UPSC Static Quiz – 2020: IASbaba’s Daily Static Quiz – SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY [Day 48]

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UPSC Static Quiz – 2020: IASbaba’s Daily Static Quiz – SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY [Day 48]

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  1. Question 1 of 10


    1. Question

    Consider the following statements regarding Astra missile:

    1. Astra has a range of more than 100 km.
    2. Astra is a Beyond Visual Range Air-to-Air Missile.

    Which of the statements given above is/are NOT CORRECT?


    Correct

    Solution (d) 

    Astra has a range of more than 100 km. The missile has midcourse guidance and RF seeker based terminal guidance to achieve target destruction with pin point accuracy.

    Hence Statement 1 is correct. 

    Astra is a Beyond Visual Range Air-to-Air Missile (BVRAAM).

    Hence Statement 2 is correct.


    Incorrect

    Solution (d) 

    Astra has a range of more than 100 km. The missile has midcourse guidance and RF seeker based terminal guidance to achieve target destruction with pin point accuracy.

    Hence Statement 1 is correct. 

    Astra is a Beyond Visual Range Air-to-Air Missile (BVRAAM).

    Hence Statement 2 is correct.

  2. Question 2 of 10


    2. Question

    Consider the following statements regarding Pinaka Missile System:

    1. Pinaka missile system was developed by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL).
    2. The Pinaka MK-II Rocket is modified as a missile by integrating with the Navigation which is aided by GPS.

    Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


    Correct

    Solution (d)

    Pinaka missile system has been jointly developed by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) laboratories. The Pinaka is an Artillery Missile System capable of striking into enemy territory up to a range of 75 kilometres with high precision.

    Hence Statement 1 is incorrect.

    The Pinaka MK-II Rocket is modified as a missile by integrating with the Navigation which is aided by the Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS).

    Hence Statement 2 is incorrect.


    Incorrect

    Solution (d)

    Pinaka missile system has been jointly developed by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) laboratories. The Pinaka is an Artillery Missile System capable of striking into enemy territory up to a range of 75 kilometres with high precision.

    Hence Statement 1 is incorrect.

    The Pinaka MK-II Rocket is modified as a missile by integrating with the Navigation which is aided by the Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS).

    Hence Statement 2 is incorrect.

  3. Question 3 of 10


    3. Question

    Which of the following Country participated in joint military training exercise Shakti-2019 with India:


    Correct

    Solution (b)

    Shakti-2019 is a joint military training exercise between India and France. The aim of the exercise was to achieve interoperability, to acquaint each other with operational procedures, combat drills and understand the functioning in such a situation. It was evident that both the armies were able to achieve this aim. 


    Incorrect

    Solution (b)

    Shakti-2019 is a joint military training exercise between India and France. The aim of the exercise was to achieve interoperability, to acquaint each other with operational procedures, combat drills and understand the functioning in such a situation. It was evident that both the armies were able to achieve this aim. 

  4. Question 4 of 10


    4. Question

    Consider the following statements:

    1. INS Vela is the first Frigate of Class of P17A Frigates.
    2. INS Khanderi is the second submarine of Scorpene class (Project 75).

    Which of the statements given above is/are NOT CORRECT?


    Correct

    Solution (a)

    The first of Class of P17A Frigates, ‘Nilgiri’ was launched recently at Mazagon Dock Limited (MDL), Mumbai. 

    Hence Statement 1 is incorrect. 

    INS Khanderi is the second submarine of Scorpene class (Project 75).

    Hence Statement 2 is correct.


    Incorrect

    Solution (a)

    The first of Class of P17A Frigates, ‘Nilgiri’ was launched recently at Mazagon Dock Limited (MDL), Mumbai. 

    Hence Statement 1 is incorrect. 

    INS Khanderi is the second submarine of Scorpene class (Project 75).

    Hence Statement 2 is correct.

  5. Question 5 of 10


    5. Question

    Consider the following statements:

    1. GISAT-1 is the first state-of-the-art agile Earth observation satellite which will be placed in a Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit by GSLV-F10.
    2. GISAT-1 will facilitate near real time observation of the Indian sub-continent, under cloud free condition, at frequent intervals.

    Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


    Correct

    Solution (c)

    GISAT-1 is the first state-of-the-art agile Earth observation satellite which will be placed in a Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit by GSLV-F10. Subsequently, the satellite will reach the final geostationary orbit using its onboard propulsion system.

    A 4 metre diameter Ogive shaped payload fairing is being flown for the first time in this GSLV flight. This is the fourteenth flight of the GSLV.

    Hence Statement 1 is correct.

    Operating from geostationary orbit, GISAT-1 will facilitate near real time observation of the Indian sub-continent, under cloud free condition, at frequent intervals.

    Hence Statement 2 is correct.


    Incorrect

    Solution (c)

    GISAT-1 is the first state-of-the-art agile Earth observation satellite which will be placed in a Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit by GSLV-F10. Subsequently, the satellite will reach the final geostationary orbit using its onboard propulsion system.

    A 4 metre diameter Ogive shaped payload fairing is being flown for the first time in this GSLV flight. This is the fourteenth flight of the GSLV.

    Hence Statement 1 is correct.

    Operating from geostationary orbit, GISAT-1 will facilitate near real time observation of the Indian sub-continent, under cloud free condition, at frequent intervals.

    Hence Statement 2 is correct.

  6. Question 6 of 10


    6. Question

    Chemical weapons are classified as weapons of mass destruction (WMD). One of the very famous WMD is Sarin, used as a chemical weapon due to its extreme potency as a nerve agent. It contains


    Correct

    Solution (d)

    Nerve agents are a class of phosphorus-containing organic chemicals (organophosphates) that disrupt the mechanisms by which nerves transfer messages to organs.

