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IASbaba ’60 Day Plan- Prelims Test 2016 SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY & CURRENT AFFAIRS [DAY 35]

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IASbaba ’60 Day Plan’ – Prelims Test 2016 [Day 35]

 


Q.1) Consider the following w.r.t ‘Semiconductors’

  1. Semiconducting materials are always crystalline solids
  2. Semiconductors are always manmade and properties are tweaked by Doping
  3. A semiconductor is a material whose electrical conductivity decreases as the temperature increases

Select the incorrect code

a) 1 and 2 only

b) 2 and 3 only

c) 1 and 3 Only

d) All 


Q.2) TERAHERTZ imaging has recently attracted attention for its ability to “see through” everyday objects. It exists between

a) Microwave and Radio waves wavelengths

b) Radio waves and Infrared wavelengths

c) Microwaves and Infrared wavelengths

d) Infrared and Visible wavelengths


Q.3) There is a decline in the population of pollinators as per recent research and findings. What could be the possible reasons for this?

  1. Use of pathogens
  2. Use of street lights
  3. Air pollution
  4. Misuse of pesticides
  5. Change in seasonal behaviour due to global warming

Select the appropriate code

a) 1, 2, 4 and 5

b) 1, 3, 4 and 5

c) 1, 3 and 4

d) 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 


 Q.4) ‘Project Baseline’ is associated with which of the following?

a) Seeds

b) Invasive Species

c) Drugs

d) Microchips


Q.5) 3D Printing has gained lot of attention in recent times. Consider the following statements regarding 3D Printing

  1. 3D printing is a process of making three dimensional solid objects from anything
  2. It is also known as Additive Manufacturing (AM)
  3. 3D printing can create in a wide range of materials that include thermoplastics, thermoplastic composites, pure metals, metal alloys, ceramics and various forms of food.

Select the incorrect code

a) Only 1

b) Only 2

c) 2 and 3

d) 1 and 2 


Q.6) Pick the odd one out in regard to its stem type:

a) Bamboo

b) Sugar cane

c) Corn

d) Banana


Q.7) Match List I with List II and select the correct answer using the code given below the Lists:

List I                            List II

a) Magnetic Flux                  Tesla

b) Magnetic Induction        Candela

c) Luminous intensity         Coulomb

d) Electric Charge                Weber

e) Inductance                        Henry

    A-B-C-D-E

a) 4-3-5-2-1

b) 4-1-2-3-5

c) 1-4-2-3-5

d) 1-4-2-5-3 


Q.8) Connecting link between ape and man is

a) Cro Magnon Man

b) Australopithecus

c) Neanderthal Man

d) Lemur


Q.9) Haemophilic man marries a normal woman. Their offsprings will be

a) all girls haemophilic

b) all normal

c) all haemophilic

d) all boys haemophilic


Q.10) Consider the following in regard to Dolphins and Porpoise:

  1. Both are cetaceans and closely related to whales, but both belong to different families.
  2. Both are highly intelligent, they have large complex brains and are self aware like humans
  3. Dolphins tend to have prominent, elongated “beaks” and cone-shaped teeth, while porpoises have smaller mouths and spade-shaped teeth.
  4. Dolphins have hooked or curved dorsal fin (the one in the middle of the animal’s back), while the porpoises have triangular dorsal fin.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

a) 3 and 4 only

b) 1, 2 and 3 only

c) 1 and 2 only

d) All of the above 


Q.11) Consider the following statements regarding project ‘Loon’:

  1. It is an ambitious project of ‘Facebook’ to provide network to rural and remote areas.
  2. Helium balloons are used to carry electronic payloads and are placed in atmosphere over a place where network towers are not available.
  3. The balloons will be placed in Stratosphere.

Which of the above statements are correct?

a) 1 only

b) 2 and 3

c) 1 and 2 only

d) All of the above 


Q.12) The use of nanobots in healthcare, a fictional theory, is a reality now. Consider the following statements:

  1. Nanobots are tiny robots that can be directly injected in the blood stream and act like white blood cells and destroy bacteria and other pathogen.
  2. Nanobots will have their own sensors and propulsion system.
  3. They can be used to deliver targeted medicine with minimum side effect.

Select the code from the following:

a) 1 only

b) 1 and 2

c) 2 and 3

d) All of the above 


Q.13) Consider the following statements regarding Impacting Research Innovation and Technology (IMPRINT) Project?

