Daily Five Mar 09 2017

Daily Five Mar 09 2017


Date: 09/03/2017
1. Tips/Tricks
2. Prelims Questions
3. QuickBytes
4. RAG topics
5. Mains Questions
All the below notes will also be updated in the ARISE IAS RAG List for systematic revision.
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1. Tips/Tricks

In prelims exams, don’t get stuck in one question for long time. All questions carry equal marks. They deserve equal attention.


2. Prelims Questions

1. The term TAPAS201 was recently in news, it is related to
A) gene which is responsible for resistance against the antibiotic colistin
B)NASA’s new instrument that could search for life on mars
C)military exercise between India and turkmenistam
D)indigenously developed UAV

2. Which of the following is false about Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer
a. Kigali Amendment was adopted by the 28th Meeting of Parties to the Montreal Protocol.
b. Under the amendment, all countries will gradually phase down hydrofluorocarbons or HFCs
c. HFC is a strong Ozone depleting substance
d. Montreal Protocol is legally-binding
Ans:
1. D
India has conducted its first successful flight test of the indigenously developed Rustom-II(re-designated Tapas 201) medium-altitude, long-endurance unmanned aerial vehicle (MALE UAV)
2. C
ODP can be estimated from the structure of a given substance. Chlorofluorocarbons have ODPs roughly equal to 1. Brominated substances have usually higher ODPs in range 5 – 15, because of more aggressive bromine reaction with ozone. Hydrochlorofluorocarbons have ODPs mostly in range 0.005 – 0.2 due to the presence of the hydrogen which causes them to react readily in the troposphere, therefore reducing their chance to reach the stratosphere. Hydrofluorocarbons (HFC) have no chlorine content, so their ODP is essentially zero.

HFCs are indeed much less damaging to Earth’s protective ozone layer. The bad news is that many HFCs currently in use are strong greenhouse gases, and they have been increasing rapidly in the atmosphere.


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

In the North East there exists diversity in diversity, as there are many ethnic groups, who live peacefully and supplement each other’s achievements. For instance, Manipur should be known as sports state of India because of more athletes, Mizoram as bamboo state of India, Sikkim as organic state of India and Assam as waterways state of India. There are some states in the North East which are performing well because of hard work and discipline, such as Mizoram which has literacy rate next only to Kerala and Sikkim which has growth rate of over 20%.


4. RAG topics

1. Will RCEP make or break industry?
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2. Mystery of police reform
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5. Today’s Mains Questions

1. Critically analyze the benefits of RCEP to Indian economy.
2. “That police is a State subject complicates matters, but self-correction within the force is essential”. Comment

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