IASbaba’s 60 Day Plan- Prelims Test 2017 Environment and Current Affairs [Day 48]

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So, here we are with the 48th 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) Ministry of Environment and Forest notified a new E – Waste policy for 2016. Which of the following statements are correct about this new E – waste Policy?

  1. Manufacturer, dealer, refurbisher and Producer Responsibility Organization (PRO) have been intoruced as additional stakeholders in the rules.
  2. Compact Fluorescent Lamp (CFL) and other mercury containing lamp brought under the purview of rules.
  3. Collection mechanism based approach has been adopted to include collection centre, collection point, take back system etc for collection of e – waste by Producers under Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR).

Select the code from below:

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

Q.2) Ploughing is an important agricultural activity to upturn the soil and prepare it for seeding. Which of the following is not a result of ploughing?

  1. It increases the rate of biological decay of organic material in the soil.
  2. It makes the soil vulnerable for soil erosion.
  3. It increases the aeration of the soil.
  4. It causes Eutrophication.

Q.3) Which of the following statements correctly explains ‘Nuclear Winter’?

  1. It refers to the cool down period of nuclear reactor before new nuclear fuel is fed to the reactor.
  2. It refers to a condition of post nuclear war when sky is covered with smoke and dust and does not allow sunlight to reach the surface. This causes a dip in temperature.
  3. It refers to the areas of low temperature on stars (dark spot on Sun) when nuclear fusion gets slowed down.
  4. It refers to gradual decrease of the time period of winter season in tropical areas.

Q.4) Which of the following statements are correct about the process of Global warming?

  1. It is a natural process.
  2. The process of global warming is succeeded by the process of global cooling.
  3. Anthropogenic activities have increased the rate of global warming.

Select the code from below:

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

Q.5) Which of the following statements are correct about the invasive species?

  1. An invasive species is a non-native organism that causes ecological harm after being introduced to a new environment.
  2. Invasive species can cause extinction of endogenic species.
  3. Invasive species are always a predator which reduces population of local species.

Select the code from below:

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

Q.6) You must have observed the white trails in sky behind the jets. What exactly are these white trails?

  1. Dense smoke formed due to partial burning of fuel.
  2. It is a trail of condensed water and ice crystals.
  3. Jet streams which the plane is following
  4. None of the above

Q.7) Stratospheric Ozone protects us from harmful ultraviolet radiations while the tropospheric Ozone is hazardous to living beings. Which of the following statements are correct about tropospheric ozone?

  1. It is a secondary pollutant as it is not released directly in the atmosphere by any source.
  2. Excess ozone causes the plants to close their stomata and reduces the rate of Photosynthesis.
  3. It is formed by the reaction of Volatile Organic Compounds and SOx during photochemical smog.

Select the code from below:

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

Q.8) The development of the National Waterway 1 is considered to be a severe threat for the survival of Gangetic dolphins. Which of the following statements are correct about the river dolphins of India?

  1. In India the river dolphins are found only in Ganga river.
  2. The dolphins have become blind because of the pollution of the river.
  3. They rely on bio sonar to navigate and catch prey.

Select the code from below:

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

Q.9) The National Mission on Bioeconomy has been launched by the Institute of Bio resources and Sustainable Development to boost rural economy by utilizing renewable bio resources. In which of the following states has it been launched? 

  1. Uttarakhand
  2. Assam
  3. Meghalaya
  4. Chattisgarh

Q.10) The Union Government has launched National Green Highway Mission (NGHM). Which of the following statements are correct about NGHM?

  1. Aims to provide a green canopy along 100,000 km of highways.
  2. It also aims to provide jobs for 1 million youth.
  3. It also aims to plant marijuana (Weed) on both sides of the highway for therapeutic use.

Select the code from the following:

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

Q.11) Prime Minister recently released a book ‘The birds of Banni Grassland’. The Birds of Banni Grassland is book based on environment and consists of a compilation of the research work, relating to more than 250 species of birds found in the Banni area. In which of the following states does this area come?

  1. Rajasthan
  2. Gujarat
  3. Madhya Pradesh
  4. Karnataka

Q.12) In order to reduce exhaust by fossil fuels, which of the following countries have developed World’s first electric road? 

  1. Finland
  2. Norway
  3. Sweden
  4. Denmark

Q.13) Haryana Government has launched Asia’s first ‘Gyps Vulture Reintroduction Programme’ at Jatayu conservation breeding center in Pinjore. Which of the following drugs are responsible for the large scale decline in Vulture population?

  1. DDT
  2. Diclofenac
  3. Oxytocin
  4. Urea

Q.14) ‘Tawang’ is located in which of the following states?

  1. Sikkim
  2. Nagaland
  3. Arunachal Pradesh
  4. Assam

Q.15) Which of the following are tributaries of river Chenab?

  1. Marusudar
  2. Kishanganga
  3. MiyarNallah
  4. Lower KalnaiNallah

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.16) Consider the following statements

  1. Daroji Sloth Bear Sanctuary is located in Telangana
  2. It is native to India only

Select the correct statements

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

Q.17) Recently National Green Tribunal has suspended the Environmental Clearance (EC) granted to the India-based Neutrino Observatory (INO). With regard to INO Project, consider the following statements

  1. It is a weapons laboratory and will have strategic or defence applications
  2. Ministry of Defence acts as the nodal agency of this project

Select the correct statements

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

Q.18) ‘Jakarta Concord’ was in news recently. It is concerned with

  1. Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA)
  2. BRICS
  3. RCEP
  4. None of the above

Q.19) Consider the following statements about TIR Convention

  1. It was adopted under the auspices of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE)
  2. The TIR system only covers customs transit by road

Select the correct statements

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

Q.20) Consider the following statements about European Medicines Agency (EMA)

  1. It is responsible for the scientific evaluation, supervision and safety monitoring of medicines developed by pharmaceutical companies for use in the EU
  2. It protects public and animal health in EU Member States only

Select the correct statements

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

Q.21) Which of the following committees recommend state funding of elections?

  1. Jeevan Reddy Committee
  2. Indrajit Gupta Committee
  3. Dinesh Goswami Committee
  4. Jaya Prakash Narayan Committee

Q.22) Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite-R Series (GOES-R) was launched by

  1. NASA
  2. ISRO
  3. European Space Agency
  4. None of the above

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