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IASbaba’s 60 Day Plan – IAS Prelims Test Series 2021 – SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY, CURRENT AFFAIRS & CSAT [Day 11]

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SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY [DAY 11] 


Q.1) Recently, the maiden test of the Medium Range Surface to Air Missile (MRSAM) for the Indian Army was conducted. Consider the following statements with regard to it:

  1. It is developed jointly by DRDO and Russia.
  2. It is a high response, quick reaction, vertically launched supersonic missile with maximum speed of 5 mach.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

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

Q.2) Consider the following statements regarding recent systems developed by DRDO:

  1. Varunastra is land-based heavy weight air to surface missile.
  2. Rustom-1 is the first Indian Remotely Piloted Aircraft System to have conventional take-off and landing capability.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

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

Q.3) Consider the following statements about artillery weapons of India:

  1. Sharang Artillery gun with range of 36 km has been upgraded by DRDO.
  2. K9 Vajra is the self-propelled artillery gun, indigenously produced in India.

Which of the following option is/are correct as per given statement?

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

Q.4) Which of the following statements with reference to Aircraft Carrier of Indian Navy is correct?

  1. INS Vikrant is first aircraft carrier to be built in India.
  2. INS Vikramaditya is only active aircraft carrier of India.

Select the correct code

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

Q.5) Consider the following statements regarding INS Arihant:

  1. It is nuclear powered submarine built under the Advanced Technology Vessel (ATV) project.
  2. This submarine completes India’s nuclear triad.
  3. Challenge with INS Arihant is that it has to come on surface for regular supply of fuel.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

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

Q.6) Consider the following Aircrafts of Indian Air force

  1. Globemaster C17
  2. Mirage -2000
  3. MIG 29
  4. SEPECAT Jaguars
  5. Dassault Rafael

Which of the above aircraft are capable of nuclear payload launch?

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

Q.7) Which of the following helicopters used by Indian Armed forces as attack helicopters?

  1. CH-47 Chinook
  2. AH-64 Apache
  3. HAL Dhruv
  4. Mi-26
  5. Mi-24

Which of the above aircraft are capable of nuclear payload launch?

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

Q.8) Mission Shakti is related to:

  1. Empowering rural women by nurturing for Entrepreneurship
  2. Transparent Allocation of Coal Blocks
  3. Development of Nuclear powered submarine
  4. Testing anti-satellite weapon

Q.9) Consider the following missiles:

  1. Akash
  2. Trishul
  3. Brahmos
  4. Nag
  5. Prithvi

Which of the above mentioned missiles were developed under the ‘Integrated Guided Missile Development Programme’ (IGMDP)?

  1. 1, 2, 4 and 5 only
  2. 2, 3 and 5 only
  3. 1, 3, 4 and 5 only
  4. All of the above

Q.10) Who among the following personalities, is generally referred to as the ‘Missile woman of India’?

  1. Ritu Karidhal
  2. Tessy Thomas
  3. Minal Rohit
  4. Nandini Harinath

Q.11) Which of the following statements are not correct with reference to Chief of Defence Staff?

  1. India was the only large democracy which did not have a single point military advisor.
  2. Chief of Defence Staff is chief military advisor to government of India.
  3. Chief of Defence Staff will head Defence Acquisition Council.

Select the correct option as per given statement:

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

Q.12) Which state/Union Territory hosts the famous ‘Dr. Abdul Kalam Island’, which is very widely seen in the news?

  1. Andhra Pradesh
  2. Tamil Nadu
  3. Andaman and Nicobar
  4. Odisha

Q.13) consider the following statements:

  1. “Secure Application for Internet” is a cyber-security framework for Ministry of Home Affairs.
  2. Information Fusion Centre- Indian Ocean Region is jointly administered by Indian Navy and Indian Coast Guard.

Select the correct answer using the code given below

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

Q.14) Consider the following statements about “National Critical Information Infrastructure Protection Centre”:

  1. It is a statutory body made for protection of Critical Information Infrastructure.
  2. It was created under section 70 of Information Technology Act, 2000.
  3. It is under administrative control of National Technical Research Organisation.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

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

Q.15) Consider the following pairs of Military exercise of Indian armed forces:

Military Exercise : : Country

  1. Desert Knight 21 : : United Arab Emirates
  2. SIMBEX – 20 : : Singapore
  3. SLINEX – 20  : : Sri Lanka

Which of the pairs given above is/are correctly matched?

