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IASbaba’s 60 Day Plan- Prelims Test 2018 GEOGRAPHY & CURRENT AFFAIRS [Day 10]

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Hello Friends, 

Welcome to Day-10.


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 can you 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 to all questions. Do not cheat 😛

 

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  • You can copy paste the same format/modify as per your need in Google Spreadsheet and update it on daily basis.
  • Feedback talks about daily test results.
  • Follow-up talks about daily target achieved from sources and the number of revisions to do/done and dates. Sources column is to ensure that aspirants do not run behind various sources and follow the same throughout.

 

Are you ready? Let’s start!


[Day 10]: GEOGRAPHY AND CURRENT AFFAIRS


Q.1) Consider the following statements.

  1. The western cyclonic disturbances are weather phenomena of the winter months brought in by the easterly flow from the Mediterranean region.
  2. Western cyclonic disturbances usually influence the weather of the north and north western regions of India.
  3. Tropical cyclones occur during the monsoon as well as in October-November and are part of the westerly flow.
  4. Tropical cyclones disturbances affect the coastal regions of the country.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

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

Q.2) Consider the following statements about Cold Weather Season (winter):

  1. During this season, the northeast trade winds prevail over the country.
  2. The weather is normally marked by clear sky, low temperatures and low humidity.

Choose the correct answer using the codes given below.

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

Q.3) Which of the following is/are the implications of the shift of monsoon trough closer to Himalayas?

  1. There are longer dry spells in the plains.
  2. The situation of drought establishes in the plains.
  3. Widespread rain occurs in the mountainous catchment areas of the Himalayan rivers.

Choose the correct answer using the codes given below.

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

Q.4) Consider the Climatic Regions of India According to Koeppen’s Scheme.

Type of climate Areas
      1. Amw- Monsoon with short dry season Most of the Peninsular plateaus, south of the Tropic of Cancer
      2. Aw – Tropical savannah West coast of India south of Goa
     3. Dfc – Cold humid winter with short summer Arunachal Pradesh
     4. Bwhw – Semi-arid steppe climate North-western Gujarat, some parts of western Rajasthan and Punjab

Which of the above pairs is/are correctly matched?

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

Q.5) Consider the following about statements about ‘Coal’ found in India.

  1. The coal blocks found in northeastern India are much older than that found in Damodar valley (West Bengal-Jharkhand), Jharia, Raniganj, Bokaro.
  2. The coal blocks found in Damodar valley (West Bengal-Jharkhand), Jharia, Raniganj, Bokaro are much superior in quality than the coal found in northeastern India.

Which of the above statement is/are correct?

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. None

Q.6) Consider the following statements

  1. Dolomite, mica and gypsum are some of minor minerals as per Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Act, 1957 (MMDR Act 1957).
  2. Major minerals are those minerals which are defined in Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Act, 1957 (MMDR Act 1957).

Which of the above statement is/are correct?

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. None

Q.7) Arrange the following in increasing order of their petroleum production.

  1. Mumbai High
  2. Gujarat
  3. Assam

Choose the correct answer using the codes given below.

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

Q.8) India’s third stage Nuclear Program will use Thorium – Uranium cycle. Which of the following statements is/are correct regarding availability of Thorium in India?

  1. Thorium is found in Monazite ore.
  2. The largest quantity of Thorium in India ore is found in Kerala.
  3. Thorium is not found on the East Coast of India.

Select the code from following:

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

Q.9) Consider the following statements:

  1. Anthracite is the purest and metamorphosed form of Coal.
  2. It is found only in Jammu and Kashmir in India.
  3. Generally it is used in Iron and steel plants and thermal power plants.

Which of the above statements are correct?

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

Q.10) Consider the following statements about Easterly jet streams:

  1. They are formed over Indian Subcontinent during winter.
  2. They are thermally formed.
  3. They are helpful in pushing South East monsoon branch over India.

Which of the above statements are correct?

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

Q.11) Which of the following is/ are responsible to cause winter rainfall in South Eastern coast of India?

  1. Westerlies
  2. Retreating monsoon
  3. South west Monsoon
  4. Tropical Cyclone

Select the code from following:

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

Q.12) Which of the following statements is/are correct regarding Madden Julian Oscillation?

