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IASbaba’s 60 Day Plan- Prelims Test 2018 SCIENCE and TECHNOLOGY & CURRENT AFFAIRS [Day 27]

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Hello Friends, 

Welcome to Day-27.

Importance of Self – Tracking: Learning from Last Year

Last year, aspirants used to comment their answers in the comment box on daily basis. There were huge participation in discussion. Putting answers in comment box has been very effective to self-track yourself after updating the score. In the end, you can cross check your performance through Disqus profile.

It was highly effective in the last edition of 60 Days that propelled aspirants to monitor their performance and learn through discussion. Let you solve these questions with full honesty and write your result in the comment box. Interact with peers to know your mistakes.

The importance of this initiative stands time-bound and aggressive reverse engineering to learn the concepts. Many of you must be busy with your own strategy but let us tell you honestly that in the last two months, it is very important to revise and consolidate your learning. Just reading won’t suffice.

So, take out few hours from your schedule and make it a revision exercise.

How can you make the best use of it?

Be honest to your effort and do not start competing with XYZ aspirants here just for the sake of marks. It is more important for you to introspect and check your learning than focusing on others. Try to answer the questions in 20 minutes only. 

Do not get into negative feeling that I don’t have enough knowledge to answer these questions. Feel like you are taking the real exam. What would be your response then?

The same will be replicated in UPSC exam. Here, you get marks only and nothing else matters. So, make effort to know the answers to all questions. Do not cheat 😛

 

DETAILED MICRO ANALYSIS MATRIX SAMPLEis given here. You can download this and do an assessment for yourself.  DOWNLOAD

  • You can copy paste the same format/modify as per your need in Google Spreadsheet and update it on daily basis.
  • Feedback talks about daily test results.
  • Follow-up talks about daily target achieved from sources and the number of revisions to do/done and dates. Sources column is to ensure that aspirants do not run behind various sources and follow the same throughout.

 

Are you ready? Let’s start!


[Day 27]: SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY AND CURRENT AFFAIRS


Q.1) Which of the following departments are related to Nano-science and nanotechnology in India?

  1. Department of Science and Technology (DST)
  2. Department of Biotechnology (DBT)
  3. Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DeITy)
  4. Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP)

Select the correct answer using the codes given below.

  1. 1 and 2 only
  2. 1, 2 and 3 only
  3. 1 and 3 only
  4. All the above

Q.2) Consider the following statements about Carbon Nano Tubes.

  1. Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) are an isotope of carbon.
  2. Carbon Nanotubes are also known as Carbon fibers.
  3. CNT metal matrix composites have excellent electrical properties and are used as reinforcement to metals in order to enhance their electrical properties.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

  1. 1, 2 and 3
  2. 1 and 3 only
  3. 2 and 3 only
  4. 3 only

Q.3) Environment nanotechnology involves use of nanoscale material for addressing environmental concerns. Consider the following statements.

  1. NanoCO2 harvester which can suck CO2 from the atmosphere and convert it into methanol can be used as vehicular fuel.
  2. The magnetically charged nanoparticles have been proved potent to remove heavy metals and dyes from the water bodies.
  3. Due to nanoparticles’ ability of long persistence, they may raise concerns such as bio-magnification.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

  1. 1 and 2 only
  2. 1 and 3 only
  3. 1 only
  4. 1, 2 and 3

Q.4) Big data is a term that describes the large volume of data – both structured and unstructured beyond the ability of commonly used software tools to capture, curate, manage, and process data within a tolerable elapsed time. Which of the following are applications of Big data?

  1. Better understanding and targeting customers by companies.
  2. Tracking and analyzing the supply chain delivery routes.
  3. Used in healthcare to find new cures for cancer.
  4. Security and law and order management.

Select the correct answer using the codes given below.

  1. 1 and 2 only
  2. 1, 2 and 4 only
  3. 1, 3 and 4 only
  4. All the above

Q.5) 5G is a wireless communication technology and the next generation mobile networks technology after 4G LTE networks. Consider the following regarding this:

  1. 5G will help aid incorporate Artificial Intelligence in our lives.
  2. It will create the ecosystem for Internet of Things (IoT).

