Daily Five Mar 16 2017

Daily Five Mar 16 2017

Date: 16/03/2017
1. Tips/Tricks
2. Prelims Questions
3. QuickBytes
4. RAG topics
5. Mains Questions
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1. Tips/Tricks

All knowledge that we have, either of the external or internal world, is obtained through only one method — by the concentration of the mind. No knowledge can be had of any science unless we can concentrate our minds upon the subject.The difference in this world between mind and mind is simply the fact of concentration. One, more concentrated than the other, gets more knowledge. – Swami Vivekananda

2. Prelims Questions

1. Which of the following country does not share land border with Turkey
a. Iran
b. Bulgaria
c. Syria
d. Netherland

2. Which of the following is false about sugarcane
a. It is long duration crop
b. It can be grown in both tropical and temperate zone
c. The crushing season in the country starts from October
d. It needs plentiful supply of water

Turkey and Netherlands were in news
2. B
Sugar cane is a tropical grass that grows abundantly in warm, moist and tropical climates and can reach 10-20 feet in height. Sugar beets (alternate to sugarcane) are grown as an underground root crop in temperate climates.

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

SAGAR- Security and Growth for All in the Region.
India should use its capabilities and central location in the region to ensure a safe, secure and stable Indian Ocean Region that takes us all to the shore of prosperity.

4. RAG topics

1. The Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Bill, 2016

2. Decarbonisation of power sector

5. Mains Questions

1. Several expert bodies like the WHO have recommended that 24 weeks of maternity leave is required to protect maternal and child health. However, since the costs of this leave are to be borne by the employer, it may have an adverse impact on job opportunities for women. Critically examine this statement in the light of recent bill passed by government. Suggest measures to reduce the adverse impact.
2. What is “decarbonisation” of power sector? How to decarbonise India’s energy systems?

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