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21. 

Which spacecraft has recently reached interstellar space?

A. Juno
B. Opportunity
C. Voyager 2
D. Skylab

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

Nasa's Voyager 2 has entered the interstellar medium (ISM), the region of space outside the bubble-shaped boundary produced by wind streaming outward from the Sun. This makes Voyager 2 the second human-made object to journey out of the Sun's influence.

22. 

Which of the following Institutes has launched India's first indigenously designed standing wheelchair named 'Arise'?

A. IIT Bombay
B. IIT Hyderabad
C. IIT Kanpur
D. IIT Madras

Answer: Option D

Explanation:

Indian Institute of Technology, Madras launched the country's "first indigenously" designed standing wheelchair, which will enable a differently abled person shift from sitting to standing position.

23. 

Which of the following countries has launched Sudan's first ever satellite?

A. China
B. UAE
C. India
D. Australia

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

Sudan's first ever satellite for conducting research in military, economic and space technology has been launched by China. The satellite was launched from north China's Shanxi Province.

24. 

Where did the newly decided space technology cell will be set up in India?

A. New Delhi
B. Bangalore
C. Roorkee
D. Hyderabad

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) in collaboration with IIT Delhi going to set up a space technology cell in New Delhi. Earlier, Space Technology Cells (STCs) have been set up at IIT Kanpur, IIT Roorkee, IIT Kharagpur, IISc Bangalore.

25. 

Unmanned X-37B space plane which landed recently in Florida has made a record of how many days in orbit?

A. 580
B. 758
C. 780
D. 980

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

An unmanned X-37B space plane landed at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Sunday, wrapping up a record 780 days in orbit.