IASbaba’s 60 Day Plan- Prelims Test 2018 SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY AND CURRENT AFFAIRS [Day 59]

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Hello Friends, 

Welcome to Day-59.

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) Which of the following are endocrine glands in human system?

  1. Pituitary gland
  2. Pineal gland
  3. Thyroid gland

Select the correct answer using the codes given below.

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

Q.2) Which of the following best defines biomarker?

  1. A biomarker is anything that can be used as an indicator of a particular disease state or some other physiological state of an organism.
  2. A living organism used to gauge change in climatic patterns.
  3. A chemical substance used to regulate the circadian rhythm.
  4. None

Q.3) Which among the following are the products of anaerobic respiration?

  1. Adenosine Tri Phosphate (ATP)
  2. Lactic Acid
  3. Glucose

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

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

Q.4) DOTS is the treatment given to treat which of the following disease?

  1. Malaria
  2. TB
  3. Kala azhar
  4. Leprosy

Q.5) Cobas Zika test is used to detect Zika virus. The test confirms the presence of zika virus by detecting which of the organelle

  1. DNA
  2. RNA
  3. Plastids
  4. Vacuoles

Q.6) Which of the following statements is/are correct regarding `Yellow fever’?

  1. It is spread to humans by infected mosquitoes.
  2. The infection is so named because of the yellow skin colour (jaundice) observed in people with serious illness.

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

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

Q.7) DASTAK Campaign is launched to eradicate

  1. Japanese Encephalitis
  2. Malaria
  3. TB
  4. Dengue fever

Q.8) Which of the following illness are correctly matched?

  1. Minamata disease – Mercury contamination
  2. Itai-itai disease – Cadmium contamination
  3. Emphysema – Coal mine pollution
  4. Pneumoconiosis – Air pollution

Select the code from following:

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

Q.9) Xylem and Phloem are the vascular tissues of the plants. Which of the following statements regarding Xylem and Phloem are correct?

  1. Xylem is continuous network of channels that connects roots to leaves and transport water and nutrients
  2. The food prepared by plants is transported back to all the parts of plants via vascular tissue called phloem.

Select the code from following:

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

Q.10) Cryogenics finds application in

  1. Surgery, Space technology and Magnetic levitation
  2. Telemetry, Space technology and Magnetic levitation
  3. Space technology, Surgery and Telemetry
  4. Surgery, Telemetry and Magnetic levitation

Q.11) Henderson Island is a World Heritage site. he UNESCO website describes Henderson as “a gem” and “one of the world’s best remaining examples of a coral atoll,” that is “practically untouched by human presence.” Where is Henderson Island located?

  1. North Pacific
  2. South Pacific
  3. North Pacific
  4. Indian Ocean

Q.12) Irradiation process significantly increases the shelf life of a food product. Which of the following are the benefits of irradiation process?

  1. Effective elimination of harmful bacteria, viruses and insects/pests.
  2. Cold & clean process (No temperature raise or residue)
  3. Treatment can be done after final packaging
  4. Enhances the nutrition level of the food product

Select the code from following:

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

Q.13) Nobel prize for physics in 2017 was given for:

  1. Developing cryo-electron microscopy for the high-resolution structure determination of biomolecules in solution
  2. Discoveries of molecular mechanisms controlling the circadian rhythm
  3. LIGO detector and the observation of gravitational waves
  4. Blue LED

Q.14) Inland waterways are usually connected to the seas to provide passage to the ships. What happens to a ship when it enters from a river into the sea?

  1. It rises a little
  2. It sinks a little
  3. The level remains unchanged
  4. It can increase or decrease

Q.15) Is it possible for the sun to become a black hole?

  1. No because it’s too large in mass
  2. No because it’s too small in mass
  3. Yes at the end of its life
  4. May or may not

Q.16) Which of the following is the closest answer to how climate scientists infer that climate change happened?

  1. Tree rings
  2. Thermometer-based recordings
  3. Rain guage measurements
  4. Sea-level rise

Q.17) In astronomy, what is gravitational lensing?

  1. Introducing a very large lens or series of lenses to view distant objects
  2. Observing massive celestial bodies
  3. The bending of light from a celestial body when it passes close to a massive object
  4. It is work done by the gravitational field moving a body to its given position in space from infinity

Q.18) This is the structure that allows nerve cells to communicate with their neighbours by passing on electrical or chemical signals. Name it.

  1. Dendron
  2. Axon
  3. Synapse
  4. Glial

Q.19) In signal processing what is “white noise”?

  1. A signal whose intensity peaks around a single frequency
  2. A signal having a sharply defined frequency
  3. A signal having an equal distribution of intensity over all frequencies
  4. It is effectively silence with a tiny bit of random noise at some frequencies, which is the upper limit of human hearing

Q.20) Which is the largest cell in the human body?

  1. Epithelial cell
  2. Glial cell
  3. Neuron
  4. Ovum or egg cell

Q.21) Consider the following statements:

  1. Both electromagnetic and gravitational waves travel with the speed of light.
  2. Both electromagnetic and gravitational waves can create ripples in space-time.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

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

Q.22) ‘Walong’ is a tri-junction between

  1. India
  2. China
  3. Myanmar
  4. Sikkim

Select the correct code:

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

Q.23) ‘Pradhan Mantri Adarsh Gram Yojana’ (PMAGY) is under the

  1. Ministry of Rural Development
  2. Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment
  3. Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation
  4. Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation

Q.24) Consider the following statement

  1. There are only two landlocked countries in South America
  2. There are no landlocked countries in South East Asia
  3. No Scandinavian Country is landlocked

Select the correct code:

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

Q.25) Consider the following statements about ‘Nipah Virus’

  1. The natural host of the virus are Culex mosquitoes
  2. It was first identified in Coastal Kerala

Select the correct statements

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

Q.26) ‘Karamay Declaration’ is associated with which of the following?

  1. INSTC
  2. CPEC
  3. TAPI
  4. SCO

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