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Exercise :: Science - Latest Current Affairs

  • Science - Latest Current Affairs

This country launched a remote sensing VRSS-2 satellite.

A. India
B. China

Answer: Option B


China launched a remote sensing VRSS-2 satellite for Venezuela from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in Gobi desert. Venezuela will use this satellite for environmental protection and disaster monitoring, as well as land resources inspection, crop yield estimation and city planning. This is the third satellite launched by China for Venezuela. Earlier in 2008 Venesat -1 was launched followed by VRSS - 1 in 2012.


How many satellites are launched for the Iridium Satellite Constellation by SpaceX in US?

A. 5
B. 8
C. 12
D. 10

Answer: Option D


10 more satellites for the Iridium Satellite Constellation were launched by SpaceX from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, US. These 10 satellites are part of Iridium satellite constellation which provides voice and data coverage to satellite phones, pagers and integrated transceivers over the Earth's entire surface. The Iridium constellation is spread around the globe in six orbital planes, and thereby provides worldwide coverage.


What is the name of the new breast cancer test which may spare patients from chemotherapy?

A. EndoPredict Test
B. Mammograms
C. Chest X-Rays
D. Oncotype DX

Answer: Option D


Researchers developed a new test 'Oncotype DX', that predicts the return of cancer, thus sparing breast cancer patients from unnecessary chemotherapy, in London. The Oncotype DX test, analyses the samples of tumour that is removed during surgery. It provides a score between 1 and 100 on the chances of the cancer returning. This helps to prevent breast cancer patients from undergoing unwanted chemotherapy.


ISRO's Mangalyaan completed how many years in Martian orbit?

A. Four
B. Two
C. Three
D. One

Answer: Option C


ndian Space research Organistaion (ISRO) globally acclaimed Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) also known as Mangalyaan completed three years in Martian orbit. On the occasion of completion of three years, ISRO released MOM second-year science data from September 24, 2014, to September 23, 2016. The main plan designed built and launched by ISRO in a record period of fewer than two years in Rs.450 crore ($73 million US) budget, making it cheapest inter-planetary.


Which country announces new space agency to develop domestic space industry?

A. India
B. Australia
C. Pakistan
D. Nepal

Answer: Option B


Australia will establish a national space agency as part of long-term plan to develop the country's domestic space industry. Minister for Education and Training Simon Birmingham made the announcement at the International Astronautical Congress. The global space industry sector has been growing at a compound annual growth rate of 9.52 percent from 1998 to 2015.