  1. It is an initiative of Ministry of Human Resource Development and Pan IIT + IISc.
  2. The project aims at finding engineering and scientific solutions to major social and developmental needs like healthcare, energy, ICT, sustainable habitat etc.

Which of the above statements are incorrect?

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) Both 1 and 2

d) Neither 1 nor 2


Q.14) India will be getting its first Bullet Train from a Spanish Company called ‘Taglo’. The company is globally known for faster and lighter trains. Consider the following statements:

  1. The train will be tested on Delhi-Mumbai Railway line.
  2. It can be run at a speed of around 300 km/hr without any significant upgrade of railway tracks.
  3. Currently the fastest train of India is Gatiman Express which runs between Delhi and Agra.

Which of the above statements are correct?

a) 1 and 2

b) 2 and 3

c) 1 and 3

d) All of the above 


Q.15) C. V. Raman, was the first Indian Scientist to receive a Nobel Price. He published his theory on the Raman Effect in 1928. Raman effect is associated with which of the following?

a) Scattering of light

b) Total internal reflection

c) Atomic structure

d) Semi-conductors


Q.16) Consider the following statements regarding microwave ovens:

  1. Instead of generating heat that warms the food from outside, the microwaves penetrate food and create the heat within.
  2. Microwaves are electromagnetic waves that are created by a component called ‘Megatron’ in the oven. Megatron has vacuum tubes which creates the microwave.
  3. Microwaves are known to destroy the nutrients in the food.

Which of the above statements are correct?

a) 1 and 2

b) 2 and 3

c) 1 and 3

d) All of the above


Q.17) ‘Early Career Research Award’ scheme aims to provide quick research support to the young researchers who are in their early career for pursuing exciting and innovative research in frontier areas of science and engineering. Consider the following statements regarding this scheme:

  1. The research grant is 50 Lakhs, including overhead charges for travelling, manpower, research equipment etc.
  2. The award is given in three installments for three years.
  3. The award is only for Indian citizens.

Which of the above statements regarding the scheme are incorrect?

a) 1 and 2

b) 3 only

c) 1 and 3

d) None of the above 


Q.18) Japanese Encephalitis is a notifiable disease in India. Which of the following statements are correct about JE?

  1. Japanese Encephalitis is a caused by flavivirus transmitted through infected Culex mosquitoes.
  2. JE virus is neurotorpic and arbovirus and primarily affects central nervous system.
  3. India has launched JENVAC, its first indigenous vaccine to protect children from JEV.
  4. JANVAC has been induced in National Immunisation Program.

Which of the above statements are correct?

a) 1 and 2

b) 1,2 and 3

c) 2,3 and 4

d) All of the above 


Q.19) Which of the following forms of Carbon, is a good conductor of electricity?

  1. Diamond
  2. Graphite
  3. Graphene
  4. Charcoal

Select the code from the following:

a) 2 and 3

b) 1 and 2

c) 3 and 4

d) 2 only


Q.20) Rustom II developed by DRDO is an important aeronautical achievement of India. Which of the following statements regarding Rustom II are correct?

  1. It is remotely piloted UAV in the category of Medium Altitude, Long Endurance (MALE) category.
  2. Rustom II is a fully featured, Combat capable drone built on the lines of US predator drones.

Select the code from the following:

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) Both 1 and 2

d) Neither 1 nor 2


Q.21) Consider the following statements with respect to “Colombia”

  1. Quito is the capital of Colombia
  2. Quito is one of the closest places on earth where equator passes through

Select the correct answer

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) Both

d) None


Q.22) 38th parallel is found between which of the following two countries

a) North Korea and South Korea

b) South Korea and China

c) North Korea and China

d) China and Japan


Q.23) Consider the following statements with respect to “Shanghai Cooperation Organisation”

  1. It consists of all members of Central Asia including China and Russia
  2. It is headquartered at Shanghai

Select the correct answer

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) Both

d) None


 

Q.24) Consider the following statements with respect to Net Neutrality

  1. It is the principle that ISPs and governments should treat all data on the Internet equally not discriminating or charging differently by user, content site platform application, type of attached equipment and modes of communication
  2. It creates a level playing field for all web services and websites, having access to the same connection speed

Select the incorrect option

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) Both

d) None


Q.25) Consider the following statements about Rajiv Rinn Yojana

  1. The RRY is a central sector scheme which provides an interest subsidy on housing loans to EWS and LIG households
  2. It replaces the Interest Subsidy Scheme for Housing the Urban Poor (ISHUP)

Select the correct option

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) Both

d) None


 

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