IASbaba’s 60 Day Plan- Prelims Test 2018 ENVIRONMENT & CURRENT AFFAIRS [Day 58]

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Hello Friends, 

Welcome to Day-58.

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!


Q.1) With regard to forest fires in India consider the following statements.

  1. Maximum number of forest fires occurs in Open Forest (OF) followed by Moderately Dense Forests (MDF).
  2. India don’t have a dedicated scheme for Forest fire management and forest fire management is done ad hoc.

Which of the following statements is/are correct?

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

Q.2) Water Scarce Cities Initiative- is an initiative of

  1. UNEP
  2. World Bank
  3. IUCN
  4. UNDP

Q.3) Which of the following parties involved in Maharashtra Project for Climate Resilient Agriculture?

  1. Government of India
  2. Government of Maharashtra
  3. World Bank
  4. Asian Development Bank

Select the correct answer using the codes given below.

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

Q.4) The term `Extended Producer Responsibility’ often in news related to

  1. Ecosystems services provided by Biodiversity
  2. Waste management
  3. Marine fishing
  4. Mining and Metallurgy

Q.5) Mission ZERO Waste is component of which of the following initiative of Government of India?

  1. Swachh Bharat Mission (Urban)
  2. Make In India
  3. Start Up India
  4. Skill India Mission

Q.6) Global Commission on the Geopolitics of Energy Transformation is launched by

  1. International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)
  2. International Atomic Agency
  3. International Energy Forum
  4. International Energy Agency

Q.7) “Future of Global Energy Security: Transition, Technology, Trade and Investment” is theme of which of the following Summits/Forums?

  1. World Economic Forum-2018
  2. International Energy Forum-2018
  3. International Energy Agency-2018
  4. World Entrepreneurial Summit-2017

Q.8) Which of the following are the negative environmental impacts of agriculture?

  1. Global warming
  2. Soil erosion
  3. Deforestation
  4. Introduction of alien species

Select the code from following:

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

Q.9) Which of the following statements are correct regarding ‘Radiative Forcing’?

  1. It is the method of artificially trapping more heat from sun.
  2. Negative radiative forcing means that Earth loses more energy to space than it receives from the sun.

Select the code from following:

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

Q.10) Which of the following statements correctly defines contrails?

  1. These are enzyme tracks left by blue whales which can help scientists to track their movement.
  2. This is a mechanism of counting tigers with unique trail of each tiger.
  3. These are line shaped clouds produced by aircraft engine exhaust.
  4. These are the smoke trails produced by high chimneys.

Q.11) Overfishing has become one of the major disasters affecting the biodiversity of the ocean. Which of the following statements correctly explains the process of ‘Bycatch’?

  1. Extra fishes caught by fishermen to avoid going for fishing again and again.
  2. It is the term given to catching of large fishes like sharks.
  3. It is the term given to failed fishing attempt because of lack of fishes.
  4. It is the term given to fish or other marine organisms that is caught unintentionally while catching the target specie.

Q.12) Which of the statements correctly explains ‘Visual Pollution’?

  1. It is the presence of extra artificial light at night.
  2. It is the increase of dust and smoke in the atmosphere causing haziness.
  3. It is an aesthetic issue and refers to the impacts of pollution that impair one’s ability to enjoy a vista or view.
  4. None of the above

Q.13) Tar ball has become a major environmental issue. Which of the following statements are correct regarding Tarball?

  1. These are chunks of oil slicks floating on shipping route.
  2. It is the name given to oil lumps found trapped in coral reefs.
  3. This is the name given to solidified crude oil which jams the pipeline and decreases efficiency.
  4. These are lumps of solidified crude oil found usually on the shores.

Q.14) Pantanal is the World’s Largest Wetland System. It is found in

  1. China
  2. Brazil
  3. Russia
  4. Venezuela

Q.15) ‘Adopt a Heritage’ Project was recently in news. This project is a key initiative of –

  1. Minister of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare
  2. Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change
  3. Ministry of Tourism
  4. Ministry of Road Transport and Highways

Q.16) Headquarters Agreement which was recently approved will institutionalize the functional arrangements between –

  1. India and International Solar Alliance (ISA)
  2. India and UNFCCC
  3. India and UN Clean Seas
  4. India and World Meteorological Organization

Q.17) Consider the below statements with regard to Swachh Survekshan 2018’:

  1. Swachh Survekshan survey is released by Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
  2. Mysuru has been ranked the best city in solid waste management.
  3. Indore gets cleanest city tag; followed by Madhya Pradesh capital Bhopal, while Union Territory of Chandigarh stands at the third place.

Which of the following statements is/are correct?

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

Q.18) Jatayu Conservation Breeding Centre (JCBC) is part of –

  1. Telangana’s vulture conservation programme
  2. Haryana’s vulture conservation programme
  3. Maharashtra’s vulture conservation programme
  4. Madhya Pradesh’s vulture conservation programme

Q.19) Satkosia Tiger Reserve was in news recently. It belongs to which state?

  1. Karnataka
  2. Maharashtra
  3. Madhya Pradesh
  4. Odisha

Q.20) Consider the following statements about Indian Pharmacopoeia Commission (IPC), which was in news recently. Identify the incorrect statement about it.

  1. IPC replaced the pyrogen test and the abnormal toxicity test carried out on animals with tests that can be done in test tubes.
  2. IPC is created to set standards of drugs in the country.
  3. IPC is an autonomous institution of the Ministry for pharmaceuticals sector.
  4. None

Q.21) Scientists have discovered a new species of gibbon living in south-west China’s rainforests. Consider the below statements about Hoolock Gibbon found in India:

  1. Hoolock gibbon is the only apes found in our country
  2. This species is found in Western Ghats
  3. Hoolock is listed as Endangered in the IUCN Redlist

Which of the above given statement(s) is/are correct?

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

Q.22) Panmunjom Declaration was signed between

  1. South Korea and North Korea
  2. North Korea and China
  3. Myanmar and Bangladesh
  4. Taiwan and Hong Kong

Q.23) Consider the following statements about ‘Satkosia Tiger Reserve’

  1. It is located where the Mahanadi River passes through a gorge in the Eastern Ghats
  2. It supports moist deciduous forest and dry deciduous forest
  3. It is a natural habitat for Sangai Deer

Select the correct statements

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

Q.24) Right to Convert is a

  1. Fundamental Right
  2. Constitutional Right
  3. Legal Right
  4. Civil Right

Q.25) Consider the following statements about ‘Global Invasive Alien Species Information Partnership (GIASI Partnership)’

  1. All Parties to the Convention of Biological Diversity are partners of the (GIASI Partnership)
  2. The partners are committed to the effective implementation of Aichi Biodiversity Target 9

Select the correct statements

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

Q.26) Consider the following statements about ‘Earth Biogenome Project’

  1. It aims to sequence all eukaryotic species
  2. It is supported by the World Economic Forum as part of its Fourth Industrial Revolution for the Earth Initiative

Select the correct statements

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

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