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IASbaba’s 60 Day Plan- Prelims Test 2017 Ancient History & Culture and Current Affairs [Day 44]

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Hello Friends

So, here we are with the 44th 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 44]: Ancient History & Culture & CURRENT AFFAIRS 

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Q.1) Consider the following statements with reference to the Kuchipudi dance

  1. It is a classical dance form which originated in Tamilnadu
  2. The dance is accompanied by music which is in classical Hindustani style

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 with reference to Mohiniyattam

  1. It is a classical dance form of Kerala
  2. It is performed in a group of two or more male dancers

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 Jhumar Dance

  1. It is a folk-dance preformed during the harvest season
  2. It is performed by the tribal people of Gujrat

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 art forms is did not originate in Kerala

  1. Kudiyattam
  2. Mohiniyattam
  3. Yakshagana
  4. Kathakali

Q.5) The string puppet art form of Kathputli is associated with which of the following states

  1. Bihar
  2. Karnataka
  3. Maharashtra
  4. Rajasthan

Q.6) Consider the following statements with reference to Togalu gombeyaata

  1. It is a puppet show unique to the state of Karnataka
  2. It is a shadow puppet art form which uses dolls made of leather

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.7) Consider the following statements with reference to the UNESCO’s List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

  1. Yoga and Navroz are the recent additions to this list from India
  2. Sankirtana, a ritual singing, drumming and dancing of Manipur was added to the list in 2013

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.8) Consider the following statements with reference to the Vinaya Pitaka

  1. Vinaya Pitaka was compiled by Upali
  2. It is a collection of sermons of Buddha

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 Baul music

  1. Baul music is a form of folk music practiced in Bihar
  2. It has been included in the UNESCO’s list of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

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.10) Mando musical art form is associated with which of the following states

  1. Maharashtra
  2. Goa
  3. Karnataka
  4. Kerala

Q.11) Thang-ta, a martial arts dance form is associated with which of the following states?

  1. Assam
  2. West Bengal
  3. Manipur
  4. Uttarakhand

Q.12) Consider the following statements with reference to the Silambam martial art form

  1. It is a weaponless, hand-to-hand combat system
  2. This martial art form is chiefly practiced in Tamilnadu

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.13) Which of the following is not a martial art form

  1. Gatka
  2. Huyen langlon
  3. Mardani khel
  4. Khalbelia

Q.14) Consider the following statements with reference to the Lalitkala Academy

  1. The Lalit Kala Akademi was setup for the development of Visual arts
  2. It awards Bhasha Samman in recognition of works produced in regional languages

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.15) Kashida embroidery is associated with which of the following states?

  1. Himachal Pradesh
  2. Haryana
  3. Jammu and Kashmir
  4. West Bengal

Q.16) World Happiness Report is published by

  1. World Economic Forum
  2. World Bank
  3. International Monetary Fund
  4. United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network

Q.17) Consider the following statements about Animal Welfare Board of India

  1. It is a statutory body
  2. It is within the jurisdiction of Ministry of Environment and Forests

Select the correct statements

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

Q.18) Which of the following rivers were declared as living entities?

  1. Cauvery
  2. Godavari
  3. Ganga
  4. Yamuna

Select the correct code:

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

Q.19) Which of the following states conducted a synchronised elephant census

  1. Odisha
  2. West Bengal
  3. Chhattisgarh
  4. Jharkhand

Select the correct code:

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

Q.20) Consider the following statements about “Divya Nayan”

  1. It is a reading machine for visually challenged
  2. It is developed by Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)

Select the correct statements

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

Q.21) Consider the following statements about ‘None of The Above’ (NOTA) option in the Indian electoral system

  1. NOTA was introduced in India following the 2013 Supreme Court directive in the People’s Union for Civil Liberties v. Union of India judgment
  2. India is the first country to institute negative voting
  3. It provides for ‘right to reject’

Which of the following statements is/are correct?

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

Q.22) Nyokum Yullo festival is celebrated in which of the following states?

  1. Arunachal Pradesh
  2. Mizoram
  3. Meghalaya
  4. Assam

Q.23) Recently, which of the following lakes was declared as a Biodiversity Heritage Site?

  1. Loktak Lake
  2. Wular Lake
  3. Ameenpur Lake
  4. No water body is declared as Biodiversity Heritage Site in India

Q.24) Almatti dam was chosen for the World Bank’s Award of Excellence for best utilisation of funds for renovation to enhance the strength of the dam. The dam is located on which of the following rivers?

  1. Godavari
  2. Krishna
  3. Brahmaputra
  4. Cauvery

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