Daily Five Mar 25 2017

Daily Five Mar 25 2017


Date: 25/03/2017
1. Tips/Tricks
2. Prelims Questions
3. QuickBytes
4. RAG topics
5. Mains Questions
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1. Tips/Tricks

A critical analysis is subjective writing because it expresses the writer’s opinion or evaluation of a text. Analysis means to break down and study the parts.


2. Prelims Questions

1. Earth Hour is organised by
a. World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)
b. UN Environment Programme
c. World Bank
d. International Union for Conservation of Nature

2. Which animal milk has highest amount of fat?
a. Cow
b. Buffalo
c. Sheep
d. She Goat
Ans:
1. A
Earth Hour is a worldwide movement organized by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF). The event is held annually encouraging individuals, communities, households and businesses to turn off their non-essential lights for one hour, from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. towards the end of March, as a symbol for their commitment to the planet.

2. B

Cow milk differs from buffalo milk in richness and composition. Buffalo milk has lower cholesterol but more calories and fat compared with cow’s milk. Buffalo milk is consumed in south Asia, with India, China and Pakistan being the biggest producers.


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

PIB updates:
Benefits of Neem coating urea
. Improvement in soil health;
• Reduction in costs with respect to plant protection chemicals;
• Reduction in pest and disease attack;
• An increase in yield of paddy, sugarcane, maize, soybean and tur/red gram to an extent of 5.79%, 17.5%, 7.14%, 7.4% and 16.88% respectively;
• Diversion of highly subsidized urea towards non-agricultural purposes negligible among farmers after the introduction of the mandatory policy of production and distribution of only Neem coated urea.


4. RAG topics

1. One India, two time zones
SOURCE
2. Mental Healthcare Bill
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5. Mains Questions

1. The half-hour advancement of IST provides benefits for the whole country for the whole year. Discuss
http://www.thehindu.com/opinion/op-ed/advance-indian-standard-time-by-half-an-hour/article3422881.ece
2. Elaborate the salient features of Mental Healthcare Bill.
http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/all-you-need-to-know-about-the-mental-healthcare-bill/article17662163.ece

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