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IASbaba’s 60 Day Plan- Prelims Test 2017 History and Current Affairs [Day 31]

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Hello Friends

So, here we are with the 31st 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 31]: HISTORY & CURRENT AFFAIRS 

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Q.1) Consider the following statements with reference to the Third battle of Panipat

  1. It was fought between Nadir Shah and the Marathas
  2. Nadir Shah’s troops were defeated by the Marathas

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither 1 or 2

Q.2) Consider the following statements with reference to the Battle of Karnal

  1. It was fought between the Mughals and the Marathas in 1739
  2. It was fought between armies of Nadir Shah and the Mughals
  3. It was fought between the armies of Ahmad Shah Abdali and the Marathas
  4. The Mughal emperor agreed to pay 50 lakhs as war indemnity.

which of the above statements is/are correct?

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

Q.3) Consider the following statements about the Tagai Loans

  1. These were low interest loans granted by Mughal king to the artisans
  2. These were the low interest loans given by the Marathas to the farmers
  3. The aim of the loans was to protect the cultivators from the money lenders

which of the above statements is/are correct?

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

Q.4) Consider the following statements regarding Chauth and Sardeshmukhi

  1. This system of taxation was started by Shivaji
  2. It was levied in the Swarajya land or Mulk-i-Qadim

which of the above statements is/are correct?

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither 1 or 2

Q.5) Consider the following statements with reference to the Third Carnatic War

  1. It was an extension of Seven Year’s War being fought in Europe
  2. French lost Pondicherry in the battle to the British
  3. The war ended with signing of the Treaty of Aix- la Chapelle

which of the above statements is/are correct?

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

Q.6) consider the following statements with reference to the Royal Firman of 1765

  1. It was issued by the Mughal Emperor Akbar II
  2. It conferred upon the Company Diwani rights in Bihar, Orissa and Bengal

which of the above statements is/are correct?

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither 1 or 2

Q.7) Which of the Following was the reason for the Kol Uprising of 1831?

  1. It was an uprising against the British for grabbing of Tribal lands
  2. It was an uprising against the Marwari money lenders
  3. It was an uprising against the transfer of tribal lands to outsiders
  4. None of the above

Q.8) Consider the following statements with reference to the Third Anglo-Mysore War

  1. It was fought between the Tippu Sultan, Marathas and Nizam on one side and the British on the other
  2. The attack on Travancore by Tippu became the immediate cause of the war
  3. The war ended with the signing of the Treaty of Mangalore

Which of the above statements is/are incorrect?

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

Q.9) Arrange the following events in correct chronological order

  1. First Carnatic War
  2. Second Anglo-Sikh War
  3. Third Anglo-Maratha war
  4. Fourth Anglo Mysore War

Choose the correct answer using the codes given below

  1. 4-1-2-3
  2. 4-1-3-2
  3. 1-4-2-3
  4. 1-4-3-2

Q.10) Which of the Following states was not annexed through the Doctrine of Lapse Policy

  1. Satara
  2. Udaipur
  3. Awadh
  4. Nagpur

Q.11) Consider the following statements with reference to the Madras labour Union

  1. It was one of the first trade union to be organized on modern lines
  2. P. Wadia was the first president of MLU

which of the above statements is/are correct?

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither 1 or 2

Q.12) The Durand commission to demarcate boundary between India and Afghanistan was setup by

  1. Lord Lytton
  2. Lord Lansdowne
  3. Lord Curzon
  4. Lord Dufferin

Q.13) Consider the following statements with reference to the annexation of Kingdom of Mysore

  1. It was annexed by Wellesley under the policy of Subsidiary Alliance.
  2. It was restored to the King of Mysore in 1881

which of the above statements is/are correct?

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither 1 or 2

Q.14) Consider the following statements with reference to the office of Law Member

  1. It was created under the provisions of Charter Act of 1813
  2. He was added as the fourth member of the Executive Council of the Governor General
  3. Macaulay was appointed as the first Law Member

which of the above statements is/are correct?

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

Q.15) Consider the following statements with reference to the provisions of the Rajagopalachari formula

  1. A plebiscite was to be held in North-west and North-East regions to decide on separation
  2. Congress and the Muslim League were to have equal representation in the Central Legislature
  3. The Muslim League will help Congress in forming the Provisional government for the transitional period

which of the above statements is/are correct?

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

Q.16) INS Khanderi is a

  1. Scorpene class submarine
  2. Frigate
  3. Aircraft carrier
  4. Torpedo launch vehicle

Q.17) Which of the following are members of the ‘Quartet on the Middle East’

  1. United Nations
  2. Israel
  3. Russia
  4. United States of America
  5. European Union
  6. Palestine

Select the correct code:

  1. 1, 3, 4 and 5
  2. 1, 2, 4 and 6
  3. 1, 2 and 6
  4. 2, 3, 4 and 6

Q.18) Consider the following statements about Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT)

  1. It is attached to the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA)
  2. It is the licensing authority for exporters, importers, and export and import business but cannot prohibit, restrict and regulate exports and imports

Select the correct statements

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

Q.19) Inclusive Development Index is released by

  1. World Bank
  2. World Economic Forum
  3. United Nations Development Programme
  4. None of the above

Q.20) Consider the following statements

  1. Orphan drugs are developed specifically to treat a rare medical condition
  2. Karnataka became the first state to release a Rare Diseases and Orphan Drugs Policy

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 statements about ‘Pradhan Mantri Surakshit Matritva Abhiyan’

  1. It has been launched by the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (MoHFW)
  2. It aims to provide assured, comprehensive and quality antenatal care, free of cost, universally to all pregnant women on the 9th of every month
  3. It guarantees a minimum package of antenatal care services to women in their 2nd / 3rd trimesters of pregnancy at designated government health facilities
  4. All of the above

Q.22) The Supreme Court judgement on Sadiq Ali vs Election Commission of India is concerned with

  1. Allotment of a symbol
  2. Election speeches
  3. Absentee voting
  4. NOTA

Q.23) Consider the following statements about Capital gain tax?

  1. Any profit from the sale of a capital asset is deemed as ‘capital gains’
  2. A capital asset is officially defined as any kind of property held by an assesse, excluding goods held as stock-in-trade, agricultural land and personal effects
  3. Shares and equity mutual funds alone enjoy a special dispensation on capital gains tax

Which of the following statements is/are correct?

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

Q.24) China sent its first freight train to London in what is one of the world’s longest train rides. The train will pass through which of the following counties before it gets to London?

  1. Belarus
  2. Poland
  3. Belgium
  4. Kyrgyzstan
  5. Russia

Select the correct code

  1. 1, 2, 3 and 4
  2. 1, 2, 3 and 5
  3. 1, 2 and 5
  4. 2, 3 and 5

Q.25) Consider the following statements about ‘Larsen Ice Shelf’

  1. It is a series of three shelves
  2. It is a long, fringing ice shelf in the Arctic Ocean
  3. Larsen A is the largest which is poised to break off

Which of the following statements is/are correct??

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

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