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Who is believed to be the ‘Father of Virology’?
Beijerinck, Martinus was a Dutch microbiologist who was the first person to use the term "virus". He originated selective culture techniques, also known as enrichment culturing, and was the first to isolate a wide range of microorganisms.
He was an English physicist whose most notable achievements were in the precise measurement of time and the determination of the speed of light. He was the first to determine the speed of light using a laboratory apparatus? Who is he?
Louis Essen FRS O.B.E. was an English physicist whose most notable achievements were in the precise measurement of time and the determination of the speed of light. He was a critic of Albert Einstein's theory of relativity, particularly as it related to time dilation.
Who among the following holds a world record for the most spacewalks, 16 and spend more than 82 hours outside in space?
Anatoly Yakovlevich Solovyev is a retired Russian and Soviet cosmonaut and pilot. Solovyev holds the world record on the number of spacewalks performed (16), and accumulated time spent spacewalking (over 82 hours).
The ‘Meteor Crater’ is a huge hole in the middle of the desert outside Flagstaff, Arizona. Who among the following first suggested that it was produced by a metorite impact?
Meteor Crater formed 50,000 years ago when an asteroid plunged through the Earth’s atmosphere and crashed into what would become central Arizona. Meteor Crater is also known as Barringer Crater after the first person to correctly suggest it was formed by a large meteorite impact.
The Hubble Space Telescope is a large telescope in space launched into orbit by space shuttle on April 24, 1990. What is the name of the space shuttle?
The Hubble Space Telescope is a project of international cooperation between NASA and the European Space Agency. It was lifted into orbit by the space shuttle Discovery on April 24, 1990. It is the most complex and sensitive space observatory ever constructed, and it has become astronomers' principal tool for exploring the universe.
The equipment needed to allow home computers to connect to the internet is called
Modem allows home computers to connect to the internet.
WWW stands for
Match Column-I with Column –II and select the correct answer from the given options.
P. Hargobind Khurana: Khorana was the first scientist to chemically synthesize oligonucleotides. This achievement, in the 1970s, was also the world's first synthetic gene; in later years, the process has become widespread. Subsequent scientists referred to his research while advancing genome editing with the CRISPR/Cas9 system.
Q. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam: Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam was an Indian aerospace scientist who served as the 11th President of India from 2002 to 2007. He was born and raised in Rameswaram, Tamil Nadu and studied physics and aerospace engineering.
R. Aryabhata: Aryabhatta is the father of Indian mathematics. He was a great mathematician and astronomer of ancient India. His major work is known as Aryabhatiya.
S. Vikram Sarabhai: Vikram Ambalal Sarabhai was an Indian physicist and astronomer who initiated space research and helped develop nuclear power in India.
He was a naturalist and geologist, best known for his contributions to the science of evolution. He wrote the book ‘The Origin of Species’. Who is he?
Sir Isaac Newton was a physicist and mathematician who is widely recognised as one of the most influential scientists of all time and a key figure in the scientific revolution. Newton is a unit of measurement for ________.
In physics, a newton (N) is the metric unit of force. It was named after Sir Isaac Newton. One newton is equal to 1 kilogram meter per second squared. In plain English, 1 newton of force is the force required to accelerate an object with a mass of 1 kilogram 1 meter per second per second.
The solid core structure of a comet is known as the nucleus. The nucleus of a comet is composed of an amalgamation of rock, dust, water, ice and many frozen gases. Which of the following gases is the nucleus of a comet composed of?
In 1774, a British clergyman named Joseph Priestley conducted an experiment in which he focussed sunrays on a tube containing mercuric oxide. This produced a gas which he noticed made candles burn brighter, thus discovering a gas which is the very essence of life. What gas was it?
In 2012, NASA’s Kepler mission has discovered 11 new planetary systems hosting
NASA's Kepler mission has discovered 11 new planetary systems hosting 26 confirmed planets. These discoveries nearly double the number of verified Kepler planets and triple the number of stars known to have more than one planet that transits or passes in front of, the star.
Google launched the latest version of the Android operating system. It is names as
Google announced ‘Pie’ as the name for the latest version of the Android operating system, succeeding Android Oreo. The Android P or ‘Pie’ version has begun rolling out to Pixel phones and will be available to other devices later this year.
Which devise is used to measure the intensity of the earthquake?