IASbaba’s 60 Day Plan- Prelims Test 2017 Science & Technology and Current Affairs [Day 23]

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  • April 21, 2017
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Hello Friends

So, here we are with the 23rd 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) Which of the following statements are correct comparisons between Geostationary and Geosynchronous satellite?

  1. Geostationary orbit is one while geosynchronous orbits can be many.
  2. Geostationary orbit is in equatorial plane while geosynchronous orbits are polar.
  3. Both the satellites look stationary in the night sky.

Select the code from below:

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

Q.2) Which of the following statements are correct about GRAPES – 3 experiment located in Ooty?

  1. It has been designed to study the God’s particle (Higgs boson).
  2. It is specially designed to study cosmic rays.
  3. It is an observatory to study the Gravitational waves.
  4. It is neutrino observatory being built under the Hills in Ooty.

Q.3) Copernicus observation program is the world’s largest single earth observation programme. Which of the following statements are correct about this project?

  1. It is an Earth’s monitoring program started by NASA.
  2. It consists of constellation of seven Sentinel Earth observation satellites.
  3. They will take high-resolution, colour and infrared images for a wide array of environmental initiatives, including crop forecasting and monitoring natural disasters.

Select the code from following:

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

Q.4) Which of the following fuels are used in Cryogenic engines?

  1. Ammonium Nitrate
  2. Polybutadiene Acrylonitrile
  3. Kerosene
  4. Liquid Hydrogen

Q.5) ISRO made history by launching world’s largest number satellites from one launch vehicle. It launched 104 satellites in one go. Which of the following vehicles were used by ISRO to launch these satellites?

  1. PSLV – C37
  2. GSLV – Mark III
  3. PSLV – C21
  4. Ariane – 5

Q.6) ISRO has recently? commissioned Hypersonic Wind Tunnel at Vikram’s Sarabhai research center. Which of the following statements are not correct regarding this?

  1. Hypersonic Wind Tunnel is used to create zero gravity environment for the astronauts to train.
  2. This is the world’s largest hypersonic wind tunnel ever commissioned.
  3. These wind tunnels will be used to study the effects of air flowing past a solid object.

Select the code from following:

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

Q.7) ASTROSAT, India’s space Observatory have captured a rare phenomenon of Vampire Star. Which of the following statements correctly explains the phenomenon of Vampire Star?

  1. The vampire star phenomenon is observed when smaller star sucks material (mass and energy) out of the bigger companion star, causing its eventual death.
  2. The Vampire Star phenomenon is observed when a large Star feasts on a smaller Star causing it’s eventual death.
  3. The phenomenon is observed when two similar binary stars fuse with each other and form a larger star.
  4. The Vampire Star phenomenon is observed when a star enlarges to engulf it’s planets.

Q.8) consider the following statements regarding Sunspot activity:

  1. Sunspots are darker hotter regions on the surface of the sun.
  2. Sunspots are temporary and fade away after sometime.

Which of the above statements are correct?

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

Q.9) Which of the following countries have launched Gaofen project, a network of observation satellites orbiting Earth to provide global surveillance capabilities which is due to be completed in 2020?

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

Q.10) China has successfully launched experimental satellite XPNAV – 1. Which of the following statements are correct regarding this satellite?

  1. It is the world’s first pulsar navigation satellite or spacecraft.
  2. It will operate in a sun synchronous orbit.

Select the code from below:

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

Q.11) The Magnetospheric Multistage Mission (MMS) launched by NASA to map ‘magnetic reconnection’. Which of the following statements correctly explains the process of magnetic reconnection?

  1. A process that occurs as the sun and Earth’s magnetic fields interact.
  2. A process that occurs when the magnetic fields of two or more communication satellites interact and causes disturbance in transmission.
  3. The process of change of earth’s magnetic field.
  4. None of the above.

Q.12) With reference to ‘Astrosat’, the astronomical observatory launched by India, which of the following statements is/are correct?

  1. Other than USA and Russia, India is the only country to have launched a similar observatory into space.
  2. Astrosat mission is capable of performing observations in Ultraviolet (UV), optical, low and high energy X-ray wavebands at the same time.

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

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

Q.13) A communication satellite is essentially –

  1. A transmitter station in space
  2. A repeater station in space
  3. A modulation station in space
  4. An attenuation station in space

Q.14) Consider the following statements about Mangalyaan, launched by ISRO:

  1. It is also called the Mars Orbiter Mission
  2. It made India the second country to have a spacecraft orbit the Mars after USA
  3. It made India the only country to be successful in making its spacecraft orbit the Mars in its very first attempt

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

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

Q.15) Consider the following statements:

  1. Both electromagnetic and gravitational waves travel with the speed of light.
  2. Both electromagnetic and gravitational waves can create ripples in space-time.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

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

Q.16) Consider the following statements

  1. India is the largest recipient of Japanese official development assistance (ODA)
  2. India is the first non-member of the non-proliferation treaty (NPT) to have signed nuclear deal with Japan

Which of the following statements is/are incorrect?

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

Q.17) Which of the following statements is correct about ‘Saur Sujala Yojana’?

  1. Solar powered irrigation pumps will be provided to farmers at a subsidized price
  2. Setting up of over 300MW of solar PV power projects by defence establishments
  3. Development of solar parks and ultra-mega solar power projects
  4. Grid interactive solar power plants on the rooftop

Q.18) Bhitarkanika National Park is located in which of the following states?

  1. West Bengal
  2. Odisha
  3. Both (a) and (b)
  4. Arunachal Pradesh

Q.19) Consider the following statements about Pradhan Mantri YUVA Yojana

  1. It has been launched by Ministry of Human Resource Development
  2. It is envisaged to facilitate protection of Patents, Trademark and Designs of innovative and interested Start Ups
  3. It aims at creating an enabling ecosystem for Entrepreneurship development through Entrepreneurship education and training

Select the correct statements

  1. Only 3
  2. 1 and 3
  3. 2 and 3
  4. 1 and 2

Q.20) The Bio-Indicator Lidar Instrument (BILI) is developed by

  1. ISRO
  2. Space X
  3. NASA
  4. European Space Agency

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