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IASbaba’s 60 Day Plan- Prelims Test 2017 History and Current Affairs [Day 32]

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Hello Friends

So, here we are with the 32nd 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 32]: HISTORY & CURRENT AFFAIRS 

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Q.1) The Pattini Cult, prevalent in Sangam age was associated with

  1. Worship of Ancestors
  2. Worship of animals
  3. Worship of Goddess Kali
  4. Worship of Kannagi 

Q.2) Which of the following statements about the Fourth Buddhist Council is/are incorrect?

  1. It was held under the patronage of Harsha
  2. It resulted in the division of Buddhism into Hinayanism and Mahayanism
  3. Its proceedings were conducted in Sanskrit

Choose the correct answer using the codes given below

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

Q.3) Consider the following statements with reference to the Buddhist Tripitakas

  1. Sutta Pitaka contains the records of the Buddha’s teachings and sermons
  2. Abhidhhamma Pitaka set out the rules and guidelines for living the monastic life of the sangha
  3. All the Tripitakas were composed at the First Buddhist Council

which of the above statements is/are incorrect?

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

Q.4) In Jainism, Posadha means

  1. Penance by the Jainas to confess for their sins at the end of the year
  2. Fasting by lay Jain members on full and new moon day
  3. Initiation ceremony for admitting the new members
  4. Punishment given to the violators of the code of conduct 

Q.5) The Original Pipal tree at Boudh Gaya was cut down by

  1. Sasanka
  2. MihirKula
  3. Pushyamitra Sunga
  4. Dhanananda 

Q.6) The Sulva Sutras dealt with the subject of

  1. Astronomy
  2. Chemistry
  3. Medicine
  4. Geometry 

Q.7) Which of the following was not a feature of Indus Valley Civilization?

  1. Use of burnt bricks
  2. Grid pattern of streets
  3. Use of Horse drawn chariot
  4. Cultivation of wheat

Q.8) The only Harappan city with houses having entry from main street is

  1. Chanduraho
  2. Lothal
  3. Kalibangan
  4. Mahenjodaro

Q.9) which of the following Brahmanas describes the eastern sea and the western sea for the first time

  1. Satpatha Brahmana
  2. Aithrya Brahmana
  3. Gopatha Brahmana
  4. Jaiminiya Brahmana

Q.10) Mahamastakabhisheka, a great religious event, is associated with and done for whom of the following?

  1. Mahavira
  2. Buddha
  3. Nataraja
  4. Bahubali

Q.11) Which of the Following pairs are correctly matched:

Symbol            :           Event

  1. Horse :                    Mahabhinishkramana
  2. Bodhi Tree :           Parinirvana
  3. Wheel :                   Dharmachakrapravartana

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.12) Consider the following statements with reference to the Pavarana ceremony in Buddhism

  1. It is the Initiation ceremony to induct new followers into Buddhism
  2. It is gathering of monks to Confess their misconduct during the indoor stay during the rainy season

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.13) Consider the following statements about the life of Chandragupta Maurya

  1. He established Muryan Empire by killing the last Nanda ruler
  2. Along with Sthulabahu he went Shravanabelagola and undertook Sallekhana

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 Sangam literature

  1. The main language used in Sangam literature was Telugu
  2. The Sangam college flourished under the royal patronage of Cholas

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.15) Tolkappiyam is a

  1. Tamil epic
  2. Book of sacrifices
  3. Eulogy of Pandyas
  4. Book on Tamil grammer

Q.16) Consider the following statements about ‘India INX’

  1. It is the first international exchange from India
  2. It is located in Mumbai
  3. It is a wholly owned subsidiary of the BSE Limited

Select the correct statements

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

Q.17) Corruption Perception Index is released by

  1. Transparency International
  2. Amnesty International
  3. World Economic Forum
  4. World Bank

Q.18) Tangalia Weaving is associated with which of the following states?

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

Q.19) Consider the following statements

  1. She along with her husband founded the first women’s school at Bhide Wada in Pune
  2. She opened a care centre called “Balhatya Pratibandhak Griha” for pregnant rape victims and helped deliver their children

Identify the person

  1. Tarabai Shinde
  2. Savitribai Phule
  3. Ramabai Ranade
  4. Lakshmibai Tilak

Q.20) Consider the following statements about ‘Iberian Peninsula’

  1. Gibraltar is a French Overseas Territory located on the southern end of the Iberian Peninsula
  2. The Iberian Peninsula is divided between Portugal, Spain, Algeria and Andorra
  3. It is the largest European Peninsula

Select the correct statements

  1. 1 and 3
  2. 1 and 2
  3. 2 and 3
  4. All the statements are wrong

Q.21) Kanishka stupa is located in

  1. Bodhgaya
  2. Sarnath
  3. Gangtok
  4. None of the above

Q.22) N K Singh committee is associated with

  1. Amendments to FRBM Act
  2. Promotion of digital payments
  3. Special economic zones
  4. Enhancing solar energy capacity

Q.23) ______________ is in charge of financial policy in regard to the utilisation of the proceeds of disinvestment channelized into the National Investment Fund.

  1. Department of Economic Affairs
  2. Department of Investment and Public Asset Management (DIPAM)
  3. Department of Expenditure
  4. Department of Financial Services

Q.24) Development Administration Partnership (DPA) is under

  1. Ministry of External Affairs
  2. Ministry of Finance
  3. Ministry of Corporate Affairs
  4. Prime Minister’s Office (PMO)

Q.25) Recently, a place called ‘Aswan’ was in news. It is located in which of the following countries?

  1. Morocco
  2. Egypt
  3. Algeria
  4. Armenia

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