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. None

Q.6) The term “digiceuticals” often in news refers to.

  1. The use of digital technology for the preparation of medicines.
  2. Software that can improve a person’s health as much as a drug can.
  3. The diseases and syndromes caused due to the overuse of digital tools.
  4. Use of digital technology for drug delivery into the patient body.

Q.7) Which of the following are the India’s indigenous robots.

  1. Mitra
  2. Brabo
  3. Shakti
  4. Spurti

Select the correct answer using the codes given below.

  1. 1 and 3 only
  2. 1 and 2 only
  3. 1, 3 and 4 only
  4. All the above

Q.8) Airbus has developed CIMON(Crew Interactive Mobile Companion). Which of the following statements are correct regarding it?

  1. It is a 3 – D printed Artificial Intelligence System.
  2. It is made up of plastic and metal.
  3. It will join the crew aboard the International Space Station (ISS) to assist Astronauts.

Select the code from following:

  1. 1 and 2
  2. 2 and 3
  3. 1 and 3
  4. All of the above

Q.9) Which of the following statements are correct regarding Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks?

  1. It is a malware which creates a botnet (network of bots) and use that to ping a server at the same time.
  2. It corrupts all the files linked with a server and deletes them from the device.
  3. It overburdens a server and leads to its crashing.

Select the code from following:

  1. 1 and 2
  2. 2 and 3
  3. 1 and 3
  4. All of the above

Q.10) Which of the following correctly defines KeRanger?

  1. It is an Artificial Intelligence software for automatic car driving
  2. It is a ransomware which targets Mac Operating system.
  3. It is a device that can generate electromagnetic radiations from radiowave frequency to gamma ray frequency.
  4. None of the above

Q.11) Which of the following statements are correct regarding ‘Cryptojackng’?

  1. It refers to the use of encrypted code to highjack a network.
  2. It refers to use of malware to hack the official sites and data of Banks.
  3. It is the secret use of a computer device to mine cryptocurrency.
  4. It is a software which decrypts an encrypted data.

Q.12) Consider the following statements regarding ‘WiMAX’:

  1. It stands for Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access.
  2. It is a wireless industry coalition dedicated to the advancement of IEEE 802.16 standards for broadband wireless access (BWA) networks.
  3. WiMAX can provide at-home or mobile Internet access across whole cities or countries.

Which of the above statements are correct?

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 and 3
  3. 1 and 3
  4. All of the above

Q.13) ‘Aadhar Pay’ is a cashless method of payment. Which of the following statements are correct regarding this method?

  1. A customer has to mention his Aadhar number only to the merchant to make the automatic payment from his bank account.
  2. A customer has to swipe one common debit card connected to multiple bank accounts.
  3. Customers will have to put their finger impression on a device to shop and withdraw cash instead of swiping credit or debit cards.
  4. It is a mobile wallet connected to Aadhar card that can be used to make payment without any extra service charges.

Q.14) Consider the following statements regarding ‘Cyber Surakshit Bharat’ Initiative:

  1. It has been launched by Ministry of Home Affairs with National e – Governance Division and Industry Partners.
  2. Cyber Surakshit Bharat will be operated on the three principles of Awareness, Education and Enablement.
  3. Cyber Surakshit Bharat is a public-private partnership and will leverage the expertise of the IT industry in cybersecurity.

Which of the above statements are correct?

  1. 1 and 2
  2. 2 and 3
  3. 1 and 3
  4. All of the above

Q.15) RADAR and SONAR are both detection systems that can be used to identify objects and their position when they are not visible or at a distance. Consider the following differences between Radar and Sonar:

  1. Radar detection relies on electromagnetic waves whereas Sonar detection relies on mechanical waves.
  2. Radar uses high frequency radio waves and microwaves for communication whereas sonar uses high frequency sound waves.
  3. Absorption of radio waves by sea water is very high, however water molecules and ions cannot absorb mechanical waves much.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

  1. 3 only
  2. 1 and 3 only
  3. 1 and 2 only
  4. 1, 2 and 3

Q.16) What does haptic communication mean?

