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Science Current Affairs Quiz - April 2017

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1. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) announced its upcoming mission to explore _________'s mysterious moon‚ Europa‚ - Europa Clipper ?

Jupiter
Saturn
Uranus
Venus
None of These


2. Deep depression in Bay of Bengal has intensified into a tropical cyclone named‚ ____________, expected to hit Myanmar. It is first named storm of 2017 Northern Hemisphere tropical cyclone season ?

Hudhud
Vardah
Maarutha
Koppu
None of These


3. Hyderabad-based Bharat Biotech’s‚ killed ___________ virus vaccine‚ has shown 100% in cure of disease in animal studies. A ‘killed virus vaccine’ or ‘inactivated vaccine’ contains virus that has been grown in culture and then killed using physical or chemical processes ?

Ebola
SAARS
HIV
Zika
None of These


4. IIT _____________ Scientists used Indian summer fruit‚ Jamun‚ to create low cost and more efficient solar cells. Researchers used naturally occurring pigment present in jamun as an inexpensive photosensitizer for Dye Sensitised Solar Cells (DSSCs) or Gratzel cells ?

Delhi
Kanpur
Kharagpur
Ropar
Roorkee


5. ISRO launched ____________ app created by Space Application Center (SAC). It can calculate solar energy potential (in kWh/m2) in different regions of country, making the app handy for installation of Photovoltaic (PV) for tapping solar energy. The app uses data from Indian Geostationary Satellites ‚ (Kalpana-1, INSAT-3D and INSAT-3DR) ?

Solar Generator
Solar Aggregator
Solar Calculator
Solar Pump
None of These


6. ISRO will test launch GSLV-Mk III-D1 launching vehicle, that will have capacity to launch _______________ class of satellites. Upto now, ISRO only had launchers able to launch loads upto 2.2 Tons, therefore ISRO had to rely on foreign agencies for lauching heavy satellites.

  1. GSAT-19 will be first payload for GSLV-Mk III-D1 launcher, with mass of 3.5 Tons (3200 KG) and would carry Ka and Ku band payload along with a Geostationary Radiation Spectrometer Payload (GRASP).
4 tonne‚ 
5 tonne‚ 
8 tonne‚ 
6 tonne‚ 
None of These


7. NASA announced that ____________________’s moon Enceladus‚ and Jupiter’s moon Europa may be habitable as they have necessary ingredients required to sustain life ?

Jupiter
Saturn
Uranus
Venus
None of These


8. NASA’s ____________ spacecraft completed its final close flyby of Saturn’s moon‚ Titan‚ and has now started its final set of 22 orbits before plunging into Saturn on September 15, 2017; completing its 20-year long journey.

  1. Spacecraft dived successfully through space between Saturn and its rings, a region no spacecraft has been in before. It will perform another 21 dives through the same gap and will send more detailed information about Saturn and its rings.
Cassini
Opportunity
Kepler
Juno
None of These


9. North India will get its first DNA (Deoxyribonucleic acid) bank for wildlife at Indian Veterinary Research Institute (IVRI) in Bareilly (__________) ?

Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand
Rajasthan
Gujarat
None of These


10. Scientists at CSIR National Institute of Oceanography (NIO) developed robotic platform‚ SREP (_______________________) capable of being stationed under water upto depth of 200 metres. It can regularly record water column information at every 10 to 25 cm during every profile four times a day. SREP will carry out studies related to monsoon, global climate and upwelling ?

Seabed Residual Event Profiler
Social Resident Event Profiler
Seabed Resident Event Profitizer
Seabed Resident Event Profiler
None of These


11. Scientists discovered planet‚ GJ 1132b‚ which possesses an earth like atmosphere and orbits dwarf star GJ 1132. The planet is _________ Light years away from earth and is approx 1.5 times of Earth's size ?

239
139
99
39
None of These


12. Scientists found second Great Spot in ___________________ which is cold and high up (24,000 km across and 12,000 km wide). Unlike Great Red Spot identified in 1830, newly discovered Great Spot is continuously changing its shape and size ?

Saturn
Jupiter
Uranus
Venus
None of These


13. Scientists from Boston University (___________) discovered a protein (PorB ), that could help make vaccinations more effective and provide protection from diseases such as cancer. They purified a protein found on exterior of‚ neisseria meningitis‚ bacteria and used it as an accessory to provide a better vaccination response. ?

France
Spain
Russia
UK
USA


14. Scientists from ____________ Academy of Sciences identified a‚ soil fungus Aspergillus tubingensis that uses enzymes to rapidly break down plastic materials, paving way for solving environmental problems caused by plastic materials ?

Chinese
Japanese
Russian
British
None of These


15. Scientists from University of _________ discovered a new species of long-legged, tree-dwelling crabs named Kani maranjandu. It has been named after‚ Kani tribe‚ in State ?

Telangana
Maharashtra
Karnataka
Kerala
None of These


16. Tata Motors' subsidiary TAL Manufacturing Solutions launched India’s first conceptualized, designed and manufactured articulated industrial robot‚ ___________ ?

RoBoHon
Asimo
BRABO‚ 
Pepper
None of These





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