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Science Current Affairs Quiz - February 2017

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1. In order to focus on deep space missions, _________________ will set up of 2 Space Technology Research Institutes (STRIs) in Centre for Utilization of Biological Engineering in Space (CUBES) and Institute for Ultra‚­Strong Composites by Computational Design (US‚­COMP) ?

NASA
ESA
ROSCOMOS
ISRO
None of These


2. According to Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), pests eat away about ________________ of annual crop yield in India. Among such pests, nematodes (microscopic worms many of which are parasites) are major threat to crops as they caused loss of 60 million tonnes of crops annually ?

20 ‚­ 25%
10 ‚­ 15%
30 ‚­ 35%
40 ‚­ 45%
None of These


3. ____________ scientists from Northwest A&F University produced world’s first cows with increased resistance to bovine tuberculosis (TB) ?

American
Japanese
Russian
Chinese
None of These


4. Electric car maker ___________________ unveiled world’s largest battery storage plant in California, consisting 396 powerpacks that can store 80 megawatt‚­hours of electricity. It is enough to power 2500 households for a day ?

SpaceX
Samsung
Google
Toshiba
Tesla


5. First Strategic Dialogue between India and ____________ held in Beijing. It was attended by Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar on India’s Behalf ?

Japan
Myanmar
China
Vietnam
None of These


6. Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) developed TTCP (______________________) and its productionisation will be initiated shortly. With this, ISRO aims to replace expensive imported equipment necessary for uplinking and downlinking to satellites ?

Telemetry & Telecommand Processor
Telemetry & Telecommunication Processor
Telemetry & Telecommand Procedure
Telephonic & Telecommand Procedure
None of These


7. Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) successfully ground tested India’s largest indigenously developed Cryogenic Upper Stage engine for GSLV Mark III.

___________ stage is most powerful upper stage so far developed by ISRO. It uses Liquid Oxygen and Liquid Hydrogen propellant combination stored at minus 253 degrees centigrade. ?

C26
C25
C28
C29
None of These


8. Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) successfully launched record ______________ satellites in single mission, on board of Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle PSLV‚­C37. Of these, 3 were Indian and remaining were International. Indian satellites included earth‚­mapping Cartosat‚­2 satellite (main payload) and nanosatellites INS‚­1A and INS‚­1B ?

104
102
108
109
None of These


9. Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will launch its First mission to ______________ and its 2nd to Mars. It is confirmed by newly allotted budget to department of space with 23% increase and mentioning provisions under its space sciences section for ‘Mars Orbiter Mission II and mission to _______________ ’ ?

Venus
Jupiter
Saturn
Sun
None of These


10. Intech DMLS has launched India’s first indigenously developed Jet Engine series under brand name ______________. India became first in Asia and 4th country in world after to indigenously develop such an engine in private space ?

Jet Express
New Jets
Sonic Jets
Poeir Jets
None of These


11. International team of researchers from China, Russia, and USA conducted computer modeling to create a thermodynamically stable compound of sodium and noble gas helium ‚­ _________________, which is stable at high pressures. Noble gasses were thought not to mix with other elements and forming no compounds. However, this study will bring big change in noble gas theory ?

Na6He
Na5He
Na4He
Na2He
None of These


12. _____________________ FORPHEUS (Future Omron Robotics Technology for Exploring Possibility of Harmonised automation with Sinic Theoretics), world’s first robot table tennis tutor has created Guinness World Record for being able to play table tennis better than most humans ?

Chinese
Japanese
Vietnamese
Nepali
None of These


13. ____________ Scientists developed terahertz (THz) transmitter technology as next generation system which can transmit digital data over 10 times faster than 5G mobile networks (over 100 GBPS). Range of frequencies will fall within 275 GHz to 450 GHz, paving way for faster internet ?

Nepali
Sri Lankan
Vietnamese
Chinese
Japanese


14. NASA Scientists discovered living microorganisms (mostly bacteria) trapped inside crystals for 60,000 years in a Naica mine in ________________. It has caused concern for astrobiologists about bringing back samples collected on space missions in solar system as dangerous extraterrestrial organisms could accidentally enter into Earth on a returning spaceship ?

Mexico
Canada
USA
Brazil
None of These


15. NASA discovered ______________ new Earth‚­sized exoplanets that may sustain life, detected using NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope and several observatories including Trappist robotic telescope at Chile. These exoplanets are orbiting dwarf star named Trappist‚­1, which at 39 light years away ?

8
6
5
7
None of These


16. NASA stated that Earth sized planet _____________ may not host life despite it being in the habitable zone of its host star, due to frequent stellar eruptions ?

MARS
Venus
Proxima b
M0on
None of These


17. NASA's _____________ X‚­Ray Observatory detected a strange X‚­ray signal from Milky Way galaxy, paving way to help scientists in proving existence of dark matter in universe ?

Opportunity
Chandra
Kepler
Psyche
None of These


18. NASA’s solar‚­powered Juno spacecraft completed closest flyby of _____________'s mysterious cloud tops for fourth time, roughly 4,300 km above planet’s cloud tops at speed of 208,000 kmph ?