  1. Communication through hearing
  2. Communication through touch
  3. Communication through smell
  4. None of the above

Q.17) Emma Wren Gibson set a new record in November 2017, simply by being born. What was unusual about her birth?

  1. She was the first test-tube baby.
  2. She was the first product of human cloning.
  3. She was the first baby delivered using a human embryo frozen for the longest period.
  4. She was the first baby to be born in space.

Q.18) January 1, 2018 marked 124 years since the birth of this scientist who lent his name to a whole class of elementary particles. Name the scientist.

  1. Satyendranath Bose
  2. Jagadish Chandra Bose
  3. Subhash Chandra Bose
  4. Albert Einsten

Q.19) Consider the below statements:

  1. Electron, proton and photon are part of matter particles.
  2. Neutron and neutrino on the other hand, is a quantum, or tiny bundle, of the electromagnetic field.
  3. One fundamental difference between matter particles and field quanta is that while one can squeeze in as many field quanta into a small volume, one cannot do so with matter.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

  1. 3 only
  2. 1 and 3 only
  3. 1 and 2 only
  4. 1, 2 and 3

Q.20) With the boom of the bitcoin – a variety of cryptocurrency – the blockchain technology has come into prominence. What does this technology promise to do, even though it is still in its infancy?

  1. Help facilitate secure, online transactions in a decentralized way
  2. Keep out malware
  3. Connect servers with common reasons for existence, remotely
  4. All of the above

Q.21) Indian scientists had developed an eco-friendly nanotechnology for water-softening applications that could be used in civic water treatment plants for generating potable water. What is the name of the naturally occurring substance with which these scientists developed eco-friendly nanotechnology for water purification?

  1. Resin
  2. Chitosan
  3. Carcinogens
  4. Anticarcinogens

Q.22) Consider the following statements about Pradhan Mantri Gramin Digital Saksharta Abhiyaan (PMGDISHA)

  1. All the digitally illiterate person from every rural household is eligible for the scheme
  2. National Institute of Electronics & Information Technology is the only National Level Certifying Agency for the scheme
  3. CSC e-Governance Services India Limited is the implementing agency

Select the correct statements

  1. 1 and 2
  2. 2 Only
  3. 1 and 3
  4. 3 Only

Q.23) Which of the following countries are full members of Square Kilometre Array (SKA)?

  1. Canada
  2. China
  3. India
  4. Italy

Select the correct code:

  1. 2 and 3 Only
  2. 1, 2 and 3 Only
  3. 1, 2 and 4 Only
  4. 1, 2, 3 and 4

Q.24) The India–Myanmar border has the Free Movement Regime (FMR) which allows the tribes living along the border to travel 16-km across the boundary without visa restrictions. A visa-free movement regime (FMR) exists in which of the following states?

  1. Tripura
  2. Nagaland
  3. Manipur
  4. Arunachal Pradesh

Select the correct code:

  1. 1, 2 and 3
  2. 2, 3 and 4
  3. 1, 3 and 4
  4. 2 and 3

Q.25) ‘Rafah Crossing Point’ is often in news. Where is it located?

  1. Egypt and Gaza Strip
  2. Jordan and Syria
  3. Syria and Iraq
  4. Israel and Lebanon

Q.26) Which of the following statements about ‘Greater bamboo lemur’ is/are correct?

  1. They are native to Madagascar only
  2. They are ‘Critically Endangered’ under the IUCN Red List
  3. Both (a) and (b)
  4. Neither (a) nor (b)

Q.27) Consider the following statements about ‘SELENE’

  1. It is a space telescope mainly used to perform high precision observations of electrons and gamma rays
  2. It is developed and sponsored by JAXA and NASA

Select the correct statements

  1. 1 Only
  2. 2 Only
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither 1 nor 2

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