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III. UPSC PRELIMS-2021: Science & Technology Current Affairs Most Probable Questions

Q1) Which of the following statements are correct with respect to Nuclear Medicines

  1. It uses small amounts of radioactive materials called radiotracers that are typically injected into the bloodstream, inhaled or swallowed.
  2. Hyperthyroidism, thyroid cancer, and bone pain from some types of cancer are few diseases treated with nuclear medicine.

Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only 

(c) Both 1 and 2 

(d) Neither 1 nor 2

Q2) Consider the following statements with respect to Einsteinium

  1. It was discovered in the debris of the first atomic bomb “Little Boy” that was dropped over the city of Hiroshima, Japan.
  2. It is a naturally occurring element which has radioactive properties.

Which of the statement(s) given above is/are incorrect?
(a) 1 Only
(b) 2 Only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2

Q3) Consider the following statements about Trans fat

  1. Trans fat are saturated fatty acids that come from either natural or industrial sources.
  2. It is industrially produced by adding hydrogen to vegetable oil converting the liquid into a solid, resulting in “partially hydrogenated” oil (PHO). 
  3. FSSAI has notified that Trans fat in oil and fats to be limited to 3% in all fats and oils by 2021 and 2 % by January 2022.

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

(a) 1 and 2 only

(b) 2 and 3 only

(c) 1 and 3 only

(d) All of the above

Q4) Consider the following statements about Vigyan Jyoti programme

  1. It is an initiative by the Department of Science and Technology.
  2. It is to encourage girls to take interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). 

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

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) Neither 1 nor 2

Q5) Consider the following statements with respect to Arjun Main Battle Tank MK-1A

  1. It is jointly designed, developed and manufactured by DRDO and Lockheed Martin, an US corporation. 
  2. It has a computer-controlled integrated fire control system with stabilised sighting that works in all lighting conditions.

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

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) Neither 1 nor 2

IV. UPSC PRELIMS-2021: Most Probable Questions for UPSC Prelims 2021

Q1) Select the correct statement/s from the following statements. 

  1. Both Covid-19 and Swine flu are caused due to viruses from non-human hosts.
  2.  Both are respiratory viruses that spread through contact.
  3. Both are zoonotic diseases

Which of above statement are true?

A. 1  and 2 only

B. 2 and 3 only

C. 1 and 3 only

D. All of them

Q2) Which of the following tests are being used for testing COVID-19? 

  1. Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) 
  2. Reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) test 
  3. Serology Test 
  4. TrueNat test 
  5. ELISA test

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

(a) 1, 2, and 4 only 

(b) 1, 2, and 3 only 

(c) 4 and 5 only 

(d) 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5

Q3) Select the correct statement/s from the following statements with respect to Angiotensin Converting Enzyme 2 (ACE2). 

  1. ACE2 is a protein on the surface of many cell types. 
  2. 2. The SARS-CoV-2 virus binds to ACE2, using the spike like protein on its surface.

Which of above statements is/are true?

A. 1 only

B. 2 only

C. 1 and 2 

D. None of them

Q4) Consider the following statements in context to “happy hypoxia” sometimes seen in news. 

  1. This condition is characterized by extremely low blood oxygen levels in humans. 
  2. Such patients show signs of breathlessness. 
  3. Patients with such a condition live in great distress. 

Select the correct code from the codes given below.

A. 1  and 2 only

B. 2 and 3 only

C. 1 only

D. All of them

Q5) Consider the following statements about ZyCoV-D

  1. It is first Covid vaccine approved for Children in India
  2. It is fully Funded by Department of Biotech under its Covid Suraksha Mission
  3. It is also a two dose vaccine
  4. It is administered intra-dermal. 

Which of above statements are true?

A. 1, 2 and 3 only

B. 2, 3 and 4 only

C. 1, 3 and 4 only

D. 1 and 4 only

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