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51. 

Who has won the Sree Ramakrishna Paramhansa Research Grant?

A. Dibyendu Sarkar
B. Patrick D'Silva
C. Santasabuj Das
D. Vidita Vaidya

Answer: Option D

Explanation:

Sree Padmavathi Venkateswara Foundation, the Vijayawada headquartered body that has been supporting research in medical education and care, has announced a grant of Rs 3 crore for research in biological and chemical sciences. Vidita Vaidya, a young scientist working at the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), has secured the grant of Rs 3 crore. The TIFR scientist proposes to take up research on stress at young age leading to changes in brain and eventually leading to changes in behavioural patterns.

52. 

Which Radar Imaging Satellite is to be launched by ISRO?

A. RISAT-2B
B. RISAT-2BR1
C. RISAT-1BR2
D. RISAT-1B

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

ISRO has planned to launch sharp-eyed surveillance satellite RISAT-2BR1 (Radar Imaging Satellite-2) with synthetic aperture radar (SAR) on 11 December 2019. RISAT-2BR1 is a radar imaging satellite.It is dubbed as a spy satellite.It can take pictures of the earth during day and night even under cloudy conditions.The satellites will help 24/7 border surveillance along with checking infiltration.

53. 

Which NASA satellite has recently found the crashed Indian Moon lander Vikram?

A. CALIPSO
B. Aura
C. Landsat7
D. LRO

Answer: Option D

Explanation:

NASA satellite orbiting the Moon has found India's Chandrayaan-2 Vikram lander which crashed on the lunar surface in September. NASA released an image taken by its Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) that showed the site of the spacecraft's impact (September 6 in India and September 7 in the U.S.) and associated debris field, with parts scattered over almost two dozen locations spanning several kilometers.

54. 

Researchers of which country have recently discovered a massive black hole in the Milky Way?

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

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

Researchers from the National Astronomical Observatory of China have discovered a black hole in the Milky Way. The black hole is so huge that it challenged the existing models of the evolution of stars. The black hole was discovered by an international team of scientists using China's sophisticated Large Sky Area Multi-Object Fibre Spectroscopic Telescope (LAMOST) telescope.

55. 

Which high resolution imaging satellite has recently been launched by ISRO?

A. WorldView 1
B. GeoEye-1
C. QuickBird
D. Cartosat-3

Answer: Option D

Explanation:

Cartosat-3 satellite will be launched from Satish Dhawan Space Centre on November 27. Cartosat-3 is the highest resolution imaging satellite which will be useful in weather mapping and for defence purposes. The satellite will be joined by 13 commercial nanosatellites from the US.