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Exercise :: Science - Latest Current Affairs

  • Science - Latest Current Affairs
1. 

NASA & ESA launched sentinel-6 Michael Freilich satellite by which launcher vehicle?

A. Falcon 9 rocket
B. Cartosat-2
C. Atlas
D. Ariane-5

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

The Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich ocean observation satellite launched by SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from California.

2. 

Which organisation has started issuing predictions for major malaria outbreak from next monsoon?

A. ISRO
B. IMD
C. NASA
D. Health Ministry

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) will start issuing forecast for malaria outbreaks from next monsoon, Ministry of Earth Sciences secretary M Rajeevan. Delivering a lecture on 'recent advances in weather and climate predictions', organised by the Indian Academy of Sciences, Rajeevan said India also plans to ramp up its high-performance computing (HPC) facility from the existing capacity of 10 petaflops to 40 petaflops, a step that will significantly help in improving weather predictions.

3. 

Which organisation launched PSLV C49 with 10 satellites?

A. NASA
B. DRDO
C. ISRO
D. None of these

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)? has launched the 51st mission of Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV). This is the first mission by ISRO in 2020. The carrier vehicle PSLV C49 will deliver 10 satellites in all with EOS-01 as the primary one. It is the 51st mission of Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV). The carrier was launched from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh.

4. 

Who discovered water on Sunlit Surface of Moon?

A. NASA
B. ISRO
C. CNSA
D. None of these

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

Two new studies published in Nature Astronomy suggest there could be much more water than previously thought, including ice stored in permanently shadowed "cold traps" at lunar polar regions. Using data from the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) Airborne Telescope, researchers scanned the lunar surface at a more precise wavelength than had been used before - six microns instead of three. This allowed them to distinguish the spectral fingerprint of molecular water.

5. 

NASA-ISRO is to launch NISAR satellite in which year?

A. 2020
B. 2021
C. 2022
D. 2025

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

India and US recently held the two plus two dialogue. During the meet the country's decided to share space situational awareness information. This will catalyse efforts in creating safe and sustainable space environment A joint statement issued after the dialogue read that the NASA-ISRO Synthetic Aperture Radar called the NISAR is to be launched by 2022.