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Science and Technology Quiz 03. 02. 2018

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Question 1

To increase yield, the cows are injected with Oxytocin, a hormone banned in India under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act and section 12 of Food and Drug Adulteration Prevention Act, 1960. Why is this hormone banned?
1) Milk produced from such cows is unfit/harmful for human consumption.
2) Cows injected with Oxytocin have a greater incidence of abortions, mastitis and lower conception rates.
3) Calves born to Oxytocin injected cows suffer higher than normal infant mortality and delayed puberty.
Choose the correct option

Question 2

Excessive exposure of humans to U-V rays results in –
1) Damage to immune system
2) Damage to lungs
3) Skin cancer
4) Peptic ulcers
Select the correct answer using the codes given below

Question 3

Find out the wrong statement from the following –

Question 4

Consider the statements –
1) Antibiotics are being produced only from bacteria
2) Antibiotics are not effective against cold and flu as these are caused by viruses.
3) Antibiotics are even mixed with the feed of livestock and poultry to check microbial infection in animals.
Correct options are –

Question 5

Which one acts as a molecule scissor?

Question 6

Consider the following statements –
1) Nano technology can be used in cosmetic sectors
2) Nanoparticles can be used as UV filter
3) Nano particles can be used as delivery vehicles
Select the correct codes

Question 7

Which of the following is a type of connective tissue?

Question 8

GM crops are useful in –
1). Herbicide resistance
2). Pest resistance
3). Viral resistance
4). slow-ripening
5). Fungal and bacterial resistance
6). Quality improvement (protein and oil)
7). Value addition (Vitamins, micro-and macro-elements)
Correct options are –

Question 9

Consider the statements –
1). Difference between LMO and GMO is that LMO is a broader term.
2). All organisms live, dead whose genes are modified are GMOs but LMO as the name suggests are living organisms which are genetically modified.
Correct options are –

Question 10

Consider the following statements :
(1). Maize can be used for the production of starch.
(2). Oil extracted from maize can be a feedstock for biodiesel.
(3). Alcoholic beverages can be produced by using maize.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
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