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IASbaba’s 60 Day Plan- Prelims Test 2017 Environment and Current Affairs [Day 42]

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Hello Friends

So, here we are with the 42nd 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 42]: ENVIRONMENT & CURRENT AFFAIRS 

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Q.1) Since 1970, Earth Day is celebrated every year on 22nd April. Which of the following statements are correct about Earth Day?

  1. It aims to encourage people to carry out activities that will benefit the Earth, such as recycling more, using solar power or plant trees.
  2. People voluntarily switch off all electrical appliances from 8:30 – 9:30 pm to reduce carbon footprint.

Select the code from below:

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

Q.2) Which of the following countries became the first country to ban all kinds of metal mining in the country?

  1. Papua New Guinea
  2. El Salvador
  3. Peru
  4. Cuba

Q.3) Kanha Tiger reserve is the first ever reserve in India to officially introduce a mascot to create a better connect with the visitors. The mascot has been named ‘Bhoorsingh’. Which animal does Bhoorsingh represent?

  1. Tiger
  2. Stag
  3. Elephant
  4. Rhinoceros

Q.4) Environmental Activists across the world focused on a grave but less discussed issue of Photo Pollution (Light Pollution). Which of the following statements are correct about ‘Photo Pollution’?

  1. Photo Pollution refers to blocking of natural light of moon at night due to dust and smoke in Urban Areas.
  2. It disturbs migratory pattern of birds which use stars to navigate.

Select the code from below:

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

Q.5) The theme for World’s Wetland Day is ‘Wetlands for Disaster Risk Reduction’. Mangroves are important wet lands, which of the following roles are played by Mangroves?

  1. Help in reducing coastal erosion.
  2. Acts as a buffer zone between sea surges and land during storms.
  3. Reduces the intensity of Tsunami waves.
  4. Helps in reducing the salinity of coastal waters

Select the code from below:

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

Q.6) India has recently ratified the second commitment period of Kyoto Protocol. Which of the following statements are correct about Kyoto Protocol?

  1. It was adopted in 1997 to fight Global warming.
  2. The protocol is based on principle of Equity and Common but differentiated responsibilities and respective capabilities.
  3. All the signatories of the protocol have mandatory binding targets.

Select the code from below:

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

Q.7) Consider the following statements:

  1. In Meeting of Parties (MoP) of Montreal Protocol at Kigali, HFCs have been included in the list of chemicals under Montreal Protocol.
  2. HFCs are the severe Ozone depleting substances.
  3. India has promised to completely stop the use and production of HFCs by 2020.

Which of the above statements are incorrect?

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

Q.8) Pygmy hog is the smallest specie of pig found in India and is critically endangered. Which of the following statements are correct about Pygmy hog?

  1. It is found in the grasslands of Rajasthan.
  2. Pygmy hog sucking louse is a parasite found on Pygmy hog which is also critically endangered.
  3. Pygmy Hog conservation program was started in 1995 to prevent the extinction of species.

Select the code from below:

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

Q.9) Recently World Sustainable Development Summit (WSDS) was inaugurated by President Pranab Mukherjee. Consider the following statements regarding WSDS:

  1. It was organized by The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI).
  2. It underscored need for businesses and private sector to take lead in poverty reduction and to ensure rapid and sustained adoption of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Which of the above statements are correct?

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

Q.10) A new species of Pika has been discovered in Sikkim. Which of the following statements are correct about Pikas?

  1. Pikas are the members of rat family.
  2. Since they occupy colder regions they hibernate during winters.
  3. It has the longest tail with respect to body in the animal kingdom.

Select the code from below:

  1. 1 and 2
  2. 2 and 3
  3. 1 and 3
  4. None of the above

Q.11) According to the Botanical Survey of India (BSI), which of the following states have the highest number of flowering plants?

  1. Uttarakhand
  2. Jammu and Kashmir
  3. Kerala
  4. Tamil Nadu

Q.12) Udaipur Declaration under BRICS is targeted to increase the cooperation in the field of:

  1. Disaster Management
  2. Soil Conservation
  3. Trade of Living organism
  4. Genetic Engineering

Q.13) Wildlife Crime Control Bureau was established in 2007 to fight the organized Wildlife crime in India. Which of the following statements regarding WCCB are correct?

  1. It is a statutory body established by Amending the Wildlife (Protection) Act 1972.
  2. It comes under the Ministry of Environment and Forest.
  3. A Centralised Wildlife Crime data bank has been established by WCCB.

Select the code from below:

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

Q.14) Consider the following statements about West Nile fever

  1. It is a mosquito-borne infection
  2. West Nile Virus (WNV) was first identified in Uganda

Select the correct statements

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

Q.15) Consider the following statements

  1. Blue carbon is the carbon captured by the world’s oceans and coastal ecosystems.
  2. Blue Carbon Initiative is coordinated by Conservation International (CI), the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) only
  3. Coastal blue carbon ecosystems are found along the coasts of every continent except Antarctica

Select the correct statements

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

Q.16) Consider the following statements about National Regulatory Authority of India (NRA)

  1. NRA of India comprises of the Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO), State Drug Regulatory Authorities, Pharmaco-vigilance Programme of India (PvPI) and Adverse Events Following Immunization (AEFI) structures at the Central and States levels
  2. Indian NRA has been declared ‘functional’ with a maturity level of 4
  3. A fully functional NRA is a pre-requisite for WHO pre-qualification of vaccines

Select the correct statements

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

Q.17) Consider the following statements about Armed Forces Tribunal (AFT)

  1. Assam Rifles and the Coast Guard are outside the AFT’s purview
  2. The Judicial Members are retired High Court Judges
  3. Administrative Members are retired Members of the Armed Forces who have held rank of Major General for a period of three years or more or Judge Advocate General (JAG), who have held the appointment for at least one year

Select the correct statements

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

Q.18) Consider the following statements about Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC)

  1. It is chaired by the Prime Minister of India
  2. The committee is composed of Minister of Home Affairs and the Minister in-charge of the concerned Ministry

Select the correct statements

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

Q.19) Which of the following statements is/are correct about Lord Dalhousie?

  1. Second Anglo-Sikh War was fought when he served as Governor General of India
  2. First railway line between Bombay and Thane was opened during his tenure

Which of the following statements is/are correct?

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

Q.20) The Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA), Delhi has adopted first-of-its-kind Green Building Performance Monitoring Platform – ‘Arc’. Consider the following statements

  1. It is developed by the US Green Building Council (USGBC)
  2. Arc can be applied to both LEED-certified and non-certified buildings

Which of the following statements is/are correct?

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

Q.21) Recently launched TAMRA Portal and Mobile Application is concerned with which of the following sector?

  1. Textiles
  2. Mining
  3. Steel
  4. Telecommunication

Q.22) Bajaj Committee is concerned with

  1. Krishna River water sharing
  2. Narmada River water sharing
  3. Godavari River water sharing
  4. None of the above

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