Daily Five Mar 27 2017

Daily Five Mar 27 2017


Date: 27/03/2017
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

An essay is a written exposition on a given subject which allows the writer to organise her/
his thoughts intellectually, and present them in a logical and coherent manner.


2. Prelims Questions

1. According to WHO which of the following is the definition of blindness
A. Person unable to count fingers from a distance of 6 meters
B. Person unable to count fingers from a distance of 3 meters
C. Person whose eyes don’t respond to light
D. None

2. With reference to Indian freedom struggle, Usha Mehta is well-known for?
(a) running the secret congress radio in the wake of quit India movement
(b) participating in the second round table conference
(c) leading a contingent of Indian national army
(d) assisting in the formation of Interim Government under Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru
Ans:
1. B
India to redefine blindness to meet WHO stipulation – The Hindu
https://www.google.co.in/amp/www.thehindu.com/sci-tech/health/india-to-tweak-definition-of-blindness-to-meet-who-stipulation/article17669136.ece/amp/
2. A


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

This life is short, the vanities of the world are transient, but they alone live who live for others, the rest are more dead than alive. – Swami Vivekananda


4. RAG topics

1. The River as Being
SOURCE
2. India’s Nuclear doctrine
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5. Mains Questions

1. In a recent judgment, the Uttarakhand High Court declared the rivers Yamuna and Ganga as legal or juridical persons, enjoying all the rights, duties and liabilities of a living person. What does this judgement mean and how does it help in conserving these rivers?
http://www.thehindu.com/opinion/op-ed/the-river-as-being/article17668210.ece
2. “Nuclear weapons are not just another weapon in the military toolkit but a game changer.” In the light of this statement analyse the need for revisiting India’s nuclear doctrine.
http://www.thehindu.com/opinion/op-ed/revisiting-indias-nuclear-doctrine/article17668024.ece

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