fbpx

IASbaba’s 60 Day Plan- Prelims Test 2018 SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY & CURRENT AFFAIRS [Day 7]

  • IASbaba
  • March 9, 2018
  • 469
IASbaba Prelims 60 Days Plan
Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Archives

Hello Friends, 

Welcome to Day-7.


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 7]: SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY AND CURRENT AFFAIRS


Q.1) (DRDO) has successfully test fired the anti-tank missile “Nag” recently. Consider the following statements.

  1. Nag missile is a third generation “fire and forget” anti-tank missile
  2. It can be launched from land, water and air-based platforms

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

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

Q.2) India began developing a multi-tiered Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) system in 1999, after the end of the Kargil War in reaction to Pakistan’s growing missile arsenal. Consider the following statements in this regard;

  1. Prithvi Air Defense (PAD) / Pradyumna Ballistic Missile Interceptor destroyes missiles at endo-atmospheric altitudes.
  2. Advanced Air Defense (AAD)/ Ashvin Advanced Defense interceptor missile at exo-atmosphere altitudes.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

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

Q.3) BrahMos is the fastest supersonic cruise missile in the world. Consider the following statements regarding this:

  1. The BrahMos is a medium-range scramjet supersonic cruise missile.
  2. It can be launched from submarine, ships, aircraft, or land.
  3. It is a joint venture between the DRDO of India and the Federal State Unitary Enterprise NPO Mashinostroyenia (NPOM) of Russia.

Choose 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) The Kalvari class is a class of diesel-electric attack submarines based on the Scorpène class submarine being built for the Indian Navy. Consider the following statements.

  1. The submarines are designed by French naval defence and energy company DCNS and are being manufactured by Mazagon Dock Limited in Mumbai.
  2. It will also feature advanced Air-independent propulsion (AIP) systems.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

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

Q.5) K-4 missile – intermediate-range submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM). Consider the following statements about it:

  1. It is nuclear capable missile
  2. It will arm the kalavari-class submarines.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

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

Q.6) Consider the following list of exercises of Indian Army.

Exercise name Participating country
     1. Yudh Abhyas USA
     2. Nomadic Elephant Kazakhstan
     3. Indra Russia
     4. Mitra Shakti Sri Lanka

Which of the above pairs is/are correctly matched?

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

Q.7) Consider the following

  1. INS Jalashwa is an amphibious transport dock currently in service with the Indian Navy.
  2. Dhanush is a howitzer used by Indian Army.
  3. Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) is the highest decision making body on procurement headed by Defence Secretary.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

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

Q.8) Which of the following statements regarding ‘Navika Sagar Parikrama’ are correct?

  1. It is the world’s first ever circumnavigation of globe by an All women crew.
  2. The Voyage is undertaken by indigenously built sailing vessel INS Tarini.
  3. The entire journey will have 10 stopovers before it reaches India.

Select the code from following:

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

Q.9) Consider the following statements regarding ‘Sagar Kavach’ security program:

  1. It is a naval exercise between India and Sri Lanka.
  2. A terror attack was simulated named ‘Red Force’ to check the effectiveness of Marine Policing.

Which of the above statements are correct?

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

Q.10) Which of the following has been named ‘Fat boy’?

  1. It was the name given to the nuclear bomb used in Japan by USA
  2. It is the name given to India’s GSLV Mk III.
  3. It is the name given to NASA’s quiet supersonic aircraft.
  4. It is the name given to Agni V missile.

Q.11) Which of the following statements regarding ‘Thermobaric bomb of increased power’?

  1. It is known as the Father of all Bombs.
  2. It used uses atmospheric oxygen for explosion and does not contain an oxidizer.
  3. It is the most powerful non-nuclear bomb of the World.
  4. It has been recently developed by USA

Select the code from below:

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

Q.12) Which of the following statements are correct regarding the ‘Mountain Strike Corps’ of India?

  1. It has been built as a quick reaction force and as well as counter offensive force against China along LAC.
  2. Its headquarters are located at Panagarh in West Bengal.

