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Test: India: Science and Technology- 1 - Question 1

In which of the following states has India's first floating solar power plant become operational?

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Kerala became the first Indian state to have an operational floating solar power plant. It is set up on the Banasura Sagar reservoir in Wayanad, Kerala.

Test: India: Science and Technology- 1 - Question 2

World's first IT Campus for differently-abled persons will be set up by the government of ________.

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World's first IT Campus for differently-abled persons will be set up by the government of Telangana in the state capital Hyderabad. The campus is expected to create 2000 jobs in the next 5 years by providing required training and skills.

Test: India: Science and Technology- 1 - Question 3

India added a feather to its space programme's cap by putting 20 satellites in orbit with a single launch in June 2016. These include 13 foreign satellites, 2 micro satellites created by Indian students. What was the name of the rocket that launched the satellites successfully?

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The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) successfully launched a record 20 satellites in a single mission from Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota. The launch included foreign satellites from Germany, Canada, the US and Japan.
The mission was historic double record for the ISRO’s workhorse PSLV C34 as it inserted a record number of 20 satellites into space and also proved to be reliable for double ignition while in space to take multiple satellites into different orbital heights in a single mission.

Test: India: Science and Technology- 1 - Question 4

Which company rolled out the first driverless commercial cabs in Singapore in 2016?

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The world’s first self-driving taxi service was launched in Singapore.
It was launched by Singapore based nuTonomy, an autonomous vehicle software startup. With this nuTonomy became entity in the world first to offer self-driving taxi rides to the public.

Test: India: Science and Technology- 1 - Question 5

The Android operating system for phones has over 80% market share globally. What is the latest version of Android 7.0 called?

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The Android operating system, introduced in February 2009, runs on all Android smartphones and tablets. Each version of the OS has a corresponding number and a dessert name appended to it.
Android 7.0 was the 7th major version and was called Nougat.

Test: India: Science and Technology- 1 - Question 6

In 2012, NASA's Kepler mission has discovered 11 new planetary systems hosting ______.

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Kepler is part of NASA's Discovery Program designed to survey a portion of our region of the Milky Way to discover Earth-size exoplanets in or near habitable zones and estimate how many of the billions of stars in the Milky Way have such planets. 
The primary goal is to determine the frequency of Earth-size and larger planets in the HZ (Habitable Zone) of solar-like stars.
NASA's Kepler mission has discovered 11 new planetary systems hosting 26 confirmed planets. 

Test: India: Science and Technology- 1 - Question 7

LRO is a robotic spacecraft that is orbiting the moon. It is taking pictures and gathering information about the moon's surface. What does LRO stand for?

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LRO is a NASA mission to the moon within the Lunar Precursor and Robotic Program (LPRP) in preparation for future manned missions to the moon and beyond (Mars). The objectives of LRO are to: 

  • Identify potential lunar resources
  • Gather detailed maps of the lunar surface
  • Collect data on the moon's radiation levels

Study the moons polar regions for resources that could be used in future manned missions or robotic sample return missions
Provide measurements to characterize future robotic explorers, human lunar landing sites and to derive measurements that can be used directly in support of future Lunar Human Exploration Systems.

Test: India: Science and Technology- 1 - Question 8

A space probe is a robotic spacecraft that leaves Earth's orbit and explores space. Which among the following was the first space probe to maintain orbit around another planet?

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In 1971, the Mariner 9 spacecraft became the first spacecraft to orbit another planet. While in orbit, Mariner 9 mapped 85 percent of the Martian surface, an objective it inherited from the failed Mariner 8 mission, and collected valuable information about Mars' surface and atmosphere.
The Mariner 9 mission resulted in a global mapping of the surface of Mars, including the first detailed views of the martian volcanoes, the polar caps, and the satellites Phobos and Deimos.

Test: India: Science and Technology- 1 - Question 9

Robonaut is a NASA robot designed to be humanoid, which means it is built to look like a person. Which of the following is the latest model of robonaut manufactured by NASA and General Motors?

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Researchers at NASA's Johnson Space Center (JSC), in collaboration with General Motors and Oceaneering, have designed a state-of-the-art, highly dexterous, humanoid robot: Robonaut 2 (R2). 
R2 is made up of multiple component technologies and systems viz. vision systems, image recognition systems, sensor integrations, tendon hands, control algorithms, and much more. It is an advancement over Robonaut 1 and was sent to the International Space Station to help astronauts with various tasks.

Test: India: Science and Technology- 1 - Question 10

Which of the following movements is related to fight against the taking over of fertile land for testing of missiles in a thickly populated village in Odisha?

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Baliapal is a densely populated agricultural area in Odisha where govt. plans to establish a missile test center which would require the rehabilitation of about one lakh farmers and fishermen.

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