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Exercise :: Science - Latest Current Affairs

  • Science - Latest Current Affairs
1. 

EPIC 211945201b is the name of the planet which is discovered by the scientists of __________.

A. Roscosmos
B. NASA
C. ISRO
D. SpaceX

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

A team from the Physical Research Laboratory, Ahmedabad, has spotted for the first time a distant planet six times bigger than Earth and revolving around a Sun-like star about 600 light years away. Both the planet and the star have been named EPIC. EPIC 211945201b (or K2-236b) is the name given to the planet and the host star is named EPIC 211945201 or K2-236.

2. 

Which of the following announced Project HAVOC to study Venus from a Floating research colony?

A. USGS
B. ISRO
C. SpaceX
D. NASA

Answer: Option D

Explanation:

Venus is not a hospitable place for humans. The planet is covered in thick, billowing sulfuric acid clouds, underneath which temperatures reach nearly a thousand degrees Fahrenheit. If you were unfortunate enough to stand on Venus' volcano-spotted surface, you would feel 100 times more pressure than you would be standing on the surface of our own planet, in large part due to its atmosphere. Naturally, NASA scientists have a lot of questions. A team of them recently announced Project HAVOC, which stands for "High Altitude Venus Operational Concept." The project details how a 30-day, manned mission to Venus might go down. And while the operation is purely speculative much of the necessary technology doesn't exist yet it marks the first serious plan for how people might explore our nearest planetary neighbor.

3. 

World's first European Pressurized Reactor (EPR) nuclear reactor started its operations in __________, China.

A. Taishan
B. Foshan
C. Kaiping
D. Jiangmen

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

World's first European Pressurized Reactor (EPR) nuclear reactor started its operations in Taishan, in Southern China. It has third generation European technology. It is being managed by China General Nuclear Power Corporation. It is being managed by China General Nuclear Power Corporation. This project is in Guangdong province and is 51% owned by CGN, 30% owned by EDF and 19% owned by the region's electrical utility firm.

4. 

Which institute developed a 'LifeBox' that can extend the preservation time of organs and allows for increased travel time and distances?

A. IISc Bangalore
B. NCBS Bangalore
C. IIT Bombay
D. University of Hyderabad

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

Researchers at IISc Bangalore have developed a 'LifeBox' that can extend the preservation time of organs, specifically the heart, and allows for increased travel time and distances. Researchers said that transport of organs using drones could cut down the transportation time by at least 50% compared to green corridors. The technology was used to transport a payload for 10 km.

5. 

A new earth observation satellite Gaofen-6 was launched by __________.

A. US
B. China
C. India
D. Japan

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

China successfully launched Gaofen-6 satellite, a new Earth observation satellite, on a Long March-2D rocket from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre in China. The Gaofen-6 satellite will focus on agricultural resources research and disaster monitoring. Also, a scientific experiment satellite named Luojia-1 was sent into space at the same time. It was the 276th mission of the Long March rocket series.