MCQs on Indian Year Book 2017 – Scientific & Technological Developments

MCQs on Indian Year Book 2017 – Scientific & Technological Developments

(UPSC CIVIL SERVICES EXAMINATION & OTHER COMPETITIVE EXAMINATIONS)

Q1. __________ is an ongoing initiative for attraction of young talent for science and research.

a) INSPIRE
b) KIRAN
c) SATYAM
d) Unnat Bharat Abhiyan

Q2. Which mission has been launched by Deptt of Science & Technology that provides opportunity to women scientists who had break in their career, primarily due to family reasons, to pursue research?

a) INSPIRE
b) KIRAN
c) SATYAM
d) Unnat Bharat Abhiyan

Q3. Which new programme has been launched by Deptt of Science & Technology to rejuvenate research in yoga and meditation:

a) INSPIRE
b) KIRAN
c) SATYAM
d) Unnat Bharat Abhiyan

Q4. Consider the following Statements regarding Survey of India:

  1. Survey of India (SOI), the national survey and mapping organisation under the Department of Land Resources, was set up in 1767.
  2. It has responsibility to ensure that the country’s domain is explored and mapped suitably to provide base maps for expeditious and integrated development.

Identify the correct statements:
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) All are correct
d) None

Q5. Consider the following Statements regarding Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR):

  1. It is an autonomous body setup in 1942 which is known for its cutting edge R&D knowledge base in diverse S&T areas.
  2. CSIR has created and is the custodian of Traditional Knowledge Digital Library (TKDL) which is a powerful weapon against unethical commercial exploitation of Indian traditional knowledge.

Identify the correct statements:
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) All are correct
d) None

Q6. Consider the following Statements regarding Heavy Water Board:

  1. It has contributed successfully to the first stage of Nuclear Power Programme by producing heavy water for all Pressurised Heavy Water Reactors.
  2. Board is not only self-sufficient in meeting the domestic demand of heavy water, but is also geared up to supply heavy water for the future PHWRs and AHWRs.

Identify the correct statements:
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) All are correct
d) None

Q7. Consider the following Statements regarding Indian Rare Earths Limited (IREL):

  1. It is engaged in mining and production of beach sand minerals and rare earth compounds.
  2. It is a Maharatna company

Identify the correct statements:
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) All are correct
d) None

Q8. Consider the following Statements regarding Fast Breeder Reactors:

  1. Based on the fast breeder reactor technology developed by IGCAR, a 500 MWe Prototype Fast Breeder Reactor (PFBR) is coming up at Kalpakkam.
  2. The project is being executed by the Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL).

Identify the correct statements:
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) All are correct
d) None

Q9. Consider the following Statements regarding Thorium:

  1. The Indian Nuclear Power Programme Stage-3 aims at using thorium as fuel for power
    generation on a commercial scale.
  2. World resources of thorium are larger than those of uranium. Thorium, therefore is, widely viewed as the ‘fuel of the future’.

Identify the correct statements:
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) All are correct
d) None

Q10. Consider the following Statements regarding Indian Space Programme:

  1. Space activities in the country were initiated with the setting up of Indian National Committee for Space Research (INCOSPAR) in 1962.
  2. The Space Commission was constituted and established the Department of Space (DOS) in June, 1972 and brought ISRO under DOS in 1972.

Identify the correct statements:
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) All are correct
d) None

Q11. Consider the following institutes & their location and Identify those correctly mentioned:

OrganisationLocation
1National Institute of Immunology (NII)New Delhi
2National Centre for Cell SciencesPune
3Centre for DNA Fingerprinting and DiagnosticsHyderabad
4National Brain Research Centre
(NBRC)
Manesar

Identify the correct statements:

a) 1 , 2 & 3 only
b) 2, 3 & 4 only
c) All are correct
d) 1, 3 & 4 only

Solutions:

QuesSolExplanation
1a INSPIRE (Innovation in Science Pursuit for Inspired Research)
2bKIRAN (Knowledge Involvement in Research Advancement through Nurturing)
3c Science and Technology of Yoga and Meditation (SATYAM)
4bSurvey of India (SOI), the national survey and mapping organisation under the Ministry of Science and Technology, was set up in 1767.
5c
6c
7aIt is a Mini Ratna (Category-1) company
8aThe project is being executed by the Bharatiya Nabhikiya Vidyut Nigam Limited (BHAVINI), a public sector undertaking of DAE.
9c
10c
11cOther imp. organisations Institute of Life Sciences (ILS), Bhubaneshwar, National Institute of Biomedical Genomics (NIBMG), Kalyani, Institute of Stem Cell Science and Regenerative Medicine (InStem), Bangalore.

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