UPSC CSE PRELIMS 2020 STUDY PLAN – DAY 127

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UPSC CSE PRELIMS 2020 STUDY PLAN – DAY 127

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NUCLEAR AND SPACE TECHNOLOGY

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QUIZ QUESTIONS 

1. GSLV MkIII rockets have been designed to carry

  1. 15 ton class of satellites into Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit(GTO)
  2. 20 tons to Low Earth Orbit(LEO)
  3. About twice the capability of GSLV MkII

Select the correct answer using the codes below.

  • a. 1 only
  • b. 2 only
  • c. 1 and 3 only
  • d. 3 only

 

2. THORPEX is related to
  • a. Search for extra-terrestrial intelligence
  • b. World Weather Research Programme
  • c. Monitoring of International Space Station(ISS)
  • d. Powering future rocket launchers

 

3. Which one of the following is the best description of ‘In Sight’ that was in the news recently?
  • a. It is the first-ever mission to study the deep interior of Mars.
  • b. It is a new satellite launched by ISRO for keeping an eye on enemies both on land and at sea.
  • c. It is the first-ever mission to study the presence of water reserves on the Moon.
  • d. It is an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle developed by DRDO.

 

4. Doppler radars provide precise information about which of the following?

  1. Thunderstorms
  2. Dust storms
  3. Hailstorms
  4. Rainfall
  5. Wind patterns

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

  • a. 1, 3 and 4 only
  • b. 2, 3 and 4 only
  • c. 1 and 4 only
  • d. 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5

 

5. GSLV–Mk III is considered to be a significant development with respect to India’s space programme. Consider the following statements about GSLV–MkIII:

  1. GSLV–Mk III, also called as ‘fat boy’, is the heaviest rocket developed by ISRO.
  2. GSLV–Mk III is India’s first functional rocket with a cryogenic engine.
  3. GSLV–Mk III will be the power horse of India’s future mission to moon and its human space flight.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

  • a. 1 and 2 only
  • b. 2 only
  • c. 1 and 3 only
  • d. 1, 2 and 3

 

6. The Parker Project is in news sometimes. It is related to which of the following?
  • a. A project to study the outer corona of the Sun.
  • b. A manned mission to Mars
  • c. A project by the NASA on artificial intelligence.
  • d. A project designed to bring Internet connectivity to rural and remote communities worldwide.

 

7. Consider the following statements regarding Mars Express Mission:

  1. Mars Express Mission is launched by the European Space Agency.
  2. The mission has detected liquid water buried under layers of ice and dust in the south polar region of Mars.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

  • a. 1 only
  • b. 2 only
  • c. Both 1 and 2
  • d. Neither 1 nor 2

 

8. Consider the following statements:

  1. HysIS (Hyper spectral Imaging Satellite) is an Earth Observation satellite operating only in the near infrared regions of the electromagnetic spectrum.
  2. HysIS has range of applications in agriculture, forestry and in the assessment of geography such as coastal zones and inland waterways.
  3. RISAT-1 and 2 were radar imaging satellites that could ‘see’ through clouds and the dark.

Which of the statement(s) given above is/are correct?

  • a. 3 only
  • b. 2 and 3 only
  • c. 1 and 2 only
  • d. 1, 2 and 3

 

9. Regarding the Remote Sensing Satellites of India, consider the following statements:

  1. ISRO has a full fledged IRS programme  with a constellation of earth observation satellites.
  2. IRS1A was India’s first indigenous remote sensing satellite.
  3. The IRS satellites observe the Earth from space and provide us periodically information pertaining only to land and the ocean.

Which of the statements given above are correct?

  • a. 1 and 2 only
  • b. 1 and 3 only
  • c. 2 and 3 only
  • d. 1, 2 and 3

 

10. Katrin Experiment, recently seen in news, aims to investigate the mass of ‘ghost particle’. Which of the following particle is known as ‘Ghost Particle’?
  • a. Photon
  • b. Higgs Boson
  • c. Neutron
  • d. Neutrino

 

11. The following were in news for sometime. Consider their matches with what they are associated

  1. Tiangong-2 World’s fastest Supercomputer
  2. Cassini—Huygens : NASA’s Spacecraft to study Saturn
  3. NASA’s New Horizons : Interplanetary space probe
  4. NASA’s Odyssey : Exploration of Jupiter

Select the correct answer using the codes below.

  • a. 1 and 2 only
  • b. 2, 3 and 4 only
  • c. 2 and 3 only
  • d. 1 and 4 only

 

12. HOPE Probe project, concerned with discoveries on Mars, has been initiated by
  • a. Russia
  • b. USA
  • c. United Arab Emirates
  • d. China

 

13. Aeolus, or, Atmospheric Dynamics Mission Aeolus, is an Earth observation satellite. Consider the following about it.

  1. It has been built by European Space Agency (ESA).
  2. Itwillbethefirstsatellitewithequipmentcapableofperformingglobalwind-component-profile observation from space.

