Daily Five Feb 20 2017

Daily Five Feb 20 2017

Date: 20/02/2017
1. Today’s Tips/Tricks
2. Today’s Prelims Questions
3. Today’s QuickBytes
4. Today’s RAG topics
5. Today’s Mains Questions
All the below notes will also be updated in the ARISE IAS RAG List for systematic revision.
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1. Today’s Tips/Tricks

What to read in The Hindu?
For international relations, don’t miss articles from Suhasini Haidar. She is the Diplomatic Editor of The Hindu. Her father-in-law was a foreign secretary of India. Her articles are well researched and analytical as expected by UPSC IAS exam.
http://www.thehindu.com/profile/author/suhasini-haidar/


2. Today’s Prelims Questions

1. Which of the following is responsible for Earths Magnetic Field
a. Inner core
b. Mantle
c. Outer core
d. Crust

(Why important: http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/why-earths-inner-core-doesnt-melt/article17331518.ece)
2. Consider the following options about Mycorrhiza
1. Its a combination of fungi and bacterial micro organism
2. They have symbiotic association with the roots of plants
3. It helps in providing protection from soil-born pathogenic
disease
4. It is also used as biofertilizer
Which of the following option is correct
a. 2 & 4
b. 1,2,3
c. 2,3,4
d. 1,2,3,4
Answers:
1. C
The outer core is where the circulating conducting liquid generates the geodynamo, responsible for our magnetic field.
https://academic.oup.com/astrogeo/article/49/5/5.5/423341/Earth-s-inner-core-is-solid-Official

2. C
Its a fungal micro-organism.
http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/opinion/columns/the-biofertiliser-option/article4279979.ece


3. Today’s QuickBytes (Use these quotes/figures/facts in your Mains Exam)


4. Today’s RAG topics

1. Integrated nutrient management

a. SOURCE
b. SOURCE

2. India’s Three and half issues with China
SOURCE


5. Today’s Mains Questions

1. Why Indian Agricultural system has over dependence on chemical fertilizers? How Integrated Nutrient Management (INM) will help in solving this problem? Discuss
2. Should India aggressively follow counter-china policy? Analyse the strategic relation between India and china in the fast changing international power politics.

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