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Exercise :: Science - Latest Current Affairs

  • Science - Latest Current Affairs
1. 

Which of the following institute will set up a task force on gene therapy in order to encourage research in the field?

A. Central Glass and Ceramic Research Institute
B. Central Research Institute for Jute and Allied Fibers
C. Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)
D. The Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) will set up a task force on gene therapy in order to encourage research in the field. The purpose of setting up the task force is to explore gene editing based therapeutic approaches that will treat illness.

2. 

NASA has finally selected a sample collection site on asteroid Bennu after the arrival of OSIRIS-REx spacecraft . What is name of that site?

A. Nightingale
B. Ceres
C. Itokawa
D. Hygiea

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

NASA has finally selected a sample collection site on asteroid Bennu after the arrival of OSIRIS-REx spacecraft in December 2018. The OSIRIS-Rex mission team has selected the site designated Nightingale, which is located in a crater high in Bennu's northern hemisphere. The team has also selected site Osprey of Bennu as a backup sample collection site.

3. 

George Laurer, who recently passed away was the inventor of which of the following services?

A. Barcode
B. MICR
C. RTGS
D. None of these

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

George Laurer, the US engineer who helped develop the barcode, has passed away at the age of 94.Mr. Laurer has been recognized as the co-inventor of the Universal Product Code (UPC) or barcode.

4. 

Who will be the partner country for Bio Asia 2020?

A. China
B. Switzerland
C. USA
D. Sweden

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

Switzerland is to serve as a partner for Bio Asia 2020 has scheduled to be held between 17-19 February 2019 in Hyderabad, Telangana. The event is being organized by the Federation of Asian Biotech Association and the Government of Telangana. The theme of the Bio Asia 2020 is "Today For Tomorrow".

5. 

Which of the following cities organized the Symposium on Scope of Science of Ayurveda in Global Health?

A. Indore
B. Raipur
C. New Delhi
D. Chennai

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

Government organized a Symposium on Scope of Science of Ayurveda in Global Health on 11 December at New Delhi. It was organized by the Ministry of AYUSH in coordination with the Ministry of External Affairs. It is in line with the Ministry of AYUSH's commitment to promote Ayurveda and Traditional systems of Medicine globally.