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IASbaba’s 60 Day Plan- Prelims Test 2018 GEOGRAPHY & CURRENT AFFAIRS [Day 8]

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Hello Friends, 

Welcome to Day-8.


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 8]: GEOGRAPHY AND CURRENT AFFAIRS


Q.1) Consider the following.

  1. Himalayas
  2. Peninsular Plateau
  3. North Indian Plains

Arrange the following in chronological order of their formations.

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

Q.2) Consider the following statements about Northwestern Himalayas.

  1. The world-famous valley of Kashmir lies between the Karakoram Range and Ladakh Range.
  2. The Kashmir Himalayas are also famous for Karewa formations.
  3. Chenab in the valley of Kashmir is still in its youth stage and yet forms meanders.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

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

Q.3) Tors, block mountains, rift valleys, spurs, bare rocky structures, series of hummocky hills and wall-like quartzite dykes are some of the important physiographic features of which of the following region?

  1. Purvanchal Hill Complex.
  2. Peninsular plateau.
  3. North Indian Plains.
  4. Indian Deserts.

Q.4) Consider the following statements

  1. The western coastal plains are an example of emergent coastal plain.
  2. The western coastal plains are narrow in the middle and get broader towards north and south.
  3. Because of its submerged nature, eastern coast has less number of ports and harbors.
  4. The lakes and the playas have brackish water which is the main source of obtaining salt in western coasts.

Choose the correct answer using the codes given below.

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

Q.5) Consider the following pairs

              Passes                           Connects
      1. Banihal Jammu and Srinagar
      2. Zoji La Srinagar and Leh
      3. Shipki La Himachal Pradesh and Tibet
      4. Mana pass Uttarakhand and Tibet

Which of the above pairs is/are correctly matched?

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

Q.6) Which of the following best defines Duars?

  1. The tract of land lying between two converging, or confluent, rivers.
  2. The alluvial floodplains in northeastern India that lies south of the outer foothills of the Himalayas and north of the Brahmaputra River basin. 
  3. The land drained by the brackish water.
  4. The landscape all along the foothills of Shiwaliks.

Q.7) Consider the following Himalayan ranges.

  1. Karakoram range
  2. Phir Panjal range
  3. Ladakh range
  4. Zaskar range

Arrange the above ranges from North to South.

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

Q.8) Consider the following statements:

  1. The region is swampy and marshy.
  2. The underground streams re – emerge in this region.
  3. The region is conducive for the breeding of mosquitoes and flies.
  4. The forests in this region have been cleared and intensive agriculture is being practiced.

The above statements are true for which of the following regions?

  1. Bhabar
  2. Bhangar
  3. Khadar
  4. Tarai

Q.9) Dandakaranya forest has been in news because of Naxalism. Which of the following statements regarding Dandakaranya are correct?

  1. It is drained by the tributaries of Mahanadi and Godavari
  2. It has Abujhmar hills in the west and Eastern Ghats in the East.
  3. It prominently lies in the states of Jharkhand, Bihar and Madhya Pradesh.

Select the code from following:

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

Q.10) Which of the following statements regarding Meghalaya plateau are NOT correct?

  1. It is an extension of Himalayan range in North Easter India.
  2. It is filled with fertile alluvial soil deposited by Brahmaputra.
  3. It is separated from peninsular plateau by Garo – Rajmahal gap.

Select the code from below:

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

Q.11) Which of the following Islands of India are Volcanic in character?

  1. Narcondam Island
  2. Barren Island
  3. Minicoy
  4. Majauli

Select the code from following:

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

Q.12) Which of the following mountain ranges is/are folding mountain ranges?

  1. Aravalis
  2. Himalayas
  3. Western Ghats
  4. Eastern Ghats

Select the code from following:

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

Q.13) Which of the following statements regarding Thar desert are correct?

  1. It lies only in India and not in Pakistan.
  2. It is drained by river Luni.
  3. It doesn’t get rainfall because of the presence of Aravali hills parallel to the monsoon winds.

