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16. 

Which country has successfully launched 2 satellites fromXSLC for Gravitational Wave Detection?

A. China
B. Russia
C. Israel
D. USA

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

China successfully launched two satellites for the detection of gravitational waves into planned orbit from the Xichang Satellite Launch Centre in Sichuan Province.

17. 

Which organisation has launched new next generation Dragon Cargo Ship to ISS?

A. NASA
B. CSA
C. JAXA
D. SpaceX

Answer: Option D

Explanation:

SpaceX launched upgraded Dragon cargo ship to International Space Station, aces rocket landing.

18. 

Which Indian observatory has become 3rd IEEE milestone facility?

A. 3.6 m Devasthal Optical Telescope
B. Gauribidanur Radio Observatory
C. Girawali Observatory
D. Giant Metrewave Radio Telescope

Answer: Option D

Explanation:

The Giant Metrewave Radio Telescope (GMRT), one of the world's largest and low-frequency radio observatories, has been selected as an Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Milestone facility.

19. 

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.

20. 

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.