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

Q.16) Consider the following pairs of Military exercise of Indian armed forces:

Military Exercise  : : Armed Forces Involved

  1. Exercise Kavach : : Indian Navy and US Navy
  2. Passage Exercise : : Australian Navy and Indian Navy
  3. Indra Navy  : : Indian Navy and Russian Navy

Which of the pairs given above is/are correctly matched?

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

Q.17) Consider the following statements about Air Breathing Engines:

  1. Scramjet Engines designed by ISRO uses liquid fluorine as fuel.
  2. Ramjet engine does not work efficiently when vehicle reaches hypersonic speeds.
  3. With Scramjet technology, nearly 70% propellant will be reduced and hence will reduce the overall fuel need.

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

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

Q.18) consider the following statements

  1. India has signed Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, but hasn’t ratified it.
  2. India has signed and ratified Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT).
  3. India, China and Pakistan, all three follow policy of no–first –use of nuclear weapon.

Which of the above statements are incorrect?

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

Q.19) Consider the following statements about Biological Weapon Convention (BWC):

  1. BWC was the first multilateral disarmament treaty to ban the production of an entire category of weapons of mass destruction.
  2. Treaty allows the stockpiling of biological agents and toxins for “prophylactic, protective or other peaceful purposes.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. Both
  4. None of these

Q.20) Consider the following pairs:

  1. The Wassenaar Arrangement (WA) : : control of chemical and biological
  2. The Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) : : nuclear and nuclear-related technology
  3. The Australia Group (AG) : : Conventional Arms and Dual-Use Goods and Technologies
  4. The Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR) : : weapons of mass destruction

Which of the above pairs are correctly matched?

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

Q.21) Consider the following statements:

  1. Sandalwood Spike Disease is an infectious disease caused by phytoplasma.
  2. The only option to prevent the spread of this disease is to cut down the infected tree.

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) Consider the following pairs:

GI Tagged Handlooms State
1.     Uppada Jamdani Sarees Andhra Pradesh
2.     Maheshwar Sarees & Fabrics Karnataka
3.     Chendamangalam Dhoties & Set Mundu Tamil Nadu

Which of the pairs given above is/are correctly matched?

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

Q.23) With reference to ‘Madrid Principles’ sometimes seen in news, consider the following statements:

  1. These are series of pragmatic suggestions for settling the conflict in the Syria peacefully.
  2. Principles are proposed by the UNSC.

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.24) With reference to Nagar Van scheme, consider the following statements:

  1. The scheme aims to develop 100 Urban Forests across the country in the next five years.
  2. Warje Urban Forest in Chandigarh will be considered as a role model for the Scheme.
  3. The scheme will be funded by the CAMPA (Compensatory Afforestation Fund Management and Planning Authority).

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

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

Q.25) Recently held VAIBHAV Summit 2020 is associated with which of the following?

  1. Showcasing the rich Indian Culture and Heritage
  2. Conference on geopolitics and geo-economics of Indo-pacific region
  3. Sustainable solutions to environmental problems
  4. Enhancing the knowledge-base of Indian Research and Academic Institutions

Q.26) With reference to Commission on Status of Women (CSW), consider the following statements:

  1. It is the principal global intergovernmental body exclusively dedicated to the promotion of gender equality.
  2. It is a functional commission of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).

Which of the statements given above is/are NOT correct?

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

Q.27) With reference to Question Hour, which of the following statements is correct?

  1. Question Hour is not mentioned in the Rules of Procedure.
  2. In an unstarred question, a member seeks an oral answer.
  3. Short notice question is one that is asked by giving a notice of less than ten days.
  4. Question Hour in both Houses is held on all days of the session without any exception.

Q.28) Recently launched ‘Krishi Megh’ is related to which of the following?

  1. Cloud seeding project in drought prone area
  2. Data recovery centre
  3. Cold chain infrastructure facility
  4. E-commerce platform for horticultural products

Q.29) Consider the following statements regarding The Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act, 2020:

  1. The Amendment Act adds cereal, pulses, oilseed, edible oil, onion and potatoes to the list of essential commodities.
  2. Central Government may impose a stock limit only if there is a 100 percent increase in retail price of non-perishable agricultural food items.

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.30) With reference to Beach Environment and Aesthetics Management Services (BEAMS) program which of the following statements is/are NOT correct?