Select the code from following:

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

Q.14) Coal formation is found in which of the following type of rocks?

  1. Archean
  2. Vindhayan
  3. Gondwana
  4. Dharwad

Q.15) From the below identify the correct term which is collectively applied to all kinds of saline and alkaline soils in the plains of north India, particularly in Uttar Pradesh –

  1. Regolith
  2. Talus
  3. Usar
  4. Reh

Q.16) Consider the following pairs and identify the correct pair/s using the code given below:

Plains : : Associated region

  1. Malwa Plains : : located in central India especially Madhya Pradesh
  2. Marusthali : : covers sand-dune-covered eastern portion of the Great Indian (Thar) Desert in western Rajasthan state
  3. Utkal plains : : coastal plains in the Odisha state

Code:

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

Q.17) Consider the following statements:

  1. The Pamir, popularly known as the roof of the world is the connecting link between the Himalayas and the high ranges of the Central Asia.
  2. Maximum development of glaciers occurs in the Karakoram range.
  3. Purvachal or the Eastern hills are part of the Himalayan mountain system having their general alignment from the north to the south direction.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

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

Q.18) Consider the following ports. Which of the following is correct order as we traverse from south to north?

  1. Kochi – Managlore – JNPT – Marmagao – Kandla
  2. Kochi – Mangalore – Marmagao – JNPT – Kandla
  3. Mangalore – Kochi – Marmagao – JNPT – Kandla
  4. Kochi – JNPT – Marmagao – Managalore – Kandla

Q.19) Which of the statements given below is/are not true in regard to western coastal plain?

  1. It is a narrow belt.
  2. Eastern coastal plain receives comparatively low rainfall but the Western coastal plain receives heavy rainfall.
  3. West Coast Plain is infertile and agriculturally not prosperous except in the Malabar Coast.
  4. It is an example of emergent coastal plain.

Q.20) Which of the statements given below is/are correct about Terai region?

  1. Terai is an ill-drained, damp (marshy) and thickly forested narrow tract to the south of Bhabar running parallel to it.
  2. It is a swampy lowland with silty soils.
  3. Terai soils are rich in phosphate and organic matter but are deficient in nitrogen.

Choose the correct answer from the code given below:

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

Q.21) Consider the below statements with regard to Western Ghats and Eastern Ghats:

  1. The mean height of the Western Ghats is more than that of Eastern Ghats.
  2. The Eastern Ghats do not form a continuous chain like the Western Ghats.
  3. The Eastern Ghats average width is less than that of Western Ghats.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

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

Q.22) Consider the following statements about The Admiralty Act, 2017

  1. It extends the admiralty jurisdiction to all High Courts of the coastal states
  2. It has provision for transfer of cases from one High Court to other High Court by the Supreme Court
  3. Inland vessels are not included under the Act

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 Wide Angle Search for Planets (WASP)

  1. It is a collaboration finding exoplanets by gravitational microlensing
  2. It is operated by a consortium of US based academic institutions, NASA and ESA

Select the correct statements

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

Q.24) Which of the following statements about ‘SOHUM’ are correct?

  1. It is an indigenously developed low-cost hearing screening device for new-borns
  2. It has been developed under the Department of Biotechnology (DBT)
  3. It uses Otoacoustic Emissions (OAEs) testing

Select the correct statements

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

Q.25) Consider the following statements about ‘Breakthrough Starshot Project’

  1. The smallest spacecraft called ‘Sprites’ ever launched has been developed under this project
  2. It is a research and engineering project by ISRO

Select the correct statements

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

Q.26) Which of the following statements about ‘International Expedited Traveller Initiative Programme’ is/are correct?

  1. It allows expedited clearance for pre-approved, low-risk travellers upon arrival in the Schengen Area
  2. India has joined the programme
  3. Both (a) and (b)
  4. Neither (a) nor (b)

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