light

Select the code from below:

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

Q.11) NASA is building a robotic spacecraft to refuel and repair satellites in the orbit. Which of the following statements are correct about this spacecraft?

  1. The spacecraft will be used to perform in orbit satellite servicing in low earth orbits.
  2. The spacecraft has been named ‘Restore L spacecraft’.

Select the code from below:

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

Q.12) Software giant Microsoft India has launched its first full-scale Cybersecurity Engagement Centre (CSEC) in India. In which of the following cities is it located?

  1. Bengaluru
  2. New Delhi
  3. Hyderabad
  4. Chennai

Q.13) A relatively small piece of orbital debris can inflict a great deal of damage on satellites or spacecrafts orbiting in the space. This phenomenon is known as

  1. Kessler Syndrome
  2. Kepler Syndrome
  3. Newton Syndrome
  4. Laplace Syndrome

Q.14) Which of the following statements are correct about Superconductors?

  1. Superconductors are the materials with no electrical resistance i.e. theoretically there are no loses in electricity transmission.
  2. To achieve this state, a conductor is superheated upto its critical temperature and before its melting point the electrons become free to move.

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) India has been ranked 138th in the 2016 ICT Development Index out of a total of 175 countries. Which of the following statements are correct about ICT Development Index?

  1. The index is released by International Telecommunication Unit (ITU).
  2. The IDI is based on 11 ICT indicators, grouped in three sub-indices: access, use and skills.

Select the code from below:

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

Q.16) Milk of which of the following mammal contains antimicrobial compounds that is resistant to the powerful antibiotic vancomycin

  1. Tasmanian devil
  2. Bandicoot
  3. Wombat
  4. Wallaby

Q.17) Kigali agreement amends

  1. Cartagena Protocol
  2. Paris Agreement
  3. Kyoto Protocol
  4. Montreal Protocol

Q.18) Recently a new species of Pika was discovered in Sikkim. Consider the following statements about Pika

  1. They are members of rat family
  2. They are a keystone species

Which of the following statements is/are correct?

  1. Only 1
  2. Only 2
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Nether 1 nor 2

Q.19) Contingent Reserve Arrangement and Fortaleza Declaration is concerned with

  1. SAARC and BRICS
  2. BRICS and BRICS
  3. LEMOA and BRICS

Q.20) Himansh is a

  1. Tributary of river Cauvery
  2. A newly found glacier in the Himalayas
  3. Glaciological research facility of India located in Spiti Valley
  4. A joint military exercise between Nepal and Bhutan

Q.21) Consider the following statements about Enforcement Directorate (ED)

  1. It is under the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA)
  2. It is the law enforcement agency of the Foreign Exchange Management Act 1999 (FEMA) and the Prevention of Money Laundering Act 2002 (PMLA)

Select the correct statements:

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

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