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IASbaba’s 60 Day Plan- Prelims Test 2018 Environment & CURRENT AFFAIRS [Day 32]

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  • April 13, 2018
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Hello Friends, 

Welcome to Day-32.

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 32]: ENVIRONMENT AND CURRENT AFFAIRS


Q.1) Consider the following statements.

  1. Telangana is the first state to have eco-friendly bridges for the movement of tigers.
  2. National Tiger Conservation Authority will be the nodal agency for recommending the size and location of eco-bridge.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

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

Q.2) Consider the following statements about elephant conservation.

  1. Under Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972 Elephant is a Schedule I animal.
  2. Asian elephants are listed as “endangered” in the IUCN Red List of threatened species.
  3. Project Elephant is a Centrally Sponsored Scheme.

Which of the above statements is/are incorrect?

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

Q.3) Consider the following statements about Animal Welfare Board of India.

  1. The Animal Welfare Board of India is a statutory advisory body.
  2. The Animal Welfare Board of India set up in 1962, in accordance with Wildlife (Protection) Act 1972.
  3. Shrimati Rukminl Devi Arundale pioneered the setting up of the Board, with its Headquarters at Chennai.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

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

Q.4) Consider the following statements about Coalition Against Wildlife Trafficking.

  1. It works to end the illegal trade in wildlife and wildlife products.
  2. It is an intergovernmental treaty under the aegis of UNEP.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

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

Q.5) Consider the following statements.

  1. The Global Tiger Forum (GTF) is an intergovernmental and international body to save the tiger species in the wild.
  2. Global Tiger Alliance is an alliance of governments, international agencies, civil society, and the private sector united to save wild tigers from extinction.

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 statements.

  1. Rajasthan is the first state to have India’s first wildlife conservation reserve dedicated exclusively to the blackbuck.
  2. Blackbucks are native to the Indian subcontinent that has been classified as endangered (IUCN) in 2017.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

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

Q.7) Consider the following statements.

  1. Environmental Information System (ENVIS) is a centrally sponsored scheme, being implemented by MoEF&CC since 1982-83.
  2. ENVIS Hubs and ENVIS Resource Partners (RPs) are part of its network.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

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

Q.8) Consider the statements regarding ‘Hope spots’?

  1. These are the regions of low biodiversity where species have been destroyed because of a natural calamity and can be restored by human intervention.
  2. A hope spot is an area of an ocean that needs special protection because of its wildlife and significant underwater habitats.
  3. India does not have any hope spots.

Which of the above statements are NOT correct?

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

Q.9) Consider the following statements:

  1. Rock Nitrogen is the nitrogen trapped in the Rocks.
  2. Rock nitrogen is available to the plants due to weathering of the rocks.

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) Recently President of India has planted a Baobab tree in Rashtrapati Bhawan. Which of the following statements regarding Baobab are correct?

  1. It is native to Australia and has high medicinal and nutrition value.
  2. In India, it is found in small pockets at Gujarat, Maharashtra and Jharkhand.
  3. Baobab has high levels of vitamin C, potassium, phosphorous and antioxidants.

Select the code from following:

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

Q.11) A recent study shows that flowering plants have evolved to produce a ‘Blue Halo’ from there petals. Which of the following statements is correct regarding the Blue Halo?

  1. It is invisible to humans but lures pollinating bees
  2. It repels the harmful insects by triggering their panic centers.
  3. It helps in repelling the harmful UV radiations coming from the sun.
  4. None of the above

Q.12) Amidst huge protest from the environmentalists, Ministry of Environment and Forest has given clearance to Athirapally project. In which state is it located?

  1. Tamil Nadu
  2. Karnataka
  3. Kerala
  4. Andhra Pradesh

Q.13) Which of the following species are known as the ‘Panda of the sea’?

  1. King Penguin
  2. Walrus
  3. Vaquita porpoise
  4. Indian Dugong

Q.14) Consider the following statements regarding ‘Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary’?

  1. CWS the only rehabilitation centre for star tortoises in the country.
  2. CWS is the only place in Kerala where star tortoises are known to occur in the wild
  3. Pet trade and poaching has made Star Tortoise critically endangered.

Select the code from following:

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

Q.15) Which among the following are species endemic to the Western Ghats?

  1. Malabar large-spotted civet
  2. Lion-tailed macaque
  3. Brown palm civet
  4. Nilgiri tahr

Choose the correct answer using the codes below:

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

Q.16) Which of the following substances are Ozone depleting substances?

  1. Methyl Chloroform
  2. Hydrochlorofluorocarbons
  3. Methyl Bromide
  4. Methyl Iodide

Select the correct answer using the codes:

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

Q.17) Consider the following statements regarding Earth Hour:

  1. It is a worldwide movement organized by UNEP and UNESCO.
  2. The event is held worldwide annually encouraging individuals, communities, households and businesses to turn off their essential lights for 2 hours.
  3. It is held annually to raise awareness about the climate change and the need to save the planet.

Choose the correct codes:

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

Q.18) Which of the following defines the term Putrescibility correctly:

  1. It is the process of decomposition of inorganic matter in water by microorganisms using oxygen
  2. It is the process of decomposition of organic matter in water by microorganisms using oxygen
  3. It is the process of decomposition of inorganic matter in air by microorganisms using oxygen
  4. It is the process of decomposition of organic matter in air by microorganisms using oxygen.

Q.19) Consider the below statements about Marine Ecosystem:

  1. They serve as the sink of a large quantity of runoff and wastes from land.
  2. Marine water has a high salt content and rich in nitrates and phosphates as compared to freshwater.
  3. Marine ecosystem provide good habitat for phytoplankton, zooplankton, aquatic plants and fishes.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

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

Q.20) Troides minos is the largest butterfly in India. What is the name of the largest butterfly in the world?

  1. Queen Alexandra’s birdwing
  2. Large Blue
  3. Lesser Monarch
  4. Giant Galapago

Q.21) The kurinji flower, that blooms every 12 years in the Western Ghats and the Nilgiris are called…

  1. Hardy flowering plants
  2. Half-hardy flowering plants
  3. Gregarious flowering plants
  4. Non-gregarious flowering plants

Q.22) Consider the following statements about International Rice Research Institute (IRRI)

  1. It aims to reduce poverty and hunger
  2. Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) is IRRI’s nodal agency in India
  3. Global Rice Science Partnership (GRiSP) is being led in Asia by the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI)

Select the correct fees

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

Q.23) Consider the following statements about ‘Konyaks’

  1. They have the largest population among the Nagas
  2. They have now adopted Buddhism
  3. They were known for the tradition of headhunting

Select the correct statements

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

Q.24) Consider the following statements about ‘Gene Silencing’

  1. It aims to reduce or eliminate the production of a protein from its corresponding gene
  2. It involves disabling the function of mRNA by preventing it from being translated into a protein
  3. It can be used to treat Huntington’s disease (HD) by targeting the mutant huntingtin protein

Select the correct statements

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

Q.25) Consider the following statements about ‘International Indian Ocean Expedition’ (IIOE-2)

  1. It is organised by the Indian-Ocean Rim Association
  2. It focuses on oceanographic as well as atmospheric research

Select the correct statements

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

Q.26) ‘Aditya – L1 Mission’ is mean to observe

  1. Photosphere
  2. Chromosphere
  3. Corona

Select the correct statements

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

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