(Sample Content) Science & Technology - MCQ From Current Affairs Book For IAS Pre 2011


Current Affairs Book For IAS Pre 2011 By S.A. Majid

Science & Technology "Multiple Choice Questions"

1. Which of the following statement is incorrect ?
(a) 95% of the countrys’s trade was through sea lanes. So to protect the sea lanes, India launched “INS Chennai” the third missile destroyer of project - 15 A.
(b) Chennai is the third and last Kolkata class warship, It is propelled by four gas turbines, and is designed to achieve speeds in excess of 30 knots.
(c) It is being built for the navy at the Garden rich Shipbuildersand Engineers Ltd. (Kolkata)
(d) It will be fitted with the indigenous Supersonic Brah Mos surface to surface missile system.

2. SIMBEX is an annual naval exercise this was formalised in 1994. between India and ?
(a) Sri Lanka
(b) France
(c) USA
(d) Singapore

3. Consider the following Statements : -
1. Cryogenic engines use liquid oxygen and liquid hydrogen at very low temperatures,
2. This technology is needed to put heavier, Communication Satellites in a geosynchronous transfer orbit with an apogee of 36,000 km and a perigee of 200 km.
Which of the above statement is in correct ?
(a) 1 Only
(b) 2 Only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2

4. The Liquid propulsion systems centre (LPSC) of the Indian space Research organisation (ISRO) is at ?
(a) Mahendragiri (Tamil Nadu)
(b) Bangalore (Karnataka)
(c) Hydrabad (Andhra Prades)
(d) Ahmedabad (Gujrat)

5. Consider the following statements :
1. GSLV- D3 has failed to put in orbit an advanced communication satellite called GSTA-4.
2. The main high lights of GSAT-4 were its communication system in ka band. Its GAGAN Payload which would help in the landing accuracy of commercial aircraft at airports in India.
3. GAGAN Stands for GPS-aided Geo-Augmented navigation System. GPS is short for Global positioning system.
Which of the above statement is/are wrong ?
(a) 1 Only
(b) 2 Only
(c) 3 Only
(d) Non of the above

6. Consider the following statements : -
1. Cobalt - 60 was leaked when a worker cut open a pece of metal in a Delhi market this cobalt-60 is used for medical purposes, industrial radiography for non-destructive testing and in the food processing industry for irradiation process.
2. The Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB) is meant to maintain a “Cradle to grave” System to keep track of such equipment, including through on-site inspection.
Which of the above statement is/are correct ?
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) None of the above.

7. In a break through the scientist have isolated an exotic radioactive gas which they claim would make it easier to detect under ground nuclear tests from air samples. the name of this radioactive gas is ?
(a) Xenon - 133.
(b) Xenon - 135
(c) Nion - x - 133.
(d) Nion - x - 135.

8. The Garden Reach shipbuilder and Engineers limited has built the country’s first Anti submarine warfare corvette (ASWC). The name of this corvette is ?
(a) Andaman sea
(b) Ganga Sagar
(c) Kamorta
(d) Kachu baria

9. ‘MALABAR’ is a naval exercise between India and ?
(a) Singapore
(b) U.S.A
(c) China
(d) Britain

10. Consider the following Statements : -
1. Brah Mos armed with su- 30MKI would be a game changer in the India ocean because it has a range of 290 Km and Can also travel at a top speed of mach 2.8 barely 3-4 metres above the sea Surface, the missile cannot be intercepted by any Known weapon system in the world.
2. Brah Mos Acrospace, a joint venture between India and Russia has started designing a hypersonic Verson of the Brahmos missile Brahmos - II
Which of the above statement is / are correct ?
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2

11. The Defence ministry announced plans to make the Defence Research and Development organisation (DRDO) more accountable and leaner on the basis of the recommendations made by ?
(a) V.K. Saraswat
(b) Mr. Prabhat kumar
(c) P. Rama Rao
(d) P. Suryakant

12. The union Government has given the approval for the setting up of an autonomous defence university that is expected to provide inputs to strategic policy making. This university will come up in ?
(a) Gurgaon (Haryana)
(b) Gaziabad (Uttar pradesh)
(c) New Delhi
(d) Lucknow (Uttar pradesh)

13. The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has set up a Committee to study the Capability of the national Aerospace Laboratory (NAL) to build Civil aircraft. The panel is headed by ?
(a) V.K. Saraswat
(b) K. Kasturirangan
(c) A.P.J. Abdul Kalam
(d) S. Ramakrishnan.

14. Consider the following Statements :
1. Agni - II is a Surface - to - surface intermediate range missile that can carry nuclear weapons and has a range of more than 2000 km.
2. The missile re-entry vehicle is made with Carbon- Carbon Composits. to withstood very high temperatures of up to 3,000 degree Celsius.
which of the above statements is/are correct ?
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2

15. Recently which Country has Successfuly launched a rocket to probe the planet venus ?
(a) China
(b) U.S.A
(c) European Space Agency
(d) Japan

16. The Garuda Series is a joint Air force exericise which started in 2003. In 2010, the singa pore Air force was a part of this exercise. The Garuda exercise is conducted between india and ?
(a) U.S.A
(b) France
(c) Russia
(d) Japan

17. Consider the following statements : -
1. Medium range surface - to- surface prithni-II ballistic missile is a single stage, liquid propelled missile, that is capable of striking targets at a maximum range of 350km.
2. The Prithvi is the first of the missiles developed under the country’s Integrated Guided missile development programme. It has now two variants - Air force version (Prithvi-II) and Naval (Dhanush) both having a range of 350 km.
Which of the above statement is/are Correct ?
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2

18. C - 130 J Super Hercules is the World’s most advanced airlifter. Indian Air Force has purchased six of these airlifter from ?
(a) U.S.A
(b) Russia
(c) France
(d) Israel

19. Vajra prahar is a bilateral military exercise between India and ?
(a) Banladesh
(b) Sri Lanka
(c) Russia
(d) U.S.A

20. Shatrujeet and Yudh Abhyas are the two bilateral military exericise between India and ?
(a) France
(b) Russia
(c) U.S.A
(d) Israel


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IAS PRE 2011 - Current Affairs

Medium: English
Price: Rs. 190/-
Pages: 446
Author: S.A. Majid