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IASbaba’s 60 Day Plan- Prelims Test 2018 GEOGRAPHY & CURRENT AFFAIRS [Day 11]

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Hello Friends, 

Welcome to Day-11.


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 😛

 

DETAILED MICRO ANALYSIS MATRIX SAMPLEis given here. You can download this and do an assessment for yourself.  DOWNLOAD

  • 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 11]: GEOGRAPHY AND CURRENT AFFAIRS


Q.1) Which of the following soils found in India are poor in nitrogen, phosphorous and humus?

  1. Red and Yellow Soil
  2. Black Soil
  3. Laterite Soil
  4. Peaty Soil

Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

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

Q.2) Consider the following statements about soil erosion:

  1. Sheet erosion takes place on level lands after a heavy shower and the soil removal is not easily noticeable.
  2. Gully erosion is common on steep slopes. Gullies deepen with rainfall, cut the agricultural lands into small fragments and make them unfit for cultivation.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

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

Q.3) Which of the following methods are best suitable to prevent gully erosion?

  1. Finger gullies can be eliminated by terracing.
  2. In bigger gullies, the erosive velocity of water may be reduced by constructing a series of check dams.
  3. Head ward extension of gullies can be controlled planting cover vegetation.

Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

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

Q.4) Government of India had launched Soil Health card Scheme for farmers. Which of the following statements regarding Soil Health Card Scheme are correct?

  1. It will contain the status of his soil with respect to Macro-nutrients, Secondary- nutrient, Micro – nutrients and Physical parameters.
  2. The SHC will indicate fertilizer recommendations and soil amendment required for the farm.
  3. It is mandatory for the farmer to follow the recommendations of SHC.

Select the code from below:

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

Q.5) Which of the following factors controls the soil formation?

  1. Climate
  2. Parent material
  3. Topography
  4. Biological factors

Select the correct answer using the codes given below.

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

Q.6) Which of the following methods can be useful in soil conservation?

  1. Use of Early Maturing Varieties of crops.
  2. Contour Ploughing
  3. Strip cropping
  4. Crop rotation

Select the correct answer using the codes given below.

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

Q.7) Which of the following schemes of the union government helps to conserve the soil?

  1. National Mission for Sustainable Agriculture.
  2. Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana.
  3. Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojna.
  4. Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana

Select the correct answer using the codes given below.

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

Q.8) Which of the following statements are correct regarding the process of Crop rotation?

  1. It is the process of growing different crops in a field simultaneously.
  2. It helps in natural pest control
  3. It prevents depletion of a particular nutrient from soil and helps in maintaining soil fertility for a longer time.

Select the code from following:

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

Q.9) Which of the following statements is/are correct regarding ‘E’ horizon of soil?

  1. It is a permanent horizon found under the regolith.
  2. It is formed by horizontal loss of minerals.

Select the code from below:

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

Q.10) What is the correct sequence of the processes of soil erosion?

  1. Splash erosion
  2. Sheet erosion
  3. Ril erosion
  4. Gully erosion

Select the code from following:

  1. 1 – 2 – 3 – 4
  2. 2 – 3 – 4 – 1
  3. 4 – 3 – 2 – 1
  4. 3 – 4 – 1 – 2

Q.11) Soil structure refers to the way soil particles are grouped together into larger masses called peds. Which of the following statements regarding soil structure is/are correct?

  1. It determines the workability of soil i.e. how easily it can be ploughed.
  2. Peds are bound by soil colloids.

Select the code from below:

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

Q.12) Which of the following soils can be cut and directly used as a brick in construction?

  1. Black soil
  2. Alluvial Soil
  3. Laterite Soil
  4. Red Soil

Q.13) Consider the following statements regarding Coconut crop:

  1. It is a tropical crop which can be grown only in sandy soil.
  2. Coconut requires saline water to grow.
  3. There are two major varieties of coconut – tall and dwarf.

Which of the above statements are NOT correct?

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

Q.14) Consider the following about Laterite Soils:

  1. These soils are found in hot and humid areas.
  2. High temperature and heavy rainfall with alternate wet and dry periods are important conditions for the formation of these soils.
  3. These soils are rich in nutrients and fertile.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

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

Q.15) Which among the following statements are true in regard to Arecanut in India?

  1. It is one of the major plantation crops, well grown in clay loamy soils
  2. India is the world’s largest producer of arecanut
  3. Largely grown in the Western Ghats, Eastern Ghats and North Eastern region
  4. Arecanut flourishes well in tracts with high rainfall and with a wide range of temperature, from a minimum of 4°C to maximum of 40°C

Choose the appropriate code:

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

Q.16) Thick deposits of glacial clay and other materials embedded with moraines, are called as –

  1. Kankars
  2. Pats
  3. Karewas
  4. Regurs

Q.17) Which of the statements given below is/are correct in regard to Jute, considered as the golden fibre of India?

  1. Jute cultivation requires a warm and humid climate with acidic to neutral soils.
  2. Jute grows well on the new alluvial soils having higher silt content.
  3. Jute cultivation is mainly concentrated in the eastern and north eastern India.

Choose the correct answer from the code given below:

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

Q.18) Consider the below statements:

  1. Peaty – Marshy Soils are soils with large amount of organic matter and considerable amount of soluble salts.
  2. The most humid regions have this type of soil.
  3. Since they are not acidic, this type of soil is good for paddy cultivation.

Which of the statements given above are correct?

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

Q.19) Consider the following statements:

  1. The soils are covered with a thick brown mantle which inhibits soil growth.
  2. They are coarse and alkaline, rich in soluble salts.
  3. They are poor in organic matter and have a varying percentage of lime.
  4. These soils are derived from the adjoining rocks and the coastal regions.

Which of the soil possess the above characteristics?

  1. Laterite soil
  2. Peaty soil
  3. Desert soil
  4. Loamy soils

Q.20) In which of the following areas ravines are present in India?

  1. Along the banks of Narmada
  2. Along the foothills of Shivalik
  3. Chambal
  4. Chota Nagpur region

Select the correct code:

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

Q.21) ‘Dree Festival’ is concerned with which of the following tribes?

  1. Nyishi
  2. Apatanis
  3. Shompen
  4. Onge

Q.22) Which of the following countries is/are partners of the ‘Equator Initiative’

  1. Sweden
  2. Norway
  3. Finland

Select the correct statements

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

Q.23) Consider the following statements about ‘World Petroleum Congress’

  1. It is organised by Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries
  2. It is to be held every three years
  3. The inaugural World Petroleum Congress was held in United Arab Emirates in 2017

Select the correct statements

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

Q.24) Consider the following statements about ‘Saola’

  1. It is native to CLMV countries
  2. World’s first centre for breeding Saola is being constructed in Vietnam

Select the correct statements

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

Q.25) ‘Technology and Innovation Support Centres’ is often seen in news. It is associated with which of the following?

  1. World Intellectual Property Organization
  2. World Trade Organization
  3. World Economic Forum
  4. World Bank

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