Saturn
Jupiter
Mars
Venus
None of These


19. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) will send its first robotic spacecraft to Sun in _____________ - Solar Probe Plus mission will get within six million kilometres of the Sun to probe its atmosphere.

Sun is about 149 million kilometres from Earth. Mission's aim is to answer 3 important questions ‚­ Why Sun’s surface is not as hot as its atmosphere. Sun's surface temparatue is only 5500 Degree Celsius while temparature of Atmosphere is 2 Million Degree Celsius. What accelerates speed of the solar wind. Why does Sun occasionally emit high‚­energy particles that pose a danger to unprotected astronauts and spacecraft ?

2025
2020
2019
2018
None of These


20. Researchers From _____________ discovered 540 Million Year Old years old Fossils of microscopic sea animal Saccorhytus, earliest known ancestor of humans along with a vast range of other species ?

China
Japan
Vietnam
Myanmar
None of These


21. Researchers discovered new species of bird ‚­ Rufous‚­tailed Rock Thrush (Monticola saxitilis) _________________'s upper Dolpa region ?

Nepal
Japan
Myanmar
Vietnam
None of These


22. Researchers from MIT (________________) developed a small battery that runs on stomach acids and is capable of powering e‚­pills to monitor patient health. It can generate power to run small sensors or drug delivery devices that can reside in gastrointestinal tract for extended periods ?

UK
USA
Russia
Vietnam
None of These


23. Researchers from ___________ developed world’s first heat‚­driven transistor, with high sensitivity to heat. It means that Single degree temperature rise is sufficient to cause a detectable current variation ?

Finland
Sewitzerland
Poland
Sweden
None of These


24. Researchers from ____________ based Michigan State University developed first stretchable integrated circuit (IC) made entirely using an inkjet printer. Using ink, researchers created elastic material, circuit and organic light‚­emitting diode (OLED). As material is produced using a standard printer, it has cost advantage over current technologies that are expensive to manufacture. Stretchable electronic fabric can be easily folded and put in one’s pocket without breaking ?

Finland
France
Spain
UK
USA


25. Scientists developed an effective and economical treatment for Ebola Virus using antibodies from ______________. This is a cost effective treatment that can be used in low‚­income countries like Africa ?

Dogs
Lion
Horses
Tiger
None of These


26. Scientists developed novel rubber like material nicknamed ________________ with high thermal conductivity and elasticity. It is an electrically insulating composite material with combination of metal‚­like thermal conductivity, elasticity similar to soft, biological tissue ?

Thubber
Scrubber
Thorium
Sodium
None of These


27. Scientists found that consumption of _____________ fruit on an empty stomach can result in very low blood glucose level and acute encephalopathy leading to seizures and coma, and causes death in Children ?

Pomegrante
Litchi
Mango
Guava
None of These


28. Scientists from _____________________’s Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) made world’s strongest material graphene commercially more viable by using soybean. They developed GraphAir technology that transforms soybean oil into graphene films in a single step. GraphAir technology grows graphene film in ambient air with a natural precursor, making its production faster and simpler ?

USA
Russia
Australia
UK
None of These


29. Scientists from California National Primate Research Centre (____________) tested new male contraceptive Vasalgel, that blocked sperm flow on monkeys; leading to efective birth control. Now it is waiting for human trials ?

France
Russia
Spain
UK
USA


30. Scientists from Jawaharlal Nehru Tropical Botanic Garden and Research Institute (JNTBGRI) have confirmed the multiple therapeutic properties of Neurocalyx calycinus, a medicinal plant endemic to southern parts of Western Ghats and ____________ ?

Bangladesh
Nepal
Sri Lanka
Myanmar
None of These


31. Scientists from University of Delhi and __________ Forest Department discovered 4 new species of miniature night frogs in Western Ghats ‚­ Athirappilly Night Frog, Sabarimala Night Frog, Radcliffe’s Night frog and Kadalar Night Frog ?

Telangana
Assam
Karnataka
Kerala
None of These


32. Scientists from University of Western ___________ successfully mapped molecular structure of EptA protein that shields superbugs from antibiotics and masks bacteria from both human immune system and antibiotics.

Shape of EptA protein was mapped using technique called X‚­ray crystallography which is mainly used for determining atomic and molecular structure of a crystal. This mapping is important because it will allow development of a drug to prevent superbugs hiding from medication ?

UK
Australia
USA
Russia
None of These


33. _________ Scientists successfully implanted world’s smallest pacemaker dubbed as Micra Transcatheter Pacing System (TPS). It is about size of large vitamin capsule and is meant for patients with bradycardia, a condition characterised by a slow heart rate (60 beats / minute) ?

USA
UK
Russia
France
None of These


34. World Health Organisation (WHO) urged nations to develop new drugs to tackle __________ antibiotics‚­resistant super‚­germs threatening an explosion of incurable diseases ?

52
42
32
22
12




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