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Question : 1 [SSC CAPFs 2016]

Cryogenics is:

a) Study of heat

b) Study of genesis

c) Scientific study of very low temperatures

d) A scientific study of dust

Answer: (c)

In physics, cryogenics is the study of the production and behaviour of materials at very low temperatures.

It is not well-defined at what point on the temperature scale refrigeration ends and cryogenics begins, but scientists assume it starts at or below –150 °C (123 K; –238 °F).

Question : 2

Consider the following Statements:

  1. Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has successfully lifted off GSLV MarkIII X from Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh.
  2. It is India’s first sub-orbital flight and latest generation launch vehicle.
  3. The GSLV-Mark III is a two stage/engine launch vehicle.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

a) 1 and 3 only

b) 2 and 3 only

c) 1 and 2 only

d) All of the above

Answer: (c)

The GSLV-Mark III is a three stage/engine launch vehicle.

Question : 3 [SSC CHSL 2014]

ISRO’s Master Control Facility is in

a) Orissa

b) Karnataka

c) Gujarat

d) Andhra Pradesh

Answer: (b)

The Master Control Facility (MCF) is located in the city of Hassan in Karnataka. Established in 1982, this facility is responsible for monitoring and controlling geostationary and geosynchronous satellites launched by ISRO.

Question : 4

The first nuclear reactor in India is

a) Dhruva

b) Apsara

c) Harsha

d) Vipula

Answer: (b)

India’s First Nuclear Reactor was Apsara. It was also the first nuclear reactor in Asia. Apsara went critical at Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC), Trombay on August 4, 1956. It heralded the arrival of India’s nuclear energy programme.

Dr Homi Bhabha himself conceptualised the design of the reactor and the reactor was built entirely by Indian engineers in a record time of about 15 months.

Question : 5 [SSC LEDO 2011]

Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC) is at

a) Mumbai

b) Bengaluru

c) Hyderabad

d) Thiruvananthapuram

Answer: (d)

The Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC) is a major space research centre of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), focusing on rocket and space vehicles for India's satellite programme. It is located in Thiruvananthapuram in Kerala.

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