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Science Current Affairs Quiz - March 2017

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1. ___________ Government granted first licence to doctors in Newcastle to create babies using a three-parent IVF technique designed to prevent inherited genetic diseases ?

Britain
Spain
France
Germany
None of These


2. Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) handed over naval systems to Indian Navy, to enhance navy’s navigation and communication network -

  1. USHUS-II submarine sonar, Directing gear for hull-mounted sonar array, Inertial navigation system for ship applications.
  2. IP-based secure phone - Encryption algorithm on a‚ trustworthy hardware platform, to provide high secrecy to voice and data.
  3. Gallium Nitride Technology - It will Help in development of next generation radars and communication systems, for LCA (______________).
Low Combat Aircraft
Liquid Coastal Aircraft
Light Combat Aircraft
Low Coastal Aircraft
None of These


3. Hubble Space Telescope (HST) captured image of incredibly massive galaxy - _______________, approx 400 million light years away from Earth ?

UGC 1291
UGC 1591
UGC 2591
UGC 12591
None of These


4. ______________ researchers created world’s smallest magnet using a single atom which can store one bit of data on it, as against current usage of approx 100,000 atoms by hard disks to store a single bit of data. Scientists used a scanning tunneling microscope (STM) to build isolated single-atom bits using holmium atoms.

Facebook
Google
Microsoft
TCS
IBM


5. Indian Scientists discoverd ___________ billion-year-old fossils containing red algae, that might well be oldest plant-like life discovered on Earth. It were found in Chitrakoot region in Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh ?

5.6
10.6
1.6
.6
None of These


6. Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) are jointly working on the development of Dual Frequency (L and S band) Synthetic Aperture Radar Imaging Satellite named as NISAR (_______________). The L-band SAR is being developed by JPL/NASA, While ISRo is developing S-band SAR ?

NASA-ISRO Synthetic Aperture Radar
NASA-ISRO Symmetric Aperture Radar
NASA-ISRO Synthetic Accelerated Radar
NASA-ISRO Synthetic Aperture Road
None of These


7. Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) created commissioned world’s third-largest hypersonic wind tunnel at Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC) in Thiruvananthapuram (___________________). ISRO commissioned two facilities - 1-m Hypersonic Wind Tunnel and a 1-m Shock Tunnel ?

Karnataka
Kerala
Telangana
Andhra Pradesh
None of These


8. Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has developed four types of lithium ion batteries for satellite and launch vehicle applications. These four types of batteries are 1.5Ah, 5Ah, 50Ah and ______________ ?

100Ah
1000Ah
500Ah
20Ah
None of These


9. Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) joined 36th Indian Scientific Expedition to Antarctica (36 ISEA) organised by National Centre for Antarctic and Ocean Research (NCAOR).

ISRO has sent 4 teams from Space Applications Centre (SAC), National Remote Sensing Centre (NRSC), Indian Institute of Remote Sensing (IIRS) and and Space Physics Laboratory(SPL).‚  Objective is to install stakes on Differential Global Positioning System (DGPS) measurements around two Indian bases Bharati and __________ in Antartica ?

Maitri
Sukriti
Sajag
Sahaj
None of These


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

Saturn
Venus
Mars
Jupiter
None of These


11. Night parrot sighted for first time in last 100 years in Western ___________________, which was thought to be extinct as of now. ?

USA
New Zealand
UK
Australia
None of These


12. ______________ claimed India’s first genetically-modified (GM) varieties of cotton - Bt 1 and F1861. Cotton is only genetically modified crop allowed to be cultivated in India. Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) also identified 3 Bt cotton varieties ‚œF1861, PAU Bt 1 and RS2013 for cultivation in Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan ?

Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University
Punjab Agricultural University Ludhiana
Guru Nanak Dev University
Maharishi Dayanand University Rohtak
None of These


13. Researchers from University of Glasgow (_______________) developed prosthetic limbs with solar-powered skin, giving amputees a better sense capabilities of touch, temperature and texture compared to battery powered prosthetics ?

Switzerland
Poland
Ireland
Iceland
Scotland


14. Scientists at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) found India’s first lunar probe, _________________ as still orbiting the moon. ISRO lost communication with Chandrayaan-1 on August 29, 2009, almost a year after it was launched on October 22, 2008.JPL also have found NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) ?

Chandrayaan-1
Chandrayaan-2
Chandrayaan-3
Chandrayaan-4
None of These


15. Scientists developed a tiny, ingestible 3D-printed snake-like robot called SAW (______________) like robot, that can navigate through the small intestines. It can be used to visualise the digestive system in real time, especially for colonoscopies ?

Separate Actuator Wave
Single Accurate Wave
Sure Actuator Wave
Single Actuator Wave
None of These


16. Scientists discovered oldest fossils on Earth in rocks from Quebec (__________________), dating approx 3.8 billion to 4.3 billion years old. Fossils are thought to be remains of bacteria that lived on iron and dwelt around Mineral rich hot springs on seafloor ?

USA
UK
Canada
Spain
None of These


17. Scientists discovered polka dot tree frog (Hypsiboas punctatus), world’s first fluorescent frog in _______________. It sports a muted palette of greens, reds and yellows under normal light, but in dark gives off a bright blue and green glow ?

Cambodia
Argentina
Chile
Laos
None of These


18. Scientists from Eindhoven University of Technology (_________________) developed a new wireless Internet network based on infrared rays that is 100 times faster than existing Wi-Fi (Wireless Fidelity) networks. It has capacity of over 40 Gigabits per second (Gbit/s) ?

Poland
Netherlands
Switzerland
England
None of These


19. Scientists from University of Cambridge (_________________) created a structure resembling a mouse embryo, using two types of stem cells the body’s master cells’-and a 3D scaffold on which then can grow ?

Germany
Russia
USA
UK
None of These


20. Scientists from the _______________ Aerospace Centre developed world’s largest artificial sun (Synlight) - a device developed to help shed light on new ways of making climate-friendly fuels, havong giant honeycomb-like set-up of 149 spotlights. Aim is to develop an optimal setup for concentrating natural sunlight to power a reaction to produce hydrogen fuel ?

German
French
Russian
Swiss
None of These


21. Scientists of University at Buffalo (________________) developed a solar-powered purifier, as an efficient and inexpensive way to turn contaminated water into potable water for personal use. Device is called‚ Solar Vapour Generator ?

USA
UK
Russia
Canada
None of These


22. Scientists using Large Hadron Collider accelerator (LHC) at CERN (_________________) discovered a new system of five particles, making This discovery unique by observing 5 new states all at once.

  1. These particle states are named Oc(3000)0, Oc(3050)0, Oc(3066)0, Oc(3090)0 b Oc(3119)0, with he numbers indicating masses in megaelectronvolts (MeV).
European Organisation for Native Research
European Organisation for Nuclear Research
European Organisation for Nuclear Rehabilitation
European Organisation for New Research
None of These


23. ____________ Scientists have developed a blood test to predict whether a child has autism spectrum disorder (ASD), pavong way for earlier diagnosis and future development of therapeutics ?

Spain
Russia
UK
USA
None of These




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