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61. 

A team of astronomers from the South African Radio Astronomy Observatory, the US National Radio Astronomy Observatory, the University of Pretoria,used which telescope to solve a longstanding puzzle in 'X'-shaped radio galaxies?

A. The Fermi Gamma-Ray Telescope
B. The Spitzer Space Telescope
C. The Hubble Space Telescope
D. MeerKAT Telescope

Answer: Option D

Explanation:

A team of astronomers from the South African Radio Astronomy Observatory (SARAO), the (US) National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO), the University of Pretoria, and Rhodes University(Both in South Africa), have used the MeerKAT telescope to solve a longstanding puzzle in 'X'-shaped radio galaxies.

62. 

Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) has discovered that the closest known brown dwarf showing signs of cloud bands similar to the Jupiter and Saturn. What is the name of this brown dwarf?

A. Luhman 16A
B. Suhman 16A
C. Luhman 12A
D. Suhman 12A

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

On 6th May 2020, A team of astronomers at the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) discovered that the Luhman 16A, closest known brown dwarf showing signs of cloud bands similar to the Jupiter and Saturn using the technique of polarimetry to determine the properties of atmospheric clouds outside the solar system or typically.

63. 

Astronomers found how many asteroids that once belonged to a distant star system have been found orbiting the Sun between Jupiter and Neptune?

A. 12
B. 18
C. 19
D. 11

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

Astronomers found 19 asteroids that once belonged to a distant star system have been found orbiting the Sun between Jupiter and Neptune. The asteroids have been circling the sun for more than 4.5 billion years, since the very inception of the solar system.

64. 

The Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India, developed which mobile application that is prepared and managed by the Survey of India (SoI)to help decision making during the COVID-19 pandemic?

A. CORYO
B. COVYO
C. SAHYO
D. SOVYO

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

The Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India, developed mobile application SAHYO, an Integrated Geospatial Platform out of available geospatial datasets, standards-based services, and analytic tools. The mobile application and the website prepared and managed by the Survey of India (SoI).The SAHYO aims to help decision making during the COVID-19 pandemic.It will provide the necessary geospatial information support to citizens and agencies dealing with the challenges related to socio-economic distress, health, and livelihood challenges.

65. 

The Department of Science and Technology (DST), under the Ministry of Science & Technology, is to fund which institute to undertake the development of Active Virosome (AV) Vaccine and Immunodiagnostic kits for COVID-19 emergency?

A. FastSense Diagnostics
B. Seagull BioSolutions Pvt. Ltd.
C. Genrich Membranes
D. Module Innovations

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

The Department of Science and Technology (DST), under the Ministry of Science & Technology, is to fund Seagull BioSolutions Pvt. Ltd. (SBPL) to undertake the development of Active Virosome (AV) Vaccine and Immunodiagnostic kits for COVID-19 emergency.