IASbaba’s 60 Day Plan- Prelims Test 2017 Environment and Current Affairs [Day 54]

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So, here we are with the 54th 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) The Floating gardens of the Dal lake in Kashmir are famous for their vegetable production. The name given to these floating gardens is?

  1. Phumdi
  2. Raad
  3. Bet
  4. Tila

Q.2) Which of the following statements are correct about Biological and Toxin weapons Convention?

  1. The convention entered into force in 1975.
  2. It prohibits the development, production, and stockpiling of biological and toxin weapons.
  3. UN Biological Weapons Authority is the watchdog to check compliance of the countries.

Select the code from below:

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

Q.3) The Minamata Convention is an international treaty designed to protect human health and the environment from

  1. Anthropogenic release of Mercury
  2. Anthropogenic release of Heavy metals
  3. Surface Ozone
  4. Green house gases

Q.4) After a long gap of 84 years, Cobra lily has been rediscovered in NIlgiris. Which of the following statements are correct about Cobra Lilies?

  1. It is endemic specie found in Nilgiris only.
  2. It was believed to be extinct in wild in the world.

Select the code from below:

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

Q.5) Consider the following statements:

  1. The National Green Tribunal is an executive body established in 2011 for quick disposal of cases related to environment protection.
  2. It is not bound by procedure laid down under the Civil Procedure Code, 1908, but guided by the principles of Natural Justice.

Which of the above statements are correct?

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

Q.6) National Water Policy is formulated by the Ministry of Water Resources of the Government of India to govern the planning and development of water resources and their optimum utilization. Which of the following statements is not correct about India’s National Water Policy?

  1. It treats water as an economic good to promote conservation and efficient use.
  2. It ensures access to a minimum quantity of potable water for essential health and hygiene to all citizens.
  3. To keep aside a portion of the river flow to meet the ecological needs and to ensure that the low and high flow releases correspond in time closely to the natural flow regime.
  4. It has set water allocation priorities to different sectors.

Q.7) Which of the following plants can be used as indicators of Sulphur Oxide pollution in Air?

  1. Ferns
  2. Lichens
  3. Liver Worts
  4. Conifers

Q.8) Which of the following air pollution devices are suitable for removing dust particles from air?

  1. Cyclone separator
  2. Electrostatic precipitator
  3. Fabric filter
  4. Wet scrubber

Select the code from below:

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

Q.9) The Government of India has put restrictions on the use of Loud Speakers/ public address systems under The Noise pollution (Regulation and Control) Rule, 2000. Which of the following statements are correct about regarding this?

  1. A loud speaker or a public address system shall not be used except after obtaining written permission from the authority.
  2. A loud speaker or a public address system or any sound producing instrument or a musical instrument or a sound amplifier shall not be used at night time except in closed premises for communication within, like auditoria, conference rooms, community halls, banquet halls or during a public emergency.

Select the code from below:

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

Q.10) Which of the following traits should a waste material show to be categorised under Hazardous waste?

  1. Ignitability
  2. Reactivity
  3. Corrosivity
  4. Toxicity

Select the code from below:

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

Q.11) Which of the following is not a criterion for selecting a Ramsar Site?

  1. If the site is representative, rare, or unique example of a natural or near-natural wetland type found within the appropriate biogeographic region.
  2. If it supports vulnerable, endangered, or critically endangered species or threatened ecological communities.
  3. If it supports plant and/or animal species at a critical stage in their life cycles, or provides refuge during adverse conditions.
  4. If it regularly supports 2,00,000 or more water-birds. 

Q.12) Convention on Biological Diversity entered into force in December 1993. Which of the following were the objectives of CBD?

  1. Conservation of Biological Diversity
  2. Sustainable use of the components of Biological Diversity
  3. The fair and equitable sharing of the benefits arising out of the utilization of genetic resources

Select the code from below:

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

Q.13) Consider the following statements:

  1. World heritage Convention is under the aegis of UNESCO
  2. Wild Life wing of the Ministry of Environment and Forests is associated with the conservation of the Natural World Heritage sites.
  3. Currently, six natural World Heritage Sites have been recognized by  UNESCO in India.

Which of the above statements is correct?

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

Q.14) Haze has been a major urban problem of the recent time. To tackle this ASEAN Agreement on transboundary haze pollution has been signed. Which of the following statements are correct regarding this agreement?

  1. The objective of the resolution is to reduce haze pollution in South and South East Asia.
  2. India has ratified the agreement.

Select the code from below:

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

Q.15) Consider the following statements regarding Saker Falcons:

  1. Saker Falcons are found in semi – arid to forest regions of Europe and Central Asia.
  2. They migrate to South Asia and Africa during Winters.
  3. They are listed as endangered Species in IUCN red list.

Which of the above statements are correct?

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

Q.16) Consider the following statements about Niyamgiri hills

  1. Niyamgiri Suraksha Samiti (NSS) is the organisation that has been opposing bauxite mining in the hills
  2. It is located in Jharkhand
  3. Niyamgiri is home to the Dongria Kondh tribe

Select the correct statements

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

Q.17) Which of the following committees is concerned with Arbitration mechanism?

  1. B N Srikrishna
  2. Bibek Debroy
  3. A K Sinha
  4. Madhukar Gupta

Q.18) The Inter-State Council consists of

  1. Prime Minister
  2. Chief Ministers of all States
  3. Chief Ministers of Union Territories having a Legislative Assembly
  4. Administrators of UTs not having a Legislative Assembly

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.19) A recently discovered species of tree-dwelling crab has been named Kani maranjandu after the Kani tribe. The tribe is from

  1. Kerala
  2. Andaman & Nicobar Islands
  3. Odisha
  4. Andhra Pradesh

Q.20) Consider the following statements about World Customs Organisation (WCO)

  1. Revised Kyoto Convention (RKC) is the legal instrument of the World Customs Organization (WCO) that aims to simplify and harmonize international customs procedures globally, in order to achieve faster, more predictable and efficient customs clearances
  2. India became a member of WCO in 1971
  3. It is located in Zurich, Switzerland

Select the correct statements

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

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