  1. It is an eco-label under ICZM (Integrated Coastal Zone Management) project.
  2. It is prepared by the Society of Integrated Coastal Management (SICOM)

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

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

Directions for the following 2 (two) items:

Read the following two passages and answer the items that follow. Your answers to these items should be based in the passage only.

 

Passage 1

Nationalism, of course is a curious phenomenon which at a certain stage in a country’s history gives life, growth and unity. But at the same time, it has a tendency to limit one because one thinks of one’s country as something different from the rest of world. One’s perceptive changes and one is continuously thinking of one’s own struggles and virtues and failing to the exclusion of other thoughts. The result is that the same nationalism which is the symbol of growth for a people becomes a symbol of the cessation of that growth in mind. Nationalism, when it becomes successful sometimes goes on spreading in an aggressive way and becomes a danger internationally. Whatever line of thought you follow, you arrive at the conclusion that some kind of balance must be found. Otherwise something that was good can turn into evil. Culture which is essentially good becomes not only static but aggressive. It is something that breeds conflict and hatred when looked at from a wrong point of view. Apart from the political and economic problems of the age, perhaps, that is the greatest problem today because behind it there is tremendous search for something which it cannot found. We turn to economic theories because they have an undoubted importance. It is folly to talk of culture or even of god. When human beings starve and die. Before one can talk about anything else one must provide the normal essentials of life to human beings. That is where economies come in. Human beings today are not in mood to tolerate this suffering and starvation and inequality when they see that the burden is not equally shared. Others profit while they only bear the burden.

 

Q.31) The greatest problem in the middle of the passage refers to the question

  1. how to mitigate hardship to human beings
  2. how to contain the dangers of aggressive nationalism
  3. how to share the economic burden equally
  4. how to curb international hatred

Passage 2

In the United States between 2001 and 2014, higher income was associated with greater longevity and differences in life expectancy across income groups increased over time. However, the association between life expectancy and income varied substantially across areas; differences in longevity across income groups decreased in some areas and increased in others. The differences in life expectancy were correlated with health behaviors and local area characteristics.

 

Q.32) Apart from income, which of the following factors too contribute towards greater longevity and difference in life expectancy?

  1. Health behavior
  2. Local area characteristics
  3. Education qualification

Which of the following options are correct?

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

Q.33) On a straight road, car X and car Y are traveling at different constant rates. If car X is now 2 km ahead of car Y, how much time from now will car X be 4km ahead of car Y?

Statement I: Car X is traveling at 45 km/hr and car Y is traveling at 30 km/hr.

Statement II: 6 minutes ago, car X was 1/2 km ahead of car Y

  1. Statement I alone is sufficient, but statement II alone is not sufficient.
  2. Statement II alone is sufficient, but statement I alone is not sufficient
  3. Both statements together are sufficient, but neither statement alone is sufficient
  4. Each statement alone is sufficient

Q.34) The ratio of metal 1 and metal 2 in Alloy A is 3:4. In Alloy B same metals are mixed in the ratio 5:8. If 26 kg of Alloy B and 14 kg of Alloy A are mixed then find out the ratio of metal 1 and metal 2 in the new Alloy.

  1. 3:2
  2. 2:5
  3. 2:3
  4. 5:3

Q.35) In a 500 m race, the ratio of the speeds of two contestants A and B is 3:4. A has a start of 140 m. Then, A wins by:

  1. 60m
  2. 40m
  3. 20m
  4. 10m

NOTE- Follow this for Comments

  1. Mention- Time Taken after solving the Test

  2. After the release of Solution, Edit your Comment to Mention-  Correct/Incorrect and Score

  3. 2 Marks for Correct/0.66 minus for Incorrect.


What IMPACT can the ‘60 Day’ have on the final results? We will explain by taking a small example. Imagine you are sitting in the examination hall, appearing in Prelims Paper I. You have attempted 70 questions already but still unsure about a few. Then you stumble upon a question that was asked in 60 Day (and believe us, it has happened to hundreds of students countless times). You choose the right answer and submit your paper hoping for the best! Eventually, you go on to clear Mains as well as Personality Test and secure a good rank as well. When the cut off gets announced by UPSC, you realize that you have scored just one mark more than the cut off! Yes, that one mark can change your life (and it has done so to many of our students in the past). Now, imagine the kind of impact 60 to 80 marks can have! Isn’t that so fascinating to imagine?  