  1. It is an eastward moving disturbance of clouds, rainfall and changing pressure which encircles the tropical area.
  2. It has two phases of enhanced rainfall and suppressed rainfall.

Select the code from below:

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

Q.13) Which of the following phenomenon is responsible for excessive pollution and smog in Delhi in winters?

  1. Loo
  2. Low pressure over Delhi
  3. Temperature inversion
  4. Monsoon winds

Q.14) Which of the following mines are NOT correctly matched with the mineral?

  1. Khetri – Zinc
  2. Zawar – Copper
  3. Kudremukh – Aluminium
  4. Hazaribagh – Mica

Select the code from below:

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

Q.15) Which among the following statements is true with regard to monsoons?

  1. Southwest monsoon brings rain during summer whereas Northeast monsoon brings rain during winter.
  2. During Southwest monsoon, Indian Subcontinent has high pressure and the direction of air movement is from Australia to Indian subcontinent.
  3. Direction of Northeast monsoon is land to sea so it doesn’t contains moisture and brings dryness and coldness after blowing through Bay of Bengal and brings rainfall only in Tamil Nadu.

Choose the appropriate code:

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

Q.16) Consider the following statements in regard to Aluminium:

  1. Aluminium production starts with the raw material bauxite.
  2. Three different raw materials are needed to make aluminium – aluminium oxide, electricity and carbon.
  3. Aluminium is known for its ductile nature and can be recycled over and over again with 100 percent efficiency.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

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

Q.17) Consider the following statements:

  1. Peneplains are associated with humid conditions, whereas Pediplains are associated with arid and semi-arid conditions
  2. Dissected plateaux are associated with humid areas, whereas Mesas and Buttas are associated with arid areas

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

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

Q.18) Sikkim and Darjeeling Himalayas are best suitable for tea plantations due to –

  1. Moderate slope
  2. Thick soil cover with high organic content
  3. Well distributed rainfall throughout the year
  4. Mild winters

Choose the correct answer from the code given below:

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

Q.19) Consider the following statements about Mica:

  1. India secures the world’s top position both in reserve and production of mica.
  2. It is found only in igneous and metamorphic regions.
  3. It is chemically inert, stable and does not absorb water.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

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

Q.20) Consider the below statements:

  1. It does not occur free in nature and is found in association with copper, uranium and other metals.
  2. It is used as an important alloying material and when alloyed with iron, rust proof stainless steel of superior quality is obtained.
  3. It is used for manufacturing armoured plates, bullet jackets and in naval construction.

Identify the correct mineral resource from below which has the above characteristics:

  1. Lead
  2. Pyrite
  3. Chromite
  4. Nickel

Q.21) Lignite coal reserves in India can be found in which among the following state/s:

  1. Tamil Nadu
  2. Rajasthan
  3. Gujarath
  4. Jammu and Kashmir

Choose appropriate answer from the codes given below:

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

Q.22) Consider the following statements about The Global Foreign Exchange Committee (GFXC)

  1. It is a forum of central bankers and experts working towards promotion of a robust and transparent forex market
  2. India is a member of the GFXC
  3. It was constituted during the Bretton Woods

Select the correct statements

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

Q.23) Global Cybersecurity Index (GCI) is released by the

  1. International Telecommunication Union (ITU)
  2. International Cybersecurity Institute (ICSI)
  3. World Economic Forum
  4. International Information System Security Certification Consortium (ISC)²

Q.24) Tadoba-Andhari Tiger Reserve is spread across which of the following states?

  1. Maharashtra
  2. Andhra Pradesh
  3. Telangana

Select the correct code:

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

Q.25) ‘Brasilia Declaration’ is concerned with

  1. Women and Trade
  2. Road Safety
  3. Industrial Development and Co-operation
  4. Sustainable Cities and Human Settlements for All

Q.26) Consider the following statements about Pant-Mirza Agreement

  1. It is an agreement between India and Pakistan under the ‘Bilateral Protocol on Visits to Religious Shrines’, 1974
  2. It is the obligation of the concerned country to make every effort to ensure that the places of worship in the agreed list of shrines under the Protocol are properly maintained and their sanctity preserved
  3. Ministry of External Affairs solely looks into the matters related to the agreement

Select the correct statements

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

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