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Science Current Affairs Quiz - June 2017

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1. A new summer variety of groundnut has been developed by agro-scientists of the Chandra Shekhar Azad Agriculture Technology University (CSA) at Khanpur in ____________.

  1. This Summer variety of groundnut is disease-free as pests cannot attack the crop because of high temperature. Now, during summer people will not have to consume stored groundnuts grown during winter season.
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
None of These


2. According to‚ Animal Discoveries 2016 - New Species and Records‚ report by Zoological Survey of India and‚ Plant Discoveries 2016, ______________ new species‚ have been discovered from various parts‚ of the country last year. Number of animal species in Insia for the first time‚ has crossed one lakh to number‚ 1,00,693 ?

599
699
499
799
None of These


3. _______________ successfully tested a solid-fuel variable flow ramjet engine that could enhance the real combat ability of the country’s stealth aircraft and boost firing range of missiles. Ramjet engine has advantage of low cost, high power, and high controllability with compact size ?

Myanmar
Vietnam
Japan
China
None of These


4. __________ launched record breaking swarm (Group) of 119 fixed-wing drones (unmanned aerial vehicles), breaking previous record of a swarm of 67 drones. These drones performed catapult-assisted take-offs and formations in sky ?

Japan
Vietnam
UK
USA
China


5. __________ will send mini-ecosystems comprising of potato seeds and silkworm eggs to Moon in 2018, along with Chang’e 4 Satellite. 3-kilogramme mini-ecosystem‚ will be‚ developed by research teams under Chongqing University .

Vietnam
Japan
China
Myanmar
None of These


6. Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) successfully launched ____________ weighing 712 KG (Earth observation satellite) along with 30 co-passenger satellites of various countries, aboard Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) C-38 ?

Cartosat-2E
Cartosat-3E
Cartosat-1E
Cartosat-4E
None of These


7. India’s latest communication satellite GSAT-17 successfully launched from Kourou in French Guiana (_____________), with a lift-off mass of about 3,477 kg and payloads in C-band and S-band to provide various communication services ?

USA
France
Lithunia
Poland
None of These


8. LIGO (___________________) detected another merger of 2 black holes forming gravitational waves, Named as GW170104. This time, detection revealed not merely a black hole merger, but also alignment of spins of black holes. This can help in finding out the way black holes were formed ?

Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory
Laser Interferometer Global-Wave Observatory
Laser Interruption Gravitational-Wave Observatory
Layer Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory
None of These


9. NASA Annouuced to launch James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) in October 2018 -

  1. James Webb Space Telescope JWST is a joint project of the NASA, the European Space Agency and the Canadian Space Agency.‚ It will be successor of 26-year-old ______________ and is 100 times powerful than it.
  2. JWST will be the largest telescope ever sent into space. It will have a very large infrared telescope with a 6.5-meter primary mirror with sun shield of 22 metres.
  3. JWST is named after former NASA administrator‚ James Webb, formerly known as‚ Next Generation Space Telescope‚ (NGST).
  4. As JWST's First set of Targets - 2100 observations has been planned by JWST mission handlers.
  5. Another NASA Spacecraft‚ Orion‚ also cleared Tests. It is meant to carry astronauts to deep space destinations like Moon and Mars.
Hubble Space Telescope
CGRO
HEAO
HETE‚ 
None of These


10. NASA launched world’s lightest satellite weighing only 64 grams designed by 18-year-old boy‚ Rifath Sharook‚ from ______________.

  1. Satellite has been named as KalamSat‚ after the‚ former President APJ Abdul Kalam.
  2. KalamSat is‚ a 3-D printed satellite. This is the first time that‚ 3-D printing technology is used to make satellites. Purpose of launching KalamSat is to‚ demonstrate performance of 3D-printed carbon fibre.
Anhdra Pradesh
Karnataka
Kerala
Tamil Nadu
None of These


11. NASA tested ROSA (_______________) successfully on ISS (International space station)‚ for first time.

  1. ROSA is‚ an advanced, flexible solar array that rolls out like a tape measure. It is very much flexible ad Light weighted so that it can be adapted to different sizes‚ including very large arrays.
  2. ROSA will be an asset for‚ satellite radio and television, weather forecasting, GPS and other services used on Earth.
  3. Unlike Bulky and large traditional solar array panels, ROSA can make solar arrays more compact and weigh‚ lighter.
Roll-Out Super Array
Rear - Out Solar Array
Roll - Open Solar Array
Roll - Out Solar Array
None of These


12. NASA will soon launch NICER (_______________________________), world’s first ever mission devoted for studying neutron stars. NICER will focus especially on Pulsars and will also‚ carry out world’s first demonstration of X-ray navigation in space ?

Native Star Interior Composition Explorer
Neutron Star Interior Composition Explorer
Neutron Sun Interior Composition Explorer
Neutron Star Intrnal Composition Explorer
None of These


13. NASA’s ______________ Telescope has identified 10 Earth-like planets outside the solar system that are expected to host life due to their right size and temperature. This discovery is part of 219 new planets identified as part of the final batch of planets since ______________'s launch in 2009 ?

Opportunity
Spitzer
CGRO
HETE‚ 
Kepler


14. NASA’s Mars rover‚ ____________ found rocks at edge of Endeavour Crater‚ that‚ might‚ have been a lake of liquid water.‚ Opportunity has been investigating near Endeavour Crater since 2011, which is about 22 km‚ across. ?

Opportunity‚ 
MOM
Kepler
Hubble
None of These


15. Scientists at _______________'s University of Nebraska-Lincoln created brightest light ever produced on Earth, shining a billion times stronger than surface of sun.

  1. Normally an electron scatters just 1 photon of light at a time but the new light beam produced saw over 1000 photons scattered at a time.
  2. It could be used as a new type of X-ray and also by engineers, scientists and for security purposes.
UK
Russia
Netherlands
USA
None of These


16. Scientists discovered a new species of flying ______________ named‚ Glaucomys Oregonensis‚ in North America, that had been hiding in plain sight for over hundreds of years .

Sparrow
Rat
Squirrel
Frog
None of These


17. Scientists discovered hottest known‚ exoplanet - ____________

  1. Exoplanet is a planet that does not orbit the Sun and instead orbits a different star.
  2. The Planet‚ orbits a massive star KELT-9 with day temperature approx 4,326 degree Celsius.
KELT-9a
KELT-9b
KELT-9c
KELT-9d
None of These


18. __________ based Space exploration firm SpaceX’s Falcon rocket lifted off carrying Dragon capsule, which was loaded with nearly 6000 pounds of scientific research and station supplies. It is the second time the Dragon has been sent to ISS, becoming First ever Recycled Supply Ship sent to ISS.

UK
USA
Russia
France
None of These


19. World’s first hybrid ‘aeroboat’ which has been built by an Indo-____________ joint venture unveiled at an‚ event by Skolkovo Foundation. It is capable of‚ travelling on land, water, snow and sand and is capable of moving at the speed of‚ around 150 kmph or more on water ?

USA
Poland
Israel
Russian
None of These


20. World’s oldest fossil mushroom discovered in ___________, dating back zpprox 115 million years. It has been named as Gondwanag Aricites Magnificus and repprtedly belongs to Agaricales order ?

Brazil
Argentina
Venezuela
Chad
None of These





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