Which of the above is/are correct?

  • a. 1 Only
  • b. 2 Only
  • c. Both 1 and 2
  • d. Neither 1 nor 2

 

14. ‘Wolbachia’ recently seen in news is
  • a. Japan’s new satellite launch to remove space debris
  • b. A tiny bacterium
  • c. New vaccine to treat chikungunya
  • d. An invasive alien species

 

15. Which of the best  describes ‘Crew Escape System’, recently seen in news:
  • a. It is an emergency escape measure designed to quickly pull the crew module along with the astronauts to a safe distance.
  • b. It is an emergency escape measure designed by Indian Railways to quickly pull the passengers along with crew in case of a train accident.
  • c. It is an emergency escape measure designed to help firefighters to pull the people along in case of a fire accident.
  • d. None of the above

 

16. ‘KATRIN Project’, recently in the news, is related to:
  • a. To detect and measure the neutrino’s mass
  • b. To study about gravitational waves.
  • c. To study about the Super Nova Experiment.
  • d. None of the above.

 

17. With reference to ‘India-based Neutrino Observatory (INO) Project’, consider the following statements:

  1. The INO project will be constructed at Bodi West hills of Theni District of Tamil Nadu.
  2. The INO project faces many environmental hurdles due to its location near to Mathikettan Shola National Park.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

  • a. 1 only
  • b. 2 only
  • c. Both 1 and 2
  • d. Neither 1 nor 2

 

18. With reference to ‘Neutrino Particle’, which of the following statements is/are correct?

  1. It is considered as the most abundant elementary particle in the universe.
  2. Neutrino Particle has very little interaction with matter and they pass different matters easily.
  3. Neutrinos are electrically neutral and Neutrinos are almost mass less.

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

  • a. 1 only
  • b. 2 and 3 only
  • c. 1 and 3 only
  • d. 1, 2 and 3

 

19. GROWTH-India’, sometimes seen in the news, is related to
  • a. It is India’s first robotic telescope to study about different events of astronomy.
  • b. It is an initiative to promote the green economy in India.
  • c. It is an initiative to promote science education in school children.
  • d. It is an initiative to promote girl education in India.

 

20. Consider the following statements about the Chandrayaan 2 Mission:

  1. It is the first ever extraterrestrial soft landing mission carried by Indian Space Research Organisation.
  2. Mining and extraction of Helium 3 from the lunar surface is part of the mission.

Which of the above statement is/are correct?

  • a. 1 only
  • b. 2 only
  • c. Both 1 and 2
  • d. Neither 1 nor 2

 

21. Consider the following statements about Neutrino:

  1. It is a rare and elusive particle to get detected.
  2. They are not affected by electromagnetic forces and it travels a very long distance across the universe.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

  • a. 1 only
  • b. 2 Only
  • c. Both 1 and 2
  • d. Neither 1 nor 2

 

22. Consider the following statements about the Hubble Telescope:

  1. It was a joint project of NASA and the European Space Agency.
  2. It was the first ever space telescope to be repaired by astronauts in space.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

  • a. 1 only
  • b. 2 only
  • c. Both
  • d. None

 

23. ‘MeerKAT’ often seen in the news is related to
  • a. Radio Telescope
  • b. 5G communication Technology
  • c. Artificial Intelligence
  • d. A space mission to Mercury

 

24. ISRO has established a place for itself in the global space map. Consider the following statements regarding its endeavours:

  1. NISAR is the joint collaboration between NASA and ISRO for orbiting
  2. GSLV Mk -III has been the heaviest rocket launched so far by
  3. Indian Remote Sensing (IRS) series of satellites are placed in Polar Sun Synchronous Orbits (PSSO).

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

  • a. 1 only
  • b. 1 and 2 only
  • c. 2 and 3 only
  • d. 1, 2 and 3

 

25. The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is planning to launch the first solar mission, Aditya-L1. Aditya-L1 mission is aimed at studying the Sun from an orbit around the Sun-Earth Lagrangian point 1 (L1). What is Lagrangian Point?
  • a. It is a point on outer layers of the Sun, extending to thousands of km above the disc (photosphere) having very high temperature.
  • b. It is the point where the combined gravitational force of two large bodies is equal to the centrifugal force that is felt by a third body which is relatively smaller.
  • c. It is a point in near Sun at which the solar wind meets the interstellar medium or solar wind from other stars.
  • d. A point which is equidistant from the Sun and the Earth.

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