One’s level of preparedness is always different for different subjects. Even within a subject, one’s comfort level may vary with topics. For example, one might be more comfortable in solving questions of Polity than Economics and within Polity also, one might be at ease with questions on fundamental rights than Parliament. The level of comfort and ease that one has with a subject/ topic gets manifested in the examination. However, there is no conscious effort by aspirants to micro analyze these aspects. Now, coming to the second aspect i.e. the mistakes that one commits in answering MCQs, it can be said that there are mainly four reasons behind incorrect responses in the OMR sheet. They are:

  1. Lack of information
  2. Lack of analytical ability
  3. Silly mistakes
  4. Excessive risk-taking

Let’s analyze them one by one:

  1. Lack of information: You simply don’t know the information. You are clueless and that’s why you don’t attempt the question. For example, you may have never come across a regime called the ‘Wassenaar Agreement’ during your preparation and you can’t do much about it. The lack of information is pardonable and rectifiable. You can read more and gather more information. That is within your reach.
  2. Lack of analytical ability: You know the concept but the question is a twisted one and you are not able to apply the concept. For example, in a question asking you to identify the climate type of a region based on certain given parameters like precipitation, temperature, and air density, you might find it difficult to mark the correct option even if you are aware of all the options given in the question! That is clearly a lack of application and you can overcome it by developing a habit of framing questions in your mind while you study any topic.
  3. Silly mistakes: This habit is unpardonable. You know the concept, you become happy, you misread the question, you mark the incorrect answer and you are out of the race! Such mistakes reveal your hurriedness while answering the question. A simple mistake of reading ‘chose the incorrect option’ as ‘chose the correct option’ can destroy your chances. It means that you need to have patience and focus while attempting the paper.
  4. Excessive risk-taking: You are confused between the options and just in order to increase your attempts, you make wild guesses and try your luck only to repent eventually. Risk-taking is an art and one must be very careful while doing the guesswork in confusing questions. If you are not lucky enough, it can spoil your chances.

You will realize that these problems will have different meanings for different people. For example, one might find a lack of information as the main culprit in answering wrong the questions on Culture while in Polity, lack of analytical ability is usually the culprit. The point here is that you must analyse your preparation on these yardsticks by applying them on different subjects/ topics. If one is having a headache, he/ she can’t have the same medicine for fever. Isn’t it.

This is where our revamped ’60 Day’ comes into the picture. It will give you an opportunity to micro analyze your preparation and perform better in the examination.

Finally, it is up to you to take advantage of this framework. We are sure of only one thing- if you follow this program, assess yourself on the basis of the given framework and keep improving your weaker areas, success will be yours.

We are providing you with the right platform, the right guidance, and the right competition. Do you have the right motivation to make full use of this initiative? We think you have. Come, be a part of this initiative and take the first step towards SUCCESS!


Importance of self – tracking:

We could have provided all of you with login id and passwords to monitor your daily performance in the 60-day program.

Instead, a simple and most beautiful way which Disqus provides is profile based commenting!

Yes, we have seen the most successful candidates who have taken the maximum benefit from this program monitoring themselves by commenting on their answers in the box given (Disqus comment). And reviewing their performance themselves once in 10 days on the progress meter.

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RANK LIST: TOP 30 PERFORMERS

Congratulations to all

RANK NAME SCORE
1 Taranpreet kaur 58
1 Deepika gupta 58
2 Ravi Kumar singh 49.4
3 Santosh Kumar 48
4 Tarunkumar M N 45.33
5 Mansi 44
5 Sankar S 44
6 Rahul B K 43
7 Sarath 42.66
8 Bluemoon 42
9 Akshat Pathak 41
10 Ester Fatum 40.68
11 Sadhana 40.04
12 Manasa Shankar Bhat 39.67
13 Shilpa 38
13 Vignesh 38
14 priyanka meena 37.6
15 Ashutosh Kumar 36
16 ayaan pathan 35
17 YB 34.67
18 Aurora 33.4
19 Saurav bhandari 32
20 Radaa m 31.4
21 Priyanshu jain 30.7
21 Priyanshi Goel 30.7
22 Pallavi P 30
22 Deepak Mishra 30
23 Shivangi 29.36
24 Monika Yadav 27.36
25 krishna sai satti 25.31
26 Sushil 25
27 ABHIN T S 24.7
27 estaveni mounika 24.7
28 Vipin Srivastava 24.08
29 GEETHA 23
30 Jeff Tao 22.7
30 TINKU MITTAL 22.7

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