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Science and Technology Quiz 30. 12. 2017

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Question 1

Consider the following statements regarding Dengue Fever:
1) Dengue is a protozoan disease transmitted by mosquito
2) Dengue is classified as a Neglected Tropical Disease
3) The major symptoms of Dengue are Fever, Macular skin rash, Retro-orbital pain
4) The dengue transmitting mosquito Aedes aegypti is a night biting mosquito.
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Question 2

Consider the following statements regarding “Golden Rice”:
1) It is a Genetically Modified variety of Rice
2) Golden rice was created by transforming rice with 2 genes psy and crtl
3) Golden rice differs from its parental strain by the addition of three beta-carotene biosynthesis genes
4) Golden rice was created to address the problem of Vitamin D deficiency especially in Asian countries.
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Question 3

What type of base pairing DNA nanotechnology utilizes to construct well-defined structures out of DNA?

Question 4

Consider the statements with respect to Nanotechnology –
1) The nanomaterials field includes subfields which develop or study materials having unique properties arising from their nanoscale dimensions.
2) Interface and colloid science has given rise to many materials which may be useful in nanotechnology, such as carbon nanotubes and other fullerenes, and various nanoparticles and Nano rods.
3) Nanomaterials with fast ion transport are related also to nonionic and Nano electronics.
4) Nanoscale materials can also be used for bulk applications; most present commercial applications of nanotechnology are of this flavor.
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Question 5

Consider the statements –
1) The National e-Governance Plan (NeGP) is an initiative of the Government of India to make all government services available to the citizens of India via electronic media.
2) NeGP was formulated by the Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DeitY) and Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances (DARPG).
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Question 6

The ozone protects us from which of the following radiations:
1) UV-A
2) UV-B
3) UV-C
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