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IASbaba’s 60 Day Plan- Prelims Test 2017 Geography and Current Affairs [Day 51]

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Hello Friends

So, here we are with the 51st 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 51]: Geography & CURRENT AFFAIRS 

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Q.1) Consider the following pairs:

  1. Isohels/Isohals : : Imaginary lines on a map passing through places of same duration of sunshine.
  2. Isohypse : : Imaginery lines passing through places having the same height from the sea level.
  3. Isohytes : : Lines joining the places on the earth’s surface having equal rainfall.
  4. Isonephs : : Imaginery lines passing through places having same mean cloudiness over a certain period.

Which of the pairs given above is/are correct?

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

Q.2) With reference to different instruments used to measure atmospheric conditions, consider the following statements:

  1. Instruments used to measure direction of the wind is anemometer.
  2. Instruments used to measure relative humidity is hygrometer.
  3. Instruments used to measure wind speed is wind vane.

Choose correct codes from the options given below:

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

Q.3) Which among the following are benefits of Atmosphere?

  1. It protects from harmful radiation
  2. It contains living gases
  3. Acts as Green house, allows long-wave radiation and traps short-wave radiation
  4. Acts as medium for fast air transport
  5. Storehouse for water vapour and leads to precipitation

Choose the appropriate code:

  1. 2, 3 and 5 only
  2. 1, 2, 3 and 5 only
  3. 1, 2, 4 and 5 only
  4. All of the above

Q.4) Consider the following statements:

  1. Aurora Australis is the phenomenon of beams of many coloured lights in the Southern Hemisphere.
  2. Aurora Borealis is the phenomenon of beams of many coloured lights in the Northern Hemisphere.
  3. Auroras are caused when energetic electrically charged particles released from the sun that enter the earth’s atmosphere collide with gas atoms.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

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

Q.5) Consider the following statements related to Cyclones and Anti-cyclones:

  1. Cyclone rotates anti-clockwise in Northern hemisphere and anti-cyclone rotates clockwise in Northern Hemisphere.
  2. Cyclones are characterized by fine weather where as Anti-cyclones are characterized by dull weather.
  3. In Cyclone winds blow inward into the region of low pressure, whereas in Anti-cyclone winds blow outwards.

Choose correct codes from the below given options:

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

Q.6) Consider the following statements:

  1. Mesosphere lies above the stratosphere and temperature increases with increase in altitude.
  2. Troposphere extends up to 18km at equator and 8 km at pole.
  3. The temperature at tropopause over the equator is less than that the temperature of tropopause over the pole.

Which of the above statements are correct?

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

Q.7) Amongst the following gases, which one has the highest concentration in the atmosphere?

  1. Argon
  2. Carbon dioxide
  3. Hydrogen
  4. Methane

Q.8) Amongst the following different types of transfer of heat, which one is usually considered to have dominant form of heat transfer in liquids and gases?

  1. Advection
  2. Convection
  3. Conduction
  4. Radiation

Q.9) Geostopic winds are high altitude winds which flows parallel to the isobars. Which of the following statements are correct about Geostopic winds? 

  1. The net force on geostopic winds is zero.
  2. The friction does not act on geostropic winds.
  3. The winds blow with varying speed.

Select the code from below:

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

Q.10) In which of the following situations, condensation can take place?

  1. When the temperature of the air is reduced to dew point with its volume remaining constant.
  2. When both the volume and the temperature are reduced.
  3. When moisture is added to the air through evaporation.

Select the code from below:

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

Q.11) The Saragasso Sea is a vast patch of Atlantic ocean characterized by an abundance of floating brown seaweed called ‘Sargassum’. This is formed due to the deposit of marine plants and refuse carried by the

  1. North Atlantic current
  2. Canary current
  3. North Atlantic Equatorial current

Select the correct answer using the code given below

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

Q.12) The Dardanelles Strait, a narrow strait in northern Turkey connects –

  1. Aegean Sea and Mediterranean Sea
  2. Sea of Marmara and Java Sea
  3. Sea of Marmara and Aegean Sea
  4. Aegean Sea and Java Sea

Q.13) With reference to different types of clouds and their characteristics, consider the following statements:

  1. Characteristics of Halo is associated with Cumulonimbus clouds.
  2. Severe thunderstorms and hail storms are associated with Cirrostratus Clouds.
  3. Altocumulus clouds appear like waves in the sky and indicate fine weather.

Choose correct codes from the options given below:

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

Q.14) The average temperature on earth remains constant. This is because:

  1. Earth retains the sun’s heat and the net heat radiated by earth back to space is less than the heat received by the earth from sun.
  2. The net heat radiated back by the earth is more than the heat received by the earth.
  3. The net heat radiated by the earth back to space is equal to the heat received by the earth.
  4. None of the above statements are correct.

Q.15) Which of the following factors control the insolation received at a place?

  1. Rotation of the earth
  2. Angle of inclination of sun’s rays
  3. Transparency of the atmosphere
  4. Albedo of the surface

Select the correct code from following:

  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 about ‘Paika Rebellion’

  1. It was led by Bakshi Jagabandhu Bidyadhar
  2. It took place when the British East India company wrested the rent-free land that had been given to the Paiks for their military service to the Kingdom of Khurda

Select the correct statements

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

Q.17) Consider the following statements about ‘Operation Clean Money’

  1. It will be operated under the Prime Minister’s Office
  2. It involves verification of large cash deposits made under Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojna (PMGKY)

Select the correct statements

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

Q.18) ‘Bagha Nacha’ is performed in which of the following states?

  1. West Bengal
  2. Odisha
  3. Rajasthan
  4. Gujarat

Q.19) Feni River originates in

  1. Arunachal Pradesh
  2. Tripura
  3. Nagaland
  4. Manipur

Q.20) Consider the following statements about International Financial Services Centre (IFSC)

  1. Special Economic Zones Act, 2005 provides for the setting up of an International Financial Services Centre (IFSC)
  2. Businesses setup in IFSC comes under guidelines and regulations of Ministry of Corporate Affairs, RBI, SEBI and IRDAI

Select the correct statements

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

Q.21) Which one of the following is not a site for in-situ method of conservation of flora?

  1. Biosphere reserve
  2. Botanical garden
  3. National park
  4. Wildlife sanctuary

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