Select the code from following:

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

Q.13) Who is known as the Missile Women of India?

  1. Tessy Thomas
  2. Nandini Harinath
  3. J Manjula
  4. N Valarmathi

Q.14) Consider the following statements regarding India’s first unmanned Tank, MUNTRA:

  1. It has been indigenously developed by DRDO.
  2. It has three variants for surveillance, mine detection and reconnaissance in areas with nuclear or bio threat.

Select the code from following:

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

Q.15) Which among the following is/are surface-to-surface missiles?

  1. Prithvi II
  2. Agni II
  3. K-15 Missile
  4. Shaurya Missile

Choose correct answer:

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

Q.16) Which among the following activities are part of Indian Navy’s ‘Constabulary Role’?

  1. anti-poaching operations
  2. anti-smuggling operations
  3. anti-piracy operations
  4. to deter any military adventurism against the country
  5. coastal surveillance

Choose the correct answer:

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

Q.17) Consider the following about Scorpene-class submarines and identify the incorrect statement:

  1. The submarines are built with the French technology at the Mazagaon Dock Ltd in Mumbai.
  2. The Scorpene-class submarines are a class of diesel-electric attack submarines jointly developed by the French Direction des Constructions Navales (DCN) and the Spanish company Navantia, and now by DCNS.
  3. All the six submarines under this class will be equipped with the Air Independent Propulsion (AIP) system, which will enable them to stay underwater for longer duration.
  4. None of the above

Q.18) Consider the following statements in regard to India’s Ballistic Missile Defence (BMD) system:

  1. India plans to deploy a two tiered BMD system to protect important cities from external threats.
  2. BMD system can intercept incoming missiles both at exo-atmopshere and endo-atmosphere altitudes
  3. Exo-atmopshere is altitudes between 47 and 80 km and endo-atmosphere is below 40 km altitude.

Choose the appropriate code:

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

Q.19) Consider the following pairs and choose the correctly matched pair/s from below options:

Missile deal : : Associated country

  1. Spike anti-tank guided missile : : India-US
  2. S-400 Triumf long-range surface-to-air missile systems : : India-Russia
  3. Javelin anti-tank guided missile : : India-Israel

Choose appropriate code from options below:

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

Q.20) ‘Ajeya Warrior’ is a joint army training exercise between India and –

  1. Nepal
  2. UK
  3. US
  4. Russia

Q.21) Which of the following is/are correctly matched?

             Festival                           State

  1. Kambala                        Maharashtra
  2. Jalikattu                          Tamil Nadu
  3. Aanaval Pidi                       Kerala

Select the correct code:

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

Q.22) The Kaladan Multi-Modal Transit Transport Project covers which of the following?

  1. West Bengal and Rakhine
  2. Odisha and Yangon
  3. West Bengal and Yangon
  4. Mizoram and Mandalay

Q.23) Consider the following statement about ‘SATH’ Programme

  1. It is launched by NITI Aayog in collaboration with Centre for Policy Research (CPR)
  2. It is aimed at transformation in the education and healthcare sectors along with State governments

Select the correct statements

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

Q.24) Consider the following statements about ‘Transports Internationaux Routiers’ (TIR Convention)

  1. It is under the auspices of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law
  2. It was developed aftermath of Second World War
  3. The TIR system only covers customs transit by road

Select the correct statements

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

Q.25) Consider the following statements about Municipal Bonds

  1. They are permitted for public offering by SEBI
  2. Pune Municipal Corporation was the first ULB to issue Municipal Bond in India

Select the correct statements

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

Download the Solution: Click here


Kindly Clear Your Cookies and History to access the solution


P.S- Do participate in the comment box and discuss among yourselves. Your feedback, encouragement, suggestions and appreciation matters ?

Post answers HORIZONTALLY not vertically. 

 

For a dedicated peer group, Motivation & Quick updates, Join our official telegram channel – https://t.me/IASbabaOfficialAccount

Search now.....