Daily Five Jul 20 2017

Daily Five Jul 20 2017

1. Tips/Tricks

Read some motivational lines before you go to bed. The last impression on mind before sleep controls the thought process for the whole night. So ensure that you go to bed with good thoughts.

2. Prelims Questions

1) The two distinct styles of Hindu and Islamic art gradually merged into indo-Islamic art.
With reference to this consider the following statements
Choose the incorrect statements
A) The khalji period brought some new innovations like arches, shaped like horse shoes
B) The Tughlugs brought in the double dome structures
C) IItutmish completed the construction of Qutub minar
D) The Tughluq buildings are marked presence of batter on the sloping walls

2) Consider the following about alluvial soils:
1) They contain a variety of salts derived from Himalayan rocks that’s why they are fertile
2) They are suitable for every type of crop as they are the best agricultural soils
3) They are rich in potash and nitrogen but poor in organic matter
Which of the above is /are correct
A) 1 only
B) 1 and 3only
C) 2 and 3 only
D) 1 and 2 only
1) B
2) A

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

Manual scavenging refers to the practice of manually cleaning, carrying, disposing or handling in any manner, human excreta from dry latrines and sewers. It often involves using the most basic of tools such as buckets, brooms and baskets. The practice of manual scavenging is linked to India’s caste system where so-called lower castes were expected to perform this job. Manual scavengers are amongst the poorest and most disadvantaged communities in India.

4. RAG topics

A. Indo-US relations
B. Revolutionary Terrorism movement during freedom struggle
C. Manual Scavenging

5. Today’s Mains Questions

1. Relations between India and United States have been on up-and-down trajectory since Independence in 1947. Discuss the various factors responsible for change in bilateral relations in recent past years and also highlight the various areas of cooperation b/w the two countries in changing World scenario.
{Ans. Indicator — A. mention factors for change like LPG reforms 1991, increased economic potential of India, security concerns (9/11 attack), Indian diaspora, counter china policy
B. Areas of cooperation e.g. Defence (CISMOA, LEMOA, BCEA) terrorism etc.}
2. Extremism or Militant nationalism became a predominant philosophy of Indian nationalism in 1920s. What were the factors which contributed to the rise of extremism? Analyse their roles in the Indian freedom struggle.
{Ans. indicator — Analyse: detailed explanation, discover meaning by taking every part of statements in consideration.}
3. Despite technological advancements and increasing sensitivity to human rights, manual scavenging continues in India. What are the various social prejudices that impede solutions? Highlight the various possible ways to eradicate this social stigma.
{Ans. Indicator: http://www.thehindu.com/opinion/editorial/get-real-on-swachh-on-manual-scavenging/article19303180.ece}

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