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IASbaba’s 60 Day Plan- Prelims Test 2018 INDIAN GEOGRAPHY & CURRENT AFFAIRS [Day 28]

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Hello Friends, 

Welcome to Day-28.

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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[Day 28]: GEOGRAPHY AND CURRENT AFFAIRS


Q.1) Consider the following statements about ‘Plantation agriculture’:

  1. In this type of farming, multiple crops are grown on a large area.
  2. The plantation has an interface of agriculture and industry.
  3. It is both capital intensive and labor intensive.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

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

Q.2) Consider the following statements about Seed Replacement Rate?

  1. Seed Replacement Rate (SSR) is a measure of how much of the total cropped area was sown with farm saved seeds in comparison to certified seeds.
  2. Seed Replacement Rate is directly proportional to productivity.
  3. Seed Replacement Ratio denotes actual quality seed distributed to farmers

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.3) Consider the following statements about the objectives of Open Market Sale Scheme (Domestic) [OMSS (D)].

  1. To enhance the supply of food grains during the lean season and deficit regions
  2. To moderate the open market prices.
  3. To offload the excess stocks.
  4. To augment the revenue for the functioning of Food Corporation of India.

Select the correct answer using the codes given below.

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

Q.4) Consider the following statements about Unified Package Insurance Scheme (UPIS).

  1. Life insurance protection to the farmer and his/her family members.
  2. The policy will be issued for a period up to 1 year.
  3. It covers both the personal assets and livelihood assets.

Which of the above statements is/are correct regarding UPIS?

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

Q.5) Which of the following best defines Mridaparikshak?

  1. The device which measures the water table in agriculture fields.
  2. Mini lab for soil testing and fertilizer recommendation.
  3. Indigenous Ecological niche modelling (ENM) system.
  4. Indigenous geophysical survey technology.

Q.6) The map shown below indicates distribution of which of the following crop?

  1. Cotton
  2. Groundnut
  3. Sugarcane
  4. Pulses

Q.7) Arrange the following in increasing order of their share in irrigation in India.

  1. Canals
  2. Wells
  3. Tube wells
  4. Tanks

Select the correct answer using the codes given below.

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

Q.8) Which of the following are the characteristics of Indian Agriculture?

  1. Intensive subsistence agriculture
  2. Small landholdings
  3. Small gross area under agriculture
  4. High productivity

Select the code from following:

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

Q.9) Which of the following statements correctly defines Mixed cropping?

  1. Animal rearing and cultivation of crops in the same field
  2. Growing different crops one after other in the same field
  3. Growing different crops in the same field at the same time
  4. Growing different crops in different fields at the same time

Q.10) Which of the following places is known as the Shrimp capital of India?

  1. Hyderabad
  2. Nellore
  3. Thiruvanthapuram
  4. Calicut

Q.11) Consider the following:

  1. Yellow Revolution – Oil seeds
  2. Silver Revolution – Egg production
  3. Golden Revolution – Horticulture  
  4. Grey Revolution – Leather

Which of the above revolutions are correctly matched?

  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 Bamboo and cane?

  1. Bamboo is a grass while cane is tree.
  2. Bamboo is hollow while cane has mass
  3. Cane is flexible when wet and can be shaped easily while bamboo is brittle.

Select the code from below:

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

Q.13) Crop rotation is done by growing different crops in the same field one after the other. Which of the following are benefits of crop rotation?

  1. Maintains the soil fertility
  2. Helps in pest control
  3. Prevents soil depletion

Select the code from following:

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

Q.14) Considering the benefits of organic farming, it is being promoted in India. Which of the following statements are correct regarding Organic Farming?

  1. Organic farming refers to the use of traditional methods for farming without using artificial fertilizers and pesticides.
  2. Organic farming produces much lower yield than conventional farming.
  3. It helps in maintaining fertility of soil by encouraging soil biological activity.

Select the code from below:

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

Q.15) Consider the following statements with regard to Millets:

  1. Millets are short duration (3-4 months) warm weather grasses grown in those areas where the main crops like rice and wheat cannot be grown successfully.
  2. Year 2017 was declared as the ‘national year of millets’.
  3. Millets are cultivated in low-fertile land, mountainous, tribal and rain-fed areas.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

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

Q.16) Which of the statements given below are true about Black soil?

  1. Black Soils are highly argillaceous.
  2. Black soil is highly retentive of moisture.
  3. It is a soil group typical to the wet and hot regions of the Peninsula.
  4. These soils are best suited for cotton crop, tobacco, castor, sunflower and millets.

Choose the appropriate answer:

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

Q.17) Consider the below statements about Wheat and choose the incorrect statement:

  1. It can be grown in the temperate zone and the cold tracts of the far north, beyond even the 60 degree north altitude.
  2. It requires a fairly warm temperature, damp climate and the period of heat should be comparatively long.
  3. Soils with a clay loam or loam texture, good structure and moderate water holding capacity are ideal for wheat cultivation.
  4. It can be cultivated from sea level to as high as 3300 meters.

Q.18) Consider the following about Agroforestry:

  1. It is a dynamic, ecologically based, natural resource management system that, diversifies and sustains production and builds social institutions.
  2. Its objective is to Encourage and expand tree plantation in complementarity and integrated manner with crops and livestock to improve productivity, employment, income and livelihoods of rural households, especially the small holder farmers.
  3. Agroforestry has a lot in common with intercropping. Both have two or more plant species (such as nitrogen-fixing plants) in close interaction, both provide multiple outputs.
  4. National Agroforestry Policy is under the nodal ministry of Environment Forests and Climate Change.

Which of the following are correct about Agroforestry

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

Q.19) Tillage is the agricultural preparation of the soil by mechanical agitation of various types, such as digging, stirring and overturning. What are the benefits of practicing conservation tillage on a farm?

  1. Less soil erosion
  2. Fewer trips across the field, thereby saving fuel and machinery costs
  3. Less groundwater contamination by pesticides

Select the correct code:

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

Q.20) Which among the following crops are Kharif crops?

  1. Rice
  2. Wheat
  3. chickpea/gram
  4. millet/ragi
  5. soya bean

Choose the appropriate code from below:

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

Q.21) Which of the statements provided below with regard to Cotton cultivation in India is/are correct?

  1. In the raw material consumption basket of the Indian textile industry, the proportion of cotton is around 59%.
  2. India has the distinction of having the largest area under cotton cultivation in the world.
  3. India is the 1st largest producer and exporter of cotton in the World.

Choose appropriate answer from the codes given below:

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

Q.22) Which of the following statements is correct?

  1. International Energy Forum includes member states of International Energy Agency (IEA) and Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) only
  2. India is hosting the 2018 edition of the  International Energy Forum Ministerial
  3. United Arab Emirates hosted the 7th Asian Ministerial Energy Roundtable (AMER7)
  4. Both (b) and (c)

Q.23) Consider the following statements about Project HIMANK

  1. It is a project of the Ministry of Home Affairs
  2. It is associated with the construction of roads in states bordered with China

Select the correct statements

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

Q.24) India falls under which of the following categories?

  1. Low-income economies
  2. Lower-middle-income economies
  3. Upper-middle-income economies
  4. High-income economies

Q.25) ‘Lead’ is likely to be found in which of the following?

  1. Lipstick
  2. Household paints
  3. PVC plumbing pipes

Select the correct code:

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

Q.26) Which of the following is/are correctly matched?

           Joint Exercise                              Country

  1. SAMPRITI                         India and Bangladesh
  2. PRABAL DOSTYK               India and Kazakhstan
  3. Desert Tiger                United Arab Emirates & India

Select the correct code:

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

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