IASbaba’s 60 Day Plan- Prelims Test 2017 Science and Technology and Current Affairs [Day 53]

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So, here we are with the 53rd 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) Consider the following regarding Trojan Asteroids

  1. Trojan asteroids are trapped in stable gravity wells, called Lagrange points, which precede or follow a planet.
  2. The most significant population of trojans are the Earth Trojans
  3. NASA’s Discovery Program named Pyche and Lucy is related to exploring metallic asteroids and  Trojan ateroids respectively

Which of the given statements is/are correct?

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

Q.2) ISRO has recently launched a record of 104 satellites in one mission. Consider the following

  1. Cartosat-2
  2. Nanosatellites
  3. Picosatellites
  4. CubeSats

Which of the given satellites were parts of ISRO’s mission?

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

Q.3) NASA’s series of Great Observatories satellites are four large, powerful space-based astronomical telescopes. Consider the following regarding it and select the correct match

  1. The Hubble Space Telescope (HST) – Infrared spectrum
  2. The Compton Gamma Ray Observatory (CGRO)- Gamma Rays and X-rays
  3. The Chandra X-ray Observatory (CXO) – X-rays
  4. The Spitzer Space Telescope (SST) – Visible light and Near-ultraviolet

Which of the given are correct?

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

Q.4) Which of the following is/are correct regarding Project 75-I?

  1. It is the project of Indian Navy that intends to acquire six Nuclear Scorpene class submarine
  2. INS Khanderi is the one of the six submarines being built under Project 75
  3. It features advanced Air Independent Propulsion (AIP) systems to enable them to stay submerged for longer duration and substantially increase their operational range

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.5) Recently Astronomers have created the first map of the large-scale structure of the universe. This is based on

  1. Quasar
  2. Pulsar
  3. Neutrino
  4. Earth’s magnetic field

Q.6) Neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) are a diverse group of communicable diseases that prevail in tropical and subtropical conditions in 149 countries and affect more than one billion people. Consider the following

  1. Yaws
  2. Rabies
  3. Leprosy
  4. Tuberculosis
  5. Trachoma
  6. Dengue

Which of the given are NTDs as per WHO?

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

Q.7) Which of the following species is not monogamous?

  1. Otters
  2. Wolves
  3. Gorillas
  4. Gibbons

Q.8) Which of the following is not because of Capillary action?

  1. Blotting of ink
  2. Rising of ground water
  3. Rising of water from the roots of the plant to its foliage
  4. Spread of water drops on a cotton cloth

Q.9) Chemical weapons are classified as weapons of mass destruction. One of the very famous WMD is Sarin, used as a chemical weapon due to its extreme potency as a nerve agent. It contains

  1. Sulphur, Florine and Oxygen
  2. Nitrogen, Sulphur and Oxygen
  3. Phosphorous, Sulphur and Oxygen
  4. Phosphorous, Florine and Oxygen

Q.10) Recently scientists have discovered a ‘Super-Earth’ which is the best place to look for signs of life outside of the Solar System about 40 light years away. The term super-Earth refers to

  1. Mass of the planet
  2. Habitability
  3. Surface condition

Which of the given options is/are correct?

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

Q.11) Which of the following is the hardest material?

  1. Diamond
  2. Wurtzite Boron Nitride
  3. Lonsdaelite
  4. Iron

Q.12) Which of the following is the correct sequence of the given substances in the decreasing order of their densities?

  1. Gold>Mercury>Steel
  2. Steel>Gold>Mercury
  3. Gold>Steel>Mercury
  4. Steel>Mercury>Gold

Q.13) The most common water-based antifreeze solutions used in automobile engines are mixtures of

  1. Ethylene and Water
  2. Propylene and Water
  3. Ethylene glycol and Water
  4. Ethanol and Water

Q.14) Assertion (A): Coal-based thermal power stations contribute to acid rain

Reason (R): Oxides of carbon are emitted when coal burns

  1. Both A and R are true and R is correct explanation of A
  2. Both A and R are true but R is not the correct explanation of A
  3. A is true but R is false
  4. A is false but R is true

Q.15) Consider the following regarding Haemophilia

  1. It is a genetic disorder
  2. It leads to decrease in haemoglobin level
  3. It leads to decrease in White Blood Cells
  4. It impairs the body’s ability to make blood clots

Which of the given statements are correct?

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

Q.16) ‘Urumin’ was recently in new. What is it?

  1. A sword with a flexible blade that snaps and bends like a whip
  2. Peptide from Skin mucus secreted by a frog species native to Kerala
  3. A recently developed measles rubella vaccine
  4. None of the above

Q.17) Consider the following statements regarding RTS, S

  1. It is world’s first malaria vaccine
  2. It is world’s first injectable vaccine for Ebola
  3. It is world’s first leprosy vaccine
  4. It is world’s first oral vaccine for rabies

Q.18) Consider the following statements about THAAD

  1. It is a missile defence system that is designed to intercept and destroy short and medium-range ballistic missiles in their final flight phase
  2. Each THAAD system is comprised of interceptors, launchers, radar and a fire control unit

Select the correct statements

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

Q.19) Consider the following statements about Dawn spacecraft

  1. It was launched as a part of NASA’s New Frontiers program
  2. It was launched with the mission of studying two of dwarf planet of the asteroid belt, Vesta and Ceres

Select the correct statements

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

Q.20) Consider the following statements about Brown palm civet

  1. It is endemic to India and Sri Lanka
  2. It is listed as Least Concern on the IUCN Red List

Select the correct statements

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

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