12th November, 2018 (National & International Current Affairs)

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1.Which of the following is not correct with respect to GSAT-29?

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The lifespan of GSAT-29 is 10 years Note: ISRO is launching total four HTS (High Throughput Satellites) by 2019 to increase speed of internet. These satellites are: 1. GSAT-19 2. GSAT-11 3. GSAT-29 4. GSAT-20

2. Which country hosted 5th edition of World Buddhist Forum (WBF -2018)?

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The 5th edition of World Buddhist Forum (WBF -2018) was recently held in Putian, the southeast Fujian Province of China

3. Which space agency launched an initiative known as Tissue Chips in Space?

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Tissue Chips in Space is an initiative by NASA to better understand the role of microgravity on human health. Under this, NASA is planning to send small devices containing human cells in a 3D matrix known as “tissue chips or organs-on-chips” to the International Space Station (ISS). It is to test how they respond to stress, drugs and genetic changes.

4. Global Cooling Prize is supported by:

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The Global Cooling Prize, an international competition to incentivize the development of a residential cooling technology that will have at least five times (5x) less climate impact than the standard Room Air Conditioning (RAC) was announced at the inaugural session of the two day Global Cooling Innovation Summit in New Delhi The prize is supported by Mission Innovation, the Government of India through the Department of Science and Technology and its partner organizations namely Ministry of Power, Bureau of Energy Efficiency, and Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change and will be administered by a coalition of leading research institutes—Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI), Conservation X Labs, the Alliance for an Energy Efficient Economy (AEEE), and CEPT University. The coalition will drive and support incubation, commercialization, and ultimately mass adoption of the breakthrough technology, starting in India and expanding to other countries around the world. A winning technology could prevent up to 100 gigatons (GT) of CO2-equivalent emissions by 2050, and put the world on a pathway to mitigate up to 0.5˚C of warming by 2100. About Mission Innovation: Mission Innovation (MI) is a global initiative of 23 countries and the European Union to dramatically accelerate global clean energy innovation. As part of the initiative, participating countries have committed to seek to double their governments’ clean energy research and development (R&D) investments over five years, while encouraging greater levels of private sector investment in transformative clean energy technologies. These additional resources will dramatically accelerate the availability of the advanced technologies that will define a future global energy mix that is clean, affordable, and reliable.

5. ISRO’s Venus mission, scheduled to launch in:

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ISRO has invited proposals from the international scientific community to carry out novel experiments on its planned Venus mission, scheduled to launch in 2023. It plans to study the planet from an elliptical orbit that is closest to Venus at 500 km and 60,000 km at the farthest end. Note: Venus is often described as the “twin sister” of the Earth because of the similarities in size, mass, density, bulk composition and gravity. ISRO aims to identify important science experiments that strengthens or complements the overall science from the suite of pre-selected proposals from India on its Venus mission.

6. Which of the following is not correctly matched?

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Note: Dhanush is an upgraded version of the Swedish Bofors gun procured by India in the mid-1980s.

7. Which of the following is not one of the form in Monogenic diabetes?

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Monogenic diabetes is a group of disorders where mutation of a single gene causes diabetes. The three commonest forms of it - Maturity Onset Diabetes of the Young (MODY), Neonatal Diabetes Mellitus (NDM) and Congenital Hypoglycaemia Recently a national body was setup to identify cases of monogenic diabetes across the country.

8. ‘Samudra Shakti’ is the name of Navy Bilateral Exercise between India and:

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Samudra Shakti is a Navy Bilateral Exercise between India and Indonesia. The aim of the exercise is to strengthen bilateral relations, expand maritime co-operation, enhance interoperability and exchange best practices. INS Rana of the Eastern Fleet based at Visakhapatnam under the Eastern Naval Command is on deployment to the South East Asia and arrived at the port of Surabaya to participate in the inaugural edition of Indian Navy – Indonesian Navy Bilateral Exercise ‘Samudra Shakti’

9. Who among the following is/are winners of World Food Prize-2018?

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The UN World Food Prize is an international award recognizing the achievements of individuals who have advanced human development by improving the quality, quantity, or availability of food in the world. UN World Food Prize-2018 was conferred to Dr. Lawrence Haddad and Dr. David Nabarro for elevating maternal and child malnutrition to a central issue at national and international levels

10. Which of the following is not correct with respect to notified MSP for Rabi crops for the marketing year 2019-20?

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The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs approved the Minimum Support Prices (MSPs) for Rabi crops for the 2019-20 marketing season. The following table shows the change in MSPs for the Rabi crops as compared to the 2018-19 marketing season.

11.Which of the following is not correct with respect to GSLV-MKIII?

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Powered by two S200 solid motors, one L100 liquid core stage, and the third C25 liquid cryogenic stage, the GSLV Mark III has a carrying capacity of four tonnes into a Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit, an elliptical orbit around the earth used to move a satellite between two circular orbits. The launch vehicle is also capable of carrying a 10 tonne payload to low-earth orbit.

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