    Sarin was once in news due to Syria, recently Sarin was find in a mail bag outside Facebook’s Office.


    Incorrect

    Solution (d)

    Nerve agents are a class of phosphorus-containing organic chemicals (organophosphates) that disrupt the mechanisms by which nerves transfer messages to organs.

    Sarin was once in news due to Syria, recently Sarin was find in a mail bag outside Facebook’s Office.

  7. Question 7 of 10


    7. Question

    With reference to The Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Consider the following statements: 

    1. CDS will be the Permanent Chairman of the Chiefs of Staff Committee.
    2. CDS will act as the Principal Military Adviser to Minister for Defence on all tri-Services matters.
    3. The Chief of Defence Staff will also head the Department of Military Affairs (DMA).

    Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


    Correct

    Solution (d)

    CDS will be the Permanent Chairman of the Chiefs of Staff Committee. 

    Hence Statement 1 is correct.

    CDS will act as the Principal Military Adviser to Minister for Defence on all tri-Services matters.

    Hence Statement 2 is correct.

    The Chief of Defence Staff will also head the Department of Military Affairs (DMA), Ministry of Defence.

    Hence Statement 3 is correct.


    Incorrect

    Solution (d)

    CDS will be the Permanent Chairman of the Chiefs of Staff Committee. 

    Hence Statement 1 is correct.

    CDS will act as the Principal Military Adviser to Minister for Defence on all tri-Services matters.

    Hence Statement 2 is correct.

    The Chief of Defence Staff will also head the Department of Military Affairs (DMA), Ministry of Defence.

    Hence Statement 3 is correct.

  8. Question 8 of 10


    8. Question

    Consider the following statements about The Indian Nuclear Power Programme.

    1. In the first stage of the programme, natural uranium fueled pressurized heavy water reactors (PHWR) produce electricity while generating plutonium-239 as by-product.
    2. The Stage II Fast Breeder Reactors are designed to “breed” more fuel than they consume.
    3. The Stage III reactor or an Advanced nuclear power system involves a self-sustaining series of thorium-232-uranium-233 fueled reactors.

    Which of the above statements is/are correct?


    Correct

    Solution (d)

    In the first stage of the programme, natural uranium fueled pressurized heavy water reactors (PHWR) produce electricity while generating plutonium-239 as by-product.

    Hence Statement 1 is correct.

    The Stage II Fast Breeder Reactors are designed to “breed” more fuel than they consume.

    Hence Statement 2 is correct.

    The Stage III reactor or an Advanced nuclear power system involves a self-sustaining series of thorium-232-uranium-233 fueled reactors.

    Hence Statement 3 is correct.


    Incorrect

    Solution (d)

    In the first stage of the programme, natural uranium fueled pressurized heavy water reactors (PHWR) produce electricity while generating plutonium-239 as by-product.

    Hence Statement 1 is correct.

    The Stage II Fast Breeder Reactors are designed to “breed” more fuel than they consume.

    Hence Statement 2 is correct.

    The Stage III reactor or an Advanced nuclear power system involves a self-sustaining series of thorium-232-uranium-233 fueled reactors.

    Hence Statement 3 is correct.

  9. Question 9 of 10


    9. Question

    Which of the following statements is/are correct about ‘Anti Tank NAG’ Missile?

    1. It has been indigenously developed under the Integrated Guided Missile Development Programme (IGMDP)
    2. It is a fire and forget missile.
    3. It can be launched from land, water and air based platforms.

    Select the correct answer using the code given below:


    Correct

    Solution (a)

    It has been indigenously developed under the Integrated Guided Missile Development Programme (IGMDP)

    Hence Statement 1 is correct.

    It is a fire and forget, heat seeking guided missile.

    Hence Statement 2 is correct.

    It can be launched from land and air based platforms.

    Hence Statement 3 is incorrect.


    Incorrect

    Solution (a)

    It has been indigenously developed under the Integrated Guided Missile Development Programme (IGMDP)

    Hence Statement 1 is correct.

    It is a fire and forget, heat seeking guided missile.

    Hence Statement 2 is correct.

    It can be launched from land and air based platforms.

    Hence Statement 3 is incorrect.

  10. Question 10 of 10


    10. Question

    Which of the following statements are correct regarding Parker Solar Probe?

    1. Parker Solar Probe uses Mercury’s gravity to gradually bring its orbit closer to Sun.
    2. Parker Solar Probe is a joint mission of NASA, European Space Agency and ROSCOSMOS .

    Select the correct answer using the code given below:


    Correct

    Solution (d)

    Parker Solar Probe uses Venus’ gravity during seven flybys over nearly seven years to gradually bring its orbit closer to the Sun.

    Hence Statement 1 is incorrect.

    Parker Solar Probe is a mission by NASA. The primary science goals for the mission are to trace how energy and heat move through the solar corona and to explore what accelerates the solar wind as well as solar energetic particles.

    Hence Statement 2 is incorrect.


    Incorrect

    Solution (d)

    Parker Solar Probe uses Venus’ gravity during seven flybys over nearly seven years to gradually bring its orbit closer to the Sun.

    Hence Statement 1 is incorrect.

    Parker Solar Probe is a mission by NASA. The primary science goals for the mission are to trace how energy and heat move through the solar corona and to explore what accelerates the solar wind as well as solar energetic particles.

    Hence Statement 2 is incorrect.