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Exercise :: Science - Latest Current Affairs

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How many new exoplanet are discovered by the Scientist using K2 mission data?

A. 78
B. 110
C. 100
D. 92

Answer: Option C


Scientists have confirmed discovery of nearly 100 new exoplanets outside our solar system based on data from second mission of NASA's Kepler Space Telescope (K2 mission) released in 2014. With this total number of exoplanets found using NASA's K2 mission has reached almost 300. The discovery had started out by analysing 275 candidates of which 149 were validated as real exoplanets. In turn, 95 of these planets have proved to be new discoveries. One of planets detected was orbiting a very bright star called HD 212657 with 10-day orbit period. HD 212657, is now the brightest star found by either the Kepler or K2 missions to host validated planet.


Which missile will carry an orbiter, a lander and a rover to the moon?

A. Chandrayaan-2
B. Agni - VI
C. Cartosat
D. Brahmos -I

Answer: Option A


Setting its own records and achieving milestones, India's space research organization ISRO is set to launch Chandrayaan-2 mission around April this year. The Union Minister for Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh said that Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is planning to launch Chandrayan-2 Mission around April this year. Chandrayaan-2 is the country's second mission to the moon.


India test-fires Prithvi-II missile off Odisha which can carry __________ kg warhead.

A. 750
B. 300
C. 500
D. 250

Answer: Option C


India test-fired surface-to-surface ballistic missile Prithvi-II off the Odisha coast. The missile, that can dive at an angle of 80 degrees and is capable of carrying up to a 500-kg warhead, is powered by liquid propulsion. The ballistic missile is the first missile developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) under its most ambitious Integrated Guided Missile Development Programme.


Which rocket Launches Its Most Powerful Rocket Towards Mars?

A. CartoSat
B. SpaceX
C. Agni VI
D. Aryabhatta

Answer: Option B


The US-based SpaceX successfully launched the world's most powerful operational rocket Falcon Heavy towards Mars. The rocket, carrying a Tesla Roadster car, will revolve around the Sun in a way that will repeatedly bring it close to the Earth and Mars. The Falcon Heavy's thrust and capacity are the highest since NASA's Saturn V, which carried astronauts to the Moon. Falcon Heavy successfully lifted off from Launch Complex 39A at Kennedy Space Center in Florida.


Which country Air Force chief General David L. Goldfein flies Tejas aircraft?

B. South Africa
C. Iran
D. Australia

Answer: Option A


General David L Goldfein, chief of staff of the US Air Force, flew a sortie in the indigenous Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) 'Tejas' at the Indian Air Force (IAF) station in Jodhpur, Rajsthan. This is the first time that any Chief of Staff of the US Air Force flew LCA 'Tejas'. For the sortie, General Goldfein was accompanied by Indian Air Force Air Vice Marshal AP Singh as a co-pilot. During the course of this visit, General Goldfein also met Indian Air Force Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa and held discussion with Indian Air Force Officials to further enhance cooperation between the two air forces.