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Science Current Affairs Quiz - October 2018

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1. As a first such mission, European and __________________ space agencies launched Bepi Colombo spacecraft, for a joint mission to Mercury, planet closest to the sun. Spacecraft will arrive at Mercury in 2025.

  1. It has named after Italian scientist Giuseppe "Bepi" Colombo. During its 5.2 billion miles journey, spacecraft will several fly-bys of Earth, Venus and Mercury, to slow down enough to avoid huge gravitational pull of Sun.
Japanese
Chinese
Vietnamese
Russian
None of These


2. CSIR Indian Institute of Toxicology Research (CSIR-IITR) Lucknow has developed an innovative technology for “Drinking Water Disinfection System” with Trade name “__________________”, transferred to Bluebird Water Purifiers.

  1. This system will provide safe and clean drinking water at a cost of just 2 Paise / Ltr. Community level model is of 450 LPH capacity which can be scaled up to 5000 to 1 lakh L/day.
  2. Smaller unit of Oneer is particularly suitable for homes, street food vendors, and small establishments.
OneTM
PureTM
OneerTM
OneerPay
None of These


3. NASA has retired Kepler space telescope after it ran out of fuel needed for further science operations, bringing end of 9.5 year mission of Kepler space telescope in which it had discovered over 2,600 intriguing exoplanets from outside our solar system some.

  1. It was launched in _____________ on 3.5-year mission, but operated for 9 years. It was NASA’s first planet-hunting mission. It was named after German mathematician and astronomer Johannes Kepler.
2003
2005
2007
2009
None of These


4. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)’s Voyager 2 probe is on its way outside the influence of the Sun and it could be close to interstellar space. It was launched on August 21, ________________. Voyager 2 could be 2nd space probe to reach interstellar space after Voyager 1 which crossed into interstellar space in 2014.

1937
2017
1997
1957
1977


5. Scientists at European Southern Observatory (ESO) discovered a galaxy proto-supercluster named “Hyperion”, the largest and the most massive structure in early universe known so far. Hyperion was found using data from VIMOS Ultra-Deep Survey done by VIMOS instrument on European Southern Observatory’s (ESO) Very Large Telescope in _______________.

  1. Hyperion’s mass is estimated to be a million billion times that of our own Sun (nearly 1,048 Jupiters, or 333,000 Earths). v. Hyperion is located in the constellation of Sextans.
Norway
Brazil
Chile
Argentina
None of These


6. Scientists at Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique (_______________________) developed a new camera called the T-CUP, touted as world’s fastest camera. It can capture 10 trillion frames per second. It can freeze time to see light in extremely slow motion.

Canada
USA
UK
Russia
None of These


7. Scientists at Rice University (_____________________) developed tiny spheres that can catch and destroy bisphenol A (BPA), a synthetic chemical used to make plastics that often contaminates water. This new material helps in overcoming two significant technological barriers for photocatalytic water treatment.

  1. BPA is used to coat insides of food cans, bottle tops and water supply lines. BPA that seeps into food and drink is considered safe in low doses, but prolonged exposure is suspected of affecting the health of children and contributing to high blood pressure.
UK
USA
Russia
Spain
None of These


8. Scientists discovered fossilized remains of a piranha-like species believed to be the earliest known example of a flesh-eating fish, found in South _______________________. It lived about 150 million years ago.

Germany
Poland
Sweden
Switzerland
None of These


9. Scientists from Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS) and IISc ____________________ discovered 2 new species of lizards in Western Ghats. The Lizards are: Montane forest lizard and Spiny-headed forest lizard. They were wrongly identified under genus Calotes for over 150 years.

Bangalore
Delhi
Mumbai
Hyderabad
None of These


10. ______________________ based MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) scientists have developed a method to mass produce robots the size of a cell named “Syncells” (synthetic cells), to be used to monitor interior of an oil or gas pipeline, or to detect disease in bloodstream. A process called “autoperforation” directs the fracture lines to produce miniscule pockets of a predictable size and shape.

Spain
Russia
UK
USA
None of These




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