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IASbaba’s 60 Day Plan- Prelims Test 2017 Science and Technology and Current Affairs [Day 41]

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Hello Friends

So, here we are with the 41st 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 41]: SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY & CURRENT AFFAIRS 

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Q.1) The Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO)-India is a planned advanced gravitational-wave observatory to be located in India as part of the worldwide network. Where is it going to be located?

  1. Theni, Tamilnadu
  2. Hingoli, Maharashtra
  3. Tumkur, Karnataka
  4. Sriharikota, Odisha

Q.2) Consider the statements regarding Cassini Spacecraft

  1. It is an unmanned space mission
  2. It is the first space probe for the study of Saturn and first to enter its orbit
  3. It is a flagship initiative of NASA

Which of the given statements is/are correct?

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

Q.3) Yoshinori Ohsumi, a Japanese cell biologist was awarded the 2016 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his discoveries of mechanisms for autophagy. Consider the following

  1. Autophagy is a normal physiological process that deals with destruction of cells in the body.
  2. It is also called programmed cell death
  3. Understanding the mechanism of autophagy will aid in the fight against diseases like Cancer, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease.

Which of the given statements is/are correct?

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

Q.4) Millimeter waves are broadcast at frequencies between

  1. 10 to 100 gigahertz
  2. 20 to 200 gigahertz
  3. 30 to 300 gigahertz
  4. 40 to 400 gigahertz

Q.5) The Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) is an astronomical interferometer of radio telescopes. It is located in

  1. Chile
  2. Argentina
  3. Brazil
  4. Columbia

Q.6) Consider the following statements regarding LISA Pathfinder Mission

  1. The mission aims to calculate the exact distance between Earth and recently fund galaxies.
  2. LISA Pathfinder is paving the way for future missions by testing in flight the very concept of gravitational wave detection.
  3. LISA Pathfinder is a joint ESA and NASA mission, which also carries a NASA payload.

Which of the given statements is/are incorrect?

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

Q.7) Consider the following regarding YAWS disease

  1. It is a tropical viral disease
  2. It affects skin, bones and cartilage
  3. It can lead to deformity and disability if left untreated

Which of the given statements is/are correct?

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

Q.8) CHARGE Syndrome is said to affect 1 in 20000 people around the world. Consider the following statements regarding this

  1. It is as a result of a rare genetic defect
  2. It results in growth retardation
  3. It results in coloboma, an eye abnormality that occurs before the birth

Which of the given statements is/are correct?

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

Q.9) Consider the following statements regarding Human Pappiloma Virus (HPV) vaccines

  1. The vaccine helps in fighting cancer
  2. The vaccine offers protection against sexually transmitted Human Papilloma Virus.
  3. HPV vaccines are exclusively for Women and Children below 14 years of age

Which of the given statements is/are correct?

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

Q.10) CEPI, Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations, is a “public-private coalition that aims to derail epidemics by speeding development of vaccines. Consider the following

  1. India is a member of CEPI
  2. CEPI aims to finance and coordinate the development of new vaccines to contain infectious disease epidemics that are usually neglected
  3. Focuses on diseases like Rotavirus, Leprosy, Chikungunya, Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS)

Which of the given statements is/are correct?

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

Q.11) Select the correct match of vaccine with its disease

  1. BGR-34:: Zika
  2. PfSPZ:: Malaria
  3. MIP:: Leprosy
  4. GSL-5700:: Chikungunya

Select the correct code

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

Q.12)Consider the following with respect to fundamental forces on Earth

  1. The range of Gravitational and Electromagnetic Force are almost equal in nature.
  2. Law of Gravitation at the Moon is One-Sixth that at the Earth
  3. Gravitational Force is a strong force as compared to Weak Nuclear force.

Select the correct statement/s

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

Q.13) Consider the following

  1. Frictional Force
  2. Air resistance
  3. Viscous Force

The examples of ‘Contact Forces’ are

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

Q.14) Consider the following statements about Graveyard Orbit.

  1. It is also called a junk orbit or disposal orbit.
  2. It is a super-synchronous orbit that lies significantly below the synchronous orbit.
  3. For satellites in geostationary orbit and geosynchronous orbits, the graveyard orbit is a few hundred kilometers above the operational orbit.

Which of the given statements is/are correct?

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

Q.15) Consider the following statements about OLED, Organic Light-Emitting Diode

  1. In an OLED the emissive electroluminescent layer is a film of organic compound.
  2. OLEDs require a backlight and are thinner and more efficient than LCD displays
  3. OLED is cheaper than the LCD and other displays.

Which of the given statements is/are correct?

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

Q.16) Consider the following statements about Barren Island

  1. It is located in Lakshadweep
  2. Barren Island volcano is India’s only active volcano

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 Strait of Hormuz

  1. It connects the Red Sea to the Gulf of Aden
  2. Yemen lies on the north coast and Djibouti lies on the south coast

Select the correct statements

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

Q.18) Consider the following statements about Sariska Tiger Reserve

  1. It is the first tiger reserve in the world to have successfully relocated tigers
  2. It is a part of the Aravalli Range

Select the correct statements

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

Q.19) Svalbard is an archipelago in the Arctic Ocean under the full sovereignty of

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

Q.20) Recently the United Nation’s cultural body UNESCO has added 20 new sites to its network of protected biosphere nature reserves under Man and Biosphere list (MAB). Which of the following statements with reference to MAB list is/are correct?

  1. India currently has 10 biosphere reserves under Man and Biosphere list.
  2. Great Nicobar is the latest inclusion under the Man and Biosphere list.
  3. Spain is the country with the largest number of registered reserves in the MAB list.

Which of the above statement(s) is/are correct?

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

Q.21) Article 51A (a) refers to

  1. National Anthem
  2. National Song
  3. National Flag

Select the correct code:

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

Q.22) Consider the following statements about Index of Economic Freedom report 2017

  1. It is released by The Heritage Foundation
  2. India has been placed in the category of ‘moderately unfree’ economies
  3. The index was topped by Hong Kong

Select the correct statements

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

Q.23) The Investment Dispute Settlement Navigator (IDSN) is compiled by

  1. World Trade Organization
  2. United Nations Conference on Trade and Development
  3. World Fair Trade Organisation
  4. None of the above

Q.24) Which of the following states has a ‘Ministry of Happiness’?

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

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