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Exercise :: Science - Latest Current Affairs

  • Science - Latest Current Affairs

Which country has launched its first astronaut programme?

A. Albania
C. Turkey
D. Belgium

Answer: Option B


Dubai's ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has launched the UAE's first astronaut programme. Earlier this year, the UAE had announced plans to send an unmanned probe to Mars by 2021.


What is the name of the missile which launched successfully recently?

A. Agni - IV
B. Agni - V
C. Prithivi
D. Akash Missile

Answer: Option D


The Surface to Air Missile AKASH with indigenous radio frequency seeker against target Banshee has been successfully launched from the Launch Complex-III at ITR Chandipur, Odisha. The Radars, telemetry and electro-optical systems along the coast have tracked and monitored all the health parameters of the missile. This missile is being inducted into Army as Short Range Surface to Air Missile (SRSAM). With this success, India has achieved the capability of making any type of Surface to Air Missile.


CMFRI joins hands with which organisation to identify Potential Fishing Zone?


Answer: Option B


The (CMFRI) Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute has joined hands with ISRO (Indian Space Research Organisation) to identify Potential Fishing Zone (PFZ), an area in sea where fishes are seen in abundance. In the first phase, CMFRI and the Space Applications Centre (SAC) of ISRO have jointly launched a research project for identifying, forecasting and monitoring PFZ in coastal and offshore waters of Tamil Nadu.


How many remote sensing satellites launched by China recently?

A. 5
B. 6
C. 4
D. 3

Answer: Option D


China launched three remote sensing satellites Jilin-1 04, Jilin-1 05 and Jilin-1 06 from Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in China's northern Shanxi Province. It have been designed to improve observation capability to promote commercial use for the remote sensing industry. The system will be used for wide imaging, video imaging and multispectral imaging. Remote sensing data will serve administrations and commercial customers.


Which Space institute tests Supersonic Parachute for Mars 2020 mission?

A. Indian Institute of Technology
B. Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)
C. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
D. Nagaland university

Answer: Option C


The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) successfully tested supersonic landing parachute that will be deployed in its Mars rover mission set to launch in 2020. The mission will rely on a special parachute to slow spacecraft down as it enters Martian atmosphere at over 5.4 kilometers per second.