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Science and Technology Quiz 20. 01. 2018

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Question 1

Consider the following statements :
1. Hepatitis B is several times more infectious than HIV/AIDS
2. Hepatitis B can cause liver cancer
Which of the statements given above is /are correct ?

Question 2

Consider the following statements about ROTA VIRUS –
1) Rotavirus is the most common cause of diarrheal disease among infants and young children.
2) The virus is transmitted by the faecal-oral route
3) NO VACCINE till the date has been launched for Rota virus.
Correct options are

Question 3

Consider the following statements –
1) Trishul is a short range surface-to-air missile developed by India.
2) The Trishul missile project was commissioned in 1983 as a part of Integrated Guided Missile Development Program.
3) It can also be used as an anti-sea skimmer from a ship against low flying attacking missiles
Correct options are

Question 4

Consider the following statements –

1) INDIGO (Indian Initiative in Gravitational-wave Observations) is a consortium of Indian gravitational-wave physicists.
2) This is an initiative to set up advanced experimental facilities for a multi-institutional observatory project in gravitational-wave astronomy.
3) Maharashtra state cabinet has decided to hand over 40.68 hectare govt land to atomic energy department at dudhala in hingoli.
Correct options are

Question 5

Consider the following statements –
1) Himansh is India’s remote and high altitude research station situated above 13500 feet at a remote region in Spiti, Himachal Pradesh.
2) National Centre for Antarctic and Ocean Research (NCAOR), Goa, under the Ministry of Earth Sciences is the executing agency.
3) The ongoing initiatives by NCAOR would contribute to the integrated study the glaciers in the upper Indus basin (Chandra basin) in Himachal Pradesh and their contribution to discharge.
Correct options are

Question 6

Consider the following statements –
1) Biodiesel can be produced from vegetable oil, animal oil/fats and waste cooking oil.
2) Production process of Biodiesel is called as Transesterification.
3) The main benefit of biodiesel is that it is ‘carbon neutral’.
4) Biodiesel can be used alone, or blended with petro diesel in any proportion.
Correct options are –
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